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 gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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Can't execute Remarkable markdown editor Ubuntu 15.10 gnome

I tried to download and install Remarkable using the .deb from their website via software centre. Each time it crashes when I attempt to execute it. This is the result from terminal: ...
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Desktop envivornment switching from unity to gnome resulted in blank background with side panel

I tried to switch from unity desktop envivornment to gnome using the following commands sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop And the result is a blank ...
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Disable Manual option to change date and time in ubuntu

I have a non root user in my ubuntu desktops the user can change the time manually from Gnome. I have installed a NTP Server in my environment. Now, I don't want this user to be able to set the time ...
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How to create colored borders for all windows?

Is there a simple gtk.css tweak (or similar) that allows me to have a colored border on all created GNOME/Unity windows? Something like this on web page: body { border: 10px solid #000000; }
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Twitter Account missing on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I'm trying out GNOME as an alternative to Unity on Ubuntu 15.10 and installed the ubuntu-gnome-desktop package for that. When I added some online accounts, I noticed the twitter account missing in the ...
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Nothing shows after login, tty1 doesn't work

I'm using gnome, gdm and ubuntu 15.10. The gdm shows normally and I can login. However after I input the password it freezes on a blank screen with the color of gdm(that light bluish grey). ...
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How to configure tracker-extract so it has a higher nice value?

I suffer each time I return from a pause and I find my desktop stalled because the priority of tracker-extract consumes too much CPU (sometimes 104%), so I have to kill thru terminal the task ...
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Unable to open system settings

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I tried to open the system settings icon the launcher and the panel on the top right corner of the screen. I tried running gnome-control-center and ...
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Issues with gnome appearance

I just installed GNOME DE on my Ubuntu, and I have a disgusting problem, I got rounded windows with sharp corners. Will be grateful for any suggestions
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“Built-in Display” Bug after fresh install

Thanks in advance for any advice offered. I have been searching for answers since last night, but most queries I've found have disimiliar variables. I am a total novice with this OS, which calls ...
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Login to desktop environment only for some users

i have a system with kubuntu on it and two different desktop environments. Is it possible to restrict the login for one of the two environments for a special user group? Like users of the group ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ; Gnome 3.10 launcher is stuck off screen

sorry if this is off topic. i am posting here and hoping somebody knows how to fix this. I installed Ubuntu studio version 14.04 LTS and then installed gnome desktop. the left launcher where ...
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Automatically unlock other keyring than “Login” on login (not auto-login)

I have two keyrings: "Login" and "Default keyring". "Login" contains only a few keys, including the unlock password for "Default keyring", and is unlocked automatically on login (which requires a ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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When will Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 be released? [duplicate]

Please tell the date of release for the stable version of the GNOME flavor.
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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GDM not starting after installing GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Server 15.10

First thing after installing Ubuntu Server 15.10, I got all the updates and installed GNOME 3.16.4: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell But after a reboot I ...
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Installed gnome and now desktop is empty

I recently installed gnome using: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop Now I rebooted my system and it all looked fine however the desktop remains empty, I can ...
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How to switch off gdm?

Because after update - gnome and gdm are not working, and I need to switch off gdm as display-manager. Now am logged in with bodhi-linux ... how can I disable gdm for to log in into ubuntu to proceed ...
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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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How to remap keys to a mouse button

I want to remap the right Ctrl or right Alt key to a right mouse button.I used different tools like xev ,xmodmap and xdotool,butit didn't worked.
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Only COPY doesn't work on terminal [closed]

I'm using RHEL5 64 bit, Gnome terminal 2.16.0. I can copy external text and paste it into the terminal, but i'm not able to copy anything from within the terminal. ctrl+shift+C doesn't work. ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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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) [closed]

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?