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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Address Book Authentication

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and run Gnome Shell. I am consistently getting a pop up window prompting me for my Gmail address book authentication. The window pops up the moment I type something ...
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Custom bootable iso [duplicate]

Okay, I've been having a LOT of issues breaking my OS (I'm very new to Ubuntu) when it comes to installing drivers, updates, etc. I'm running UbuntuGNOME 14.04.1 on an Acer Aspire 7750G with AMD ...
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How to adjust DPI in 14.04

I asked about fixing DPI in 12.04. The 14.04 release notes list "Support for High-DPI screens and desktop scaling." Post upgrade, it seems that nothing has changed. Similar symptoms from my previous ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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Gnome does not load after installing nvidia cuda drivers [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and GeForce 540M CUDA enabled Nvidia Graphics card on my Lenovo Ideapad z570. I was using gnome shell in it and installed nvidia drivers and cuda on it using the ...
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Window vertically maximized beyond desktop size

After navigating through the system setting to do post install tweaks on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1, I have a problem with the Sound Settings window in that it is vertically maximized way beyond my desktop ...
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ubuntu 14.04 minimize window suspending deskop

When i try minimize window i can't do nothing until i switch to another desktop (using keyboard shortcut). I using sidekick effect but it's also happens when i don't have any effect. What is strange ...
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X1 Carbon functions keys does not work in Gnome 3

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on my 2nd Gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and the function key does not work on switching different modes (its the F keys all the time). I have read about that problem and ...
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Icon theme doesn't apply to Nautilus at all!

You can see that I have applied the 'Simple' icon theme in Gnome. I am using Ubuntu Gnome. And have download the tarball then extracted it into the /.icon before applying it through Gnome Tweak Tool. ...
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Change GDM in ubuntuGNOME 14.04.1

I've been searching the web and can't figure out how to do this, only that I can do this. I recently installed a fresh install of the ubuntu GNOME 14.04 flavor and love it so far, especially with all ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Lightdm

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I full-screen display the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. so I wonder how I can get out of the full screen display back to normal ...
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GNOME - Chrome contextual menu colors inconsistent with current theme

I've put together an icon/theme combination for my Ubuntu 14.04 + GNOME. Unfortunately, my color settings for contextual menu are applied for most applications, but not for Chrome - when I ...
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Remember Each Window/Browser size and location

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with latest Cinnamon updated. Is there a way/software to remember the size and location of each window/application/browser that survives a reboot? For example after logging in, I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: unified panel sliders

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome (version 3.10) and I seem to be missing certain items in the unified panel like the brightness slider, wired connection status, bluetooth status and battery ...
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When a modal window opens, and there is a full screen window on the back, this full screen window gets in the front

I am using ubuntu 14.04, with metacity, but the same bug was happening also using Cinnamon. Basically I have a bash terminal in full screen mode. If I use an other program, and this program opens a ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
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If I backup my Ubuntu (unity) using Deja, can I restore it when I use a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME?

This may be a weird question, but it has me stumped and google is little help. I am currently running Ubuntu with the default Unity interface. I've been wanting to experiment with different DE's for a ...
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How do I get GNOME notifactions back to appearing as “bubbles”? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with GNOME 3.5.4. Ordinarily, my notifications look like this: (Not mine, but identical. A sort of pop-up in the upper-right corner of the screen). After ...
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Broken ubuntu-desktop after dist-upgrade 14.04.1

I made dist upgrade yesterday and it removes ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-session as well. I installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop , but everything is different and i don't want use it. I want come back to ...
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Accessing Applications

Color me stupid, but I've read and tried to execute the suggestions here for this issue and have failed. All I want to do is find and then execute the applications available, the ones I see are ...
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Ubuntu login history?

Multiple users have logged into my 14.04 desktop system. When I want to logout or lock my screen, the drop down menu shows a long list of many of the users who have logged in. I would really like to ...
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Yellow line on the screen

I installed ubuntu-gnome on my laptop, which is having amd apu 3420m. After some time of normal usage, when a day I am watching movies using default video player of gnome, a yellow horizontal line ...
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Lock screen does not unlock with correct password Gnome and Ubuntu 14.04

I had to reinstall recently. I installed normal Ubuntu 14.04. I then installed gnome/gnome shell/gdm. I then logged in my user to gnome. Since then I have been configuring my system. Yesterday, ...
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Gnome Shell Issue in Ubuntu t 14.04

I have installed gnome in my OS, when i try to uninstall gnome-shell after that i am not able to see any applications after login my screen is freeze it is not showing any thing. please could any one ...
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How to edit the notification configuration?

The notification blip that usually comes on top-right and becomes slightly transparent on hover gets its colour from the background wallpaper, but can I edit it with more options? if yes, then how?
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Incorrect shell password correct terminal password

I'm trying to make some changes from the ctrl+alt+f1 menu, but the shell only rejects my login ("login incorrect" message). This is the same login and password that is accepted EVERYWHERE ELSE I'm ...
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Desktop environment bugs [closed]

So far, i've used Gnome shell, but unfortunately i had to discard it because i've encountered some bugs that i could not recover from. Now i am using Unity, but there are some problems: 1) It ...
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Context menu on Chrome turns blank when mouse is over

I am using Ubuntu GNOME and when I am on Google Chrome the context menu turns blank when the cursor is over an option. Only Google Chrome has this issue. Here a screenshot: I have tested on Unity, ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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How to install gnome shell extensions without installing ppa repo in 13.10?

People had warned me that ppa repositories are not reliable and which can break my system. Also themes without ppa would be nice to know how to install with Unity and Gnome Shell. Is there a way to ...
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
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I want to try out an alternative DE on 14.04 but am skeptical [on hold]

Unity is good and fine, and does it's job (my machine running Ubuntu is simply my personal computer, no programming or anything being done) but sometimes it leaves a little to be desired. I have ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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How to start a Ubuntu desktop with Exceed on Demand

Sorry i'm a noob, but i need to know the command to start a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop with Exceed on Demand. I'm able to start a KDE and GNOME desktops on my RHEL Linux desktop with the ...
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How to Share folders in 14.04 Server with Gnome

I'm working with a new installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64 bit. During installation I picked the Samba Server option and I believe that it is running. My intention is that an OS X machine will be ...
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Help to restore perfect installation from Windows share or how to reinstall gnome with no effects 14.04

Please bear with me....I've been struggling for months using 12.04 with fading windows, extremely slow loading of web pages in Firefox, just an overall bad experience. I'm using an older Dell D620 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
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Graphics and input settings load delay on boot

Whenever I boot my system, after loging in, it takes half a minute for my display settings and my input settings to load. This means that for the first 30 seconds I have the default resolution ...
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Wlan disconnects often

I am using a lenovo T440 with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3.10.4 and Kernel 3.13.0-32-generic. My WLAN disconnects often. So I researched a bit about the problem and found out that maybe the module isn't ...
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Linux : Data extraction from text file

I have a text file in which thousands of data is there. eg. id=row_value profile=row_value name=row_value email=row_value address=row_value id=row_value2 profile=row_value2 name=row_value2 ...
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Ubuntu GUI stalls before login prompt [closed]

I have multiple window managers on my Ubuntu 13.10 & used to login with gnome session. I tried to login with xmonad window manager , pressed enter , light brown screen appears and stays .Then ...
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Black/blank screen when connecting to freenx server on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm attempting to log into my Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 14.04 server edition. I'm running FreeNX. I installed FreeNX more-or-less following the instructions in the Ubuntu FreeNX ...
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12.04/Gnome Classic/printer prints 1 job then rubbish

After finally updating to 12.04 with Gnome 3.4.2, I find my printer (HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn) is unable to print more than a single job properly. I must turn the printer off and on to print ...
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Gnome shell can't save screen resolution

Today I decided to try Gnome shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I noticed that after every restart my screen resolution is set to maximum which is not desirable. In Unity I don't have such problems. Also ...
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Alt-Tab works only for the current active application on 14.04 gnome+metacity

I've just installed a fresh 14.04, I use Gnome with metacity, (after trying Compiz...) but I can't get the Alt+Tab keyboard to have the standard behaviour. When I use it, it only displays the windows ...