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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Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome Login difficulties

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome. Always when I want to login my password is rejected as wrong and I cannot login - but when I click on the Gnome Button and and choose the desktop environment again ...
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Wireless doesn't work sometimes on thinkpad yoga- gnome 3.18

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm having an issue with the Wifi. Sometimes after booting the computer, the wifi icon disappear and I only get wired connection. If I go to additional drivers, as in the ...
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Remove title bar from GNOME but keep window controls

I want to remove the title bar from maximized GNOME applications, but every extension that does this also removes the window controls. How do I get rid of the title and keep the controls?
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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16.04 Gnome Cairo-Dock stuck in login loop

I've done a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (only OS on system). I have no problems logging in using the GNOME desktop option. Switching to Cairo at the login, however, goes into a login loop: ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
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Screen teraing with Compton

I'm using an AMD R7 370 over HDMI, running GNOME with Metacity, with Compton as my compositing manager, and I'm getting screen tearing to the point where I can't use Ubuntu. Why am I getting screen ...
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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How do i disable Automatic Brightness in Ubuntu-Gnome [16.04/15.10]

Before someone points me to this I would like to point out that I want to completely disable the auto-brightness change feature as it doesn't work at all for me and neither am I interested in any ...
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How to restart gnome shell but daemonise it from a script? [duplicate]

I have a couple of scripts to work around Gnome Shell's inability to work well automatically when swapping between FHD (1080p) and UHD (4k) screens. I set various things with gsettings, restart nemo, ...
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gnome window top corners problem

As you can see on the screenshot below, there is a problem on top of the windows. How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 16.04 then switched to gnome on login screen.
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Is Gnome too much important for ubuntu?

I am a new ubuntu user, I installed gnome yesterday, and faced some issues such as :couldn't change my desktop wallpaper, couldn't right click on desktop, all desktop icons became hidden. As i say ...
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How to install Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 16.04

I do not like the new GNOME software center. I cannot find some old programs I had on Ubuntu 14.04. (Like OpenJDK Java 8 Runtime) Is there a way that I can install the old Ubuntu Software Center on ...
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Mix between Gnome 2 menu an Unity possible?

I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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How should I set enviroment variables at GNOME login - not shell?

Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Classic I have a script that I execute from /etc/bash.bashrc. Whenever I open a terminal, it sets some environment variables needed for my applications to run. I execute them from ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for python too(pygtk), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on Trekstore SurfTab duo W2 / Cube i7

Hello askubuntu community, after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on the TrekStore SurfTab duo W2 - which is similar to the Cube i7 according to xda - ,so it's a dual Tablet / Netbook, there are a ...
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Gtk+3 Theme problem Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a problem with every third party Gtk theme I try to apply to my Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 distro. The only one which works pretly is Adwaita 3.18 The problem is the this: http://prnt.sc/b5a5mh I ...
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Where's the gnome terminal config file located?

I'm trying to find the gnome terminal config file in Ubuntu 16.04, but having no luck whatsoever. I want the cursor not to stop blinking, and there's probably a timeout parameter I can change, but I ...
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GNOME Icons in taskbar deleted by mistake

I deleted the icons for Wi-Fi, time, shut down etc. by mistake. I have been looking for hours but none of the methods are working. I even re-installed GNOME, but still no luck. I can't see any options ...
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when i install Ubuntu operating system it shows me some command [closed]

which command is used when we install Ubuntu operating system
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Google Chrome ugly fonts on Ubuntu Gnome [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and updated everything to the latest version, things looked fine on Firefox but when I installed Chrome (My main browser everywhere) I found fonts to be weird and ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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What's the burn:/// thing - can it be used to burn a DVD?

I'm using 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome with Nemo as my file manager. When I insert a blank DVD a Files (Nemo) window pops up blank with a URI of burn:///. I put some folders in here thinking I would then be ...
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ubuntu 16.04 dconf locks don't seem to work

I looked at dconf and locks and I came up with this script to try to enforce screen locking. It doesn't work. I used to have this working under debian but can't seem to get it to work under ubuntu. ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Cause and fix for pop up dialog when using Gnome Music in Unity

I wanted to try Gnome's music app (gnome-music). After I got it to recognize my music, I'm facing the same issue as Saurav on Superuser when trying to run it in inside a Unity session: I recently ...
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Where are the brightness indicators gone? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS on my Dell Inspiron - 5558 sometime back and don't know what I did but messed up with some settings related GNOME and all. POOF!!! The brightness indicators, sound ...
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HELP! How to install GNOME on a SuperMicro SuperServer 5018R,a ZaReason ZR-130?

I just got my first server and it appears only minimal software is installed. How do I get the GNOME desktop installed? Am I required to install Unity? Right now, although I have a working ...
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GNOME - Scale Windows to factor less than 1

Is there any way to set the scale factor to less than 1? I feel the windows are too big and I wish to make them smaller so that I can have more room on my screen. Gnome tweak tool doesn't allow me to ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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Keyboard layout is switched randomly in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have experienced quite annoying keyboard layout problem. I have still no idea, how does the default keyboard layout mechanism work. Is there any "layout setting per ...
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Move panel to the bottom in GNOME Shell 3.18.4

as the title says, how can I move the panel to the bottom? or even move the on left menu bar to the bottom in GNOME Shell 3.18.4 ?
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sudoku features disappear over time [on hold]

ISTR that a few years ago sudoku on ubuntu had the following features: tracker (testing hypotheses in a separate color) possible cell content automatic maintenance (makes the easy/medium puzzles ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 but it installs Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I'm Using Ubuntu GNOME right now.Everythings fine.I didn't look at the 16.04 update first and installed it.Then i looked up the updates and i saw that Ubuntu 16.04 does not support AMD RADEON ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode”

I tried to install gnome in ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but I am getting the "System is running in low-graphics mode" problem. I have posted this problem in another forum but as I am with a bit of a hurry I ...
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: ...
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KDEConnect or similar under GNOME

I'm a KDE-User (Kubuntu, openSUSE, ArchLinux) since years. I pretty like GNOME and I'm thinking about switching over to GNOME - but every time I think about it I think: "Oh hey, wait a moment, you ...
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Cannot put/create files&folders on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Gnome Desktop

I do have a Desktop folder in my home folder. When I right click on the desktop, only 3 options are shown, change background,display settings, setting. I can't drag as there are no files shown, only 3 ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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Adding Fonts to home/.fonts changes firefox fonts

I added about 35 free fonts that I downloaded off the internet into ~/.fonts (the folder didn't exist so i made it). This in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I added the files mainly for image editors but not just ...
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Removing Gnome and it's left overs from Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Gnome by repository in my ubuntu 14.04, just to give it a try. It happens that i don't like it and tryed to get back to unity. But, even removing gnome shell and stuff, the background ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 - gnome tweak tool

I don't have an "extension" and a "change shell theme" section.
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Ubuntu GNOME and high resolution screen: icons in QT apps are too small. How to solve?

my brother got a new laptop, a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th generation. It features a screen with a rather large resolution of 2560x1440 px. Out of the box, GNOME scales well the size of the text and the ...