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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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04

Setup: Custom built Haswell i7 system, Windows 8.1 installed first, then installed Gnome Ubuntu later for Ruby development. Gnome keeps crashing, throwing up error messages, etc.... Now I want to ...
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How to replace tray icons for applications in cinnamon

I have on my cinnamon panel some tray icons (skype, pidgin, dropbox) that appear next to others coming from cinnamon but that do not fit the general appearance. I'd like to replace them with my own ...
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Moving 'save' dialog for pdfs moves the entire (background) firefox screen

This is what I mean: I'm trying to move the dialog so I can read the title of what I'm trying to save, but that's not working.
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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keyboard shortcuts not working in gnome 3.10

i am not a fun of unity so i decided to install gnome 3 on my PC which is running Ubuntu 13.10. but after the installation, i am failing to use some shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+T to open termiinal and ...
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How do I make DockX autostart via UCK on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

I intend to customize a GNOME Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using UCK to include DockbarX. I want DockX to autostart systemwide. How do I do this from the command line? Note: if I don't thank people or ask ...
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Is it possible to have the menu bar in the title bar in Ubuntu Flashback mode?

I've never used Unity, but I came across this cool Unity feature of having the menu bar in title bar. I'm talking about this: ...
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Imported OpenSSH keys are saved in Gnome2 keyring, not OpenSSH

I have run into a frustrating issue, that I am sure will be a snap to solve. When importing an openssh key via the "Passwords & Keys" (seahorse) program, it simply places it within the "Gnome2 ...
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Unity has disappeared from lightdm after updating gnome-shell

This morning I ran sudo apt-get upgrade and it prompted me to update gnome-shell. I never really use the gnome desktop environment, but I figured I might as well keep it up-to-date. After restarting ...
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Error after uninstalling GNOME

After uninstalling GNOME to switch to Unity, I can log in to my account to Ubuntu but after log in Ubuntu, I get stuck and can not access to Ubuntu. What is my error? Can anybody help me? Thank you so ...
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How can I make dropbox display an icon in Gnome Shell?

There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot:
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Alien-arena does not appear in the launcher

I have installed the alien-arena via ubuntu programs central and it does not appear at the launcher (press super and type alien),I need always run alien-arena on terminal. how I can make it appear in ...
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GNOME brightness and volume 'boxes' not showing - settings work, though

I don't know what else to call them, but when I adjust volume or brightness the little on-screen 'boxes'/notifications don't show up. The volume/brightness are changed, but I can't see what level ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04 [closed]

I want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04: Lockscreen with another one with a different design and have notifs and music controls Splash screen the startup screen Icons themes How ...
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Touchpad scrolling

Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu. I wonder if it's possible to enable two fingers and edge scrolling, both??? I think I had this on Xubuntu. BTW, I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome 3 ...
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Gnome Dashs shows only some windows

I have a problem with my Gnome shell. I have two monitors. In the dash view, there are only the windows shown which are on my Laptop monitor. If i change the primary Display to the Laptop Monitor, ...
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Remove title-bar of all maximized Gnome 3.8 windows

(Gnome-Shell, 13.04, upgraded, Gnome 3.8) Recently, I upgraded Ubuntu to 13.04. the default desktop is gnome-shell. Except Nautilus, other software border doesn't disappear when I make them to be ...
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How to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04, I know there is a version Gnome Ubuntu but i prefer not having to reinstall Ubuntu. I guess I just must add repositories of gnome, update and ...
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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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Installed and set up dconf to share desktop with mac

Hi: I have a MacBook Pro running yosemite and a linux box running ubuntu 14.04. I click share on the macbook but it request a password and just spins, any suggestions? Thank you!
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Auto completion in run dialogue (Alt-F2). In particular when used to open folder

One thing I love about GNOME is the fact that you, from your run dialogue (Alt+F2), can open a folder/path in Nautilus by typing the path or the path relative to your home folder and then hitting ...
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Transfer or copy Gnome to Ubuntu 14.04

I was wondering if there is a way to import/clone/restore my gnome configuration from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. Both Ubuntu sit on two different HD installed in the same machine.
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Can't calibrate my screen(Lenovo 20354) Ubuntu 14.04.1

I just feel like my laptop's screen is not giving true colors. But i can't calibrate my screen. I have latest Intel Graphics Drivers installed. Is there any way to calibrate my screen like there in ...
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I kind of change the nautilus and window theme

Some days ago I worked on changing the theme of my Ubuntu 14.10. But I can't remember what I did in detail :P Since a few days my Nautilus looks like I'm using gnome. Can somebody tell me how to get ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Gnome shell extensions disabled at every startup

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME 3.12 and encounter a problem with the Tweak Tool. Whenever I restart my machine all extension settings are getting set back do default, which is ...
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is Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 stable?

I using Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome version. When I finished installing it, I updated my ubuntu with repository. But, when updating finished, my PC often crash. Is that a differences between Ubuntu Unity with ...
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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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problem with Gnome and how to upgrade it

I have gnome 3.10.4 installed on Ubuntu 14.04 from software center. problem: when I click on full screen for video on youtube, I get a notification about it and when I click on it, the full screen of ...
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Unable to Install ATI Radeon HD 7560M graphic card driver on Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64 bit on Dell Inspiron 3521. I have ATI Radeon 7560M HD Series Graphics Card. I tried installing ATI Graphics card in different ways. 1)Selecting fglrx from Additional ...
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Gnome Shell Lock Screen problem in Ubuntu 14.04

There is no option for lock Screen. Whenever I switch on from suspend mode, It doesn't show any lock screen.
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language doesn't work on Gnome shell

I currently assume Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. I mostly use Gnome shell (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) which I installed (I didn't install the whole Gnome desktop package). I recently noticed a problem in changing ...
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Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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Gesture to minimize window in Gnome Shell

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell chosen as Desktop Manager. I'm getting used to how the windows are resized as they are dragged on some edge of the screen (e.g. maximized when dragged on the top, ...
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How to theme window decorations through gtk3 css on Ubuntu Gnome?

I have looked everywhere, but I cannot find out how to theme the window decorations in Gnome through gtk3 css. I know it can be done, but I have no idea how.
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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How do I set a user profile pic in GNOME?

I simply want to get an image in gnome like this one: And here is how mine looks like: To clarify, I want to add my name near the arrow as above and when I click on it I want to get an image I ...
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How to get notification bar in Gnome Core Ubuntu Server

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.10, with Gnome Core GUI. It is fun, except for one thing: there is no notification bar (or status bar) as in Ubuntu Desktop. So far, I cannot use indicator applet, or ...
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Full screen issue with flash player

I have an issue regarding flash player, in some cases it works perfectly fine (Youtube), but when trying to use the full screen feature on Facebook or Twitch.tv it succeeds the first time, however if ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Evolution calendar error

evolution will not sync with my Google, every time I reinstall the same error apears; that is for authentication with my Gmail, when I put in the correct password it refuses to work, saying that the ...
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In Gnome Shell, what is the toggle button located between settings and lock-screen?

See circled red in image for more detail. This button toggles to show a lock symbol next to what is currently in the image.
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Failed to start session at login after upgrading to 14.10

After being prompted to upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 I can no longer login. I can get to the terminal and login from there. I've tried to reinstall ubuntu-desktop but it complains about missing ...
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Restore previous applications on restart in Ubuntu 13.04 easily?

How to restore previous applications when I restart the computer in Ubuntu 13.04? This post (How do I save sessions or reopen last-used applications?) is not in 13.04 and I actually tried to use what ...