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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Is possible to install/update Gnome 3.20 via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04?

Probably it is not possible right now because a lot of work have to be done in order to have the packages ready. But I read that it could be possible. Anyone knows if there are plans to make Gnome ...
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My GUI (Gnome) is extremely slow

I especially observe this while surfing the internet via firefox (but also on the menu icons). Is there a checklist I can work through?
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GNOME Lock screen showing ordinary top bar

I am currently using Gnome 3.18 via the PPA on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily). Whenever I lock the screen, I still have the activities button and my gnome shell extensions showing. My GTK theme also is ...
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How can I make the draggable window border thicker, without changing the appearance?

When you want to resize a window in gnome (as well as in other systems) you can click-and-hold at the window's border and than drag it. The problem is (and do correct me if I'm wrong here) that the ...
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Automatic screen brightness in Ubuntu Xenial

As I understand, Unity in Xenial is Gnome 3.18 for the most part. This version of Gnome has a built-in automatic screen brightness control. I've tested it in Fedora 23 and it works excellent. However, ...
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Eye of Gnome zoom 100% gone in Ubuntu 15.10?

The other day I finally upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10. I've opened up an image today using Image Viewer (eog version 3.16.3) and found that the button to scale 1:1 or 100% (don't remember what it was ...
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Gnome-Terminal Auto Close

I configured my terminal to run "bluetooth off" at start up and exit terminal after the command. Now the terminal opens, runs the command and closes instantly rendering me unable to run any more ...
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How to disable the drop shadow effect at the edge of windows in Gnome Shell?

Here is: I try to find in gnome-tweak-tool, but I have no luck. I'm using Gnome Shell v3.8.3 on Ubuntu Gnome 13.04.
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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gdm session without setting default

I have a locally created session to let users login to a special session at times (i've called it /usr/share/xsessions/remote.desktop). The problem is that they normally login to gnome ...
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Ubuntu booting into gnome not Unity

First I have installed Gnome and removed unity. But now I want back unity. So I again installed unity and purged gnome. Problem is on booting it boots with gnome animation and before it i have a black ...
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Customizing Gnome to save screen space

After spending many years with Unity (since it's buggy beginnings) I am considering switching to Gnome. Gnome 3.20 looks nice, dash is much more responsive then in Unity... But, there is one thing ...
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How to prevent users from changing their password to one of the last X passwords?

I have an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 system which I would like to set up so that the users using it cannot set a new password as one of the previous X passwords, how can this be achieved? ...
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Mouse Cursor not always showing

I'm having an issue where my mouse cursor won't show up. The mouse still moves and I can interact with menus, I just can't see what I'm seeing. I have managed to find the conditions that seem to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Touchpad stops working after a while

I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS with Kernel 4.2.0-35 on an Asus UX303 Ultrabook. The problem I experience is the following: Every time after I boot, the touchpad (Focaltech) works just fine for some ...
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Just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and my network doesn't seem to connect

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and my network doesn't connect at all. I've updated my driver to the latest version to the best of my abilities (new Linux, so I hope I've done ...
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How can I install Gnome Builder IDE?

Gnome Builder is a IDE for gtk development, how can I install it on Ubuntu Gnome?
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How do I reset the Python interpreter's terminal width?

When I start python in a new 14.04 LTS gnome-terminal it is 80 character wide: $ python >>> import os >>> os.popen('stty size', 'r').read() '24 80\n' When I resize the ...
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How to input Tamil phonetically in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am not able to use the i-bus m17n package in this Ubuntu 15.10 . Tamil inputting is there but in Unicode and Typewriter layout which I am not familiar Mohan N
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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 ...
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How to completely remove evolution including configuration?

I want to remove all of evolution since it's missed up (takes an eternity to load mails, probably need to clean up my gigant gmailbox). So, I've done sudo apt-get purge evolution , removed my google ...
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How to replace the Activities Overview button with the Applications Menu in GNOME 3?

I currently have Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 installed, however even though I like mostly everything about GNOME 3, I would like to remove the Activities Overview button, and get the ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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Can't execute Remarkable markdown editor

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 gnome. I tried to download and install Remarkable using the .deb from their website via software centre. Each time it crashes when I attempt to execute it. This is the result ...
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How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I want to know how exactly I can install, uninstall, upgrade, deactivate, and activate GNOME Extensions. So how exactly can I do all of these?
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Can i replace my desktop environment?

I'm considering trying out Gnome and maybe changing to it, but I've heard that "dualbooting" multiple desktop environments (so you can access them both from the login screen) can make your desktop do ...
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gnome-photos stop working after upgrade to Gnome 3.20 via PPA

Good evening. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (fresh install) and upgrade to Gnome 3.20 via PPA. Everything works good, but the gnome-photos package stop working. I've reinstalled the package and ...
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Places Status Indicator won't install on ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS two weeks ago, it's my first 'unix' desktop. I switched to gnome 3 environment from Unity and when i try to install this extension from this page, ...
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Accidentally scaled everything 12x, now whenever I click on terminal and type in enlarged view it logs me out

Basically, every time I log in to my computer the UI is MASSIVE (15 inch display), and so I figured I could just open terminal and reset the setting, right? Well every time I click or type with ...
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GNOME 3.20 Add VPN ui too small and won't scroll or resize

When I try to add a VPN, I can't change the size of this window, or scroll so I have no way to see the rest of this window =/ VPN Window Screenshot
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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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Terminal shrinking when it losses focus [closed]

When losing focus, a tabbed gnome terminal will shrink by one line. A normal (non-tabbed) terminal doesn't have this issue. What could be causing this? A bug in the application, in the theme or ...
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Gnome: Lock screen appears after terminal mode

When I switch to terminal mode using CTRL-ALT-F1 and back to X11 with ALT-F7, everytime the lock screen always appears and I have to login. How can I turn this off?
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Is there a 'Power Monitor' for Ubuntu GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and there is one thing lacking, a power monitor tool which will display the status, the one in Ubuntu MATE looks like this: Ubuntu (Unity) also ...
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Unable to load GUI in ubuntu server 15.10

I have installed ubuntu server 15.10 64 bit in oracle VM. To start the GUI i have entered this command sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install. And downloaded and ...
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How to install libsystemd-journal-dev on Wily (JHBuild issue)

I'm trying to build gnome apps using JHBuild. But this is what I get $ jhbuild build gnome-music Required packages: System installed packages which are too old: (none) No matching system ...
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Vino VNC Server unable to start on startup

So I am trying to get the Vino VNC Server to startup on boot, meaning I don't have to login to have the VNC Server start. I am on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and I have already added ...
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How to : Change Gnome Desktop icons to Ubuntu default icons

I just installed Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I like it, but the icons looks a bit antique. I would like to change them to default Ubuntu icons ( Cinnamon allows it ). Can someone help me with ...
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Can't login into gnome shell using lightdm or gdm

Good Morning, I have one problem trying to login into gnome shell since today, When I try to login it returns me back to the login screen, I tried using gdm and lightdm, but any of them works, Unity ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
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Gnome shell text getting messed up

image showing messed up ubuntu gnome shell text im facing this problem since recent upgrade, all texts related to gnome top panel,overlay and gnome shell get messed up, only few letters are ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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How to hide Gnome top panel?

is there any possibility to auto-hide top panel in gnome-session? In picture below I selected the area what I mean. Regards
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How to switch between input-source modes through Terminal?

I have looked at the answers to the question How do I change keyboards from the command line?, however I have found that even though they indicate how to switch input-sources through Terminal, they do ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to get ubuntu gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04 ?? Thank you in advance
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Problem with graphics on ubuntu gnome 3

Okay so I have a weird graphics problem on my lenovo thinkpad yoga s2. There is a strange lag between two areas of my screen. I'm sorry I couldn't take a great picture, when I tried to do a snapshot ...