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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Gnome3 - Can't change top panel black color

No matter the shell theme I select in tweak-tool, the top panel is always black. Only with certain themes the font changes. I have installed themes that are supposed to have a transparent panel (like ...
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How can I prevent close session/shutdown/reboot when certain console program is executing?

I want to disable close session/shutdown/reboot from Gnome (Unity/Lightdm) when lftp is executing. Is there any way? Perhaps with polkit?
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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recent keystrokes visible on shutdown

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and use the Gnome 3 Shell. The problem is the following: If I press Esc during shutdown to show the shutdown messages instead of the splashscreen, sometimes it shows me all ...
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Gnome 3 panel shrinking application indicators

today I added a couple of indicators to my gnome-shell panel, like Skype, weather and some sensors. The problem that I'm facing is that indicators that take a considerable amount of space, like the ...
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How to change the login type in Ubuntu 13.04?

Whenever I change to Gnome Fallback, Ubuntu changes it right back to the default Ubuntu, any help? Oh, and this is on Ubuntu 13.04
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Livewallpaper on gnome3

Is there a way to have live wallpapers like galaxy and nexus on Gnome 3. I have managed to get them running on unity but not on Gnome 3.
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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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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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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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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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How do I not lose focus when an application in another workspace opens a dialog?

I have applications open in multiple workspaces. I have a Java application running in a different workspace and it opens a dialog window. This causes my current application to lose focus. I do not get ...
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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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How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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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 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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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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GNOME 14.04 wallpaper contest

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I want to upload some of my artwork to the GNOME wallpaper contest, but the only one I can find says it's for 14.04, so does this mean that if my artwork is accepted and ...
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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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Ubuntu Desktop has changed appearance after installing tweak and Gnome

I have a recent install of Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed a few things as recommended to do on howtoubuntu here, and on unixmen here. As a consequence the appearance of my Ubuntu environment has ...
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gMTP have problems while syncing music with Lumia 520

I have a Lumia 520 and an album called Monstercat. When I open up gMTP and connect then sync music, it worked. However, when I see the songs in Lumia all the songs have only an artist. Each album ...
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External Monitor: VGA and HDMI Behaving Differently

I'm trying to set up a second monitor. I want the primary screen to be my laptop's built-in display and I want the secondary screen to be the external monitor. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Gnome freezes

I am running the Ubuntu 14.10 with Gnome desktop. My machine is Lenovo t440s. Specs: Processor: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U (4MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz) 12 GB RAM GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 The ...
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Gnome 3.12 - Choppy Animations with Intel HD 4600 Graphics

I've just purchased a Lenovo T540p and installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. So far, the performance of Gnome Shell has been very sub par. Animations like opening the activities overview or moving windows ...