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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Incorrect display of Arc theme

I have a problem with the proper display of Arc theme. I had Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity and later installed Gnome 3.20 and now there is a problem with displaying the correct theme. How to fix it?
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Flatabulous theme does not show correct window decoration on Gnome Shell

The GTK style is correct but the window decoration defaults to another theme. https://github.com/anmoljagetia/Flatabulous Example:
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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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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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Trouble with GNOME in 16.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on a laptop. I had thought that using Gnome in this version would be pretty much as in 12.04. However, it's a whole different interface. I am trying to display ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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How to close a Gnome desktop session on the console in VMware?

How do I close Gnome desktop session on the console in VMware? I have a user that left the console in Gnome desktop. Of course root can not login via the gnome desktop but can using the console. ...
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GNOME power manager installation problem

Installation problem: This is the error that I am getting. The configuration defaults for GNOME power manager have been installed incorrectly. Please contact your computer administrator When I ...
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How to Make Capslock Control without xmodmap/XKBOPTIONS?

xmodmap is depreciated and does not work with gsettings, doing this here disables my xmodmap etc sudo vi /etc/default/keyboard > XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" and sudo setxkbmap dvorak '' ctrl:nocaps ...
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Keep minimized windows minimized when restarting an app (Firefox)

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and I usually have multiple Firefox windows open, some of which I keep minimized for later use. When I close Firefox and start it again, those minimized windows are ...
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From gnome-screenshot command line, how do you predefine the area?

So gnome-screenshot has the following options: tim@Hairy14:~$ gnome-screenshot --help Usage: gnome-screenshot [OPTION…] Take a picture of the screen Help Options: -h, --help ...
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Installing Nvidia Graphics drivers on Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04

I am using Ubntu-GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 When I install Nvidia graphic drivers by sudo apt-get install nvidia-361 , I am facing the following problems. During the installation of Nvidia-361, it ...
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GNOME 16.04 Reboot after Shutdown

My Pc always reboots 5 seconds after its turned off. i looked in the following theme: (Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440)) the top rated answer didnt help since i ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Conky does not work right

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and I installed icon and theme and much. Finally I installed conky-manager but it doesn't work correct like this.
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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How do I disable Ctrl-Alt-D in gnome-shell?

I am using gnome 3 and gnome-shell (not gnome classic) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with emacs. I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D with emacs, however whenever I hit that keystroke, gnome ...
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duplicated panel bar on dual screen in Ubuntu 16.04

Since the arrival of Unity, there has always been a "bug" regarding the panelbar when using dual screen. The bar with keyboard language and time is duplicated when you use Ubuntu with dual screen and ...
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How to reduce size of massive title bar margin/padding in GNOME

I recently did an upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 and I don't believe the margins were nearly this ridiculous so I'm wondering if maybe something got reset/changed. As you can see, top GNOME bar is ...
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'libpeas-1.0-0-python3loader' dependency issue after upgrade

I ran the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Today and this was how it went: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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ubuntu gnome 16.04 freezes after login [duplicate]

If i have my second display pluged in everything freezes after a couple of seconds after login. I'm running version 16.04. The grahpics card is a gtx960m and i have driver version 361.42. It only ...
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How to disable touchpad while typing on Ubuntu GNOME

sadHi,fd with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, and by and large I am pleased with what I have seen. However, one feature I sorely miss from Windows 10 is the built-in capacity to disable tapping and scrolling on ...
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How to fix error: failure reading sector 0x808 from 'hd0'

I have an error when I start up my computer. It says error: failure reading sector 0x808 from 'hd0' I have tried to set my prefix, my root and insmod normal and it still comes up with error: ...
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Sound Driver Issues

I'm running 16.04. I have run: lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" and have received the following output: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller ...
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How to get a REAL global dark theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

After years (hours) of looking for an answer, unable to find a working one, I'm going to ask you. How do I change the color of this (or any other than gnome app) to match the dark theme? I find it ...
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install gnome-shell on ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu 16.04 and when configuring I choose gdm as my default desktop but after I reboot I didn't see the login screen , only the black screen with Ubuntu logo and ...
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Mouse events not happening

Some days i'm frequently bugged by mouse events which aren't triggered. For example: I switch from my IDE to chrome with alt-tab but when I click (anywhere) in chrome the focus is changed back to my ...
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Ubuntu Gnome glitches [closed]

I just did a full conversion from Unity to GNOME Ubuntu. Now I have white background on the terminal, and highlighted text looks bad or too small. I want to restore default colors and text ...
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using GNOME in ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have installed and used Ubuntu, and now I want to try the GNOME desktop environment. I don't know where to start. Could you give me some guidance? Thanks!
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Really, really, really strange login behavior

It's a bit hard to describe this problem, but I'll try my best. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my family's Intel NUC, knowing that it was probably user friendly enough for them to use. ...
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Wifi Network Failure Damaged Gnome Software App

Brand new install of Ubuntu 16.04 (plus all latest upgrades). I'm running Ubuntu on a desktop PC with an ASUS motherboard (dual-core processor) that is about 6 years old. I access the Internet using ...
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Can you create a new project in builder

I have recently installed builder on my pc (Ubuntu Gnome Xerius). When you open it you only see a white window with in the top left corner a button 'new'. When you press that you can choose to create ...
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How do I manage applications on startup in GNOME 3?

I had a nice GUI for changing startup applications (after logging in) on GNOME 2. How can I start that application on GNOME 3? Where can I download it? What is the package name? What command is used ...
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How to allow moving the cursor while typing with xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed?

Since I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, although it fixed my other problems, it has meant that I am unable to move my cursor while typing. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, is ...
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How to provide a backtrace?

gnome-shell appears to be crashing with unsavoury results and the developers have asked me to provide a backtrace, what exactly is a backtrace and how do I get them what they need? I am running Ubuntu ...
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Where to find new firmware upgrades application on GNOME 3.18

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I read here that there is a new firmware upgrades application, but I can't seem to find it anywhere, so how do I find it? I have ...
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How to make desktop icons less fat on Gnome 3.16?

I am contemplating putting these icons on a diet too, however before I start on their diet plan, I am going to try whatever you guys have on offer... So the problem at hand is that although I have now ...
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Desktop icons or menus not appear in ubuntu 16.04 lts

After installing ubuntu 16.04lts I work for several weeks without an issue.But last time I install the compiz package in order to customize my desktop and to add some effects.So I add some effects ...
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Strange VC behavior since upgrade to 16.04

Ok, this is a puzzling thing, that I would like to understand. It seems that Virtual Consoles management is acting weird after the update from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 16.04. Before, I did the login ...
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PPA-Purge not working on GNOME3 staging ppa [duplicate]

I wanted to try GNOME 3.20 so i added the GNOME3 Staging ppa. But then there were many bugs so I decided to ppa-purge it. But when I did that the following error popped up: sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-...
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my-weather-indicator report in syslog [closed]

Running Ubuntu 16.04... My-weather indicator places the weather forecast data in the syslog every time it checks the weather. It works OK ... but I am wondering if this is normal and why it is ...
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How do I use Compton on GNOME?

I can't figuire out how to disable GNOME's built-in compositor, so I can't get Compton to run. How do I change the compositing manager?
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS freezes when selecting try Ubuntu

I just got a new laptop and I'm trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu Gnome on it. Every time I try and boot from my live USB it freezes on the loading screen that just has the Gnome logo on ...
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tortoisegit for ubuntu

Are there any alternatives to ToroiseGIT for Ubuntu? I'm looking for something to integrate GIT with nautilus in the context menu. Like TortoiseHG used to (replaced with HG scripts)
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Multiple shells in one window

The default behavior of my shell window is to create tabs. I can switch between those tabs but only one tab can be visible at a time. Is it possible to open multiple shells in the same window? E.g. ...
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Install gnome classic on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it works fine but I want to install gnome classic fallback, do anyone know how?
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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Upgrading all packages except Gnome [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a specific command to upgrade my whole system except Gnome with sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. In a previous post I found the following command to ...
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Networkmanager does not know that I am online, after resuming from hibernate

The following question is very close to this question. When closing the lid of my notebook or going to hybernate and waking up my Ubuntu Mate 16.04 machine, the nm-applet shows, that I am offline. ...