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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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 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Disable second screen by default

I have an Nvidia GTX 670 with a 22' Samsung Monitor and a 40' Sony HDTV. My problem is every time I log in Ubuntu, I have to manually disable the TV (I use Ubuntu mainly for programming and surfing ...
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Cursor and Wallpaper only

after following the instructions on my previous question here Somebody please help - Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia and a fujitsu lifebook ah544 I'm now stuck with the old problem of only showing wallpaper and ...
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How can I add new user for GUI login?

I add new user in terminal, I can login in terminal. But I would like to login to GUI (Gnome) with this user. What should I set up?
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Running Multiple desktops

I have Ubuntu on my machine. Recently I imported the Gnome desktop. Both The classic and the newer one. When I run my Gnome desktops I have no issues at all but when I go into Ubuntu I have a crash ...
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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Terminal emulator with no header bar

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that lets me get the most out of my vertical space by getting rid of the header bar. I work in a GNOME environment and am mostly happy with gnome-terminal, but ...
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Ubuntu Gnome hangs after login (but works with a new user)

I have a Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running smoothly in the last 6 months. Today I needed to free some disk space and install a few packages. So I... Launched bleachbit to clean a lot of stuff Installed ...
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Is upgrading to Utopic worth it? Will I encounter lots of bugs?

I have a newer, touchscreen laptop/tablet (a 2-in-1? but it doesn't come apart, it folds back and becomes a tablet), and I'd like the fullest support possible for my newer device. When trying to ...
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DPKG Error code - Gnome, Gnome-core, Gnome-online-accounts,

When i try to install pretty much anything or typing -f install this outputs: jure@jure-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install aptitude Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Mouse wheel scrolls in reversed direction

Mouse wheel scrolls in reversed direction. I went into System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Natural Scrolling, but regardless which option I choose, it still scrolls in the incorrect for me ...
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What has problem, when cursor is movable and everything else is not working?

Some times my Ubuntu 14.04 becomes frozen (only the window of the program running on top of others is seen but not responsive), while my mouse cursor is still movable, but clicking it doesn't make ...
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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Gnome Onscreen Keyboard Help for Gnome 3 and up

Hello i am making a distribution of Gnome-Ubuntu and ran in to a issue, when i use the on screen key board, or use onboard on screen keyboard to type in the password it forces me to use the physical ...
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Broke Gnome Shell while trying to add a substitute themes folder— now computer boots to a black screen,

I'm not really thinking in whole sentences right now, so I'll just break this problem down by sections. Let's avoid laughing at my stupid error and focus on fixing the problem too. And it WAS a stupid ...
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Unity and Gnome 3 Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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network icon disappeared in gnome-panel

Today I dragged a photo to the gnome-panel.Then the panel background changed,but after a reboot i got an error saying "reload gnome-panel". I reloaded, but it asked 10 times. After that my network ...
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GNOME-Shell Password RePrompt Twice in a Row, Regardless

I have been getting these continually in Gnome Shell for the past year or so, different installs, on different machines and it's annoying. Lately it seems to occur every 12 hours or so. Here's the ...
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Gnome tray new icon for command line

I'm using ubuntu with gnome and i have a problem with some applications like google chrome, arduino ide. If i run these apps from command-line the gnome make a new icon for them, but some applications ...
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New install Ubuntu 14.04.2…Some apps will not open

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2, 64 bit, (Gnome Flashback, using metacity) on a laptop. When I click on certain apps, it starts to open on the bottom panel then stops and disappears. Unubtu Software ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For windows systems I use a program called proxifier which forces ALL network traffic over the specified SOCKS/HTTPS proxy (except for individual programs added to the exception list). It works well ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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How to add opus encoding to GNOME Soundconverter?

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. As the title says, I want to be able to encode an opus file with GNOME Sounconverter. In Gnome SC's changelog it says opus support was added ...
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Gnome shell inverted clock

Here is how the clock appears in my gnome shell: Even though I'm using the Arabic language, this is not how the clock should be displayed. Previously, it worked well but now I don't know what ...
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How to clear system tray notification via command line

I have an application which produces system notification every 5 seconds. Overtime the notification tray I have (Gnome env) gets crowded. How can I clear it like every minute but I need to do this ...
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Can't get panel icons to work in UbuntuGnome

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get panel icons working (those little helpful icons for your applications that are at the top right of your screen). ...
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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...
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How do I make 2 monitors act as 1 in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

So I currently have 3 monitors, 2 of the same type(17" Samsung), and a widescreen monitor(acer 22"). I want to make the 2 samsung monitors act as one, so i can maximize a window across both of them, ...
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Why doesn't GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name changes theme in Kubuntu 14.04?

deja-dup crashes if used with oxygen-gtk3 theme. One of the easiest ways of changing themes of GTK3 apps is by using the GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name command line flag. It works on Fedora but doesn't ...
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Problem with pkexec using Ubuntu Gnome (Vivid Vervet)

Help! I reinstalled today my Ubuntu Gnome Vivid Vervet Beta. So far, so good, did some careful tailoring (nothing fancy, gnome extensions, nemo instead of Nautilus, a "chameleon" gtk theme...). ...
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How to install Nvidia Drivers

So I literally just installed ubuntu, but I just can't seem to find an answer that makes any sense and works for me. I have an Nvidia GTX 750Ti GPU, and I want to play some steam games. I am using ...
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GNOME 3 Not Logging Out on Laptop Close

I'm having trouble trying to set GNOME to logout my current users on a laptop close and after x minutes of activity. I've tried running gnome-tweak-tool directly from terminal, but I'm constantly ...
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Setting scaling factor

I'm trying to set my scaling to 1.75 but when I type gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 1.75 I get this error: invalid character in number 1.75 ^ ...
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How to access bottom panel in Gnome?

I do not know how to open the bottom panel of Gnome which shows the currently opened background applications and notifications and so on... Usually I move my mouse to the bottom and sometimes the ...
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Invisible cursor over panel in Gnome 3.14

I just installed Gnome 3.14 from PPA under Ubuntu 14.10 and, upon rebooting, the mouse cursor only shows over applications. Moving the mouse over the gnome panel hides the cursor. Same thing when ...
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How to use On-screen keyboard in Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Pretty simple question, it's all in the topic line. I enabled the universal access features, turned on the keyboard, and it's pretty nice except for the fact that I can't use it in my internet ...
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Latest Nvidia Drivers Cause Gnome Desktop to hang after login

I followed the instructions to download and install nvidia driver as .run and it seems to be kind of working, but when i login with my password using gnome desktop, it just sits there with the ...
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I want to make a remotely controlled server running ubuntu gnome

Ok, so I have an old HP box with a 320gb hard drive in it. The display controller doesn't work on this machine, so I need to be able to control the machine remotely from my primary Linux Mint ...
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Blank screen on netbook 14.10

I have just upgraded Xubuntu to 14.10 from 14.04 and now it is going to a black screen when I enter the security password before the login screen. What would be the best route to take for fixing it? ...
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How to get a REAL global dark theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

After years (hours) of looking for an answer, unable to find a working one, I'm going to ask you. How do I change the color of this (or any other than gnome app) to match the dark theme? I find it ...
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Removing the gubbins that installing gnome adds

I was troubleshooting issues a while back, and found myself installing the gnome desktop environment instead of the unity one. I've since removed everything I could think of, but when I open a ...
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...