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 Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on UbuntuGnome 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I just read that GNOME has been updated to version 3.14 (http://www.gnome.org/news/2014/09/gnome-3-14-released/) and I was wondering if there was a way to update the current release of UbuntuGnome ...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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14.04.1 unable to switch layout

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, I've added russian layout in System settings > Region & Language > Input Sources. Also, I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, and set input source ...
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KDE theme messing up while running GNOME

I am running an Ubuntu fork (14.04) which brings GNOME, KDE, and Unity by default. GNOME and Unity get on well, but KDE doesn't really. Whenever I start a GNOME session, right-clicking on some apps ...
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echo “${txtred}Text${txtrst}” color not always working

I have a .sh file through terminal and I'm using echo "${txtred}Text${txtrst}" as a display of what's happening when running the script. But sometimes the color is not red, although I used {txtred}. I ...
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How to create a custom failsafe session

I have created a custom session (in /usr/share/xessions/mysession.desktop). I don't want this session to be saved as a default session (don't want users to get the question "Do you want to use this as ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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shell file opens terminal and run a sequence of commands in specific order

What I used to do is: Manually open a terminal instance to run the following commands and shell files Run PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1:/home/userA/package2:$PACKAGE_PAT‌​H run: cd ...
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Edit application shortcuts in “Open With” context menu [duplicate]

I want to edit the application shortcuts that appear on gnome3 context-menu when I right click over a file. For all my text files, I have a certain application that appears under "Open with" and I ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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how to run command in an already opened terminal through a shell script

I'm running a shell script.sh which is supposed to open terminal and then run some commands in this opened terminal. What happens is that the terminal starts but the following commands are not ...
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shell script not running on terminal

I created a scriptA.sh on the desktop and make it executable then this was it content: #!/bin/bash sudo -u userA bash -c 'PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1; cd /home/userA/scripts' I want to double ...
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Terminal Transparency in Ubuntu GNOME Malfunctions

I recently installed ubuntu GNOME and I have done all the updates and upgrades. When I try to add transparency to my terminal it don't work. It only goes dark-black to white. Transparency set to ...
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remotely log out of (graphical) gnome session

I have a (graphical) login session running on an office computer, and I'd like to log it out to save on a few computer resources. I can ssh to the office box, but when I try gnome-session-quit I get ...
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Application windows become unresponsive for some time in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Are the source(s) of update for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 different or the same?

I am contemplating installing Ubuntu GNOME and I am looking to educate myself more about the Ubuntu GNOME updates. I know updates regarding that of GNOME won't be found on Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm asking ...
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How to remove/edit program in gnome applications list?

How and where can one edit/remove links to applications in Gnome shell? To clarify: i mean the list that can be accessed through super -> mouse-click on "All applications" symbol in Favourites panel; ...
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What are the difference between Unity and Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Taking a look at Ubuntu GNOME, screenshots i.e, and it Ubuntu GNOME looks quite similar to Unity. I was wonder if anyone which experience of the two would be kind enough to share their views.
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logging in to linux from grub

Long story short: I used xmonad gnome and no keycombination will work to launch a terminal (I tried everything I found on the web). So now I think enough experimenting for today I would like to back ...
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Not hearing sound on my laptop with my os Ubuntu

I don't hear any sound from my os Ubuntu on my lap hp 15 notebook pc . what is its reason ?
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How can I change the KDE lockscreen?

I want gdm, lightdm, something--anything--other than the default one in KDE. I'm not talking about the login manager or anything, that I have set to gdm. I'm talking about the lock screen with the ...
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Nautilus icon doesn't get me to a previously opened Nautilus' window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 desktop and the normal behaviour when you click on the icon of a program already running is that you're taken to such program. For example, if I open Firefox, ...
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Some multimedia keys stop working

I have the problem with with Mute and VolumeDown keys in Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X61. These two keys just stopped working after relogin. I tried to run gsettings reset-recursively ...
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How to group windows by application when spreading all windows in Gnome?

Is it possible to group windows by application when hitting Super button, which spreads all open windows? By default (and I could find how to change it) it spreads all windows in a random (to me) ...
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Is Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.0.4.1 same thing?

please i know this is a silly question but i am new to Ubuntu and just wanted to know if Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 the same thing.
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Gnome Shell “dock” applications sorting

What is the logic for sorting running applications (not favorites) in Gnome Shell's "dock"? Is there any way to make it order apps by launch order? I'm using Gnome Shell 3.12.
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Ubuntu 14.04 + gnome-session-flashback + nvidia drivers - Xorg needs to restart after login for proper graphics

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gnome-session-flashback. I installed ccsm (compiz setting manager) and nvidia drivers. When I login, I get no crashes nor error messages, but all the windows ...
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Multiple workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback. I am unable to get multiple workspaces in the Compiz version of GNOME flashback. I have tried the solutions in add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu ...
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I need to understand something about Ubuntu's default backgrounds and resolution

So I have an old laptop with a resolution 1024x768 and if I want to use a bigger photo for background it always crops itself or I have to use in scale mode which is not a thing I like to do. But I ...
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How do you install Gnome Software center?

I updated Ubuntu Gnome, Gnome version to 3.12 and was trying to figure out how to make categories within the application menu. I tried using the dconf-editor (org > gnome > shell : ...
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gnome3 (gnome-session) window focus stuck

I'm having an issue with gnome3, and "window focus" open first opening an application. I will try to describe the issue, but I also have a YouTube video uploaded demonstrating the problem. Press ...
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ubuntu desktops lost while updating

I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out ...
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How to change Gnome Media Pop-Up Option for Removable Hard Drive

When plugging in a USB hard drive, my Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 desktop opens a pop-up at the bottom of the screen. Until recently, this would allow me to either open the drive with Nautilus or eject it. I ...
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Something I don't understand about Epiphany

I like to try out different web browsers, on windows sometimes I had 4 or 5 of them. Still that Firefox is my all-time favourite I was thinking about trying out the default Epiphany browser on Ubuntu ...
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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock [closed]

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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Gnome Shell font problem

I am using Gnome-shell for the first time and am liking the speed of the DE. There's a UI glitch which is annoying. When typing certain letters I get others. This is also true of certain UI text ...
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How do I get lightdm on suspend from awesome/gnome session?

I am using awesomewm as my windows manager on ubuntu 14.04 and use the gnome settings daemons for power, wifi, etc. When I close the lid, my computer suspends. When I open it back up, it does not ...
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How to write a script with nautilus actions?

I want to use nautilus actions with my own script which I have usually started successfully with open-terminal and pasting the command (s. below) directly in the terminal. for file in *.mp4; do mkdir ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Ubuntu Gnome and application icon in top bar?

When I install application that add icon in top bar, I don't see anything in top bar. Is GNOME shell restricts iconns? How can I change it to let application icon to be added there?
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I don't know what went wrong during the installation of my Conky, maybe you could help me

So today I reinstalled my Conky (theme), but something went wrong or I don't know. I'm using Harmattan conky. It has 4 modes and till today I used one which only showed the weather. Today I wanted to ...
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Bluetooth not working for HP dv 7 6b32 us

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome. I dual booted it with Windows 7. When I try to launch the Bluetooth Application, I get a message in the launched app "No Bluetooth Adapters Found". The app thus ...
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Alternative to 'GNOME Character Map'?

Is there a utility similar to 'GNOME Character Map' which allows searching by name? I tend to Google/Bing for things like 'unicode white smiling face', but that does not work on an airplane ☺.
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Ubuntu gnome hanging

I have a dell dimension PC that was running windows xp, I recently got a virus on it which crashed my hard drive. Now when I switch the PC on it shows the dell splash page and then the screen goes ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...