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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frequent freezes after installing psensor or enabling systemmonitor extension

I recently installed ubuntu gnome 15.04 and everything is working fine, but something strange is bugging me and i don't know what's the problem. each time i install Psensor or any monitoring ...
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LightDM and GDM login loop. Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome 3

At first the GDM worked just fine but all of a sudden I lost the ability to login. I can still get to my desktop using startx (sound doesn't seem to work when I do that but it might be a by-product of ...
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How to remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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How do I Change the Muting of Headphones Upon Pluging Policy - Gnome Shell 3.16.1

I'm using Gnome Shell 3.16.1. Every time I unplug my headphones and plug them back in, it reverts to mute. It used to be that the shell will remember the level you set the sound at and load it when ...
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How to specify which child terminal gets focus on terminator startup

I have a terminator layout which looks like this: +-----+-----+ | | 2 | | 1 +-----+ | | 3 | +-----+-----+ When I start terminator, child terminal 3 receives focus. Is there a config ...
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CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
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Ctrl Alt T doesn't work

I have a very strange problem on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with Gnome-shell 3.3.2. The default shortcut to open the terminal, CTRL+ALT+T does not work. If I try to change the shortcut to another ...
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gnome shell 3.16/3.19 update

Did update. result lost all extensions in tweak tool, lost ability to acquire extensions. lost ability to shut down and restart from off sign. have a long list of internal actions with 219 at the top ...
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Click/Key press not recognised at Ubuntu login on t440s with external monitor on resume

If my t440s laptop is suspended and I plug an external display in via either the VGA or Display port connector, then open the lid to resume it, I go to the standard Ubuntu gnome login screen, the ...
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Problem with running full screen apps in gnome shell with wine

I've an ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell, gdm, wine1.6. Some apps doesn't start after launching just turning into minimized mode. If I click on the icon around 100 times the app starts(but it's ...
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Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04

How can I install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 with unity? Don't want to make a new clean install-- Any idea? Can't find any information about it!
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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How do I reset the binding of Ctrl+Tab?

I was using gnome-tweak-tool and momentarily bound Ctrl+Tab to one of the window-switching navigations. After clearing the rebinding, it didn't go back to doing what it used to do: switching tabs ...
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Ubuntu terminal: How to change ctrl + c (interrupt) to something else?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity right now. I've changed my copy and paste keys to Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V respectively. The command I've used is this: gconftool-2 -t str -s ...
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How to use Gnome in Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on it? Are there any commands for this?
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Icon of running firefox in the specific profile in gnome

I have few firefox profiles, which are launched as different processes in the panel header. Like that: How can I customize icon of the firefox in the process menu? I mean this icon:
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Change the value of 100% volume?

In the sound settings, the 100% value of my speakers volume seems a bit lower than it could be (in fact, on Windows it is higher) and I can go higher without affecting sound quality (actually making ...
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One click focus to the desktop with Gnome Shell 3.4.2

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I have restored desktop icons with Gnome Tweak Tool and now I want to know if there is an one click (on blank space) option from "Activities" overview to ...
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15.04 running Gnome3-shell, topbar does not return after autohide unless logout and login

Installed 15.04 and Gnome3-shell. Gnome3, using Tweak Tool, the topbar is set to autohide when an application window needs space at the top of the screen. Sometimes the topbar does not become ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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Terminal in Gnome 3: Disable audible bell, enable visual bell

For years, nay, decades (literally – two!), I have visual bell enabled in my terminals whenever possible, be it a humble XTerm or Gnome Terminal. Recently, after I switched from Unity to Gnome 3, I ...
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Change system language for Gramps in .desktop file

I would like to start the genealogy program Gramps with a language (English) other than my locale one (Spanish). I successfully tried to run Gramps in terminal via LANG=en_GB gramps I would like, ...
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Rhythmbox Not Playing/Importing MP3 Files After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

Running Ubuntu GNOME and just upgraded to 15.04. I'm having trouble importing .mp3 files into Rhythmbox. Whenever I try and select my ~/Music/ folder that has the .mp3 files, I can just see the files ...
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Icons missing and misbehaving in Gnome Panel since 15.04 upgrade

This is the top right corner of my screen, where my Gnome Panel displays notification icons. I am using Flashback or Fallback or Classic or whatever it's called right now. It is missing the Dropbox ...
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Gnome 3.14.4 won't blank the screen / suspend the system due to inactivity

I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop on top of Ubuntu and now the automatic suspension doesn't seem to work (I've been using GNOME now for some time and I'm not 100% sure if it worked at ...
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Install Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I've just installed Ubuntu Mate and is blazing fast, but I don't like the default desktop, so I have some questions regarding this: Can I install Gnome 3.16? The speed of Ubuntu Mate is thanks to ...
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Set a different password for unlock to my sudo password

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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How change protocol for xdmcp?

I have Ubuntu 15 whith Gnome (3.19.0-15-generic #15-Ubuntu). How to make XDMCP use protocol udp(v4) (instead udp6)? I disabled in system the protocol ipv6, but still: netstat -a|grep xdmcp udp6 ...
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Ubuntu open a chromium in kiosk mode and disable graphical environment

I want to use chromium in kiosk mode. I know I can do this in .xinitrc file. How can I disable all graphic environment like unity, lxde et.c. to decrease loading and increase performance of my system? ...
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how to change title bar color in gnome flashback compiz Radiance theme in 14.04

I'm using the gnome-flashback session (with compiz) in Ubuntu 14.04, and I mostly like the Radiance theme. However, the title bar only changes subtly between the focused window and the unfocused ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Hangouts Floating in the middle of the screen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS GNOME Shell 3.10.4 Hangouts will on occasion decide that the bottom of my desktop is in the middle of the page and the chat windows will stay in the middle when ...
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Nautilus 3.6.3: open folder with

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits Gnome-shell 3.6.2 Nautilus 3.6.3 I have installed SMPlayer. It has a useful (to me) option called "Add folder content to SMPlayer playlist" (or something like that, my native ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Not authorized to control networking

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome with Mate. If I click on the networking icon on the top tool bar and try to do something like add a never before used Wifi or simply click Hardwire Connection 1 when I have ...
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Can I make the Gnome 3 overlay show the current wallpaper rather than the wallpaper on login?

I'm using Gnome 3 (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) and I have a script that changes the wallpaper using gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri <file>. This works just fine with regards to ...
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Revert changes in right top bar Gnome classic Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally removed the icons from the right top bar in Gnome classic. Now I'm trying to restore the way it was before I mess around with it. I already tried to alt + right click on the bar and ...
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Try to install gnome shell in saucy

I try to install gnome-shell in saucy but it won't work. And I installed the 13.10 in parallels desktop on a Mac. sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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My gnome session crashes - how to find out why and solve the problem?

Hello my xorg services in the last months at least crashed 3 times. Once I saw an error message of the httpd service on the shell. My questions are: 1.) How can we find out more about the reason for ...
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What is the intended way of creating desktop launchers? [duplicate]

TL;DR : what is the easiest way to create desktop shortcut to a program ? When I first started using GNOME with Ubuntu I immediately tried to find ways of creating desktop shortcuts/launchers to ...
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How to disable bottom panel/message tray in Gnome Shell 3.4?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. After enabling Bottom panel extension (to remove annoying Message tray/bottom panel/hot-corner at the bottom; You know what I am talking about(: ), still a ...
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resolution x .xsession-errors

In the last 2/3 days I'm struggling quite a lot to change the resolution under ubuntu 12.04 lts. It was working perfectly and suddenly the resolution was set to a lower one and simultaneously I ...
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AutoKey Error on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

AutoKey works fine on Ubuntu 15.04. However on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I get the following errors: Error starting interface. Keyboard monitoring will be disabled. Check your system/configuration. Can't ...
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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Is there any way to select India English as the regional format in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Regional and Language Settings in GNOME Control Centre (System Settings) in Ubuntu GNOME, there is no option to select India English as the regional format, although the language-pack*en* packages ...
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15.04: Clickpad issues

I got two issues with my Dell Vostro 5470 clickpad on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04: The keyboard key to enable and disable the touchpad is not working, if you press it a lot the X or ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...