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How to add and change window theme in gnome shell?

I know how to change , but what I want to know is how to add a new window theme(note:not gtk+ or gnome shell theme). I download many themes and they work well. I can change the GTK theme,icon theme ...
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How do I use wmctrl to detect if a window is present?

I am doing some UI automation and I want to perform some task based on the window being present. The window only opens up in same cases. The command that I want to use is: wmctrl -a "Confirm New ...
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How to make Ubuntu Gnome display bigger in Virtualbox?

I am doing a project for my operating systems class. In Virtualbox, I have already installed the Guest additions and restarted, but it is still the same screen resolution. I am using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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Installed MATE on Lubuntu and still have leftovers from LXDE

I didn't like Unity and wanted that old Ubuntu look that it had back when I first touched linux (Ubuntu 6.04 it was I believe). I first installed gnome via apt get, then I installed MATE and removed ...
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How To Decrease space between indicators in Gnome Shell?

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I have noticed that padding between two indicators are too much in shell, which I would like to decrease it. I tried using shell extension available but it ...
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Bluetooth problems after installing Gnome on 14.04 LTS

A week ago I installed Ubuntu - mainly for web development - as I thought it will save me some time. Now, I had the issue that Unity crashed once in a while, it either froze or disappeared, ...
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Desktop Icons Off Screen Combined Display Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome 13.14

I have two monitors side by side both with the same 1680x1050 resolution, but one is lower than the other. But if I arrange them as such in the display settings then any icons that I have at the top ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04

i'm not new on ubuntu but i want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04 . i want to change the following things : Lockscreen with another one mooore design and have notifs and music ...
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How to fix no menu bar in 14.04/Metacity?

I am trying to develop a kiosk configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 with Metacity window manager. I have a session script that looks like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash metacity --replace & while true; do ...
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Is it possible to have the menu bar in the title bar in Ubuntu Flashback mode?

I've never used Unity, but I came across this cool Unity feature of having the menu bar in title bar. I'm talking about this: ...
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How to add custom sources to GNOME Music Player?

I just upgraded to GNOME 3.12 (running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS) and I love the Music Player that comes with it. The problem I have, is that my music is located on a NAS, so its not in the default ...
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Cannot set system default Desktop Environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I completely uninstalled Unity and lightdm, and installed Gnome 3 with gdm. Now I can log into Gnome Desktop by selecting Gnome from log in screen. However, if I ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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How to set size (width & height) of a widget

So the problem is absolutely clear from the title. Probably I didn't understand how the alignment system works, because I found nothing on the web. So, let's have a vbox with a toolbar, textview and a ...
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I'm having trouble switching from xfce to gnome [on hold]

I've installed gnome-session, gnome-shell-extensions, gnome-shell, and gdm. Gdm replaced mdm when I installed (mdm was removed at installation of gdm) When I'm at the login screen, if I select a gnome ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cyrillic Doesn't Function

I'm using the gnome shell and i have setup my keyboard layouts to EN(us) and BG(bulgarian traditional phonetic) but the when i switch to BG it still type on en(qwerty). Any suggestions?
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Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

While running cheese in desktop i get the following error report. adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ cheese (cheese:2711): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkAlignment:xscale is deprecated ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Ubuntu 14 lts request host-name update by dhclient

In ubuntu 12 lts, for update the hostname by our dhcp server, we have juste to edit /Etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf and set request or require host-name and del the /etc/hostname. I try this in ubuntu 14 but ...
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What can I safely remove from Ubuntu and still have a decent graphic interface?

I have come to like Linux, Unix, and the GUI's but sometimes I remove too many things and lose the ability to boot back into the same interface I was using before I rebooted. most of the time I have ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Compiz rotate activated because of lost window focus and scrolling issue

Recently, I did some alterations of lightDM and my default greeter. I think during that time, I absently changed a setting for Compiz, maybe in dconf though I'm not too sure, but it's all sorts of ...
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Google Chrome not shown as active ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have updated google chrome to Version 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit) yesterday. Since the update, it isn't recognized as active any more and it will launch a new window every time I click on it's button. ...
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I exited Ubuntu Software Center while downloading and installing GNOME, now it wont install [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu today, may be a dumb question.
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How do I set the background for lightdm-kde-greeter

I'm running Gnome desktop in 12.04 and installed the lightdm-kde-greeter. But I'm not sure how to change the background. Google has been no help, as all the suggestions say to go to the System ...
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Gnome Desktop drag & drop behaviour

Running 14.04 with the Gnome version available from Software Center here. Coming from Windows and OSX, I'm seeing some rather unfamiliar drag & drop behaviour on the desktop: For one, dragging ...
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How to install custom shell theme using gnome-tweak-tool

I found similar posts, but those answers didn't solve my issue. I need to know can I install custom Shell-themes in ubuntu-gnome? If yes what are the best custo shell-themes and where can I get it? In ...
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ubuntu-tweak not starting

When I try to run ubuntu-tweak in terminal I get the following: adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ ubuntu-tweak Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked Aborted ...
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Multimedia keys not working after updating gnome

I recently upgraded to gnome-shell 3.12 because my unity desktop stopped working. Everything is working fine except that my multimedia keys (volume, brightness, etc.) and my shortcuts (ctrl-alt-t) ...
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HOW TO INSTALL .tar.xz file [duplicate]

I recently downloaded gnome-shell-3.14.2.tar.xz Now I want to install it I tried opening it but it opened in archive manager.May I know how to INSTALL and UNINSTALL it also. THANKS
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Shutdown not working for Users logged in through winbind

I have a Samba server acting as AD/DC and a client authenticating against it. Domain Users can log in and out just fine, shutdown and restart does not work. For Local Users shutdown and restart ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 to GNOME 3.14 [duplicate]

I want to change my shell from GNOME 3.10 to GNOME 3.14 My Distro is UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. If I change my environment to GNOME 3.14, is my DISTRO still 14.04 LTS or I need to upgrade it it every six ...
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Browser window is not focused after links clicking in other applications (14.04)

When I'm clicking on a link in Skype or Thunderbird it is opened in new tab of my default web browser (Chrome), but the browser window itself is not moved to the foreground. Thus I have to click on ...
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Gnome shell - Remove bottom panel

I have tried many solutions, but bottom bar is still there. Tried with Tweak Tool but there's no option Remove bottom bar extension in this version. Any help? OS: Ubuntu 14.04
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desktop launcher for ssh terminal

I have 3 ssh terminals defined for 3 headless systems on my lan. I can launch them from a host terminal, but I would prefer to create a desktop file for each, so that I could put each one in the ...
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`software-center` couldn't start in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04LTS, i get the following error message, while running software-center on terminal: What is the problem here? How can I solve this?
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installing gnome on my ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the gnome desktop environment on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS using the command line: $sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but the terminal keeps saying: "Some packages could not ...
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How to install gnome having unity unchanged?

I want to switch between unity and Gnome in the login screen. How should I do it.Is it possible to add any other interface like that in the lockscreen
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Vino claims it's running when it's not

I'm trying to start vino on an Ubuntu 14.04 box from the command line, but vino claims it's already running: $ ps auxww | grep vino myusername 17566 0.0 0.0 15940 920 pts/42 S+ 19:04 0:00 ...
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How can I use the default LightDM login screen with GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

I would like to keep the normal Unity log-in screen and everything. When I installed GNOME Shell, it seems to have replaced the log-in screen with the GNOME one. I like jumping between different ...
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Unable to set coherent dma mask

I am running an HP G71-340US Notebook with 4gb of memory. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04(got rid of Windows). I use the gnome shell. When booting I receive the following error message. ...
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How can I disable the lock session (not just in a specific gnome-session but for anyone who uses a certain machine)

I have several machines running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and there are a lot of users that log in and out of them (not local users). I wish to prevent any possibility of a user locking the screen in a ...
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Install problem Gnome Power Manager

When I try to boot up I get "Install Problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator" I understand this is a ...
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Trouble after installing Gnome

I have just finished installing Gnome 3. Here are the steps I followed : 1) Downloaded live image from here : http://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/ 2) Downloaded vmware player ( free version) 3) ...
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pidgin not opening : inconsistency detected in gnome ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and installation of pidgin internet messenger, I get the following error message, while running pidgin on terminal: What is the problem here? How can I ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Confusion over installation of new desktop environment

I am a new ubuntu user. I want to install Gnome 3 for ubuntu 14.04. However I want to know what will happen to my existing applications like empathy, cheese, wine etc as well as my installed software ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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gnome control center crashing when opening deja-dup

When I try to open backup at the gnome control center, it crashes. I could figure in /var/log/apport.log that the command line it uses is: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real deja-dup When I use this ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS Minimum Requirements

Is it possible to install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS (32 bit) on My System 1 GB of RAM AMD Athlon 64 processor (32bit) 100 GB of hard-drive space What are the Minimum Requirements For Ubuntu GNOME ...