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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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the time when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Removing the Firefox top panel

I would like to remove this top panel in Firefox (I'm using Firefox Developer Edition): I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. How do I remove the top panel hilighted in the picture above?
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Persistent Error Message in Evolution

I'm getting the following error message in Evolution. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. (I changed the email address in the message for privacy): RCPT TO <"; j******"@birdvilleschools.net> ...
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes ...
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How to access all files in Home folder?

I am a Ubuntu user, recently I switched from Ubuntu 14.04(Unity one) to Ubuntu 14.04 (GNOME one). I have used Ubuntu 14.04 for around one year and never faced issues in creating, modifying and ...
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Desktop entry, or other convinent but safe way to exec multiple statements,

I'm running Gnome on Ubuntu 15.4. I want to execute two or more actions at once, but let's try with two: sudo pm-suspend gnome-screensaver-command -l pm-suspend has been added and allowed to be ...
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Laptop shuts-down when power ac is unplugged on Ubuntu 15.10

I've been searching the web for answers regarding this issue but most are outdated, and don't work for me, I tried to locate/apps/gnome-power-manager/general on dconf-editor but it seems that the ...
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How to search through all keyboard shortcuts that use a certain key?

I sometimes set keyboard shortcuts, but as there are so many keyboard shortcuts set on my system, it is hard to know what other keyboard shortcuts you might set off when setting and using a new one, ...
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Scrolling Wallpaper - Gnome Desktop

I want an image on my desktop (Lets say Yoshi's Island 1) to scroll and loop, and maybe every x seconds it will fade to another scrolling image. I know that Adwaita has an XML to do fading on images ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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Gnome 3 screwed up Unity, especially Nautilus

I wanted to try gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which had unity). I installed gnome 3 alongside unity; tried it; didn't like it. So, I uninstalled gnome 3 environment. But now my unity is not working ...
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How to remove bottom gnome-panel of Unity on Ubuntu 15.04?

I installed Unity desktop environment but I am with a weird bottom panel on it. How to remove it and have a default Unity desktop? It seems every time I load the Unity desktop the bottom gnome-panel ...
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Command to use guake under qt creator

I want to change default terminal in QT Creator from xterm to guake. I tried some stuff like usr/bin/guake -e and usr/bin/guake -e -n --show etc but it does not work. I will appreciateany sort of help ...
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Why am I getting gdm and a bunch of packages in the list of apt-get autoremove?

Of late, I've done a lot of configuration changes on my Trusty laptop (14.04 LTS). Firstly, I installed gnome-shell, did all updates and migrated to the LTS enablement stack. After that, I added the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on Alt+Tab

Not always. Sometimes. When I click Alt+Tab it freezes and then log off. After that I need to login again. It really annoys. I found this question but answer is not worked for me. It's already checked ...
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How do I backup and restore all programs and settings without Clonezilla etc

I use things like Chrome (with 6 profiles), Steam, Xampp and bunch of Gnome Extensions. I tried Aptik and Duplicity, neither was able to restore my software or settings, only Home folder. I do ...
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Choose window manager from command line

I didn't know what Window Manager I should use: I like both Gnome/Unity of Ubuntu and LXDE of Lubuntu: sometimes I need lightweight (example maximize battery - Lubuntu), sometimes I need (want) Unity ...
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Ubuntu Gnome VS Fedora Gnome (Workstation) [closed]

I am a new Linux user. I installed Ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (I really do not like the Unity shell, looks so bad in my opinion). I like very much the Gnome, it looks more pro. I installed ...
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How can I install gnome-icon-theme:i386?

I want to install ibus:i386. However, I get an error saying that this package depends on gnome-icon-theme:i386, which is not installable. Indeed, when I run apt-get install gnome-icon-theme:i386, I ...
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Change the login screen theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Can anyone show me a way to change the default login screen theme with the ones available at http://www.gnome-look.org ? For eg, this http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HexLogin?content=169840 ...
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login on shell with multilingual password

I have tried to find a solution but of no avail. I keep a non-latin password (hindi language) for my ubuntu login. It works great for graphical interface. However, I can't seem to find a way of typing ...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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How to prevent unencrypted file to be written to folder reserved for Gnome Encfs files?

I use Gnome Encfs to encrypt a folder. I have it set to "Unmount when idle after 5 minutes". If a open a file from that folder and it stays open in a program, the file can be autosaved after 5 ...
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Nautilus 3.18.2 and Google Drive

I am currently running Nautilus 3.18.2 and one of the announced features was that there will be Google Drive support after Online Accounts have been properly set up. So after adding in my Google ...
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sync evolution contacts and calendar with owncloud

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I would like to sync Evolution with Owncloud and my Android. I have Android and Owncloud talking fine but the problem is with Evolution and Owncloud. I have ...
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How to get the Ubuntu wallpapers on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and although those who maintain GNOME for Ubuntu claim that they do update the wallpapers every new release, either it's not updating, or it ...
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How to remove the bottom panel of Gnome Classic in Unity?

I switched to Unity environment and there is a bottom panel of Gnome Classic that is not natural of the proper Unity. How to remove it?
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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Evolution 3.16.0 problem in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04

I just set up Evolution 3.16.0 in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04. I have a Gmail account, two Outlook.com accounts, and an iCloud account. All accounts work fine in Thunderbird on my Windows laptop and on my ...
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cannot build Java programs in Geany Editor?

Something error with Geany cannot build java programs. when i click on build i get output like :- make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. PS: Nothing problem with JDK. Run ...
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Tomboy Notes HiDPI

I cant seem to get hidpi to work on tomboy notes. Is there an environment variable that needs to be set or is there absolutely no support for getting this to display well on hidpi devices?
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GLib-GIO-ERROR: org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time

Upon starting gedit on my Ubuntu-14.04, I see the following error: (gedit:3173): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed I tried the answer of Gedit ...
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Desktop icons not appearing

I am fairly new to Ubuntu ( I have been using it for about a week and a half). I am using 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I immediately installed a bunch of apps. Everything was working well. I tried out a couple ...
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gconf override glib schema error - “can not parse as value of type 'd'”

I'm trying to override the gconf settings for text-scaling-factor and scaling-factor on my system, following the method mentioned here. So I created a file at ...
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Battery icon on top-right takes a long while to come after switching from Unity to GNOME Desktop

I've recently switched from unity to ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my inspiron laptop running 14.04 LTS. After I reconfigured gdm as primary display manager and logged into the new desktop, I faced two ...
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How to create one directory in the tree of directories ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I get the following window: I wonder if there is any way to create a folder in the "Places" area in the tree of ...
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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How to stop an application from outputing sound?

I have an application which makes a lot of noise, and there seems to be no way of turning off the noise it makes (it plays some music while running etc), so I was wondering if I can just make it so ...
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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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Ubuntu can't find Wi-Fi driver

My newly set-up Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 system isn't able to find a Wi-Fi driver for my laptop. When I boot from a live USB it's able to find the driver easily, and activate it so I can use Wi-Fi. Yet, on ...
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Unity fails to start session [after removing gnome]

EDIT : I can login through tty but GUI session is failing to start. Most answers on the net recommend installing gnome again. I don't want to do that if there is a more logical solution. This is an ...
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Why does the gnome-control-center say that I am running 16.04 when I am running 15.10?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, however when going into the Details section of the gnome-control-center it tells me just under the logo that I am running 16.04, though it then below ...
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Bring BackSpace back to nautilus (3.18+) once and for all!

With regards to this question, the solution provide to get backspace for going back in nautilus does not function any longer. I would like to know if there is a functioning workaround for nautilus ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Drivers for Intel AC-8260

Im struggling with getting my Wifi working on a Ubuntu 14.04 GNOME System. I have a Thinkpad Yoga with a wireless module from Intel named AC-8260. I followed this guide New to linux, need to find and ...
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How to make GDM have a limit of incorrect password attempts before action is taken?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, though I used to (a long while back) run Windows 7, and though Ubuntu is better in most ways, there is still a feature lacking or at least a ...
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How to show a different desktop image to screen capturing applications?

I often take screenshots with shutter and do screen recordings with other applications, and sometimes I have my desktop picture set to something private that I don't want people looking at my ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Ever since I have upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install), I have been facing an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but is neither listed as output ...
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Ubuntu Gnome doesn't detect second monitor

My laptop can't detect my monitor connected via the vga output. My graphic card is a GeForce GT 730M and I have the proprietary drivers installed (version 352.68 from nvidia-352(proprietary)). Here is ...