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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Unable to launch xdiagnose through GUI in normal way

I am in need of doing some diagnostics work with xdiagnose, however when searching for it in the Activities Overview, and then clicking on it, absolutely nothing happens, when in the past it would ask ...
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Gnome / metacity and Chrome bug leading a to a falal error

since today I have a very annoying bug, opening a new tab in Chrome can make my system crash and I have to reboot. When I right click with you mouse in Chrome I see a black box instead of the standard ...
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Is it possible to get notifications on lock screen on ubuntu unity?

As we already know on Gnome lock screen we get notifications such as pidgin chat notifications etc. Same like Gnome, is there any command, configuration or software we need to change to get ...
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Does anybody know the view plugin that appears on the mid-click. I remember it was a circle with some useful buttons

I had this plugin 3 or 4 years ago and found it on omgubuntu. It looked like the circle panel that appears where you click. Just like the compass. So many years past I wonder if it has support for ...
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Gnome How do I Run a Command as root? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and just installed the Gnome on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (or something similar). Once inside the Gnome GUI, there is a terminal prompt but typing commands does not do anything. I've ...
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Chrome freezes Ubuntu GNOME 15.04

Every time I open Google Chrome it freezes GNOME. The mouse can still move, but I can't so much as toggle to a terminal screen (with alt-f1, etc.). In the past these sorts of issues have seemed to ...
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How to uninstall Gnome Desktop

I installed the gnome desktop (not the shell) alongside the default Unity desktop but I decided to not use it as I prefer the Unity desktop. I want to uninstall gnome. I already tried the cd ...
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calibrate screen, gnome color manager (calibrate button disabled)

I recently noticed that the white on my ubuntu is not exactly white, its redish. Now since I found about it, it is bugging me. How can I calibrate my screen so that white on my ubuntu is same as white ...
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Dropbox Icon under Gnome [duplicate]

Hi since switching to gnome 3.14 my dropbox icon has disappeared. Is there a way getting it back?
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now nothing

I tried the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now my computer has no desktop. I can't get a terminal but I can get to tty. I use the gnome-session-fallback, the 2D gnome ubuntu since my computer isn't the ...
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How to make desktop icons less fat on Gnome 3.16?

I am contemplating putting these icons on a diet too, however before I start on their diet plan, I am going to try whatever you guys have on offer... So the problem at hand is that although I have now ...
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How to make Nautilus icons in Gnome 3.16 less fat?

Since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16, I have noticed that my icons in Nautilus have started eating a lot more than they used to, and have got really fat, is there any way now to decrease ...
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How to get AppIndicator icons on the top right hand corner again on Gnome 3.16?

Ever since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.04 I have found that my icons that would go in the top-right-hand corner go in the bottom-left-hand corner, is there any way to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is getting crashed

I am on ubuntu 14.04, I have 8 GB of RAM , Intel Core i5 processor. after installing ubuntu14.04, I installed eclipse and few more software, When I restated it, I am not able to see my user account. ...
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How to block the use of apps from other users

How would I go about not allowing none-administrative users from using applications that I don't them to? I'm new to configuration files so please give me step-by-step instructions so that I don't ...
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Strange Firefox syncing during Gnome 3.16 upgrade

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and 3.16, although I only just upgraded to Gnome 3.16 from Gnome 3.14. And sometime during the upgrade I suddenly noticed this in Firefox: It just ...
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How to safely remove the gnome desktop and return to Unity?

I've installed the gnome desktop env on my ubuntu 15.04 version. Now I want to remove it completely! Can someone give me the list of items to be removed using apt-get remove to remove gnome? I used ...
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Nautilus shows an icon for “List View” and a different one for “Icon View”

I have UbuntuGNOME 14.04 (which comes with Nautilus 3.10.1). And I've installed the Numix-Circle icon theme too. Whenever I open a folder with Java files (text/x-java), on "List View" mode, Nautilus ...
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How to enable file creation from nautilus right-click menu on Gnome?

I have got Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and I have noticed that unlike with Unity, Nautilus does not have the option to create different files with a right-click, just the ...
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Will upgrading to Gnome 3.16 on 15.04 lead to 'dependency hell' when upgrading to 15.10? [closed]

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, but I am thinking about upgrading Gnome from 3.14 to 3.16 using these PPAs: gnome3-team/gnome3-staging gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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Tweaked .profile. Ubuntu 14.04LTS changed to Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome on RESTART. Unable to login to gnome also

I made a few changes in the PATH in .profile. On restart, gnome booted up with my username. But on entering the password, it goes into a loop and I am unable to login.
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How to update lightdm/metacity to classic gnome 3.12 or greater?

Need to use the numix flat theme in Ubuntu 14.04 metacity lightdm (classic gnome 3.9), but numix flat has requirement of gtk3+ and gnome 3.12 at least. How can I just update to gnome 3.12, not the ...
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How to safely change the names of items in the system settings

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and in my gnome-control-center I have many items, one of which is called Sound, now I don't like this name and would like to change ...
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Automatically add Steam games and desktop icons to GNOME activities?

In Ubuntu GNOME, Steam does not automatically add shortcuts to installed games in the GNOME Activities menu. I'm aware I can use a program like alacarte to manually add them, but that's one at a time. ...
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How to get multiple clipboards

I have been using Ubuntu for some time, but still haven't found what would be the most useful thing for me, a way of having multiple clipboards. So is there any software out there at all, or a ...
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What is the correct Gnome UI terminology?

There is the top bar, the message thing at the bottom, the activities overview section with all its little bits, but what are they officially called? What is the correct Gnome UI terminology which ...
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Sound by application controls

Are there any easy GUI controls that I can get access to which will allow me to set specific sound levels on certain specified applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, running GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.14? ...
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Programming on Ubuntu [closed]

To begin with I'm a new Linux user, my distro is "Ubuntu GNOME 15.04" if that matters. I would like to start writing code on Linux, I have to install editors, compilers, IDE etc just like windows or ...
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Certain keyboard shortcuts stop working when closing laptop lid with external monitors connected

I have an Asus Zenbook UX303LA laptop and I'm working with two external monitors connected to HDMI and mDP ports on Ubuntu 15.04. When I close the laptop lid, I get the error that ...
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File chooser view settings

In Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10, replaced every shred of nautilus with pcmanfm 1.2.3. Searched through every config file, checked the issue tracker, nothing can seem to explain how I can force the ...
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AbiWord is launching on every reboot on ubuntu 15.04 gnome [duplicate]

As the title says, AbiWord is launching every time after logging into my desktop without any user interaction. I've tried to find an entry in init.d but couldn't find something. This happens since the ...
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Ubuntu stucks often even in gnome-fallback and gnome session?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5050. I have switched to gnome-fallback mode since unity is not so good. i opened 4 tabs in google chrome , media player and a file manager, when i want to ...
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Gnome 3.14: Changing window icons to the left [duplicate]

How may I move window icons to the left in Gnome 3.14 under Ubuntu 15.04? This question has been asked before, but considerably older versions of Ubuntu and Gnome.
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Reliance Netconnect+ not working

I have always used Reliance Netconnect by using the sudo gnome-ppp but recently I have this error message coming. GNOME PPP: Connecting... GNOME PPP: STDERR: --> WvDial: Internet dialer version ...
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Problems with UI in Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome-shell 3.12

For a few days I have some problems with gnome-shell (I think), I'll try to explain this because I don't know how to show it, when I try to make some movements within "Files" the app itself closes ...
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How can I get rid of Activities in Ubuntu?

I'm currently visiting a foreign university, where I'm using an Ubuntu system. The Desktop has something in the upper-left corner called Activities. I have to click it or mouse through it to do most ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Is there a way to change a 'searching box' to an 'executing box'?

When you start typing in Gnome desktop environment a little search-box pop out one the bottom right of the screen ( Im guessing it's a nautilus feature). I could really use an quick execution-box ...
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Redshift doesn't work under gnome

I have some problems to get redshift working under Gnome. In Unity there is a taskbar-icon I can use to switch it off and on. Unfortunately there is none under Gnome. Whenever I start the redshift app ...
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How to remove header bar after purge Ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I have installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04(unity). After couple of days I decided to remove gnome-shell. So I run the following command. sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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How to install tint2 on gnome

I am trying to install tint2 on my ubuntu-gnome 15. Here is what I have done: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/killeroid/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" sudo ...
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Gnome 3.14: How to put the menu inside the title like in Unity?

Unfortunately Gnome is very wasty with screen real estate when compared with Unity. Is there any way I can put the menus inside the window title like on Unity?
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Gnome 3.14: How to disable window effects

Is there a way to disable the unnecessary window effects of Gnome 3.14?
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Custom keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome [closed]

Some Custom Keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome. I have developed keys such as www., .com, etc.
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How to run Gnome Startup Applications in i3?

i3 does not launch Ubuntu's startup applications by default. It will only execute what is added to its configuration. Which command or script do I have to execute do start all the startup applications ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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How can I delete all of my gnome sources?

I was trying to install some source codes using wget and apparently I accidentally downloaded every source code in gnome. I really don't want all of them at this time. I don't know if they already ...