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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When installing a software i got an error message “E:The package language-pack-gnome-en needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.”

I was installing Open Office but when i put command dpkg -i *.deb it always give me same error and with other softwares also.
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Add a Dash / Lens to Gnome Flashback (14.04)

I've installed Gnome Flashback (Compiz) because I need window control buttons on the right hand side. Really, the only thing I'm missing is a dash / lens. I'd like to be able to press the "Super" ...
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Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). When I boot, lightdm appears to work just fine and all 3 of my monitors work. However, once I login, only the center ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 directly from ubuntu or clean Install?

I am currently using ubuntu 12.10 i386. I was disappointed as it was unable to install any software , get update or upgrade. In a question in askubuntu, I was told to install ubuntu 14.04.And i am ...
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Gnome3 on Xubuntu keeps forgetting my screen resolution

I installed Gnome3 on Xubuntu. After I install I used the display manager to set the resolution at 1024*768. But after every reboot Gnome keeps going to 800*600. Fixes I tried. I made an ...
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Gnome Toggle Minimize/Maximum on Application click?

I have Gnome running and I have been looking for this feature for a while but no luck. I want to click on the main application on the top panel to toggle minimize/maximize. I've attached a picture ...
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Some of my cursor icons are gone

I recently did a full reinstall of ubuntu and then did a reinstall of gnome (useing this guide http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/upgrade-gnome-3-10-ubuntu-13-10) but some of my cursors are missing. ...
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Can I make the Gnome 3 overlay show the current wallpaper rather than the wallpaper on login?

I'm using Gnome 3 (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) and I have a script that changes the wallpaper using gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri <file>. This works just fine with regards to ...
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How to Debug GNOME Hangs?

In the last day, my system running 14.04 has started to hang for ~10 seconds after seemingly common actions: editing a URL in chrome, changing to a different workspace, etc. The "perpetrators" seem ...
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Vim No GUI and clipboard

I have Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 and I reinstalled vim (without GUI, I did not enable gui because I don't think I need it) and replaced netrw with the latest to have :Lexplorer. Now when I use vim's File ...
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Ubuntu TaskBar Hiding [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu12.10, I wanted to hide the "taskbar". I tried using gconf-editor by giving gconftool-2 --set --type bool /apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel_Screen0/auto_hide 1 but I couldn't find any ...
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How to really install GNOME desktop

I want to replace unity desktop by Gnome desktop. I have installed Gnome-shell but what's I get is not what I want. I want to have the same result as if I installed Ubuntu Gnome. I have tried fresh ...
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How to run Gnome disk utility

The Gnome disk utility is installed but there seems to be no way of running it. There is nothing on the sidebar or the desktop. How do I run it?
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Gnome window bug

I just installed ubuntu gnome (fresh) and I am having a number of issues with the windows. When I open an application, like firefox, and if I use anything element in the app, I cant close the ...
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Putting the taskbar on the lateral on gnome classic

is it possible to put the taskbar on the lateral on gnome classic, and put all the program tabs and icon launchers there? I find that to be the most efficient way to use screen space. I would like to ...
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Only visible spaces seen?

I recently converted Ubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME by removing Unity and installing GNOME from the repositories and removed LightDM too. My account was working, but the rest of the family user accounts are ...
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Blank screen when running cinnamon and cairo dock

Here is the problem that I am haveing. When I log in using Gnome w/ cairo dock I get a blank screen and a mouse cursor. I can not right click or anything. I hit alt f2 and it brings up the tty term. I ...
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How to change color in gtk theme?

After upgrading from saucy to Trusty my favourite app ghex has become ugly (and some other apps too) The border color has become absolutely black (#000000). I want to set another color, but where? I ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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Black screen after booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I changed some configuration and installed Gnome. I chose Display manager as GDM. After I restart, it boots but the login window does not appear. It shows a black screen ...
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How to install gnome videos(new gnome video playing app, formerly totem)

How do I install this (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/top-12-features-gnome-3-12) new gnome videos app?
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Visual problems on Ubuntu with Gnome Flashback

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Visuals were very very slow so I installed Gnome Flashback. Now speed is OK, but things like icons and pictures, vanish. Sometimes if I move the mouse or the scroll wheel ...
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Problem with changing wallpaper after uninstalling cairo dock

I am having some trouble with my ubuntu.... As you can see in the title I tried the Cairo-Dock ,just 4 fun (I wish i did not) Turns out I do not like it.. so I uninstalled it. Some minutes later I ...
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How do I disable the alt + shift + drag shortcut in gnome?

Related to this question, but concerning the "snappy" style drag you get with alt + shift + dragging the mouse. This shortcut obscures an important feature I want to use in my IDE, so I want to ...
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Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear

Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear after a restart. Because of this, whenever I open login, I get a large number of popups asking for my Yahoo password: ...
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Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
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No sound after updates in Xubuntu 12.04

After installing updates all my computer was muted. I have tried turning the volume up in gnome alsa mixer and I switched to pulse audio but nothing worked. Does anyone else who has encountered this ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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My top bar is broken [duplicate]

After drag & dropping by accident a .xpm file on the top bar, the right-hand side is now totally missing (see attached example of missing pieces) :( How can I get this back, please? Update: It ...
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Force Chrome/Chromium to use Adwaita Dark theme

Is there a way to force Chrome/Chromium to use Adwaita Dark theme? Using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I've managed to force Qt and every other apps to use Dark theme (by changing gtk-css), but I can't figure ...
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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Problems upgrading from GNOME 3.10 to 3.12

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I ran the following commands to upgrade from GNOME 3.10 to 3.12: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update ...
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Where is the “Search” place in the file open dialog?

I remember that in earlier versions of Ubuntu there was a "search" place in the file open dialog (for example like the one in this screenshot). However in Ubuntu 14.04, I don't see it anymore: Is ...
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GNOME not working?

I accidentally removed Unity, and I substituted it with GNOME when Unity was not working, even a re-install did not fix Unity. After installing GNOME, my Ubuntu install converted to Ubuntu GNOME. My ...
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Gnome 3 and display profiles

Is there a way to setup some display profiles for my monitors cause I run them most the time at portrait mode and other times one of my monitors in normal for videos and the sorts.
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Errors installing GNOME on 14.04x64 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install GNOME with the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Nautilus suddenly closes when attempt to drag a file or folder

I'm an x86-64 Ubuntu 14.04 user with gnome-shell interface. I left click on the icon of a file or a folder of Nautilus and when I just attempt to drag it, Nautilus immediately closes. This does not ...
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Turn off display on lock screen?

In ubuntu 12.04 running gnome I had the shortcut to turn on/off the display with Esc key on lock screen. Now running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with xfce4. There is no such feature. Any way to add it? Maybe ...
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Address Bar in Chromium is very big

I have just installed Ubuntu gnome and as normal i did sudo apt-get install chromium-browser I launched it was scaled completely wrong ie the address bar is massive and I have to zoom out to 60% ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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Is it possible to show a number above the icons in the task bar, referring to which desktop the application is in

I'm trying to create separate work desktops, so I have two shells, two firefoxes, etc. What I want is to be able to look at an icon and see to which desktop it belongs. I'm using KDE and Xfce. But, ...
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bind Super key to control key Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can't find the option to bind Super key to control key. I did the same on Ubuntu 12.04 where the option is given in Keyboard settings. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Buttons and icons disappear when not mousing over them while using GNOME 3

I'm interested in trying out various desktop environments, so i went into the Ubuntu Software center and installed the full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components. I then log-out and log-in ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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Installing Gnome 3, should I use gdm or lightdm?

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to try out Gnome 3, so i started installing it, and during the installation it is asking me what display manager should I use by default: gdm or lightdm. ...
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Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 crashes after starting Progress DB

I am a Progress 4GL application developer. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04. I'm using gnome and never had this problem before. Now whenever I start a progress db using my terminal ...
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how to get unity environment in gnome

I don't want to remove gnome shell but at the same time I want to unity desktop also can I get it done in my pc with pre-installed gnome 3.