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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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Black screen on Nvidia HDMI on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 64-bits kernel 3.19.0-15-generic on a Dell Vostro 3460 with Intel + Nvidia card. I have installed the nvidia-349 drivers from xorg-edgers ppa. Everything is working ...
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Cannot login to ssh using back in time gnome

I'm trying to setup a scheduled backup with back in time. After entering my ssh data (host, port, username, path) and hit OK I get: Password-less authentication for user@xxx.xxx.xxx failed. Look at ...
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I accidentally deleted unity How do I reinstall it

I was on unity using the compiz config tool and I disabled unity. How do I get back? In unity I can't do control alt T or whatever the short cut for terminal is. I can't do those short cuts. I have ...
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Battery Low Alert for Gnome

Ubuntu 14.10, Gnome desktop never shows an alert when battery is down. It caused my laptop power off due to low battery a couple of times. Wondering if these is any method that I can set a low battery ...
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Gnome not responding to mouse events

This week I got one of my regular updates from Ubuntu. I believe there was also a kernel-update with it. But the last few days I am experiencing odd behaviour. I have opened a few common programs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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Trouble with the space in pop up menu of Gnome 3.14 shell theme [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and have trouble with Gnome shell theme. I want to fix it myself but it's still a mess. I think it's about ".popup-separator-menu-item" in Gnome Panel Pop-up menu, I can't ...
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Monitor dimming inconsistently

Occasionally the screen dims and also turn back normal on it's own even though I have disabled "dim screen when inactive" and have set "Blank screen" to "never" in power options. Moreover, the system ...
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GUI is not showing up after logging in

I removed pulseaudio and alsa-base. I think some of the gnome ui packages were dependent on those two and are removed. So now, after a restart, when I log in it goes in and logs out automatically. ...
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How to change default browser AND the command line parameters used to open a link from gnome-terminal

I basically have the same question that was answered over here: How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with? Except I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and am interested in customizing ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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Cannot login Gnome on ubuntu 14.04

I met some weird problem today. I did some code compiling stuffs, then update software package of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 and reboot. I can not login the GUI any more. After I input my username and ...
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How do I change the Gnome “Show All Applications” icon?

The "Show All Applications" menu icon bothers me, it's too minimal in this annoying icon theme, where is it in the icon theme? It's that bottom thing.
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With dual monitor in Ubuntu 12.04 the second monitor don't “refresh” the screen

To illustrate: I open two terminals, one on each monitor and run the following command: while true; do date; sleep 1; done The result after a few seconds: ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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How can I fix this color issue in Ubuntu Mate using XPLuna theme? [closed]

I am using the XPLuna theme on Ubuntu Mate 15 which works great except for one annoying problem. After opening my home directory the highlighted button which says "home" is an ugly brown color and it ...
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How do you use a PS4 Controller for the desktop environment?

I am using a PS4 controller on steam and it works a charm. How can I use it to control the GNOME desktop environment?
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Chrome slow down gnome-shell a lot

I've got Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. It works perfectly with most applications. But some apps (e.g. Chrome, Ubuntu Software Center) slow down system a lot. Especially it's noticeable with workspace change ...
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Probelm with “gnome-terminal” on Gnome 3.12.2

I have Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 (Gnome 3.12.2). When I try to run gnome-terminal by following command : $ gnome-terminal Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal: /org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: ...
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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 tearing with intel j1900

I just bought a Mini-ITX motherboard with j1900 CPU to use as a HTPC. It has a Intel graphics but i get tearing and i cant find any settings for Vsync or or video acceleration. The tearing does not ...
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gnome shell 3.16 for ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install gnome-shell 3.16 in my ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel version 3.16. I was only able to upgrade gnome-shell from 3.10 to 3.12.2. After that it is not getting upgrade even to ...
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How can I add semi-maximize right/left in Gnome Flashback Metacity? (14.04 LTS) [duplicate]

I use semi-maximize a lot but unfortunately this feature doesn't seem to be enabled in gnome metacity, at least not with the usual Ctrl+Super+Left/Right keybinds. It does work in Compiz, but Compiz ...
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System hangs at loading initial ramdisk and trackpad stopped working after transitioning from unity to gnome

Machine Information: Lenovo G505s, AMD A10 5750M APU 2.5 Ghz w/ Radeon 8650G, 8 GB 1666 MHz DDR3 RAM 1 TB HDD, 600 GB Ubuntu, 300 GB Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome DE (both updated to latest ...
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Dual monitor set-up and wallpaper not expanding [Ubuntu Gnome]

Recently I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and here's my problem. After installing Ubuntu Gnome I wanted to set a wallpaper (3840x2160) for my dual monitor set-up (3840x1080). The problem is that the ...
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Compiz like effects in Gnome

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and I am wondering if it is possible to get effects similar to CompizConfig, such as the water effect.
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Gnome Blank Screen Power Setting Option

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and I am having problems with the blank screen option. I expect Gnome to blank the screen and lock my computer when I close the lid. However, it somehow suspends the ...
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Different view style per folder in gnome files (nautilus)

Is there a way to set different view styles per folder in nautilus? For example: I want my Home folder view as list, but for the Pictures folder the big icon view is better.
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Ubuntu Gnome: Screen Shield duration

I was wondering if there is a way to set the time which has to pass after the screen to be turned off. Every time I lock the computer (Ctrl + Alt + L), the screen turns off inmediately. I would like ...
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Exporting the Gnome Keyring

I'm making a backup on an encrypted drive and I want to make a backup of my passwords (wifi, web, svn etc). Since I don't write down sensitive information, restoring my system after a fatal crash ...
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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No sound driver in GNOME sound applet

I cannot see anymore any sound device in the GNOME sound applet, after updating Ubuntu 14.04 (the update contained the kernel 3.13.0-49). I tried to come back to the preceding kernel (3.13.0-48) ...
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Ubuntu Network manager

I uninstalled network-manager from my Ubuntu-gnome, so I don't have internet connection. How can I reistall it.
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How to find GTK+ version used by a given application

This answer http://askubuntu.com/a/192138/112794 to the post How to change color AND width of non overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu 12.04 says that on a single machine we can install two versions of gkt+. ...
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Unity alongside Gnome 3

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome. I'm wondering if it is possible to install Unity so that I can choose which one I want at the login screen.
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Gnome 3 Workspace Switcher

When I press Control + Alt + Up/Down arrow keys to switch between workspaces in Gnome 3, nothing happens. I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this.
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Ubuntu Gnome: Custom Keyboard Shortcut for “gnome-screenshot -a(--area)” not working right

I put this command in terminal and it works fine, allows me to select an area and all, but when I assign a shortcut to this command, I have to spam the keys for few seconds before it actually works, ...
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How can I upgrade gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I would like to upgrade gnome-terminal to the latest version. Is that possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am using version 3.6.2 of gnome-terminal. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: Cannot assign alt+“ctrl or shift”+'key'

When creating custom shortcut keys (Which are necessary to get screenshots to save to the location specified in dconf) When I press ctrl+alt+'a key' it only allows ctrl. Alt does work, as I've made a ...
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How to make an animated plymouth theme and apply it?

I know how to customize the default plymouth theme and also I know how to install other custom theme I could download from gnome-art and some websites. But I don't know how to make my own theme which ...
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Wallpaper turns into distorted pixels after suspend

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and every time the system goes into suspend mode, the wallpaper turns into distorted colors like or and it's really annoying. Do you ...
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gnome3 isn't installing on Ubuntu due to unmet dependencies

I've never used Linux before until I installed Ubuntu yesterday. I want to install Gnome3, and I've tried plenty of tutorials over the internet but nothing has worked. Whenever I attempt to do sudo ...
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How do I set-up LightDM and gnome-session-flashback to use XDMCP?

I'm trying to create a terminal session on another computer in my local area network. I have used XDMCP in the past, but it's pretty long ago ('06 & '07). I remember it being a breeze to set-up ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...