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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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...
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Wallpaper not showing on login screen

Problem I have a custom wallpaper as my desktop background, but it doesn't show up on the login screen and the default Ubuntu Unity "greeter" is shown. Past Cases In the past, they used to show up ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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Gnome 3 shell not redrawing + trailing windows

some fella asked a similar question in Trailing windows after installing gnome shell!; since I am not allowed to leave any comments there I have to kind-of repost this problem. In two of my Ubuntu ...
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From Gnome to Unity

I just uninstalled Gnome and reverted back to Unity. I followed the instructions from all the questions found on this site but I still have some pieces left from Gnome. Menus on gnome-terminal and ...
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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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How can I remove Gnome Shell

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch and soon after decided to try out the Gnome 3 Shell, which I installed from the official repos. However, it seems to conflict with Unity. Indeed, after ...
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some apps/popups displayed in gnome-style in ubuntu 14.04 (unity)

after installing valama, some dialogs (open-dialog, save-dialog, password-prompt, ...), are displayed in gnome-style (no title-bar). this issue appears in any application using gnome-dialogs (i.g. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Lts Gnome 3 No Update Manager

It bugs me to always log in to the Unity desktop to check for updates and install them. Is there any way to get the manager in gnome 3 or is there any specific command line to install the?
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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how to change cursor position in gnome shell, at login?

I believe gnome shell sets the cursor position in the "hot corner" of the screen, -at login-, to open the activities gui, after login. I do not want this. I'd like to have my cursor positioned ...
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I want to install Gnome on kubuntu 14.04 is it safe?

I'm new to linux and exploring diffrent things. Anyway. If I installed Gnome on my kubuntu 14.04 will Gnome remove or replace the packages I installed?
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Is there a way to install GNOME 3.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 without destroying Unity? [duplicate]

For theme development purposes, I'd like to have both GNOME 3.12 and Unity installed at the same time, and without the inconvenience of a virtual machine/dual boot. I know that the project Neon ppa ...
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My GNOME 3 looks different?

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I followed this tutorial to install Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. I was expecting a desktop like this: and I ended up with a desktop like this: Please tell me what ...
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Workspaces stopped working on upgrade to 14.04

I cannot get workspaces to work and I am going in panic mode ! I have enabled workspaces: Also, I have set the number of workspaces - (Also note the weird Tweak Tool window behaviour .. and that ...
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I not found Gnome 3 TaskBar Extention Settings

i use debian and gnome i add taskbar extention.I setted my taskbar previously .But i not found now. i want found this panel ...
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Difference between gnome-shell & ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit). Now I want to install Gnome Desktop Environment (without removing unity). I know I can install by following command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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pgAdmin show object browser text white on white with dark theme

When using a dark theme, the object browser uses white background. Is there some way to change this? This question has been asked a few times, but no answer still. The theme I am using is E17. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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Questions about reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu and got a system without internet. After deleting all types of drivers and putting important drivers and resetting network, it worked. Recently, I installed pantheon and mate, and ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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Meta package for Ubuntu Gnome Edition?

All other editions have meta packages, e.g. xubuntu-desktop, is there such package for Ubuntu Gnome Edition? If not, what's the best way of replicating Ubuntu Gnome experience having a standard Unity ...