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 change Gnome Shell calendar default application?

In Gnome shell calendar menu, when I click on "Open Calendar" it tries to open Evolution - even if it's not installed - Is it possible to change the default calendar? P.S. Gnome shell Calendar ...
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Does gnome-fallback.desktop require accelerated graphics in 13.10?

I am trying to run gnome-fallback.desktop under VncServer. After upgrading to 13.10, my VNC no longer works - it just shows an empty terminal window, with no session. These are the sessions that I ...
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Can I set up 2 monitors to be 2 separate Gnome virtual desktops instead of one big?

If I plug an external CRT to my laptop, it normally either displays the same picture as the laptop's panel, or extends the desktop area. But I'd like it to be a separate virtual desktop (a workspace, ...
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Prevent Windows from stealing focus

I'm using Maverick with Compiz enabled. I've searched AskUbuntu and Google. AskUbuntu doesn't have anything on this topic and everything Google turns up is a couple years old. I'm doing browser ...
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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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Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay

On two of my computers running Natty with Gnome 3, I'm having periodic keyboard lag. It happens at a random interval after starting the computer. Basically, the keyboard will stop functioning ...
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No recent files in GNOME Shell

I upgraded from an almost default install of 11.10 to 12.04. All went well. I can boot into GNOME Shell. Get Activities overview, except that there are no recent files! In 11.10, I used to get Recent ...
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How can I install Typing Break?

I've just upgraded to beta 2 of Oneiric/11.10 and the typing break has gone. I've gone into the system settings and looked in "Keyboard Layout" and "Keyboard" and can't find anything. Has it just ...
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How to get gnome shell 3.12 on ubuntu 14.04

I know there is a distro for ubuntu dedicated to gnome and I know ubuntu 14.04 comes with gnome 3.10. But I am wondering what the steps are to: Install the ppas for gnome 3.12 install gnome 3.12 ...
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Can I hide the title bar of MPlayer in gnome?

I'm on a 10.04 machine with MPlayer, version SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3. When you invoke MPlayer from the command line to show a file, it displays the file within a window. This bar has a title, ...
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How can I create themes for Gnome Shell?

What makes me feel good in Linux is customization. I've recently tested some great themes for Gnome Shell. They're really great, but sometimes I don't like some part of them. I looked into the files ...
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An alternative software to Live Writer?

I want a software for blogging like Live Writer in Linux and GNOME. Do you have any idea?
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How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu?

I originally started an Ubuntu forums post about this but I never received any responses. Anyways, I've got my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders pointing to Samba shares on my server via ...
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop?

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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Nautilus Menu appearing behind transparent gnome-shell menubar

I installed 11.10 beta when it was released a couple of weeks ago. Everything is working fine. Later I installed gnome shell and then upgraded it from the gnome-shell testing ppa. I also installed ...
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Active Web Site as Gnome Background

Is there a way to put an active website, such as Gmail, as your Desktop background in Gnome, running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit? MS Win calls it "Active Desktop".
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Can I run NotifyOSD in GNOME? [duplicate]

I use the Gnome Shell (11.10) but am not liking its notification system. Is it possible to return to lucid - style notifications? Like this instead of this
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How do I set a shortcut to screenshot a selected area?

In gnome's screen shot program, the quick keys PrtScn captures the entire screen and alt+PrtScn captures the active window. Is there a way to script or set up the third capture option of a selected ...
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Will GNOME 3.6 be backported to 12.04

Is there any chance that GNOME 3.6 or some of its components be backported to Ubuntu 12.04? Or should I upgrade to 12.10 to get GNOME 3.6?
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How to change the window theme in Gnome Shell

I use Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I can use Gnome Tweak Tool to change the GTK theme and icon theme, but I can't change my window theme. If I select anything other than the default theme "Adwaita", ...
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Modifying Key- and Mouse-Bindings for GNOME Shell

Is there an easy way to modify key- and mouse-bindings for GNOME shell? The gnome-tweak-tool is far from complete regarding these issues and the system settings doesn't include any such options. I ...
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Nautilus crashes when accessing some folders

Since the past few days, Nautilus has started crashing whenever I access one of the Documents, video, pictures, download folder. It does not happen when I access the home folder and other mounted ...
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Getting gnome-shell working on nvidia optimus notebook

what i need is to enable the lamest hardware acceleration to get gnome-shell or unity 3d working. i know about bumblebee/ironhide/bumblebee-project. but i didn't understand how to use it directly ...
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How to delete a panel in the classic desktop?

I'm using 12.04 beta 2. I installed the classic desktop and I'm using the AWN dock. I tried right clicking on the bottom panel to delete it like you used to do in earlier versions, but nothing ...
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Installing Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

Gnome 3.8 is released and I wanted to have it on my system running Ubuntu 12.04. I came across this: Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts In the answers, it is mentioned that Gnome 3.8 is not available in ...
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How to remove and reinstall GNOME 3?

I need to remove GNOME 3, so I can re-install it, for I experienced a huge power surge that disrupted my session in GNOME 3, and currently, the GNOME 3 interface is acting strangely.
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Unity-like Dashboard for Gnome fallback?

Is there any way I can run the Unity dashboard (or something similar, like Bolt for Gnome 3) in Gnome Fallback?
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Mouse can still move but no clicks are registered and everything is locked up [closed]

Every now and then everything appears to lock up and I can't really do anything. I can move my mouse and it will reflect that on the screen but I can't really do anything else. Sitting long enough it ...
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How do I make Firefox start always maximized?

I am setting up Ubuntu with gnome for my grandma. How can I make firefox start ALWAYS maximized.
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Why should I use gksudo for Gtk apps instead of sudo? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that people should use gksudo for applications that use the Gtk GUI instead of sudo? What's the reasoning for this?
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Where do I have to paste an “xinput” command so that it executes it when GNOME is started?

On my Thinkpad I need to execute something like this in the terminal: xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Middle Button Emulation" 8 1 so that my the 2 buttons on my touchpad emulate ...
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Can I use KDE Plasma Widgets in Gnome?

I would like to use some KDE Plasma Widgets but don't want to install KDE and don't want to lose my current Gnome setup.
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How can gnome based applications such as rhythmbox use a proxy

I happen to be using xubuntu but I dont think the desktop-environment is applicable in this context. I noticed that some gnome-based applications such as rhythmbox cannot fetch any information from ...
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File association to unlisted application

While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu. How do I ...
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What is a good card creating application?

Is there a good card creating application? Haven't had one in over ten years but used to have one that had all types of easy to use templates designs etc for ton of occasions. Looking for something ...
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Why aren't file properties shown for MP4 files?

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I have a .mp4 video for which I want to change default media player to vlc. When I try to go to properties by right clicking on that video. I get the following message. ...
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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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Cannot install shell-themes using gnome-tweak-tool

How do I fix this? I will attempt to upload a screenshot of the problem. Notice there is an error like triangle near the shell themes and nothing is select-able. Also there are no shell extensions ...
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CalDAV supported task reminder

Is there a working Calendar in GNU/Linux that supports CalDAV, other than Evolution and lightning? - One that has native CalDAV support and desktop (applet) integration. Neither dates nor orage ...
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how to enable keyboard layout indicator in gnome-shell? [closed]

I upgraded to 12.10 beta 2 and in gnome-shell I don't have the keyboard layout/language indicator in the top panel. I have two layouts enabled and I can switch between them. I used to have it in ...
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Is it possible to replace notify-osd with Gnome 3 Indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I have gnome shell installed in ubuntu 11.04 fully. It still, however, uses the ubuntu ...
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How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

Is it possible in Empathy (Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell) to receive notifications when somebody posts a message to a chat room? I have checked the "Enable bubble notifications" box under edit > ...
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How to change handler of APT: URLs?

In Firefox on a fresh install of 10.10 when visiting apt.ubuntu.com/p/banshee (for example) I get prompted with the following window: However, I was under the impression that apturl was supposed to ...
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Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I ...
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How to edit autostart applications? [duplicate]

How can I reach the UI to configure the autostart applications in Ubuntu 11.10? Please don't tell me, I have to do it using the terminal or creating a starter on my own and please don't tell me, it is ...
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How can I get Gnome3 to remember my session?

I am running Gnome3, but I had the same problem with Unity, on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a fairly elaborate setup I enjoy using day-to-day. A LibreOffice spreadsheet with everyone's extension numbers; a ...
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Upgrading to Gnome 3.4 breaks Unity and gnome-shell in 11.10

I have upgraded my gnome shell to 3.4 in Ubuntu 11.10 through sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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How to permanently disable user switching in Gnome 3?

I have six boys, and they tend to ask another parent when wanting to use one of the computers, but don't bother asking the logged in user if they're finished. All four machines are running Ubuntu ...
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Gedit 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Hi I would like to know if I can upgrade gedit to version 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 without the webupd8 ppa. I think the process would be similar like this: Is there any way to Install Latest Nautilus ...