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 switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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Keyboard navigation/search for all UI elements

I have recently found out about Shortcat, an OSX app that allows for keyboard-only control of any application that has accessibility features turned on. I vaguely remember GNOME Do and Docky planning ...
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Recording in GNOME stopped working after gsettings editing

I was looking for a way to record audio with video on Gnome Shell (Ubuntu 13.04) and after doing these command: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc quality=10 ...
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Desktop background changes to dark gray in activities overview in gnome in 13.04

Since 13.04, in Gnome, when in activities overview, background changes to dark gray. In 12.10, desktop background would dim but the image would still be visible. Is this a bug or a feature? If it is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Nvidia 304.88 GT 220 not keeping resolution wwhen switching inputs HDMI on HDTV

Strange problem since the latest 'upgrade' for the Nvidia drivers (to 304.88). My HTPC - Ubuntu 12.04 - is connected to my HDTV via a Samsung receiver. This receiver does all the switching for my ...
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How to persistently maintain cloned mac address on Network Manager?

I'm on Gnome 3, and it seems like I'm able to add cloned mac address to my network interfaces from the GUI wizard of Network Manager. The catch is, every time I reboot my computer the cloned mac ...
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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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Create a virtual desktop and share it over the internet

I was wondering if there is anyone who has an idea how to do a display trick. Here is the deal, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and we have a bunch of desktop computers in the university. I can't unplug ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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GNOME Display Manager fails to load on startup

I have installed gnome on my ubuntu 12.10. When i installed it, it initially worked fine for first two times but after that whenever i boot, it fails to start the display manager. The screen turns ...
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Is it possible to use Gnome Shell 3.6 with 12.04?

I managed to get stuck on Gnome Shell 3.5.4. I want to get to 3.6 so that I can get my extensions back. I can't seem to find an answer on whether I MUST go to 12.10. I'd prefer to not do a version ...
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gnome 3 opens only the wallpaper

I changed the gnome 3 theme and it was working perfectly except the terminal, I restarted the system but now it opens only the wallpaper without any icons or bars. I can't open any of my files. I ...
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How to run two DE's on one partition

How to segregate 2 desktop editions (kde/gnome) installed on one partition using kdm/gdm to start, doesn't matter which. But not share the apps, bins or libs. I don't want the mish-mush of Gnome and ...
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Rhythmbox will no longer attach to launcher

I have been reorganizing my launcher. Now Rhythmbox will no longer attach to it when it is minimized. So when I want to skip past ads on my favorite podcast, I have to go up there to the menubar, ...
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Weird graphical issues with Gnome Shell in 12.10

I finally got Gnome Shell working on Ubuntu 12.10, but there are some weird graphical issues. It seems as if the text is corrupted or something. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about: It ...
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keyboard shortcuts misbehavior Gnome 3.6

I've enabled few Keyboard-shortcuts and they work weird. Shortcuts with Ctrl+Alt+ I've enabled "Ctrl+Alt+C" to open a Google-chrome browser Works only when I hold the Ctrl+Alt for a while. Works ...
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gtk2 menus are slow

My PC runs ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell. Some time ago after an upgrade the menus in gtk2 apps became slow, i.e. there's a delay while opening the context menu in synaptic, claws-mail, etc. gtk2 ...
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Evolution email forgets all settings after reboot

My Evolution email client keeps forgetting all settings after a reboot or even a logout/login. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new laptop. To move my Evolution settings and email over to ...
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How to disable sliding login screen in Gnome?

I am using Gnome 3.6 and I am quite annoyed by the login screen when my computer wakes up. The new implementation in Gnome includes two steps. First you have to hit Esc or click and drag upward ...
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How to change the width of desktop icon title in Gnome?

I want to make the title of the icon (from the screenshot below) narrower. How can this be done?
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How can I wake my laptop from suspend only on power button?

My Lenovo G560 wakes up from suspend in my backpack sometimes and I hate it. I would power off the whole system, but gnome shell (which I like) starts very slowly. Is there a way to make the system ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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Problem with using remote desktop application via citrix web client

I have problem when I connect to remote desktop (Windows VDI) via Citrix application from web, it look like that mouse hot spot is shifted to upper position then I can't click on the correct button or ...
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12.04 Gnome Classic Launcher Icons on Gnome panel, size and spacing

I've been searching the forums and google for a while and nothing seems to work. I have a top and bottom panel in ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic using the default ambiance theme. My top panel has all my ...
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Unity + Gnome 3 broke on update — NVidia card — OpenGL working

Think the title is fairly clear (system specs below) I cannot get Unity (2d works) nor Gnome 3 to load properly since an update run last Friday thus far I've tried installing propietary drivers ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: unified panel sliders

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome (version 3.10) and I seem to be missing certain items in the unified panel like the brightness slider, wired connection status, bluetooth status and battery ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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Wlan disconnects often

I am using a lenovo T440 with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3.10.4 and Kernel 3.13.0-32-generic. My WLAN disconnects often. So I researched a bit about the problem and found out that maybe the module isn't ...
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12.04/Gnome Classic/printer prints 1 job then rubbish

After finally updating to 12.04 with Gnome 3.4.2, I find my printer (HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn) is unable to print more than a single job properly. I must turn the printer off and on to print ...
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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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some apps/popups displayed in gnome-style in ubuntu 14.04 (unity)

after installing valama, some dialogs (open-dialog, save-dialog, password-prompt, ...), are displayed in gnome-style (no title-bar). this issue appears in any application using gnome-dialogs (i.g. ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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How to open jar file with doubleclick after upgarade to 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04. I ran into problems with opening .jar files. Double clicking on Client.jar doesn't open it. I tried right clicking and selecting both , OpenJDK Java 7 runtime and OpenJDK ...
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how to change desktop background in ubuntu desktop

I was using gnome desktop environment at the start but i switched to unity environment by install unity shell via this command sudo apt get install Ubuntu-desktop after this I have many issues like ...
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UK ISO mechanical keyboard layout on 14.04

I'm trying to configure Ubuntu 14.04 to use with the keyboard layout shown here UK Keyboard layout. I can't find any options from the list of English (UK) keyboard layouts that match this format, ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Gnome3 on Xubuntu keeps forgetting my screen resolution

I installed Gnome3 on Xubuntu. After I install I used the display manager to set the resolution at 1024*768. But after every reboot Gnome keeps going to 800*600. Fixes I tried. I made an ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Cannot login on my ubuntu 14.04

I left my laptop on for a night while I was downloading some songs but when I woke up it was shutdown and when I tried to restart it I came to the login window normally. Now when I try to login as a ...
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How to open application instead of context menu in gnome notification area?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and GNOME (gnome-session 3.9.90). When i clicking on icon in the notification area, I see a context menu, not the window of application (early my Skype and Dropbox opens a ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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gnome-control-center suddenly has limited settings

I remember normally I can make most of the settings just by typing the name in Unity search, like when I type "Displays" I can configure my monitors. But all of sudden the "Displays" is no longer ...
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Sync all gnome shell settings

I have different computers (laptop, private, work) and want to sync ALL gnome shell settings, including panels, keyboard shortcuts, gnome shell extensions, ... My plan is to create a dropbox folder ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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Extension items are grayed out, and there is no on/off slider button for extensions.gnome.org

When I go to extensions.gnome.org, all of the extensions are greyed out and there is no on/off slider in any of them. Another weird thing is that the reviews fail to load. I am on gnome 3.9.90, with ...
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...