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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How do you remove this button? (GNOME)

https://imgur.com/gallery/tQ0wRMW/ I installed Ubuntu-Mate's stuff into Ubuntu-Gnome (wanted to mess with some crap ;) ), then later removed it. However these buttons are left over from Ubuntu Mate, ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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Why is my desktop suddenly using my home folder?

Installed gdm, using GNOME Classic. Also using LDAP for authentication and home folder designation. I realized my home folder was set to /home/users/ldapuser which is undesired behavior, because that ...
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Is possible to install/update Gnome 3.20 via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04?

Probably it is not possible right now because a lot of work have to be done in order to have the packages ready. But I read that it could be possible. Anyone knows if there are plans to make Gnome ...
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Problem in booting my computer

While installing windows i accidentally deleted all my files and could not install windows either. Now when i am trying to restart my computer it says no boot device found. I also tried reinstall ...
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My GUI (Gnome) is extremely slow

I especially observe this while surfing the internet via firefox (but also on the menu icons). Is there a checklist I can work through?
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Unity vs Gnome Shell performance in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [closed]

Basic question So far I consider only RAM used while (first) running for comparing desktop manager. I don't know how to measure the speed fairly and independently. What are the aspects/items to ...
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GNOME Lock screen showing ordinary top bar

I am currently using Gnome 3.18 via the PPA on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily). Whenever I lock the screen, I still have the activities button and my gnome shell extensions showing. My GTK theme also is ...
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Automatic screen brightness in Ubuntu Xenial

As I understand, Unity in Xenial is Gnome 3.18 for the most part. This version of Gnome has a built-in automatic screen brightness control. I've tested it in Fedora 23 and it works excellent. However, ...
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Gnome-Terminal Auto Close

I configured my terminal to run "bluetooth off" at start up and exit terminal after the command. Now the terminal opens, runs the command and closes instantly rendering me unable to run any more ...
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gdm session without setting default

I have a locally created session to let users login to a special session at times (i've called it /usr/share/xsessions/remote.desktop). The problem is that they normally login to gnome ...
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Ubuntu booting into gnome not Unity

First I have installed Gnome and removed unity. But now I want back unity. So I again installed unity and purged gnome. Problem is on booting it boots with gnome animation and before it i have a black ...
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Mouse Cursor not always showing

I'm having an issue where my mouse cursor won't show up. The mouse still moves and I can interact with menus, I just can't see what I'm seeing. I have managed to find the conditions that seem to ...
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Customizing Gnome to save screen space

After spending many years with Unity (since it's buggy beginnings) I am considering switching to Gnome. Gnome 3.20 looks nice, dash is much more responsive then in Unity... But, there is one thing ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 gnome edition won`t boot - error symbol 'grub_efi_secure_boot' not found

I have a problem with my ubuntu 15.10 gnome edition. If a link with pastebin from boot repair disk is all that's needed to come up with a fix, i won`t steal your time: Most recent pastebin: ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Touchpad stops working after a while

I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS with Kernel 4.2.0-35 on an Asus UX303 Ultrabook. The problem I experience is the following: Every time after I boot, the touchpad (Focaltech) works just fine for some ...
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How do I reset the Python interpreter's terminal width?

When I start python in a new 14.04 LTS gnome-terminal it is 80 character wide: $ python >>> import os >>> os.popen('stty size', 'r').read() '24 80\n' When I resize the ...
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How to input Tamil phonetically in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am not able to use the i-bus m17n package in this Ubuntu 15.10 . Tamil inputting is there but in Unicode and Typewriter layout which I am not familiar Mohan N
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Just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and my network doesn't seem to connect

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and my network doesn't connect at all. I've updated my driver to the latest version to the best of my abilities (new Linux, so I hope I've done ...
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Gnome causes system hang; Unity does not. How to locate problem?

There's a bug in Gnome Shell, or possibly something beneath it (seems to apply to gdm, too) that causes a complete system lock up when I plug in an external monitor. This does not happen when using ...
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How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I want to know how exactly I can install, uninstall, upgrade, deactivate, and activate GNOME Extensions. So how exactly can I do all of these?
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Can i replace my desktop environment?

I'm considering trying out Gnome and maybe changing to it, but I've heard that "dualbooting" multiple desktop environments (so you can access them both from the login screen) can make your desktop do ...
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gnome-photos stop working after upgrade to Gnome 3.20 via PPA

Good evening. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (fresh install) and upgrade to Gnome 3.20 via PPA. Everything works good, but the gnome-photos package stop working. I've reinstalled the package and ...
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Places Status Indicator won't install on ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS two weeks ago, it's my first 'unix' desktop. I switched to gnome 3 environment from Unity and when i try to install this extension from this page, ...
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Accidentally scaled everything 12x, now whenever I click on terminal and type in enlarged view it logs me out

Basically, every time I log in to my computer the UI is MASSIVE (15 inch display), and so I figured I could just open terminal and reset the setting, right? Well every time I click or type with ...
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GNOME 3.20 Add VPN ui too small and won't scroll or resize

When I try to add a VPN, I can't change the size of this window, or scroll so I have no way to see the rest of this window =/ VPN Window Screenshot
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Terminal shrinking when it losses focus [closed]

When losing focus, a tabbed gnome terminal will shrink by one line. A normal (non-tabbed) terminal doesn't have this issue. What could be causing this? A bug in the application, in the theme or ...
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Gnome: Lock screen appears after terminal mode

When I switch to terminal mode using CTRL-ALT-F1 and back to X11 with ALT-F7, everytime the lock screen always appears and I have to login. How can I turn this off?
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Is there a 'Power Monitor' for Ubuntu GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and there is one thing lacking, a power monitor tool which will display the status, the one in Ubuntu MATE looks like this: Ubuntu (Unity) also ...
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Unable to load GUI in ubuntu server 15.10

I have installed ubuntu server 15.10 64 bit in oracle VM. To start the GUI i have entered this command sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install. And downloaded and ...
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Gnome shell text getting messed up

image showing messed up ubuntu gnome shell text im facing this problem since recent upgrade, all texts related to gnome top panel,overlay and gnome shell get messed up, only few letters are ...
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How to : Change Gnome Desktop icons to Ubuntu default icons

I just installed Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I like it, but the icons looks a bit antique. I would like to change them to default Ubuntu icons ( Cinnamon allows it ). Can someone help me with ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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How to switch between input-source modes through Terminal?

I have looked at the answers to the question How do I change keyboards from the command line?, however I have found that even though they indicate how to switch input-sources through Terminal, they do ...
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How can I reset ubuntu gnome terminal options?

I have Ubuntu gnome on my laptop and in my terminal all the text is green. However, on another computer my text is green but the bold text is a different color. I already changed the bold text on my ...
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How to get normal menus?!?! - Missing preferences in gedit [closed]

Before you assume this must be a dupe because everybody wants normal menus... trust me I've searched and it isn't. So, I want Windows-style menu bars, not Ubuntu's weird and stupid implementation. ...
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How to change default “Applications” text of app-menus gnome extension?

I using Ubuntu Gnome over a year and now is a BIG fan of it !! So cool and great with its extensions. Today I install Mmod panel and customize my ubuntu like this: enter image description here I ...
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Ubuntu won't run after restart ( image attached )

I downloaded ubuntu 15.10 and erased disk and installed it. Afterwards I ran update and upgrade commands for latest versions and that's it. I have not updated drivers nor anything else. Afterwards I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Rhythmbox + last.fm = Token expired

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and Rhythmbox. The problem is that I can't login to last.fm. The program always gives an error saying "Token expired". I upgraded Rhythmbox (to 3.3) and its plugins from the ...
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How to modify dock transparency in gnome?

I copied the files /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css of a friend of mine, who set the transparency to the maximum. I want to change it, to make it less transparent. Which option should I ...
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How to prevent users from changing their password to one of the last X passwords?

I have an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 system which I would like to set up so that the users using it cannot set a new password as one of the previous X passwords, how can this be achieved? ...
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Increase size of form input UI on HDPI screens in Firefox

I have a 4k screen on my laptop. Gnome does quite a good job of scaling things up and firefox generally seems to be using a 2px = 1px rule for its display which is fine. Except on the form controls: ...
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How to set default image size in Eye of GNOME to window size?

if I open an image with a size of 128x128 pixels in the standard Ubuntu image viewer "Eye of GNOME", then the image is displayed in its original size, which is very small on a big screen. There is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 (GNOME) Boots to tty1

First, I have seen this question and also this one regarding the matter, but none really helped me. I ran regular updates on a fresh Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 install, added Texlive 2015, LibreOffice 5.1, ...
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Restore default Gnome Shell theme

I use Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.10, but tried out KDE and Cinnamon yesterday. Now the windows in Gnome Shell no longer have rounded corners (there are also some other visual differences in the theme): ...
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Disk discovery and partition scanner tool

The problem I want to solve relates simply to a 500-GB external hard drive I have. Inadvertently I sent everything to the Trash (with an approximate content of 300 GB, 5 years of information). I ...
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Why do I always get dependancy errors when trying to install 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'?

Whenever I try to install ubuntu-restricted-extras I always get errors similar to these, however the answer to that question only resolved the errors I had that time, though I get very similar errors ...
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How do I launch the gnome GUI in place of the default unity GUI? [duplicate]

I have installed the Gnome Gui as a lighter weight option to the Unity Gui. I would like to know how to launch this in place of the Unity Gui either from the command line or from the Unity GUI. If it ...
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Problem with graphics on ubuntu gnome 3

Okay so I have a weird graphics problem on my lenovo thinkpad yoga s2. There is a strange lag between two areas of my screen. I'm sorry I couldn't take a great picture, when I tried to do a snapshot ...
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Ubuntu server boots to Console but nothing more

My Ubuntu server just boots to the console and then I can't log in or do anything. It just gets stuck in a boot loop, I have Gnome installed as a GUI. This happened after I used the command sudo ...