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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Controlling Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 screen lock with arduino

I am trying to use arduino with my laptop (Ubuntu-gnome 16.04 installed) to control the screen lock using RFID Module (Screen lock/unlock is controlled by an RFID card) Here in this particular case, ...
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How to delete high score of the gnome-mines game?

I want to delete the high score of gnome-mines in Ubuntu-16.04 (Gnome). I am unable to find the latest links which guide through that (all are either very old or the methods suggested by them do not ...
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How can I add additional options to drive mount notifications?

When I plug in a USB drive or a USB stick, I would like to add more options (like rsync files OR backup to device, ...) to the popup menu. When one option is clicked, I'd simply like to start a shell ...
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Ubuntu freezes when battery gets empty

I have observed this phenomenon several times with Ubuntu 2016.04 with Gnome: I forget to plug the power cord into the wall I launch gmusicbrowser and make it play music I put my laptop on the shelf ...
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GNOME Classic on Ubuntu 16.04

Actually, I don't know if it's called GNOME Classic. But I don't like the new GNOME (not complaining). I like the version of GNOME that was standard until a few years ago. How can I switch to that ...
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How to fix missing characters from font after awakening from suspend?

I find that often after awakening from suspend on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 (I have only found this issue on the latest version, though I have not tried with GNOME 3.18 on 16.04) that I get ...
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How to clone a user's settings [closed]

I have to set up a bunch of computers and a bunch of user accounts to set up on Ubuntu Gnome. I'd like to set up a standard 'skel'eton as a base for new accounts. Here's what I've done so far. ...
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How to assign defective keys in Ubuntu Gnome?

I'm new to Ubuntu. A friend who's a FOSS advocate influenced me to shift from Windows. Btw, I have defective letters f,v and z on my keyboard. I was able to assign keys `, [ and ] in windows to make ...
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Custom system with live-build

Has anyone customized Debian or Ubuntu using the live-build? I can generate the iso and install but I can never use as a Live CD. Always lock before TTY. Some example that works? With Gnome and ...
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Remove nautilus without breaking gnome Ubuntu 16.04

I read other questions about this topic, but I cannot find a final solution. I always had some nautilus issues (it freezes very often and I cannot rely on it during my work), So I decided to install ...
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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How do I uninstall paper theme from my computer?

I installed this them from the site: https://snwh.org/paper But it's been giving me trouble and making my computer slow. How do I uninstall the whole thing?
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Switched to GNOME, no password prompt on wakeup

After months of using Ubuntu I decided to switch from Unity to GNOME. Everything is working fine except it seems like some settings haven't carried over. When I close my laptop and reopen it, it doesn'...
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How to set unity as default after installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 16.04?

Recently I installed gnome-desktop in my Unity Ubuntu 16.04.Now I want to set my Unity desktop environment as default. I installed Gnome by using these commands : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-...
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Clipboard manager(s) not pasting

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have tried two clipboard managers -- Diodon and an extension from Gnome. They both copy as they should but I can't get them to paste. When I used Diodon in 12.04, ...
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Adding to the documention in the gnome-builder side bar

Gnome builder features a sidebar which contains documentation for various api. On my system it seems to have three pieces of documentation: "Shell" (seems to be a C++ api for the gnome shell) "St" (...
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Unity shows nothing after login

After logging in, unity show only the wallpaper and the cursor. I've tried gnome and shows only a blank screen after logging. Something similar happens with flashback. So no window manager is working. ...
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Start up script - ubuntu16

I am trying to write a script which will run at startup. Issue is that I am trying to run this as root, on user login. Could someone advise me which is the best way here? I am on ubuntu-16, and I am ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Blender 2.77a GPU render not active

I run Ubunru Gnome 16.04. My laptop has Nvidia GT 740M and I installed nvidia-364 driver.I installed CUDA-TOOLS 7.5. How can I enable GPU rendering for Blender 2.77a? 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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Has anybody a working AOL account in Gnome?

In Ubuntu-Gnome's online accounts I'm trying to add AOL as a SMTP/IMAP account. But it never connects. It works though using Evolution only. Maybe it's a control panel bug?
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How to make Gnome's “Activities” bar always visible?

I just installed Gnome, and when I click on "Activities" a convenient bar shows up from the left, allowing me to switch to other applications. Unfortunately, the bar hides as soon as I choose an ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - Touchpad notification randomly shows up after use. Cant find out what it is

I cannot find out what this notification/icon is when I use the touchpad. Its semi-random and very annoying. The Touchpad and Mouse settings menu displays only point speed and handedness, nothing at ...
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How to edit the Applications Menu in GNOME 3?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, with Gnome 3.18. Using extensions I have gotten rid of the dash panel and only use the Applications Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. (I don't have Unity.) ...
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Installed GNOME 3 ppa on Ubuntu 16.04 now cannot log-in to Ubuntu 16.04 anymore

I am running (or was) Ubuntu 16.04 and wanted to try out GNOME. I think I might have messed things up here by adding the GNOME 3 ppa. What I intended to do was get it so that when I restart, I would ...
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Ctrl modifier key not working

I have just installed a fresh new Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am having a weird problem. The left and right Ctrl keys are not working as modifiers. I can see them both doing what they should in xev but if ...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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Ellipses in GNOME status bar?

Recently whenever I wake my computer up from standby, the status bar in GNOME ends up like this: I have no idea why this happens, the ellipses won't go away no matter what until I perform a reboot. ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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How to set the menu show delay to 0 in gnome-fallback

When I'm moving my mouse down in the gnome-fallback gnome-panel menu, submenus (e.g. Accessories, Games, Graphics) appear slowly. When I move my mouse back up, they still appear slowly. I want 0 delay ...
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04- NVIDIA driver not installed, still screen tearing occurs

My DELL laptop has NVIDIA and Intel cards. I am running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 fresh install with all recent updates. I have not installed any proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Still screen tearing is occuring ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 OS updates through the Software application not completed

The Software application sends a notification indicating that OS updates are available. When I click the install button it starts installing the updates but then gets stuck at about 10% of the process....
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Mouse stops working in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

This bug is really weird, cause my mouse works completely fine just before logging on to Gnome desktop. But just after I enter my password and press Enter my mouse just hangs in thin air, not ...
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Python Gobject broken Help?

I don't know what broke it, but my python Gobject library is missing something ... When I try to run most tools like gnome-tweak-tool which require GTK, I get an error saying : Traceback (most ...
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instalation is stuck in saving install package

I'm already have xubuntu 16.04 but because of some problems (eg grub2 not installed propely) i want to reinstall it.but reinstalling is stuck in saving installed package and i want to remove all ...
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Nautilus not launching on Wayland [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I have tried with Wayland session and it is soo cool. I love it because on normal session, I have some screen tearing issue which is not present at all in Wayland. ...
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Gnome, Lock Screen Slide show

I want to Create a slideshow lockscreen using the GNOME desktop. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am particularly talking about the "lockscreen" not the Login screen, and definitely not the wallpaper....
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How to Get Gnome's xkb-options in Terminal?

Pseudocode where I need to know how to get current xkb-options by gsettings xkbOptions=getXkbOptions(); if [ xkbOptions = '[]' ]; then `gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources \ xkb-...
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How to uninstall Gnome from Ubuntu 16.04?

I did it. I messed up my system really bad now. I was looking for something lighter but decided not to give up on functionality. So, I settled with Gnome. Instead, it messed everything up to a degree ...
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In Gnome 16.04 Window minimize shortcut is not working

I used to use window + H to minimize a window. But it's not working. Even ctrl + alt + 0 is also not working. Any idea how to fix it?
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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Some tray icons disappear after shutdown overlay

I just installed and updated Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my desktop PC. If I click on the power button (top right icon on the desktop), then I click the larger power icon, then I cancel the operation, ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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Where Ubuntu Gnome Looking Glass / extensions logs are stored?

I've started to playing around with extensions for ubuntu gnome, gnome-shell version 3.18.5. During the development I've encountered a problem finding logs from my extension or even the one used ...
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login loop on ubuntu gnome 16.04

I'm stack in login loop on my first account. I can log in with a guest one and for a new one that I created on terminal. This is the log errors, please help me understand what is causing the sigterm.
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The letter ü is not shown correctly

For some time now, words with the letter ü aren't shown correctly anymore for me with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In this picture, you can see that the cursor after typing ü is in front of(!) the ü. When I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 - Power button action “Interactive” doesn't work

I want the confirm dialog when I press the power button. It worked in 15.10. I tried tweaks tool and dconf editor, neither work. In dconf there are 2 entries one doesn't work, the other doesn't have ...
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Stuttering Graphics on ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 S; how to fix?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7-4179nr Laptop, and I am using Ubuntu GNome. The graphics work smoothly for around 10 seconds, and then it freezes the graphics for 2 seconds! Seems like a driver issue to me, ...