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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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window (With Metacity)

My question is exactly the same as the described here: Lightning reminders doesn't get focus when pop up, so I don't notice them. The difference is such that my system uses Metacity instead Compiz. So ...
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Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
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Gnome: Rebind top-left corner window spread?

I enjoy the window spread function(which is why i went from unity to Gnome 3), however I would like it re-binded to the top-right corner rather than top-left. How do I change this? I tried the ...
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Stuck at boot screen after update: Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday, I did the automated software update for ubuntu gnome 14.04, and the machine has stopped booting since then. The upgrade gives out a new kernel which is 3.13.0-53-generic from the previous ...
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hide the top bar so that there is more space to work with

I saw this video shows how to remove the top bar of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is very amazing. I want to follow this video but I am afraid of the risks. I am doing all my work with ubuntu, I must be ...
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Are GNOME extensions OS dependent? [closed]

Pretty straight question: are all GNOME extensions available for any OS? I thought that the only thing needed is the Gnome desktop environment, but my question has been put on hold because I'm ...
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Ubuntu messed up my chromebook

I installed ubuntu on my acer c710 chromebook and now my chromebook wont exit development mode or even load up ubuntu
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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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Sound buttons not working after upgrading to GNOME 3.16

I upgraded GNOME to latest version, then I downgraded it. Sound buttons stop working. I tried to apply : $ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-up 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume' ...
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How do I set executable permissions on a removable drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and using a usb drive but I'm finding that I can't chmod any programs on the drive to +x. It is being auto-mounted by Gnome (using udev, I think?) so I imagine the problem is a ...
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Software for free netcafe (so computer tracking software)

I'm working in a small council. Here is some Ubuntu (with GNOME - no KDE) based workstations in our library. Using the computers is free now, before it was only /hour, what is not a high cost. I'm ...
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add/delete ubuntu specific folder or file right click context using bash

I want to change the right click context menu of ubuntu specific folder using bash script. When bash script executes, it first create a file or folder having only two right click context menu option. ...
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Cant connect to wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 w/ gnome 3

I just installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 15.04 running gnome 3 (3.14 I believe, not 3.16) on my dell xps 13, however I dont have any wifi icon or does it find my home wifi, ive googled all day and ...
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Functions keys does not work in Gnome 3 on Lenovo X1 Carbon

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on my second generation Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and the function key does not work on switching different modes (its the F keys all the time). I have read about that ...
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Minimizing a window suspends desktop

When I try minimize a window, I can't do any thing until I switch to another desktop (using keyboard shortcut). I use sidekick effect, but it's also happens when I don't have any effect. What is ...
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Can't run Dwarf Fortress

When executing Dwarf fortress, comes up with this error. I'm quite new to ubuntu and I could do with some help. No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec' No value set for ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in “Computer” disk.

Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in "Computer" disk. It's not something related to RAM, because it keeps happening even if search result contains few files and it works just well ...
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How do I run xkbcom on Ubuntu GNOME startup?

Using xkbcomp -xkb I have generated a keyboard description and stored it in my home directory - ~/.keyboard-map. I can "use" this keyboard description by executing the following command: xkbcomp ...
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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How to change ubuntu-touch theme unity to gnome-shell?

I want to change theme default unity to gnome-shell in ubuntu-touch simulator. How to change theme ?
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CTRL-ALT-L not locking screen Ubuntu 15.04 w/ Gnome

Title says it all. This is a feature I need. It's probably something easy, but googling it just gave me a hodgepodge of unrelated stuff.
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Gnome Shell Viber icon doesn't show up but it's “there” without an icon

In Ubuntu 15.04 using Gnome Shell, the Viber 4.2.2 icon disappears both using native indicator bar and the topicon extension.
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Install a .terminal file to change Terminal color scheme - Ubuntu Gnome

I found the One Dark Terminal color scheme and I'm in love with it, but it only provides a .terminal file. I know that.terminal files are what OSX uses to theme its Terminal, but so far I've been ...
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More emoji system wide (especially on empathy)

I wanted a familiar set of emoji for the Empathy interface (I currently only use empathy for hangouts). The solution so far has been: Ancient and Noto fonts : I can't be sure how well Noto works, ...
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Why the latest gnome-shell version can not be installed on LTS versions?

After seeing this and this, and also adding numerous PPA's that have no logical reason to be added, I still can't get to have gnome-shell further than 3.12.2. I am using Ubuntu GNOME LTS and I am ...
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xrdp desktop environment comparison

I know that this question might tend to somehow opinion based answers but I think it is very helpful anyways. I am using xrdp to my Ubuntu Computer (from Windows and Linux). I have figured out that ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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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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gnome-terminal profiles are not being loaded

My terminal crashed recently. After the crash, the only terminal profile that is loaded is unnamed. I have a Default profile at /home/xxxx/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default It is also ...
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Mega sync client freezes hangs turns off after sleep suspend

The title says it all, I have gnome shell, ubuntu 15.04, when I wake up, the indicator is still on, I right click, I push open and mega disappears while the windows doesnt get open but the process is ...
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Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04

How can I install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 with unity? Don't want to make a new clean install-- Any idea? Can't find any information about it!
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Ubuntu Gnome freezing during startup

This morning I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I installed a few applications and restarted the computer a couple times without issue. I just ran updates though, and when I restarted the computer ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OSx multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubunto ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [closed]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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How to remove ubuntu-desktop completely and retain gnome-shell?

I have installed gnome-shell and want to remove ubuntu-desktop. How do I do that without destroying gnome-shell? Because, right now, I got many duplicates, e.g. two software updater and two system ...
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Gnome 3 change system notification to be as unity?

the notification area in the bottom of screen is annoying, can i change the place and look of it to be as in unity? "at the right top and disappears when hover over it"? and also is there an ...
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Gnome 3.16 HiDPI scaling only accepts integers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3.16, which is working really great on my machine (despite what I found on many forums around the web). Having a high DPI screen however (13.3" with ...
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Need help using Touchegg with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I have installed Touchegg using sudo apt-get install touchegg I created the configuration file using mkdir ~/.config/touchegg gedit ~/.config/touchegg/touchegg.conf and created a gesture to go ...
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Adobe Flash plugin: no full screen

in my Lubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome Shell 3.8), Flash videos won't go to full screen in certain Flash players (i.e. on certain sites). - Actually in most players, that means it doesn't work at all. Upon ...
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Hide Title Bar When Maximized in GNOME 3.16

In GNOME 3.14 and 3.12, I had a modification in metacity-theme-3.xml which basically hides the title bar from any window when it's maximized. I preferred this method to the Maximus Two extension ...
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How do you add applets in Gnome 3/Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my Dell XPS 13. I would like to add an indicator next to the wifi and sound icons that shows network bandwidth usage. It appears that netspeed fits the ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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Gnome Metacity, extension how its works?

For any reason that I don't understand the extension installed in Gnome not appear in Gnome Metacity. If I logged in Gnome Metacity and go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ is unavailable to me install ...
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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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How can turn on vsync in gnome shell?

That's my problem, I can not turn on vsync (or vertical synchronization) in gnome shell, so that videos are "choppy" vertically. I must say that I have a HD integrated graphics intel sandy bridge, in ...
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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System interface becomes blur, looks like out of focus after system crash

The whole system suddenly restart when I was watching video. After rebooting, the interface of the system has become blur and out of focus. The interface becomes normal for around 2 seconds whenever ...