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 install gnome 3.14 in Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

How to install gnome 3.14 in Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1 ? Now 3.10 is pre-installed i guess. There's solution for Gnome Ubuntu 14.10 but what about Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1 ? Help needed.
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Graphical windows don't stack properly

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 (which got interrupted in the middle of the upgrade, but I was able re-upgrade it so the entire system was installed) everything works fine, except graphical ...
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Does gnome-fallback.desktop require accelerated graphics in 13.10?

I am trying to run gnome-fallback.desktop under VncServer. After upgrading to 13.10, my VNC no longer works - it just shows an empty terminal window, with no session. These are the sessions that I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 Upgrade to GNOME 3.14 Blank Screen, Can't Login

Hi I upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 fresh install to Gnome 3.14 by using the gnome team ppas. I'm using a Sony E11 64-bit AMD laptop. After rebooting I was greeted with a blank screen, and I can only ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Detect screen-lock in shell/c++

I have a cross-platform application that runs on Ubuntu 14.04 (GNOME). There I need to determine if the screensaver is active or not and if the screen is locked or not. I found out that I can get the ...
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Dropbox icon in the middle of screen on Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 Extended screen [duplicate]

Its always on top and I have to kill dropbox process and start it again to fix the issue.
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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No privacy options in Ubuntu Gnome

Running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 updated till date. In System Settings, there is no 'Privacy' Settings option. In the Help for system settings, it does mention 'Privacy' settings (like what appears on the ...
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Missing org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Smartcard .service

After logging into a system via GDM's greeter to any of {Gnome3, XFCE, or Ubuntu (Unity?)} desktop sessions I see a blank screen. Investigating the logs, the greeter file contains the following ...
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Gnome is not prompting for a password

I’m using using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio. My problem is that the gnome shell is not prompting me for a password when the PC is already turned on. When I restart, it is prompting me for one. I’ve ...
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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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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How to remove GNOME 3.10 and all extensions from Ubuntu 14.04

I guess the issue is already explained in the title.I want to remove GNOME 3.10 SHELL and all installed extensions in order to get clean ubuntu 14.04 but with all my software and private files saved. ...
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Bringing back default ubuntu shell option in login

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 Some time ago i set my default login shell to be GNOME and i can't choose anything else but GNOME now. Simply when i have the choice to login as me or guest, when ...
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UbuntuGnome: HDMI Audio sent to laptop speakers when lid closed

I configured Gnome such that nothing happens when I close the lid while the laptop is plugged in to AC. Now, I want to be able to close the lid after I attach a secondary display through HDMI. ...
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Ubuntu desktop version 14.10 - how I disable the switching between the menu bar and the title bar on top of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 with Unity and the Windows have switch between a title bar and the menu bar when I move the mouse to the top bar of the window? I want the menu bar permanently displayed ...
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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How am I resetting my display? And how to I set it back?

I am not sure what I am doing here, but I've now twice managed to blow up my display to 200% of my screen size. The first time it happened, I'd just installed playonlinux with apt-get. The second ...
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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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Where can I download some default ubuntu icons

I am writing a software in Java (javafx) for Ubuntu/Linux and I need some icons (such as does in gedit for example, the save icon,the search icon...) where can I find a set of such icons?
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14.10 gnome classic metacity unable to hook up keyboard shortcut to binary

I am trying to get the Aero Snap effect working on an Ubuntu 14.10 using Gnome Classic Metacity. I found a command that works if I execute in on a terminal window: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b ...
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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also I'm facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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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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Uninstall Gnome completly from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

When I installed GNOME on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system, there was problem with my GUI. After installing Gnome there are other problems as well. If you have any idea how to uninstall gnome completely, ...
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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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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on ...
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How to disable the shortcut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow in Gnome 3.8

I mapped Ctrl-Alt-Up/Down to open webbrowser and email client but it didn't take effect. Ctrl-Alt-Up/Down still switch workspaces as the default setting of Gnome 3.8. I have tried log-out/log-in. No ...
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Gnome Desktop: Disabling power options

How do you disable the power management options from appearing under Gnome 3 desktop environment (not unity)? Background I use my ubuntu box as both a server for various development tools (including ...
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How can I make dropbox display an icon in Gnome Shell?

There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot:
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How to set Monday as the first day of the week in GNOME Calendar applet?

What is the recommended way to change the first day of the week to Monday (instead of Sunday, as in the screenshot below)? I couldn't find anything related in Clock Preferences, nor in System -> ...
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Stuttering and slow graphics in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and every time there are 2 or more applications windows open everything lags(especially the activity overview and when chrome or rhythmnox is open). It's a HP ...
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Vino claims it's running when it's not

I'm trying to start vino on an Ubuntu 14.04 box from the command line, but vino claims it's already running: $ ps auxww | grep vino myusername 17566 0.0 0.0 15940 920 pts/42 S+ 19:04 0:00 ...
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newest Gnome installed, but how to access it?

I've installed the Gnome desktop and got no error messages. Now, even after rebooting, there is no option to select it when I login. What should I do?
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Why isn't window-snap working on Ubuntu 12.04 + gnome shell

I am trying to get the window-snap feature to work but cannot. I started with Ubuntu 12.04 (installed on a VirtualBox with Windows 7 hosting). I can't get 3D acceleration to work on VirtualBox, so ...
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Guayadeque won't allow to me set podcast directory

Every time I set a podcast directory and click "accept" it resets back to (none). I tried searching the internet and the only thing I could find was from the Guayadeque team back in '10 saying to ...
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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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Mouse trails for GNOME Shell?

I'm trying to prepare my laptop (trusty, gnome-shell) for use in presentations. As such, I'll need to do something to make the mouse more visible. 1) There's a program for Windows that does that ...
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What else command lines do I need to start GNOME Shell?

I installed GNOME Shell in a headless server running ubuntu 14.04 LTS using steps in http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-gnome-3-12-on-ubuntu-gnome-14-04-trusty-tahr/. I want to start it in a vnc viewer ...
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Gnome issue with different modes

Hello Guys i am new to Linux and currently i installed the ubuntu 2014 with gnome shell 3.10.4 .At the log on screen there were different modes of gnome they were Gnome,Gnome Home ,Gnome flashback ...
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Right-shift alone changes input source

Whenever I press and release right-shift without pressing another key, the input source changes. I can't find this shortcut listed in any of the keyboard or language control panels. I have four ...
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blank xinput ubuntu gnome

Just installed Ubuntu gnome 14.04 I want to reverse Sculpt touch through xinput, but when I execute xinput list-props 15 | grep "scrolling distance" it shows nothing. Executing just xinput list-p ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Dash Appication Button

How can I change the application button icon of GNOME dash I can not show the image because of my repution that I don't have
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How to add an option to go to hibernate mode in Ubuntu Gnome

When I close my laptop my PC go to hibernate mode and I open it the computer turn on again. This prove that I can do that (I couldn't do that before). I don't have the option to do that when I try to ...
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Can't boot after installing gnome

I just installed gnome by typing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, and used gdm as login shell and my PC can't boot. It stayed in purple screen with Ubuntu logo! What can I do?
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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 ...