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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Unity & Gnome 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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Software Center Not Displaing Correctly

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right place, I'm fairly new here. I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my secondary laptop (Unity on my main). I'm having an issue with the Ubuntu ...
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Can't load nvidia driver in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome and installed nvidia 331 driver from Software and Updates.But after restart gdm starts and freezes and won't goes to log in screen.Although I have previously installed the ...
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Small graphic errors on text gnome 15.04

Does anyone know how to fix these small graphic errors in various places on my Ubuntu 15.04 system? I am using the AMD proprietary driver with my dual 7850 graphics cards. Ubuntu would not allow me ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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All UI elements in apps ugly and grey (14.04)

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm having a weird problem that I can't find any mention of online. Basically, all UI elements in apps look grey, Windows 98-style. (Gparted) (Geany IDE) ...
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xmonad with gnome broke my system

I installed xmonad, and was able to launch it properly. It worked as expected, but I wanted to try it out with gnome. So I logged out, and selected that option. My system do not want to come back to ...
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How to I access a keyboard map in gnome

I wrote a new keyboard map for xkeyboard-config and installed it and I can use it with setxkbmap unspell -print | xkbcomp - $DISPLAY but it doesn't show up in gnome's input methods.
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Lubuntu Login Screen does not let me login

EDIT: I have bypassed the problem by uninstalling the TightVNCServer through the shell, which seems to have solved my login problems. It seems that it did change something about the login environment, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - GNOME Flashback Install with Search Error

I have just installed GNOME Flashback from Ubuntu Software Centre and have also added the Search Tool within a panel. Unfortunately when I click on the magnify glass I receive the error: Could not ...
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Weird Gnome 3.14 look on Ubuntu 14.10

So I've just updated to Ubuntu 14.10 and Gnome 3.14, but I get theese looks everywhere, black backgrounds where they should be gray. This happens on white theme too. You see this blue where it was ...
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Copying contents of subdirectories in their parent directories

I have a list of jpeg files in a directory like this (below is just a sample, like the structure is the same but this there are many fo0# sub-folders, not only fo01 and fo02, where each of these ...
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HP Stream 11 Touchpad buttons not working correctly

So I have just bought a HP stream 11 and installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. I am having trouble with the touch pad it is expressing this functionality ...
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Unity fonts changed after using GNOME

I have installed GNOME on Ubuntu, and after using it for a while, I decided to switch back to Unity. But all the fonts have changed to the standard GNOME fonts and I want to change it back to the ...
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What app or extension do I need to open a Windows cursor - .cur - file?

I have created a .cur file using an online image editing tool, but I can't open it. Gnome Image Viewer seems to lack some extension that is supposed to allow me to see .cur files. But after doing its ...
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bonobo activation server problem

Every time I open an application the bonobo-activation-server starts to run by itself again and again, fulls the processor and memory, and frozes my system. How to stop it?
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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NetworkManager yields error when connecting via new wifi adapter

After assembling a new wireless PCI card (TP-Link WN881ND) in my computer running Ubuntu 14.10, I get the following error whenever I try to establish a connection via the new card: Creating object ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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How to remove Ubuntu-Gnome extra shells

Had new installation of Ubuntu-Gnome then add Unity via: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Now I have all this shells at log-in screen System Default Gnome Gnome Classic Ubuntu I am trying to ...
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How to hide window buttons and show them on mouse scroll over?

I would like to know how to get the title bar in applications to merge with the top panel like in the stock theme Ubuntu comes with. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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GNOME Shell 3.4.1 change shortcut to navigate between applications (Ubuntu 12.04)

I want to change the shortcut to navigate between applications on my Gnome shell 3.4.1 from Alt+TAB to Super+TAB ( Since I RDP to a windows box sometimes and it "eats" away the ALT+TAB) I followed ...
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Function keys F1-F6 and F10-F12 unusable in Gnome Terminal

We have applications we used to run on Fedora 14, that use the function keys F1+F2+F4+F10 but they do not work when running the same program in UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. The only Function keys that still work ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome Calendar bidirectional sync with google calendar

Heyho folks, so I am struggling with this problem for a while now and I cannot find a clear answer to be honest. I am using the California Calendar and have my GOA for Google set up as well. The ...
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How to install gnome extensions through firefox using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1

After fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1, I was unable to install gnome extensions through the https://extensions.gnome.org/ website. The website would given an error that it could not detect that ...
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Gnome 3 not working

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and had Gnome 3 working property except that sometimes it got stuck in the login screen and had to reboot it. So I decided to install Unity and re-install Gnome. I can access ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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Repository MTR strange behaviour:

Can someone explain this MTR readings or that may be a DNS resolver issue. have tried many things changing dns to popular public ones with no changes The first: on does not show the full URL handed ...
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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora 14 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I cannot ...
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Pipe file to gnome-open command

For example I want to open a specific book from Books directory. To find it I do ls | grep -i 'book_i_want' Ideally I would like to add next pipe with command, like this: ls | grep -i 'some_book' | ...
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Purple screen on first boot

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but everytime I boot my PC, I get a purple blank screen and it doesn't load. I force it close. I open the bios, check it, close it again and then GNUB finally ...
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Hot to stop Shotwell wallpaper slideshow

I used shotwell to create a wallpaper slideshow. Since then I am experiencing a massive memory leakage of gnome-shell and I want to turn it off again. How can I do that?
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Right Click of GNOME Panel not working in Macbook Pro(Virtual Box)

I have installed Ubuntu(14.04) in Virtual Box ; in my Macbook Pro(Yosemite, Late 2013, 15 inch). I want to use GNOME Desktop instead of Unity. When I login to GNOME Desktop, I have an empty Panel at ...
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How to restore window menubars (LIM?) for Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 14?

I was using Ubuntu 12 and recently updated to 14.04. I found that in both Gnome Shell and Unity the global menu is enabled by default. I can't find a way to disable it for Gnome Shell. Doing so in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 boot slow downs

Since the last few weeks I noticed an increasing slow down of the boot time of my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 box. Anyone willing to have a look at the attached dmesg and provide some suggestions to improve ...
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Custom .desktop file not working, cannot start application

I added a custom .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications and made it executable. However, I cannot start the program (ViTables), neither by clicking on the desktop file nor by starting it from ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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How to activate/deactivate a gnome-shell extension from command line

Let's say I have successully installed my set of gnome-shell extensions. But I want to deactivate/unactivate from the command line. This is only possible via mouse action, AFAIK. How can I do that ?
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Alias for gnome-open to open different files

I want to make alias for gnome-open so I be able to open files with command opn somefile.doc How can I pass filename with this alias?
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Missing Gnome icons

The current problem has happened to me for the second time (last time I reinstalled whole Ubuntu to solve it) I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome I have done some updates using the Software ...
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Unity is gone! And cannot get it back

Hello I have had a couple questions regarding my laptop and ubuntu. I managed to get the laptop working but now I think unity is gone (assuming that is what it's called) My question is different from ...
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Disable/Remove app menu from gnome shell 3.10

I seriously loathe the app menu that gnome-shell shows. There used to be an extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/32/remove-panel-app-menu/ but it does not work in gnome-shell 3.10 There ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...