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 to uninstall or mount Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 on external TB drive?

I downloaded GNOME 15.04, is big about 1.3Gb, so put it on my external back-up 4TB drive is formatted NTFS. I had just downloaded the newest Ubuntu 14. I need the data in the 4TB drive to operate. ...
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Specify Home Directory: Partitioned Disk: Fresh Re-Install: Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02

I ran into serious problems with my previous Ubuntu installation. I'm now doing a fresh install (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02) on an already partitioned disk. I go to "Installation Type: Something Else" ...
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How to figure out the reason for automatic log-outs on Ubuntu Unity and GNOME 3?

My installation of Ubuntu 15.04 logs-out automatically on both Unity and GNOME 3, it doesn't do it on GNOME Fallback. Is the Xorg 0 log file the place I should go to in order to figure out the reason ...
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Auto rotate screen on Dell 13 7000 with 15.04 (Gnome)

Gnome seems very suited for touch enabled devices, is there a way to auto rotate the screen when I flip the laptop/tablet?
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Ubuntu 15.0 (Gnome): touch screen stops working after locking the system

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome) on my Dell 13 7000, after I lock the system the touch screen stops working, also some Gnome shell shortcuts stop working. Restarting Gnome shell ...
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How to install gnome-shell on Nexus 7?

I installed gnome-shell on Nexus 7 with the following steps. sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-tweak-tool sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdm sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm Then, I reboot ...
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How do I uninstall a new GNOME download?

How do I access and uninstall new GNOME 15 something from my 4TB back-up? I'm a computer novice. Just downloaded Ubuntu, newest edition, trying to be updated, so tried to download GNOME newest edition ...
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No icon themes displayed. Ubuntu 14.04

I deleted duplicate themes in the home/.themes folder and now no applications icons are displayed. I can apply themes and all themes are listed however either no icons or default blank icons are ...
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every time the system update gnome-metacity fails to start

Whenever updates are applied, gnome-metacity hangs and goes back to the login screen. If I start with another window manager I log in and when I exit, metacity works OK. Sometimes I have to try ...
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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window (With Metacity)

My question is exactly the same as the described here: Lightning reminders doesn't get focus when pop up, so I don't notice them. The difference is such that my system uses Metacity instead Compiz. So ...
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Gnome: Rebind top-left corner window spread?

I enjoy the window spread function(which is why i went from unity to Gnome 3), however I would like it re-binded to the top-right corner rather than top-left. How do I change this? I tried the ...
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Stuck at boot screen after update: Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday, I did the automated software update for ubuntu gnome 14.04, and the machine has stopped booting since then. The upgrade gives out a new kernel which is 3.13.0-53-generic from the previous ...
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hide the top bar so that there is more space to work with

I saw this video shows how to remove the top bar of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is very amazing. I want to follow this video but I am afraid of the risks. I am doing all my work with ubuntu, I must be ...
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Ubuntu messed up my chromebook

I installed ubuntu on my acer c710 chromebook and now my chromebook wont exit development mode or even load up ubuntu
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There isn't /etc/gdm/gdm.schema

I read some guides on GDM (I want to create an invisible user in GDM login screen) but they refers to a file called /etc/gdm/gdm.schema that there isn't on my computer. This is the content of my ...
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Sound buttons not working after upgrading to GNOME 3.16

I upgraded GNOME to latest version, then I downgraded it. Sound buttons stop working. I tried to apply : $ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-up 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume' ...
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Are GNOME extensions OS dependent? [closed]

Pretty straight question: are all GNOME extensions available for any OS? I thought that the only thing needed is the Gnome desktop environment, but my question has been put on hold because I'm ...
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IP Messenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Already tried given solution from this and this question. Do anybody got success using IP Messenger in ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? I'm getting error while launching ip-messenger. FileName:ipmsg.c ...
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add/delete ubuntu specific folder or file right click context using bash

I want to change the right click context menu of ubuntu specific folder using bash script. When bash script executes, it first create a file or folder having only two right click context menu option. ...
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Cant connect to wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 w/ gnome 3

I just installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 15.04 running gnome 3 (3.14 I believe, not 3.16) on my dell xps 13, however I dont have any wifi icon or does it find my home wifi, ive googled all day and ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in “Computer” disk.

Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in "Computer" disk. It's not something related to RAM, because it keeps happening even if search result contains few files and it works just well ...
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How do I run xkbcom on Ubuntu GNOME startup?

Using xkbcomp -xkb I have generated a keyboard description and stored it in my home directory - ~/.keyboard-map. I can "use" this keyboard description by executing the following command: xkbcomp ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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How to change ubuntu-touch theme unity to gnome-shell?

I want to change theme default unity to gnome-shell in ubuntu-touch simulator. How to change theme ?
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Install a .terminal file to change Terminal color scheme - Ubuntu Gnome

I found the One Dark Terminal color scheme and I'm in love with it, but it only provides a .terminal file. I know that.terminal files are what OSX uses to theme its Terminal, but so far I've been ...
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How to install Lattice Diamond 3.4 on ubuntu 14?

I am having a problem regarding the installation of Lattice diamond 3.4 software on Ubuntu. I downloaded the rpm file and converted into deb file using alien. Then tried to unpack it using command ...
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More emoji system wide (especially on empathy)

I wanted a familiar set of emoji for the Empathy interface (I currently only use empathy for hangouts). The solution so far has been: Ancient and Noto fonts : I can't be sure how well Noto works, ...
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Why the latest gnome-shell version can not be installed on LTS versions?

After seeing this and this, and also adding numerous PPA's that have no logical reason to be added, I still can't get to have gnome-shell further than 3.12.2. I am using Ubuntu GNOME LTS and I am ...
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Gnome Shell Viber icon doesn't show up but it's “there” without an icon

In Ubuntu 15.04 using Gnome Shell, the Viber 4.2.2 icon disappears both using native indicator bar and the topicon extension.
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xrdp desktop environment comparison

I know that this question might tend to somehow opinion based answers but I think it is very helpful anyways. I am using xrdp to my Ubuntu Computer (from Windows and Linux). I have figured out that ...
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gnome-terminal profiles are not being loaded

My terminal crashed recently. After the crash, the only terminal profile that is loaded is unnamed. I have a Default profile at /home/xxxx/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default It is also ...
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Mega sync client freezes hangs turns off after sleep suspend

The title says it all, I have gnome shell, ubuntu 15.04, when I wake up, the indicator is still on, I right click, I push open and mega disappears while the windows doesnt get open but the process is ...
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Can't run Dwarf Fortress

When executing Dwarf fortress, comes up with this error. I'm quite new to ubuntu and I could do with some help. No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec' No value set for ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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Ubuntu Gnome freezing during startup

This morning I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I installed a few applications and restarted the computer a couple times without issue. I just ran updates though, and when I restarted the computer ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [closed]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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Cannot Log In to Gnome 3.16 Dekstop

I have installed Gnome 3.16 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (previously updated from 14.04) via: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get ...
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My best friend passed away. He encrypted his computer but did not tell her what the key ring password was

How do I get into the computer and change the password
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Need help using Touchegg with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I have installed Touchegg using sudo apt-get install touchegg I created the configuration file using mkdir ~/.config/touchegg gedit ~/.config/touchegg/touchegg.conf and created a gesture to go ...
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How do you add applets in Gnome 3/Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my Dell XPS 13. I would like to add an indicator next to the wifi and sound icons that shows network bandwidth usage. It appears that netspeed fits the ...
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Gnome Metacity, extension how its works?

For any reason that I don't understand the extension installed in Gnome not appear in Gnome Metacity. If I logged in Gnome Metacity and go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ is unavailable to me install ...
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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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CTRL-ALT-L not locking screen Ubuntu 15.04 w/ Gnome

Title says it all. This is a feature I need. It's probably something easy, but googling it just gave me a hodgepodge of unrelated stuff.
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Ubuntu XFCE missing system settings

I installed XFCE alongside Unity and almost all the icons from the gnome-control-center are missing. I have removed and reinstalled gnome-control-center, I have reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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Disable/reduce time fade out animation dash

Is it possible to disable the fade out animation of the applications overview (dash) without using compiz and disabling all animations? I really like the animations in GNOME, but I it is really laggy ...
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Set order of extensions/indicators in gnome 3

Is it possible to set the order in which extensions/indicators appear in the top panel in gnome 3 as they seem to change position every time I login and I want to set a specific order.
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Cannot install Gnome 3 shell theme

I have a theme installed, and I can configure everything using the Gnome Tweak Tool, except for the shell theme. It has an error disabling the option to do this: I also think that this problem is ...
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Pass to the script keyboard key pressed after hotkey has invoked a Bash script

I assigned a custom hotkey Ctrl+Q to launch my bash script. #!/bin/bash read -s -n 1 key zenity --info --text "$key pressed" I'd like to have a script to detect which key followed the hotkey. Say ...