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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Login screen doesn't remember my choice of desktop enviroment

I have installed gnome shell, loged in to it, but on boot the computer logs in to a ubuntu session. I have automatic log in enabled. How can I fix this. How can I make ubuntu remember my choice of ...
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How to set up Gnome-Shell as the default DE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Login screen doesn't remember my choice of desktop enviroment Pretty all in the question. I can choose "Gnome" at login, but I set "automatic login" and always come ...
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No sound driver in GNOME sound applet

I cannot see anymore any sound device in the GNOME sound applet, after updating Ubuntu 14.04 (the update contained the kernel 3.13.0-49). I tried to come back to the preceding kernel (3.13.0-48) ...
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Ubuntu Network manager

I uninstalled network-manager from my Ubuntu-gnome, so I don't have internet connection. How can I reistall it.
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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora 14 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I cannot ...
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How to replace Nautilius with Nemo in Gnome 3

I would like to replace Nautilus(Default gnome shell file manager) with Nemo file manger in Gnome 3. How can I do that ?
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Cursor and Wallpaper only

after following the instructions on my previous question here Somebody please help - Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia and a fujitsu lifebook ah544 I'm now stuck with the old problem of only showing wallpaper and ...
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Unity alongside Gnome 3

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome. I'm wondering if it is possible to install Unity so that I can choose which one I want at the login screen.
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Gnome 3 Workspace Switcher

When I press Control + Alt + Up/Down arrow keys to switch between workspaces in Gnome 3, nothing happens. I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this.
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No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Custom Keyboard Shortcut for “gnome-screenshot -a(--area)” not working right

I put this command in terminal and it works fine, allows me to select an area and all, but when I assign a shortcut to this command, I have to spam the keys for few seconds before it actually works, ...
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How can I upgrade gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I would like to upgrade gnome-terminal to the latest version. Is that possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am using version 3.6.2 of gnome-terminal. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: Cannot assign alt+“ctrl or shift”+'key'

When creating custom shortcut keys (Which are necessary to get screenshots to save to the location specified in dconf) When I press ctrl+alt+'a key' it only allows ctrl. Alt does work, as I've made a ...
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Can't install GNOME due to an unmet dependency on gnome-core

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, then found that when I try to download the Gnome Desktop Environment from the Software Centre, I get the following message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved. The ...
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gnome3 isn't installing on Ubuntu due to unmet dependencies

I've never used Linux before until I installed Ubuntu yesterday. I want to install Gnome3, and I've tried plenty of tutorials over the internet but nothing has worked. Whenever I attempt to do sudo ...
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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Wallpaper turns into distorted pixels after suspend

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and every time the system goes into suspend mode, the wallpaper turns into distorted colors like or and it's really annoying. Do you ...
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Terminal has no option to “open new tab” and no label in tabs

In a fresh install, I have a terminal like everyone else on the Internet, but it is a weird one for me. Here's what my terminal looks like: It is missing 'user@hostname' above Note that there's ...
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How do I set-up LightDM and gnome-session-flashback to use XDMCP?

I'm trying to create a terminal session on another computer in my local area network. I have used XDMCP in the past, but it's pretty long ago ('06 & '07). I remember it being a breeze to set-up ...
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Control Key & shift key closes Files Window in UBUNTU 14.04 gnome 3.12

When I press control key or shift key it closes opened files and files system in UBUNTU 14.04, I really can't understand what is the problem why its happening, please help I am using UBUNTU 14.04 ...
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network icon disappeared in gnome-panel

Today I dragged a photo to the gnome-panel.Then the panel background changed,but after a reboot i got an error saying "reload gnome-panel". I reloaded, but it asked 10 times. After that my network ...
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Broke Gnome Shell while trying to add a substitute themes folder— now computer boots to a black screen,

I'm not really thinking in whole sentences right now, so I'll just break this problem down by sections. Let's avoid laughing at my stupid error and focus on fixing the problem too. And it WAS a stupid ...
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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Ubuntu Gnome: Disable second screen by default

I have an Nvidia GTX 670 with a 22' Samsung Monitor and a 40' Sony HDTV. My problem is every time I log in Ubuntu, I have to manually disable the TV (I use Ubuntu mainly for programming and surfing ...
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How can I add new user for GUI login?

I add new user in terminal, I can login in terminal. But I would like to login to GUI (Gnome) with this user. What should I set up?
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Running Multiple desktops

I have Ubuntu on my machine. Recently I imported the Gnome desktop. Both The classic and the newer one. When I run my Gnome desktops I have no issues at all but when I go into Ubuntu I have a crash ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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Ubuntu Gnome hangs after login (but works with a new user)

I have a Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running smoothly in the last 6 months. Today I needed to free some disk space and install a few packages. So I... Launched bleachbit to clean a lot of stuff Installed ...
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When Theme install I get an error:This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges

Dialog msg-->then try again.You may need to reboot.installation will now abort... This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges. The script elevates on its own. Please run the script with ...
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Is upgrading to Utopic worth it? Will I encounter lots of bugs?

I have a newer, touchscreen laptop/tablet (a 2-in-1? but it doesn't come apart, it folds back and becomes a tablet), and I'd like the fullest support possible for my newer device. When trying to ...
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Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
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DPKG Error code - Gnome, Gnome-core, Gnome-online-accounts,

When i try to install pretty much anything or typing -f install this outputs: jure@jure-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install aptitude Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Mouse wheel scrolls in reversed direction

Mouse wheel scrolls in reversed direction. I went into System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Natural Scrolling, but regardless which option I choose, it still scrolls in the incorrect for me ...
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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Gnome Onscreen Keyboard Help for Gnome 3 and up

Hello i am making a distribution of Gnome-Ubuntu and ran in to a issue, when i use the on screen key board, or use onboard on screen keyboard to type in the password it forces me to use the physical ...
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Unity desktop broke after installing GNOME

I'm running 14.04. I've already got half way there. I've reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but my actual desktop is still not working. No icons displayed, can't right click or drag, same wallpaper as login ...
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can;t view desktop items when switching from gnome to unity

did a basic 14.04 installation . after a while installed gnome 3.10 switched to unity again by selecting from setting icons at Gnome login Everything is working fine Except Now I cant view any ...
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Gnome tray new icon for command line

I'm using ubuntu with gnome and i have a problem with some applications like google chrome, arduino ide. If i run these apps from command-line the gnome make a new icon for them, but some applications ...
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How do I disable window move with alt + left mouse button in GNOME Shell?

There are lots of posts on this about Unity, this is about gnome-shell As with other posters, I use apps (Inkscape in particular) that uses Alt-Click and Alt-drag. Gnome-shell is grabbing this off me ...
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Blackscreen - failed to idle channel

I've just installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS and everything was working fine. But suddenly it freezes and then goes blackscreen, and displays this: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility * ...
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New install Ubuntu 14.04.2…Some apps will not open

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2, 64 bit, (Gnome Flashback, using metacity) on a laptop. When I click on certain apps, it starts to open on the bottom panel then stops and disappears. Unubtu Software ...
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How to add opus encoding to GNOME Soundconverter?

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. As the title says, I want to be able to encode an opus file with GNOME Sounconverter. In Gnome SC's changelog it says opus support was added ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For windows systems I use a program called proxifier which forces ALL network traffic over the specified SOCKS/HTTPS proxy (except for individual programs added to the exception list). It works well ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Gnome shell extensions disabled at every startup

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME 3.12 and encounter a problem with the Tweak Tool. Whenever I restart my machine all extension settings are getting set back do default, which is ...
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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Ubuntu GUI problem

I have installed xrdp and gnome on Ubuntu 14. Now when I am trying to connect it using remote desktop, there is only this screen. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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GNOME 3 Not Logging Out on Laptop Close

I'm having trouble trying to set GNOME to logout my current users on a laptop close and after x minutes of activity. I've tried running gnome-tweak-tool directly from terminal, but I'm constantly ...
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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...