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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GTK THeme Weirdness

I've been fiddling around with ubuntu 16.04, and eh... I've somehow borken the gtk theme rendering of certain elements http://imgur.com/a/BTIuZ Right now Im using Arc theme, several other themes are ...
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Ctrl+ punctuation keys ( ; : , .) do not work in emacs no window mode inside gnome term

I have setup a few bindings in emacs such as Ctrl + : or Ctrl + ; These bindings work in emacs gui mode but when running emacs -nw inside Gnome terminal 3.6 they don't do anything. My issue is ...
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Fonts messed up after update from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20

After updating from 3.18 to 3.20 on 16.04, the font of the top bar as well as some other UI things is messed up and only shows in blocks. Changing the fonts in Gnome Tweak Tool does not resolve the ...
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Getting Gnome-Calendar to run with Unity (integrate gmail calendars)

I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 and came across the calendar application. However, in tutorials I found online I could see people integrating gmail accounts from the calendar settings menu. I could only ...
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Start script to launch repeating child scripts?

I'm trying to get this looping script to run at boot. If I add '#! /bin/bash", I can start it automatically from profile startup but then I can't get the child windows to behave properly. - What am I ...
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Getting smooth Terminal fonts under Gnome 3

In Gnome 3, the Terminal/monospace font rendering is really bad - not smooth, but thin and jagged. What can I do to make it smooth, somewhat "blurry"? It doesn't seem to follow Gnome Tweak Tool's ...
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Visible Desktop (horizontal line of pixels) between title bar and panel

As you can see in this Picture there's a horizontal line of pixels showing the background when a window is maximized. Is this a feature? If not how can I fix this and if this is a feature, where can ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Screen autorotation and manual rotation issue with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome desktop to 16.04. After the update I was suprised that the auto rotation on my Vaio Tap 11 (windows tablet with magnet mounted keyboard) did work for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical problem

Misshapen image icons. blurred image. What happen ?
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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(Gnome, libappindicator) AppIndicator disappears when indicator-application-service is started

I'm using this example: https://gist.github.com/davidboy/1045233 on Ubuntu 14.04 [Gnome Classic]. The system tray icon is shown. But it disappears when the indicator-application-service starts. After ...
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Maximize Terminal Window on Launcher where Terminal=True

I have searched the internet for a while now, but have not found a suitable answer. I have vim installed with a .desktop file to start vim (not gvim!). In the .desktop file it has a Terminal=True. ...
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How to Install Gnome 3.20 Delhi on ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS.How do I change Unity desktop to gnome 3.20 Delhi.
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How to install gnome-terminal 3.18.3 (from Ubuntu 16.04) in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to install the gnome-terminal 3.18.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. The reason is want to have the username@computer name colored: Ubuntu 14.04 has gnome-terminal 3.6.2 by default. This is what I ...
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The Ubuntu GNOME installer starts, but I can't see my mouse

Just had a question yesterday. On a roll. Anyway. I started the Ubuntu GNOME installer and no mouse appears. The OS (might be!) is frozen. The thing is, when it boots up, I see the mouse for a ...
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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Replace Ubuntu MATE default apps with GNOME ones

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I want to replace default MATE apps with GNOME ones like this: Caja to Nautilus Pluma to Gedit MATE terminal to GNOME terminal ...
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How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 gnome to Ubuntu 16.04 gnome [duplicate]

I dont want to mess any thing ,hence asking the question for clarification . Thanks
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In ...
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How to change UI in Ubuntu?

After using Ubuntu for a while, I realised that Ubuntu GNOME is rich in graphical interfaces, which consumes a lot of resources from my laptop, which is kind of old. What i want to do is to switch to ...
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How to change “Global Dark Theme” on and off through Terminal?

I know how to set and display most themes, however I can find anything about how to turn the Global Dark Theme on and off through Terminal, I can only find the option in the gnome-tweak-tool. So is ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 multiple monitor issue

I'm having issues trying to setup my dual monitor setup in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (GNOME 3.20). I use my external monitor in portrait mode as primary screen (Dell 2209WAf - 1680x1050) and my laptop as ...
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When Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be updated to correct ancient issues? [closed]

Can anyone explain why Ubuntu is still no reliable alternative to well-known OS called Windows 10 ? In Gnome, I still cannot resize windows properly, if my mouse pointer doesn't hit the pixel line ...
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Where has the gnome terminal GTK3 style configuration moved to in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04, I could style the appearance of the gnome terminal and its tabs by creating a file /home/$user/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and putting CSS code into it e.g. TerminalWindow ...
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What is the difference between 'gnome-software' and 'ubuntu-software'

I ran a sudo apt-get upgrade and it upgraded the packages , gnome-software and ubuntu-software. Out of curiosity, I typed both into the Terminal and I haven't found a difference between the two. Is ...
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Gnome Fallback application menu XML syntax

I need the syntax and name of the XML file that handles Gnomes application menu. I deleted the files without backup and can't find the syntax for creating a new custom menu file.
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gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 missing Window Theme option!

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. But I saw something is wrong in gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 As you can see in below, the older version of gnome-tweak-tool had a Window Theme option : But in ...
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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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How do I remove the Gnome's video applications? [duplicate]

I use VLC to play all my videos, and wanted to know to remove the video player that comes with Gnome.
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Ubuntu flavours WiFI not working [duplicate]

I have asus e502m with Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller, and WiFi at home and at work eventually stops working. Connection icon remains in dock and it says that i`m ...
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How to fix a broken gsettings setting without gnome-session?

Using Gnome on 16.04 I slipped up on the command line and killed Gnome. It now won't start - just goes back to gdm! How can I restore the setting? I've tried using gsettings from the command line on ...
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Black screen after login Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I had just updated to Ubuntu gnome 16.04 from 15.10. After reboot, I type password and click Login but just show a black screen, the desktop was not loaded. I just go to the desktop by type ...
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Restore unity after removing gnome desktop (Ubuntu 14.04)

I removed gnome desktop (ubuntu-gnome-desktop) to go back to unity but now the unity folder icons, unity panel icons and even the boot screen are as they were in the gnome desktop. Dash and launcher ...
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Networkmanager does not know that I am online, after resuming from hibernate

The following question is very close to this question. When closing the lid of my notebook or going to hybernate and waking up my Ubuntu 16.04 machine, the nm-applet shows, that I am offline. ...
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Enable upgrade options when using installation from DVD?

I can not upgrade my system from Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 to 16.04 by Software Updater, then I trying download ISO file and burn to disc. I can boot to Ubuntu from it and install 16.04, but the option ...
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How to block the Gnome Shell Integrations popup from Chrome browser

Google Chrome is incapable of using Gnome Shell Integration. But everytime I open Chrome an annoying popup informs me that my "native host connector is not detected." Does anyone know how to yank this ...
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Can't find session 'default' for desktop log in

I have a puzzling issue on a newly installed 14.04.4 LTS. I configured it for nis and it works when I ssh into the machine. But if a user tries to log in on the desktop it fails with the "Can't start ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Got Disconnected from DBus

I see this error in ~/.xsession-errors and it appears that gnome-settings-daemon ends up 'not responding' because of this. Please note that I have been running this OS on this machine for nearly four ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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can not install Gnome extensions

Hi I recently switched from using the regular unity shell to gnome-fallback-compiz. I wanted to try out some Gnome extensions however when I went to the website (using both Chrome & Firefox), I ...
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How to check computer's timezone through Terminal? [duplicate]

I am writing a bash script which at some point needs to determine a user's timezone, so how exactly can I check the timezone in Terminal? I would like to be able to get output in terms of GMT and UTC. ...
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Cannot switch to Gnome on 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have it already on my laptop with Gnome 3.20 working. My desktop pc has an i7 4790 and AMD HD 7950 installed the Gnome 3.20 and rebooted. Now I have the icon to switch ...
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How to install gnome search providers without gnome shell

I want to use "gnome search providers" plugin for xfdashboard in xfce4. But how can I install those providers if I haven't gnome shell?
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Gconf-editor is missing settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and trying to stop the laptop suspending when I close the lid. I installed gconf-editor but I found it is missing ALOT of settings: I know gconf-editor has been ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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install gnome-shell on ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu 16.04 and when configuring I choose gdm as my default desktop but after I reboot I didn't see the login screen , only the black screen with Ubuntu logo and ...
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Thinkpad E560 cannot sleep on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I freshly installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad E560. When I close the lid of the notebook, it does not seem suspend whatsoever. The indicator led stays on ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...