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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Icons aren't using scalable [NEMO]

I am using a GTK+ and Icon theme. Unless I increase the icon size in Nemo, the icons are still using the default Gnome icons. In the "After" picture, I "zoomed" out in Nemo, and then the icon changes. ...
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Gnome shell extensions are disabled after reboot

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with Gnome 3.14 from the Gnome 3 PPA's. I have had the persistent problem for about a year now where whenever I log out I lose all of my enabled extensions apart from Media ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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Evolution 3.12.6 error when sending a message

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Gnome 3.12.6. I've my system set up using courier IMAP, I've run it that way for years way before running Ubuntu with no problems. In fact when I installed 14.04 LTS in July ...
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Two popups when force quitting an application

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 having /home in a separate encrypted partition. When Ubuntu 14.04 came out, I did a clean install, but without formatting my /home partition, thus, keeping all my settings, ...
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Resetting GTK Settings: Ambiance Menu Colors

Whenever I use either Ambiance, or a theme that is based off of Ambiance (Ambiance-Colors for example), the menu text for the unity menus as well as all drop down menus is dark, like so: . The ...
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Lilypond-doc fails to install on upgrade to Utopic [closed]

Lilypond and it's dependencies were installed along with Scolily, which I don't use. When I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, lilypond-doc failed to install and I can't remove it or anything else, ...
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Gnome 14.04 no interface for file and terminal

i'm using ubntu gnome 14.04 for maybe 3 months it was performing great. this days i installed several Gnome Extensions i loved them and today i was using it like i used to and suddenly i found that ...
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I can not see good quality videos

I use gnome 3 on a netbook ubuntu, and when I want to see good quality videos that plays the sound but the picture is cut. for example: * me on a movie about 1:30 minutes * I play a * and any ...
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Problem with VNC and Ubuntu Desktop

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with VNC (VNC4Server), and Ubuntu Desktop (Gnome Desktop). I can connect alright, but all I get is a terminal, so I use the command startx It seems to start to ...
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Cannot log into Gnome/Unity after upgrading to 14.04

System with Intel Core i3 CPU with integrated Intel i915 graphics System boots, shows login screen normally including configured background. After logging in to Gnome, Gnome Classic, Gnome Fallback ...
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Facebook cover photo as Gnome lockscreen, profile picture as user account photo?

Is there any way (app/setting) that will allow me to synchronize my Ubuntu Gnome lockscreen & user photo to that of a Facebook cover photo & profile picture, respectively? Windows 8 and ...
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Time shown in lock screen not correct [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the time shown in the lock screen page of my ubuntu-gnome 14.04.1 is not aligned with the current time. The gnome version I have is: gnome-session 3.9.90 The strange thing is that ...
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Reset user desktop to its default

I've been searching and no answer seems to apply. I've got Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 users created. One of the users messed up her desktop (top panel stretched out, left panel disappeared, windows have ...
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How to remove indicator from gnome-shell panel

How to remove the keyboard indicator from gnome-shell in Ubuntu 14.04? I hate everything about it
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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how to shift window title name on ubuntu-gnome from middle to left side on ubuntu-gnome 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04 LTS 32bit on my laptop. I see the title name of window is in the center/middle of title bar. it's look wired :( . in 12.04 we see the tittle name is naturally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in vmware

I install ubuntu 14.04 in vmware 10. But it does not show graphical environment. When I run sudo startx, desktop that is shown has five parts (five duplicate desktop). sudo gdm and sudo lightdm does ...
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The desktop cannot be reached in ubuntu 14.04

Recently I decided to smash my old and unconvenient XP for Ubuntu 14.04 [it's my first trial of a Linux distribution]. The installation worked well except that the desktop (Gnome) cannot be reached: ...
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Name not appearing at top panel in GNOME even after reinstalling!

My name does not appear in the top panel of GNOME. This problem remains persistent even after reinstalling GNOME Shell AND Ubuntu. ...
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Gnome 3 (power off, Alt+F2, Select Network) dialogs cause black background when open

for a few days now I get black backgrounds as soon as one of the Gnome 3 dialogs (like Alt+F2, power off, log off, select network, provide keyring password) opens. Any idea, what's causing this? I ...
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Login screen bumps back to login screen

Ubuntu froze, so I had to perform a hard-reboot. But then when I tried to login, all I see is a brief Nvidia splash screen and then it reloads the login screen. I'm completely locked out of Gnome ...
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After installing Gnome, icons in Unity changes

I install Gnome via apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After I rebooted, my Unity now look very weird. All icons are replaced by Gnome icons. Is there a way to get my Unity back to ...
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Gnome 3.4.2 image viewer crashes system

In my 12.04 system when I try to open a jpeg file on a thumb drive ( which may have been written by Windows) the system freezes completely and must be turned off to regain control. The failure mode: ...
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Perpetually logged in to Gnome without windows manager

So, I recently downloaded Xmonad to try a windows manager that was less demanding on my computer. At the log in screen, I unknowingly chose Xmonad with Gnome as my log in option. I am now stuck with a ...
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Merge wine tray with gnome tray

Is there a way to merge wine system tray with standard tray in gnome instead of having two separate tray bars?
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software updater vs muon updater

I have recently run the muon updater on 140 MB of downloads (why do they write "MiB" instead of "MB"? -- is there a difference?). It seemed to run very slowly, both on downloads (on a T-2 line) and ...
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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Looking for a Sound Forge Audio Studio similar program on Ubuntu [closed]

Today I learned that in this semester we must use Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio program, which is used to work with different audio files, etc. So I am curious if you can recommend me something ...
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Please help install an Ubuntu desktop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 base system on my IBM Thinkpad labtop. Then I installed the gnome-shell using apt-get, but it does not work: I have the error message "cannot open X windows manager". I ...
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Rename files in subfolders with parent folder names

I have a main directory that has four folders f1, f2, f3 and f4 each of these folders has 10 folders, and each of these 10 folders ff1...ff10 has some .jpeg images with some names lets say image1.... ...
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How can I prevent configuration changes to a specific user account?

Edit: Just to be clear, this isn't going to be a web kiosk. The user will be able to run more programs than just a browser. At very least, some text editor and a few other programs which are already ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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How to install GNOME on ordinary Ubuntu 14.04 with unity

I want to install GNOME 3.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. I have googled but I get only results related to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. I want to install GNOME 3.12.
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How do I get to GNOME desktop enviroment from terminal

When I type startx i get this: # startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-61-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current ...
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Removable storage shortcut and a panel shortcuts

I have edubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with gnome. I can't find out how to make 2 things that were previously possible/made on older edubuntu. I want to have a shortcut on the desktop when I insert a ...
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Run scripts in a folder from “Run Application” launcher in ubuntu

I have some bash scripts in my ~/bin folder. I have added this folder to my PATH variable in ~/.bashrc, so I can run them from terminal easily. But I want to run them by simply typing them in the "Run ...
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Problem starting Gnome-Shell after login

I am using Gnome-Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have a Intel i7 processor, 6g ram, and over 2.5t of disk space. I am loading the Gnome-Shell by DVD. I am current using Windows XP because I cannot launch ...
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how to see the PID for currently running command?

while reading about linux I got : By default, variables created within a script are only available to the current shell; child processes (sub-shells) will not have access to values that have ...
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Changes Made in Dconf Editor don't take effect?

I am using Dconf to remove myself from the login screen by enabling disable-User-list in org.gnome.login-screen but that don't work. Also, I have tried changing the logo, no luck either. I have also ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on UbuntuGnome 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I just read that GNOME has been updated to version 3.14 (http://www.gnome.org/news/2014/09/gnome-3-14-released/) and I was wondering if there was a way to update the current release of UbuntuGnome ...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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14.04.1 unable to switch layout

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, I've added russian layout in System settings > Region & Language > Input Sources. Also, I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, and set input source ...
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KDE theme messing up while running GNOME

I am running an Ubuntu fork (14.04) which brings GNOME, KDE, and Unity by default. GNOME and Unity get on well, but KDE doesn't really. Whenever I start a GNOME session, right-clicking on some apps ...