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 open new window instead of already open window in gnome [duplicate]

When I have e.g. Firefox open and I press the Super key, type 'firefox' my existing window is shown. Can I change this to open a new window, instead of the already opened? Thanks.
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Upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS from 15.10

I face this error when trying to upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (from 15.10). I confirm that I have a working internet connection. How can I solve the problem?
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Visible Desktop (horizontal line of pixels) between title bar and panel

As you can see in this Picture there's a horizontal line of pixels showing the background when a window is maximized. Is this a feature? If not how can I fix this and if this is a feature, where can ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Screen autorotation and manual rotation issue with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome desktop to 16.04. After the update I was suprised that the auto rotation on my Vaio Tap 11 (windows tablet with magnet mounted keyboard) did work for the ...
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical problem

Misshapen image icons. blurred image. What happen ?
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Fix letters with random shortcuts

When ever I press the S key it activates my 'screen Keyboard' in the 'Universal Access'. And when pressing L it opens Gnome Help. This is a very weird bug and super annoying as I need to copy and ...
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How to Install Gnome 3.20 Delhi on ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS.How do I change Unity desktop to gnome 3.20 Delhi.
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How to install gnome-terminal 3.18.3 (from Ubuntu 16.04) in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to install the gnome-terminal 3.18.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. The reason is want to have the username@computer name colored: Ubuntu 14.04 has gnome-terminal 3.6.2 by default. This is what I ...
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How do I open a new instance of an application by default in GNOME?

I have a terminal open and want to launch another one. I hit the Windows key, type 'terminal' and hit Enter...and I'm warped to my first terminal. I can hit Control+Enter to launch a new terminal. ...
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How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the GNOME shell?

How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the gnome shell? I'm trying the shell out and I like it so far. I know it uses mutter rather than compiz so there's no ccsm that I'm used to. ...
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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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The Ubuntu GNOME installer starts, but I can't see my mouse

Just had a question yesterday. On a roll. Anyway. I started the Ubuntu GNOME installer and no mouse appears. The OS (might be!) is frozen. The thing is, when it boots up, I see the mouse for a ...
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Should I be worried about “warning: checksum areas are greater than image size. Invalid section table?” messages during kernel upgrade?

I just ran the command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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Replace Ubuntu MATE default apps with GNOME ones

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I want to replace default MATE apps with GNOME ones like this: Caja to Nautilus Pluma to Gedit MATE terminal to GNOME terminal ...
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Gnome Software keyboard weirdness

In the new Gnome Software in 16.04, the keyboard is weird - whenever I type in the search bar, keys get pressed twice: I've tried disabling "Key presses repeat when key is held down" in Control ...
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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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can't resize Nautilus window in gnome-flashback using Ambiance theme

When I use the Ambiance theme on my Ubuntu 15.10 (wily) in gnome-flashback I can resize the nautilus window only on the upper side (the area to resize the window is very thin). If I use an other theme ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 gnome to Ubuntu 16.04 gnome [duplicate]

I dont want to mess any thing ,hence asking the question for clarification . Thanks
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Where has the gnome terminal GTK3 style configuration moved to in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04, I could style the appearance of the gnome terminal and its tabs by creating a file /home/$user/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and putting CSS code into it e.g. TerminalWindow ...
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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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How to change UI in Ubuntu?

After using Ubuntu for a while, I realised that Ubuntu GNOME is rich in graphical interfaces, which consumes a lot of resources from my laptop, which is kind of old. What i want to do is to switch to ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 multiple monitor issue

I'm having issues trying to setup my dual monitor setup in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (GNOME 3.20). I use my external monitor in portrait mode as primary screen (Dell 2209WAf - 1680x1050) and my laptop as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 (GNOME) Boots to tty1

First, I have seen this question and also this one regarding the matter, but none really helped me. I ran regular updates on a fresh Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 install, added Texlive 2015, LibreOffice 5.1, ...
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In ...
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How to change “Global Dark Theme” on and off through Terminal?

I know how to set and display most themes, however I can find anything about how to turn the Global Dark Theme on and off through Terminal, I can only find the option in the gnome-tweak-tool. So is ...
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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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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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When Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be updated to correct ancient issues? [closed]

Can anyone explain why Ubuntu is still no reliable alternative to well-known OS called Windows 10 ? In Gnome, I still cannot resize windows properly, if my mouse pointer doesn't hit the pixel line ...
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Gnome shell “show desktop” shortcut

I been thinking of anyone could guide me up, that in ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3, there is a option ctrl+alt+d to show the desktop by minimizing the current window. What I was thinking was that if I ...
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What is the difference between 'gnome-software' and 'ubuntu-software'

I ran a sudo apt-get upgrade and it upgraded the packages , gnome-software and ubuntu-software. Out of curiosity, I typed both into the Terminal and I haven't found a difference between the two. Is ...
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What's the difference between Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Unity with GNOME Shell installed from Ubuntu Software manager?

I'm new to Ubuntu. Last night I installed GNOME Shell from the Ubuntu software manager. I really like this desktop environment. What the difference between doing this and installing Ubuntu GNOME? ...
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Gnome Fallback application menu XML syntax

I need the syntax and name of the XML file that handles Gnomes application menu. I deleted the files without backup and can't find the syntax for creating a new custom menu file.
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How do I remove the Gnome's video applications? [duplicate]

I use VLC to play all my videos, and wanted to know to remove the video player that comes with Gnome.
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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 missing Window Theme option!

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. But I saw something is wrong in gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 As you can see in below, the older version of gnome-tweak-tool had a Window Theme option : But in ...
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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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Ubuntu flavours WiFI not working [duplicate]

I have asus e502m with Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller, and WiFi at home and at work eventually stops working. Connection icon remains in dock and it says that i`m ...
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What will happen if I remove “essential components” for Gnome?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3. There are some applications that I don't use or need, for example Totem. When I click remove in the Software Center (or in Synaptic), it says "gnome-core" and/or ...
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How to fix a broken gsettings setting without gnome-session?

Using Gnome on 16.04 I slipped up on the command line and killed Gnome. It now won't start - just goes back to gdm! How can I restore the setting? I've tried using gsettings from the command line on ...
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Restore unity after removing gnome desktop (Ubuntu 14.04)

I removed gnome desktop (ubuntu-gnome-desktop) to go back to unity but now the unity folder icons, unity panel icons and even the boot screen are as they were in the gnome desktop. Dash and launcher ...
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Enable upgrade options when using installation from DVD?

I can not upgrade my system from Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 to 16.04 by Software Updater, then I trying download ISO file and burn to disc. I can boot to Ubuntu from it and install 16.04, but the option ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 but no software center

Installed Ubuntu 16.04 here are my specs: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic Uptime: up 17 hours, 39 minutes Packages: 3268 Shell: /usr/bin/fish Resolution: 1366x768 Desktop ...
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Icon Missing Dolphin

I freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 with the Gnome environment. I installed the file browser "Dolphin" from the default repository. I ran into a problem, because when I launch it I see that there are ...
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Keyboard shortcut for open terminal Nautilus >= 3.16

How can I set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" to open terminal in current directory for nautilus. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 and I already tried this answer but look like it's broken in newer ...