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How to downgrade from Gnome Shell 3.6.1?

When I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I didn't know it would upgrade my gnome shell version to 3.6.1. Now, all my extensions are useless. Is there any way to revert back to the previous version?
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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Weird invisible boundaries on secondary monitor

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.8.4 I have strange invisible boundaries or borders that I cannot drag windows across on my secondary monitor with my dual monitor set up. Also, program menus ...
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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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GNOME Shell showing black on some windows

I installed GNOME 13.10.04 today and everything it's ok but there are black areas popping out inside the windows. I can't take a screenshot because it appears without those black areas in them. ...
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME?

I followed the instructions for compiling GNOME Shell and it did compile with a few errors here and there but it didn't run. I installed GNOME Shell using sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but I got ...
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Will I be able to use gnome-session-fallback with 14.04? [closed]

I am a passionate hater of unity (sorry) and the first thing I did last time with 12.04 was install gnome-session-fallback to get the layout I wanted. Now I am going to get a new computer soon and ...
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How do I get this GNOME software center app?

I've installed GNOME 3.8, and opened the software center. Although, I cant seem to find the apps described in this article, such as Bijiben and maps. This youtube video shows the software center I'm ...
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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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GNOME Tweak Tool

I have just installed GNOME Tweak Tool by typing this command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool After installing I have applied few tweaks but after rebooting my Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How can I install Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I don't think I am a complete n00b when it comes to Ubuntu, but I cannot figure this out for the life of me. I removed unity from my computer, I added the gnome shell and core, and a few other things, ...
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How do i install GNOME 3.12 on saucy(13.10) [duplicate]

After reading the following blog post and YouTube video: GNOME 3.12 Debuts With Polish, Improvements Galore | OMG! Ubuntu! Top 12 Features of GNOME 3.12 | OMG! Ubuntu! GNOME 3.12 Released - See ...
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kdenlive unable to show corectly or open folders or files with Unicode names (Ex: Arabic)

I was working on kdenlive correctly with out any problem in Ubuntu 13.04 x32. I use Ubuntu13.04 x64 Unity and installed Kdenlive form software center. I can't open clip that has an Arabic name or in ...
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Eve-Online and wine 1.7, Alt+Tab issue [Help]

I have issues with running eve on ubuntu. When I execute the following code in a terminal I get issues. wine eve.exe The launcher starts and I login. As soon as I click on play, a new wine window ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - images can not be loaded anymore

2 symptoms: most of the application icons from the gnome dock, and the background are black. in nautilus, if I browse jpeg images and try to open them, it says: "Could not load image 'zzz.jpg. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 blank after login — images/icons can't be displayed

I rebooted my 12.10 (Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:55:18 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux) which has been running fine for many months after a Thunderbird update and ...
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How to specify keyboard layout vairant in org.gnome.desktop.input-sources

I have a Thinkpad laptop with an external Apple keyboard. I like to remap the keys for the external keyboard so I have adjusted the relevant parts (the section for mac) in xkb/symbols/us and ...
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gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04 breaks Unity

I've read an article about installing gnome 3.8 and tried to install it (successfully): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I fix my desktop background setting?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed gnome3 out of curiosity a few days back, from then my desktop background just went black. It won't change no matter what I do. I removed gnome completely and ...
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How do I install and use voice commands?

How can I give my own command using mic. I would like to give command like: "Update system now" So system will automatic run apt-get update I've seen Gnome Voice Control but I get error : $ ...
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Automaticly starting Bash-script when opening graphical programm

I want to start a shell script automaticly when I'm starting e.g. libreOffice. The problem is, that I don't know, where I could build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a folder / file ... ...
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Is there a way to turn gvim into fullscreen mode?

Is there a way to turn gvim into fullscreen mode? I know that this is possible on OS X through MacVim, but wasn't able to find a way to do it on Ubuntu.
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How can I configure folder/file views in 12.04.4?

I would like to set up my user account folder view options to show as much information as ls -a does in a terminal window. Is this possible? And how? If not, how close can I get?
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Cannot install GNOME extensions

Currently having issues installing gnome extensions via their website. Usually there is a SLIDER bar that says ON/OFF , but I am unable to see it. I am running Firefox 28.0 along with UBUNTU 12.04. ...
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How to set Monday as the first day of the week in GNOME Calendar applet?

What is the recommended way to change the first day of the week to Monday (instead of Sunday, as in the screenshot below)? I couldn't find anything related in Clock Preferences, nor in System -> ...
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apportcheckresume recurring error and gnome shell fixations

Since installing Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome remix I encounter unpredictable and unwanted behavior of my system. Almost after each resume from suspend (or even after unlocking the screen after it goes blank) ...
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Set text direction in gnome-shell?

How can I change the text direction in gnome-shell back and forth between right-to-left and left-to-right? (Mine is in left-to-right. I have tried changing the language to Chinese (using the "Region ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy false low battery warning

When I unplug my charger from the computer, about 80% of the time, I get a low battery warning saying my computer is about to suspend (when I'm fully charged with a brand new battery. Clearly the easy ...
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Uninstall Gnome 3.10 completly from Ubuntu 13.10

When I installed GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 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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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. I'am wondering why there is no consistent way of browsing directories in the file dialog ...
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How can I move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3?

Is there a way to move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3? It is very annoying to have this panel at the top, because then I have to aim for the close button when I want to close a window. When ...
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Wacom tablet input area doesn't match display area

After running a full-screen program with a different resolution than my display, my Samsung Slate doesn't map its pen's input correctly to the screen. This should be fixed by the map to monitor ...
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Change Datetime format

I'm using Gnome 3 / Gnome-shell, and Ubuntu 13.10. I'd like to display the timestamp (as in, the number of seconds since 1970/01/01 00:00 UTC) next to the clock in the top bar. I figured out I just ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 mouse pointer disappears

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Optiflex 9020 computer. I rapidly switched to Gnome Classic instead of Unity, and I have a problem since then. My mouse pointer disappears every time I : ...
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Video tutorials for Unity and Gnome Shell? [closed]

I'd like to demonstrate both Unity and Gnome Shell in a tutorial fashion. I remember that prior to the release of Gnome 3.0 the Gnome team released a number of very nice videos highlighting the ...
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I get the following error glib-gio-error ** settings schema 'org.gnome.desktop.interface' is not installed

when I run the command: sudo apt-get install gsettings-desktop-schemas I get this: Reading dependency tree... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Ubuntu Wireless, Bluetooth and Mouse issues on Lenovo Flex 15

I recently installed Ubuntu with GNOME onto my Lenovo Flex 15. The install ran fine and I gave the OS 200GB and shrank my windows 8 to 250GB (It is dual booted). I restarted my computer after the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 GNOME: visual glitch when hovering over icons

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and this is the only obvious issue so far. Every time I hover over an icon of any sort, a pixelated green glitch occurs on the icon that the mouse is hovering ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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How to create a new category in the GNOME menu?

I want to create a custom category menu. How can I do that? For example, I want to create a category menu named "Halogen" like Accessories, Games, Graphics, Internet..etc
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Clocks for multiple timezones in Gnome 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04)

I looked everywhere but I couldn't find a way to display multiple clocks in Gnome 3.4 that ships with Ubuntu 12.04. In classic Gnome and Unity, it is possible. Also, for some strange reason, ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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Why does Unity not showing wallpaper after installing Gnome?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10.My system works very fine until I installed Gnome Desktop and Cinnamon.Cinnamon wasn't working then I removed it.Unity's desktop is fully black.Right now,Gnome works just fine ...
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Exporting bash function in .profile or .xprofile kills X during login

I'm trying to export a bash function during Gnome login using one of the login shell start-up scripts. I've tried doing it in ~/.profile and ~/.xprofile but it results in X dying and restarting at the ...
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Problem installing applications on ubuntu gnome 14.04 [closed]

I just installed beta version of ubuntu gnome 14.04 and apparently i can't install any old applications such as: Sopcast 0.8.5 ...
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Can i Use the DE as in 13.04 on 12.04

i want to use 13.04 Desktop Environment(DE) in 12.04 is it possible without upgrade.i am using 32 bit ubuntu. Please tell me if this is possible or not. Thanks in Advance. :)
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How can I remove gnome from a kubuntu 12.04 install?

I have a kubuntu 12.04 system to which I added gnome (unity) but I'm now wanting to remove gnome as I don't think I'll ever use it. doing apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop doesn't remove the packages, so ...
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13.10 - Gnome 3 background not changing correctly

I'm using 13.10, and for some reason, my desktop background won't change correctly. What happens is that I change the background in settings, and it shows up on the multiple-desktop sidebar, but does ...
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Gnome 3 Nautilus - Custom bookmarks

I'm just upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3 Classic. Could you say me how I can create bookmark [link or signet] on the left navigation panel of Nautilus ? Before upgrading I had a bookmarks ...