GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-base software that provides the desktop environment GNOME-Shell. This is a very general tag that should only be used for questions referring to GNOME in general, and not a specific component.

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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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14.04.3 - Ubuntu GNOME - Can't boot

After selecting Ubuntu GNOME in GRUB, the boot freezes at the logo. Last things that I've done are sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I've also installed Android Studio from the ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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How to upgrade GNOME 3 shell without upgrading Ubuntu in the same time?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. It comes with GNOME 3.16 installed. How to upgrade GNOME to version 3.18 without upgrading Ubuntu to version 16.04 in the same time? PS: I am a new GNU/Linux ...
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Kernel panic on Ubuntu 15.04, possibly due to Gnome

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome Desktop 3.14.4. I get a kernel panic whenever I switch Wifi networks e.g. if I try to load a webpage over a slow network, and I switch to another network without ...
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gnome-terminal --disable-factory support problem

gnome-terminal --tab --title="700" --disable-factory -e Failed to parse arguments: Option "--disable-factory" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal. i have gnome3 Any ...
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How to skip login screen?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. I installed lightdm using this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm. But when I reboot/restart the PC now I get the login screen where I can choose between ...
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How to install XFCE alongside with Gnome in Trusty

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed from mini.iso, install without any bloats. I was able to install gnome3 with gdm as greeter (LightDM always give me error message). The system run just fine, but I still ...
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Can't change desktop environment Ubuntu 15.10

I installed xfce and gnome desktop environments and I don't see a way how to change it. On log in screen there isn't any option, does anybody have similar problem? Thanks!
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Is it possible to close Evolution but still get notifications for new mail in GNOME 3 notification area?

I use Evolution for mailing, and I like how new mail notifications appear in GNOME 3 notification area at the top of the screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Evolution must be running for this ...
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Console login redisplays login screen after entering password

I attempted to login the console using 'ubuntu default' and after a very brief moment of displaying the desktop background I am returned to the login screen. It was working flawlessly until a few ...
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How to set Keyboard Shortcut for moving windows across Monitor in GNOME?

I use GNOME 3 DE on ubuntu 14.04 . In unity, I set keyboard shorcut on ccsm so that I could move windows from monitor 1 to monitor 2 with keyboard shortcut. But when i switched to GNOME, ccsm doesnt ...
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Why I need to add gnome ppa to upgrade/update my Gnome Shell version, when I'm using Ubuntu Gnome?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and I was searching to upgrade gnome shell from 3.16.4 to 3.18. Because of this nice features from OMG Ubuntu. Every place in the internet that I found said that I must to ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to share files between Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and Lubuntu 15.10?

SITUATION: I have a classic desktop PC and a laptop. On the old PC runs Lubuntu 15.10 and on the laptop I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The Lubuntu is connected via cable to the router and the laptop via ...
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Gnome has remnants of Unity and missing things (Ubuntu 15.04) [on hold]

I got a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity, but I prefer Gnome desktop environment. I followed several answers in askubuntu and stackoverflow to install gnome and things went smooth except for some ...
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Why GNOME as default in Login Screen even after lightdm as Default?

After running sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm it has successfully set Unity as DE but there is an annoying text called (default) in Gnome's row when selecting DE at login screen. Is it normal ? ...
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Gnome Desktop Extension

i installed ubuntu 14.04 and to get gnome desktop used the following command sudo apt-get install gnome-panel after that i log with the gnome compiz desktop , now when i try to install gnome ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Display Manager Crashes on Dual Monitors with GNOME 3

I don't know if this problem has been here since I installed Ubuntu, as I don't remember if I ever used multiple monitors before now on my laptop while in Ubuntu. Here's the situation: I have an ...
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How to upgrade GNOME to the next unstable development series?

I understand that with GNOME version numbers, you have the odd numbered releases being the unstable in-development series, and the even ones as the stable releases which the odd unstable ones become. ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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Email on failed login attempt?

I was wondering if it is possible to set it up in such a way that on a failed login Ubuntu will send me an email? And of course if the computer is not connected to the internet when the attempt ...
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App launcher on lubuntu

I just installed lubuntu on my dell inspiron Just wondering if i can install the app launcher (on the left side of the screen in Ubuntu) without installing GNOME ?
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How to show the task icon hidden by gnome-shell theme?

I'm using a gnome-shell theme called Dark Mode. This theme hides the icon of a task in the panel and it just shows the name of a task. How can I edit the gnome-shell.css to solve it?
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Confusing determination of ubuntu version? [duplicate]

I upgraded (using this tutorial: How can I update my gnome to gnome 3.18?) my GNOME at version 3.18.2 (because of the google drive option integrated) using Ubuntu GNOME version 15.10. When i type on ...
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...
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Higher than 1440p in Gnome Boxes with Spice?

Is it possible to increase the maximum resolution in Gnome Boxes(QEMU KVM) to 4K? Currently it is limited to 1440p. I'm using the Spice drivers. Host: Ubuntu 15.10 w/ GNOME Guest: Windows Server ...
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Random freezing on UbuntuGNOME 15.10

I have a machine with a new installation of UbuntuGNOME 15.10 (64-bit), which has, in the last two days, frozen completely few times. By frozen, I mean that the desktop becomes completely ...
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Unable to use Caps Lock When I log in

"Caps Lock" key doesn't work at all once I log in. "Show Keyboard Layout" show it as "Level3 Shift". In "Setting > keyboard" it doesn't recognize "Level3 Shift" at all. How to make it work ? Ubuntu ...
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the dot when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Removing the Firefox top panel

I would like to remove this top panel in Firefox (I'm using Firefox Developer Edition): I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. How do I remove the top panel hilighted in the picture above?
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Persistent Error Message in Evolution

I'm getting the following error message in Evolution. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. (I changed the email address in the message for privacy): RCPT TO <"; j******"@birdvilleschools.net> ...
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes ...
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How to access all files in Home folder?

I am a Ubuntu user, recently I switched from Ubuntu 14.04(Unity one) to Ubuntu 14.04 (GNOME one). I have used Ubuntu 14.04 for around one year and never faced issues in creating, modifying and ...
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Desktop entry, or other convinent but safe way to exec multiple statements,

I'm running Gnome on Ubuntu 15.4. I want to execute two or more actions at once, but let's try with two: sudo pm-suspend gnome-screensaver-command -l pm-suspend has been added and allowed to be ...
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Laptop shuts-down when power ac is unplugged on Ubuntu 15.10

I've been searching the web for answers regarding this issue but most are outdated, and don't work for me, I tried to locate/apps/gnome-power-manager/general on dconf-editor but it seems that the ...
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How to search through all keyboard shortcuts that use a certain key?

I sometimes set keyboard shortcuts, but as there are so many keyboard shortcuts set on my system, it is hard to know what other keyboard shortcuts you might set off when setting and using a new one, ...
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Scrolling Wallpaper - Gnome Desktop

I want an image on my desktop (Lets say Yoshi's Island 1) to scroll and loop, and maybe every x seconds it will fade to another scrolling image. I know that Adwaita has an XML to do fading on images ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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Gnome 3 screwed up Unity, especially Nautilus

I wanted to try gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which had unity). I installed gnome 3 alongside unity; tried it; didn't like it. So, I uninstalled gnome 3 environment. But now my unity is not working ...
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How to remove bottom gnome-panel of Unity on Ubuntu 15.04?

I installed Unity desktop environment but I am with a weird bottom panel on it. How to remove it and have a default Unity desktop? It seems every time I load the Unity desktop the bottom gnome-panel ...
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Command to use guake under qt creator

I want to change default terminal in QT Creator from xterm to guake. I tried some stuff like usr/bin/guake -e and usr/bin/guake -e -n --show etc but it does not work. I will appreciateany sort of help ...
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Why am I getting gdm and a bunch of packages in the list of apt-get autoremove?

Of late, I've done a lot of configuration changes on my Trusty laptop (14.04 LTS). Firstly, I installed gnome-shell, did all updates and migrated to the LTS enablement stack. After that, I added the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on Alt+Tab

Not always. Sometimes. When I click Alt+Tab it freezes and then log off. After that I need to login again. It really annoys. I found this question but answer is not worked for me. It's already checked ...