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 make Empathy run on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like Empathy to connect when I login to my computer. I know I can browse using the Startup Applications tool (although the add/browse dialogue is still useless in GNOME ...
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Software Center Not Displaing Correctly

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right place, I'm fairly new here. I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my secondary laptop (Unity on my main). I'm having an issue with the Ubuntu ...
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Can't load nvidia driver in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome and installed nvidia 331 driver from Software and Updates.But after restart gdm starts and freezes and won't goes to log in screen.Although I have previously installed the ...
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Small graphic errors on text gnome 15.04

Does anyone know how to fix these small graphic errors in various places on my Ubuntu 15.04 system? I am using the AMD proprietary driver with my dual 7850 graphics cards. Ubuntu would not allow me ...
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Lubuntu Login Screen does not let me login

EDIT: I have bypassed the problem by uninstalling the TightVNCServer through the shell, which seems to have solved my login problems. It seems that it did change something about the login environment, ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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All UI elements in apps ugly and grey (14.04)

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm having a weird problem that I can't find any mention of online. Basically, all UI elements in apps look grey, Windows 98-style. (Gparted) (Geany IDE) ...
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xmonad with gnome broke my system

I installed xmonad, and was able to launch it properly. It worked as expected, but I wanted to try it out with gnome. So I logged out, and selected that option. My system do not want to come back to ...
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How to I access a keyboard map in gnome

I wrote a new keyboard map for xkeyboard-config and installed it and I can use it with setxkbmap unspell -print | xkbcomp - $DISPLAY but it doesn't show up in gnome's input methods.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - GNOME Flashback Install with Search Error

I have just installed GNOME Flashback from Ubuntu Software Centre and have also added the Search Tool within a panel. Unfortunately when I click on the magnify glass I receive the error: Could not ...
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Unity fonts changed after using GNOME

I have installed GNOME on Ubuntu, and after using it for a while, I decided to switch back to Unity. But all the fonts have changed to the standard GNOME fonts and I want to change it back to the ...
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Can I completely remove Gnome and leave xmonad?

I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Weird Gnome 3.14 look on Ubuntu 14.10

So I've just updated to Ubuntu 14.10 and Gnome 3.14, but I get theese looks everywhere, black backgrounds where they should be gray. This happens on white theme too. You see this blue where it was ...
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Copying contents of subdirectories in their parent directories

I have a list of jpeg files in a directory like this (below is just a sample, like the structure is the same but this there are many fo0# sub-folders, not only fo01 and fo02, where each of these ...
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Workspaces stopped working on upgrade to 14.04

I cannot get workspaces to work and I am going in panic mode ! I have enabled workspaces: Also, I have set the number of workspaces - (Also note the weird Tweak Tool window behaviour .. and that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop package installed, but can't launch “gnome-terminal”, “cannot open display”

I have install Ubuntu desktop packages on a 12.04 LTS server. X server comes up fine, GUI works fine without any issues. However, when I tried to issue a terminal, I get Cannot open display, I find ...
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Sound converter on Ubuntu Gnome offers no option for converting audios to mp3

I often use sound converter to convert my audio files to mp3 and It works perfectly on Ubuntu Unity but when I move to Ubuntu Gnome there is no option for mp3 format. Sound converter does show how ...
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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Installing ubuntulooks and using themes for applications

I use ubuntu 14.04 with gnome3 shell. Hi, I would like to start my application with gtk2 theme. I was using this tutorial: ...
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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 do I save/remember last-used window position and size for applications?

When I log in Ubuntu, I would like all windows opened at previous session (terminal and Firefox mainly) to be re-opened automatically at the same size and position. How to proceed?
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How to configure VNC on a remote Ubuntu server?

I am currently in the process of creating a Ubuntu server with Rackspace cloud and I am trying to configure this server for VNC over SSH on my MacBook Air. Here is a summary of what I am trying to ...
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Open file dialog defaults to showing hidden files

My open file dialog is defaulting to showing hidden files, I have to press Ctrl-H to get to the files I want, but this is not saved across instances of the dialog. I can't find a settings panel to ...
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What app or extension do I need to open a Windows cursor - .cur - file?

I have created a .cur file using an online image editing tool, but I can't open it. Gnome Image Viewer seems to lack some extension that is supposed to allow me to see .cur files. But after doing its ...
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How to remove Ubuntu-Gnome extra shells

Had new installation of Ubuntu-Gnome then add Unity via: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Now I have all this shells at log-in screen System Default Gnome Gnome Classic Ubuntu I am trying to ...
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bonobo activation server problem

Every time I open an application the bonobo-activation-server starts to run by itself again and again, fulls the processor and memory, and frozes my system. How to stop it?
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System Network Certificate window Frozen

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, with gnome-shell. I try to connect to a secure wi-fi network. I enter my login and password, but no certificate -- I'm instructed by my university to ignore the warning (I ...
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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NetworkManager yields error when connecting via new wifi adapter

After assembling a new wireless PCI card (TP-Link WN881ND) in my computer running Ubuntu 14.10, I get the following error whenever I try to establish a connection via the new card: Creating object ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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Right Click of GNOME Panel not working in Macbook Pro(Virtual Box)

I have installed Ubuntu(14.04) in Virtual Box ; in my Macbook Pro(Yosemite, Late 2013, 15 inch). I want to use GNOME Desktop instead of Unity. When I login to GNOME Desktop, I have an empty Panel at ...
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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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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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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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How do I disable gnome-keyring ssh integration?

I don't want gnome-keyring to get in the way of my git commits, partially because it locks the entire screen while asking for a password, even on KDE (though I have now switched to GNOME). While I do ...
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How to hide window buttons and show them on mouse scroll over?

I would like to know how to get the title bar in applications to merge with the top panel like in the stock theme Ubuntu comes with. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
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No recent files in GNOME Shell

I upgraded from an almost default install of 11.10 to 12.04. All went well. I can boot into GNOME Shell. Get Activities overview, except that there are no recent files! In 11.10, I used to get Recent ...
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error

Using GNOME Mplayer everytime I play a video, I get the annoying dialog pop-out in the screenshot below.
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Gnome 3 not working

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and had Gnome 3 working property except that sometimes it got stuck in the login screen and had to reboot it. So I decided to install Unity and re-install Gnome. I can access ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome Calendar bidirectional sync with google calendar

Heyho folks, so I am struggling with this problem for a while now and I cannot find a clear answer to be honest. I am using the California Calendar and have my GOA for Google set up as well. The ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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FireTray stopped working on Thunderbird

Using Thunderbird 31.3.0 with FireTray 0.5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome. When I reduce my Thunderbird window it doesn't go the tray icons area,and when I close the window it stops Thunderbird. ...
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How to install gnome extensions through firefox using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1

After fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1, I was unable to install gnome extensions through the https://extensions.gnome.org/ website. The website would given an error that it could not detect that ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Repository MTR strange behaviour:

Can someone explain this MTR readings or that may be a DNS resolver issue. have tried many things changing dns to popular public ones with no changes The first: on does not show the full URL handed ...
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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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Gedit tries to open everything!

I am having a huge problem. Whenever i try to open a file gedit tries to open it. For example I download something with firefox, i click on the file to open it and gedit opens! Even in when I want to ...
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Create a shortcut key to toggle Airplane Mode On/Off

I want to create a shortcut key that toggles Airplane Mode On/Off, but do not know what command to use. To create a shortcut I go to Settings> Keyboard> Shortcuts and then specify a command to be run ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...