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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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday i rebooted my laptop. After that - i discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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How do I get Mint Menu in my Gnome Flashback panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I tried installing the Mint Menu package following these instructions. However, when I get to the step of actually installing, I get these errors: $ sudo apt-get install mintmenu Reading package ...
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Ubuntu Gnome / Nvidia - Triple Monitor possible?

Using default graphics it works fine without acceleration. Installed nvidia-current and the second card won't run. If I enable GPU-1 (210), even if GPU-0 (260) is still enabled it won't run and I go ...
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How can I force the gnome clock in the top menu bar to update?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I use sudo ntpdate -s time.nist.gov to update my system time, I observe that the date command returns the correct time, but the gnome clock in the top menu bar on the ...
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GNOME Shell showing black on some windows

I installed GNOME 13.10.04 today and everything it's ok but there are black areas popping out inside the windows. I can't take a screenshot because it appears without those black areas in them. ...
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. My problem is that some applications do not support browsing to the parent directory with ...
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Is it possible to log programs executed from the drop down menu?

I'm trying to achieve similar functionality of bash history, but for programs executed from the drop down menu. For example, clicking and executing "Applications -> Calculator" would leave an entry ...
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.xinitrc not sourced in 13.10

I am using gnome / lightdm / ubuntu 13.10. I have some customisations I want to do in ~/.xinitrc, but it seems this file is not being sourced at startup. I've tried also with .xsessionrc and ...
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how to install global menu in gnome 3

How can I install gnome2 global menu? This one (from google) and not the one we taking here. Thanks.
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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How to add bluetooth icon on gnome-shell panel 3.10? (13.10 Gnome Ubuntu)

How can I add an option (like 3.8 menu for example) on panel to turn on/off/settings bluetooh conection on Gnome 3.10?
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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How do I change the delay when I open Gnome 3 dash?

Is there a way of changing the delay of the dash in gnome shell, when I point the mouse to the top left corner? I'm using GNOME Shell 3.8.4
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Is there a way to change theme only for one application

I have a gnome theme that I like but it looks awful in eclipse. Is there a way to set eclipse to default theme and keep all other programs on my current theme?
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar visibility

According the manual below https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-terminal/stable/pref-scrolling.html.en There is an option (Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling) "Scrollbar visibility" so that you ...
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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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Lightweight gnome-keyring alternative

I'm thinking of ditching the Gnome desktop for something more lightweight (might even go Crunchbang instead). I do however like the gnome-keyring. It can be integrated to other software (i.e. ...
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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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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 ...