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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clutter - Draw above Gnome Shell Desktop

I am aware of the question Drawing over the desktop and I don't think this question is a duplicate. I need a simple way to draw stuff above my Gnome Shell desktop with some scripting language. The ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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How to change color of desktop “Selection Box” ? “Not Duplicate”

First Picture. The Desktop "Selection Box" As You see in this picture, the color is brown same as my notification bubble, whereas the "selected" item color is the same with my theme. But ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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How to turn ON/OFF screen monitor using shell script and 'xrandr' linux command?

I am trying to turn on and off screen monitor in Ubuntu14.04 using key bindings. I tried following shell script #!/bin/sh output=$(xrandr | grep ' connected ' | awk '{print $1}' | head -1) ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Wrong distro and logo in GNOME control center

I want to edit the logo in gnome-control-center details, but I can't find the location where the image is stored. It also represents the wrong version (screenshot). Because I'm building my own distro, ...
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Unity keep changing windows manager/template i don't relly now [screenshots]

After ugrading from lts 14.04 to last release 15, Unity keeps constansly changing windows manager or gtk theme don't really know which, also, gnome 3 doesn't work, i also had mate and xfce installed, ...
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Xsetwacom -list devices having issues

Ok Hi first of all, I am a new born linux user thanks to my uncle. I love it! My only problem at the moment is this: I have a Wacom Bamboo pen and touch CTH-460/k and have recently updated my ...
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Linux mint 17.1 libgtk [closed]

Hi i have problem while i want install gnome shell in linux mint ,iam using this command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweak-tool and its display this: The ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to replace unity with Gnome 3.16, but completely confused. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 (I can't upgrade to 14.10)? Someones says it's impossible but there is some article about ...
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Numix-Circle Theme: Word Online does not get recognized

Some of my applications, f.e. Qpdfview, JabRef, Word- Excel- and PowerPoint-Online don't get correctly recognized, so the default icons get used, and not the Numix-Circle Icons. I manually changed ...
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Why isn't Gnome Color applying my color profile?

I'm trying to use the Gnome Color (default Color app in /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real color) to manage my laptop's color profile. However, only some of the color profile actually change the ...
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How do I Change the Muting of Headphones Upon Pluging Policy - Gnome Shell 3.16.1

I'm using Gnome Shell 3.16.1. Every time I unplug my headphones and plug them back in, it reverts to mute. It used to be that the shell will remember the level you set the sound at and load it when ...
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LightDM and GDM login loop. Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome 3

At first the GDM worked just fine but all of a sudden I lost the ability to login. I can still get to my desktop using startx (sound doesn't seem to work when I do that but it might be a by-product of ...
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gnome shell 3.16/3.19 update

Did update. result lost all extensions in tweak tool, lost ability to acquire extensions. lost ability to shut down and restart from off sign. have a long list of internal actions with 219 at the top ...
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Click/Key press not recognised at Ubuntu login on t440s with external monitor on resume

If my t440s laptop is suspended and I plug an external display in via either the VGA or Display port connector, then open the lid to resume it, I go to the standard Ubuntu gnome login screen, the ...
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Problem with running full screen apps in gnome shell with wine

I've an ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell, gdm, wine1.6. Some apps doesn't start after launching just turning into minimized mode. If I click on the icon around 100 times the app starts(but it's ...
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frequent freezes after installing psensor or enabling systemmonitor extension

I recently installed ubuntu gnome 15.04 and everything is working fine, but something strange is bugging me and i don't know what's the problem. each time i install Psensor or any monitoring ...
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How to remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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How do I reset the binding of Ctrl+Tab?

I was using gnome-tweak-tool and momentarily bound Ctrl+Tab to one of the window-switching navigations. After clearing the rebinding, it didn't go back to doing what it used to do: switching tabs ...
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How to use Gnome in Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on it? Are there any commands for this?
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Ubuntu terminal: How to change ctrl + c (interrupt) to something else?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity right now. I've changed my copy and paste keys to Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V respectively. The command I've used is this: gconftool-2 -t str -s ...
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Change the value of 100% volume?

In the sound settings, the 100% value of my speakers volume seems a bit lower than it could be (in fact, on Windows it is higher) and I can go higher without affecting sound quality (actually making ...
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One click focus to the desktop with Gnome Shell 3.4.2

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I have restored desktop icons with Gnome Tweak Tool and now I want to know if there is an one click (on blank space) option from "Activities" overview to ...
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Icon of running firefox in the specific profile in gnome

I have few firefox profiles, which are launched as different processes in the panel header. Like that: How can I customize icon of the firefox in the process menu? I mean this icon:
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15.04 running Gnome3-shell, topbar does not return after autohide unless logout and login

Installed 15.04 and Gnome3-shell. Gnome3, using Tweak Tool, the topbar is set to autohide when an application window needs space at the top of the screen. Sometimes the topbar does not become ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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Rhythmbox Not Playing/Importing MP3 Files After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

Running Ubuntu GNOME and just upgraded to 15.04. I'm having trouble importing .mp3 files into Rhythmbox. Whenever I try and select my ~/Music/ folder that has the .mp3 files, I can just see the files ...
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Gnome 3.14.4 won't blank the screen / suspend the system due to inactivity

I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop on top of Ubuntu and now the automatic suspension doesn't seem to work (I've been using GNOME now for some time and I'm not 100% sure if it worked at ...
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Install Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I've just installed Ubuntu Mate and is blazing fast, but I don't like the default desktop, so I have some questions regarding this: Can I install Gnome 3.16? The speed of Ubuntu Mate is thanks to ...
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Set a different password for unlock to my sudo password

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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Change system language for Gramps in .desktop file

I would like to start the genealogy program Gramps with a language (English) other than my locale one (Spanish). I successfully tried to run Gramps in terminal via LANG=en_GB gramps I would like, ...
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Ubuntu open a chromium in kiosk mode and disable graphical environment

I want to use chromium in kiosk mode. I know I can do this in .xinitrc file. How can I disable all graphic environment like unity, lxde et.c. to decrease loading and increase performance of my system? ...
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How change protocol for xdmcp?

I have Ubuntu 15 whith Gnome (3.19.0-15-generic #15-Ubuntu). How to make XDMCP use protocol udp(v4) (instead udp6)? I disabled in system the protocol ipv6, but still: netstat -a|grep xdmcp udp6 ...
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Icons missing and misbehaving in Gnome Panel since 15.04 upgrade

This is the top right corner of my screen, where my Gnome Panel displays notification icons. I am using Flashback or Fallback or Classic or whatever it's called right now. It is missing the Dropbox ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Gnome-shell for Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I recently updated my Ubuntu to 15.04 and now I'm back to Unity shell. The gnome-shell I had became buggy after the update, so I had to revert back. How do I get a Gnome shell (again) without ...
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Where to create the desktop configuration file of an app so that it can be locked to launcher? [duplicate]

On GNOME desktop environment, I have added an app to favorites and I can launch the app from that list clicking on the icon of the favorites list. But when I launch, a similar icon of the app ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Revert changes in right top bar Gnome classic Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally removed the icons from the right top bar in Gnome classic. Now I'm trying to restore the way it was before I mess around with it. I already tried to alt + right click on the bar and ...
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My gnome session crashes - how to find out why and solve the problem?

Hello my xorg services in the last months at least crashed 3 times. Once I saw an error message of the httpd service on the shell. My questions are: 1.) How can we find out more about the reason for ...
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resolution x .xsession-errors

In the last 2/3 days I'm struggling quite a lot to change the resolution under ubuntu 12.04 lts. It was working perfectly and suddenly the resolution was set to a lower one and simultaneously I ...
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What is the intended way of creating desktop launchers? [duplicate]

TL;DR : what is the easiest way to create desktop shortcut to a program ? When I first started using GNOME with Ubuntu I immediately tried to find ways of creating desktop shortcuts/launchers to ...
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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System interface becomes blur, looks like out of focus after system crash

The whole system suddenly restart when I was watching video. After rebooting, the interface of the system has become blur and out of focus. The interface becomes normal for around 2 seconds whenever ...
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AutoKey Error on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

AutoKey works fine on Ubuntu 15.04. However on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I get the following errors: Error starting interface. Keyboard monitoring will be disabled. Check your system/configuration. Can't ...
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Is there any way to select India English as the regional format in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Regional and Language Settings in GNOME Control Centre (System Settings) in Ubuntu GNOME, there is no option to select India English as the regional format, although the language-pack*en* packages ...