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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Workspaces are copy of default workspace

I am having trouble with workspaces. All workspaces are exact copy of the default one, i.e., I can't start a blank workspace and do something new. There are no blank workspaces, all of them are ...
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How to edit gnome settings in config file(.xmll or other)

I enable connection notification with following: gsettings set org.gnome.nm-applet disable-connected-notifications false gsettings set org.gnome.nm-applet disable-disconnected-notifications false ...
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Very slow startup with Gnome 3

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 today and the startup speed was fine. After I installed gnome-shell the startup immediately became much slower. Before I get a login screen I wait for about 20 seconds. ...
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No image output after gnome-applet purge

Okay, so I was trying to get my flash player to work on Amazon prime video's DRM protected content. I Google's some things and it said I should install a thing called hal. I tried it using apt-get ...
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Network configurations and client/server operating system

I am working on a project for my operating systems class. I'm having difficulty fulfilling 2 requirements for it. It asks for 5 network configurations for Ubuntu Gnome and what client/server operating ...
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Moving 'save' dialog for pdfs moves the entire (background) firefox screen

This is what I mean: I'm trying to move the dialog so I can read the title of what I'm trying to save, but that's not working.
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04

Setup: Custom built Haswell i7 system, Windows 8.1 installed first, then installed Gnome Ubuntu later for Ruby development. Gnome keeps crashing, throwing up error messages, etc.... Now I want to ...
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How do I make DockX autostart via UCK on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

I intend to customize a GNOME Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using UCK to include DockbarX. I want DockX to autostart systemwide. How do I do this from the command line? Note: if I don't thank people or ask ...
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Unity has disappeared from lightdm after updating gnome-shell

This morning I ran sudo apt-get upgrade and it prompted me to update gnome-shell. I never really use the gnome desktop environment, but I figured I might as well keep it up-to-date. After restarting ...
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Error after uninstalling GNOME

After uninstalling GNOME to switch to Unity, I can log in to my account to Ubuntu but after log in Ubuntu, I get stuck and can not access to Ubuntu. What is my error? Can anybody help me? Thank you so ...
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Alien-arena does not appear in the launcher

I have installed the alien-arena via ubuntu programs central and it does not appear at the launcher (press super and type alien),I need always run alien-arena on terminal. how I can make it appear in ...
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GNOME brightness and volume 'boxes' not showing - settings work, though

I don't know what else to call them, but when I adjust volume or brightness the little on-screen 'boxes'/notifications don't show up. The volume/brightness are changed, but I can't see what level ...
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How to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04, I know there is a version Gnome Ubuntu but i prefer not having to reinstall Ubuntu. I guess I just must add repositories of gnome, update and ...
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Gnome Dashs shows only some windows

I have a problem with my Gnome shell. I have two monitors. In the dash view, there are only the windows shown which are on my Laptop monitor. If i change the primary Display to the Laptop Monitor, ...
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Installed and set up dconf to share desktop with mac

Hi: I have a MacBook Pro running yosemite and a linux box running ubuntu 14.04. I click share on the macbook but it request a password and just spins, any suggestions? Thank you!
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Transfer or copy Gnome to Ubuntu 14.04

I was wondering if there is a way to import/clone/restore my gnome configuration from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. Both Ubuntu sit on two different HD installed in the same machine.
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Can't calibrate my screen(Lenovo 20354) Ubuntu 14.04.1

I just feel like my laptop's screen is not giving true colors. But i can't calibrate my screen. I have latest Intel Graphics Drivers installed. Is there any way to calibrate my screen like there in ...
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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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I kind of change the nautilus and window theme

Some days ago I worked on changing the theme of my Ubuntu 14.10. But I can't remember what I did in detail :P Since a few days my Nautilus looks like I'm using gnome. Can somebody tell me how to get ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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is Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 stable?

I using Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome version. When I finished installing it, I updated my ubuntu with repository. But, when updating finished, my PC often crash. Is that a differences between Ubuntu Unity with ...
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problem with Gnome and how to upgrade it

I have gnome 3.10.4 installed on Ubuntu 14.04 from software center. problem: when I click on full screen for video on youtube, I get a notification about it and when I click on it, the full screen of ...
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Unable to Install ATI Radeon HD 7560M graphic card driver on Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64 bit on Dell Inspiron 3521. I have ATI Radeon 7560M HD Series Graphics Card. I tried installing ATI Graphics card in different ways. 1)Selecting fglrx from Additional ...
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How to theme window decorations through gtk3 css on Ubuntu Gnome?

I have looked everywhere, but I cannot find out how to theme the window decorations in Gnome through gtk3 css. I know it can be done, but I have no idea how.
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How do I set a user profile pic in GNOME?

I simply want to get an image in gnome like this one: And here is how mine looks like: To clarify, I want to add my name near the arrow as above and when I click on it I want to get an image I ...
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How to get notification bar in Gnome Core Ubuntu Server

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.10, with Gnome Core GUI. It is fun, except for one thing: there is no notification bar (or status bar) as in Ubuntu Desktop. So far, I cannot use indicator applet, or ...
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Gnome shell extensions disabled at every startup

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME 3.12 and encounter a problem with the Tweak Tool. Whenever I restart my machine all extension settings are getting set back do default, which is ...
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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In Gnome Shell, what is the toggle button located between settings and lock-screen?

See circled red in image for more detail. This button toggles to show a lock symbol next to what is currently in the image.
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Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout

I'm norwegian so I have the norwegian keyboard as default, but now I need to write something in spanish, so I added the spanish keyboard layout. However, when I try to change between them the label in ...
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How to add and change window theme in gnome shell?

I know how to change , but what I want to know is how to add a new window theme(note:not gtk+ or gnome shell theme). I download many themes and they work well. I can change the GTK theme,icon theme ...
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How do I use wmctrl to detect if a window is present?

I am doing some UI automation and I want to perform some task based on the window being present. The window only opens up in same cases. The command that I want to use is: wmctrl -a "Confirm New ...
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How to make Ubuntu Gnome display bigger in Virtualbox?

I am doing a project for my operating systems class. In Virtualbox, I have already installed the Guest additions and restarted, but it is still the same screen resolution. I am using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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Installed MATE on Lubuntu and still have leftovers from LXDE

I didn't like Unity and wanted that old Ubuntu look that it had back when I first touched linux (Ubuntu 6.04 it was I believe). I first installed gnome via apt get, then I installed MATE and removed ...
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How To Decrease space between indicators in Gnome Shell?

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I have noticed that padding between two indicators are too much in shell, which I would like to decrease it. I tried using shell extension available but it ...
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Bluetooth problems after installing Gnome on 14.04 LTS

A week ago I installed Ubuntu - mainly for web development - as I thought it will save me some time. Now, I had the issue that Unity crashed once in a while, it either froze or disappeared, ...
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Desktop Icons Off Screen Combined Display Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome 13.14

I have two monitors side by side both with the same 1680x1050 resolution, but one is lower than the other. But if I arrange them as such in the display settings then any icons that I have at the top ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04 [closed]

I want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04: Lockscreen with another one with a different design and have notifs and music controls Splash screen the startup screen Icons themes How ...
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How to fix no menu bar in 14.04/Metacity?

I am trying to develop a kiosk configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 with Metacity window manager. I have a session script that looks like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash metacity --replace & while true; do ...
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Is it possible to have the menu bar in the title bar in Ubuntu Flashback mode?

I've never used Unity, but I came across this cool Unity feature of having the menu bar in title bar. I'm talking about this: ...
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How to add custom sources to GNOME Music Player?

I just upgraded to GNOME 3.12 (running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS) and I love the Music Player that comes with it. The problem I have, is that my music is located on a NAS, so its not in the default ...
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Cannot set system default Desktop Environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I completely uninstalled Unity and lightdm, and installed Gnome 3 with gdm. Now I can log into Gnome Desktop by selecting Gnome from log in screen. However, if I ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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How to set size (width & height) of a widget

So the problem is absolutely clear from the title. Probably I didn't understand how the alignment system works, because I found nothing on the web. So, let's have a vbox with a toolbar, textview and a ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cyrillic Doesn't Function

I'm using the gnome shell and i have setup my keyboard layouts to EN(us) and BG(bulgarian traditional phonetic) but the when i switch to BG it still type on en(qwerty). Any suggestions?
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Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

While running cheese in desktop i get the following error report. adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ cheese (cheese:2711): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkAlignment:xscale is deprecated ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Ubuntu 14 lts request host-name update by dhclient

In ubuntu 12 lts, for update the hostname by our dhcp server, we have juste to edit /Etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf and set request or require host-name and del the /etc/hostname. I try this in ubuntu 14 but ...
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What can I safely remove from Ubuntu and still have a decent graphic interface?

I have come to like Linux, Unix, and the GUI's but sometimes I remove too many things and lose the ability to boot back into the same interface I was using before I rebooted. most of the time I have ...