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 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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How to customize the ubuntu gnome 3 desktop?

This is maybe a stupid question, but how can I choose my own background image on ubuntu gnome 3?? I click on Settings -> Background -> then I click on the current background preview to change it but I ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to get ubuntu gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04 ?? Thank you in advance
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Mouse selects everything on its own

I have a strange problem that my mouse keeps selecting everything I point to. For example, if I open Rhythmbox, then at the top of the screen there is a text which says which song is playing. If I ...
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Indicator applet-less applications?

Since I heard that indicator applets are going to replace the notification area, I wondered what was going to happen to applications that use the notification area and don't have an indicator applet? ...
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How do I assign a string as a keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to assign a frequently used string to a shortcut key, so when I press it, it types it in whatever application I'm in. So for example, when I type Shift-F12, it types "This is wonderful!" in ...
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Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor

When I try and open a file I downloaded in Chromium, it opens in a text editor. (Geany) I click on the arrow in the download bar and select "Show in folder". I'm using Chromium daily stable and ...
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Can't use GNOME Shell extensions due to “error parsing schema”

I get this error in the gnome-tweak-tool konsole dialog CRITICAL: Error parsing schema org.gnome.shell (/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.shell.gschema.xml) And then a series of other errors ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 cannot change window border theme

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and when I change GTK theme using Gnome Tweak Tool, only theme of widgets changes, theme of Window border remains same. Can somebody help me to fix this issue ?
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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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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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How do I disable window move with alt + left mouse button in GNOME Shell?

There are lots of posts on this about Unity, this is about gnome-shell As with other posters, I use apps (Inkscape in particular) that uses Alt-Click and Alt-drag. Gnome-shell is grabbing this off me ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to disable alt-f1 / alt-f2 shortcuts?

I can assign Alt+F1 and Alt+F2 to any function I like in the keyboard configuration window, but its not beeing used. Alt+F1 is always 'dash home' and Alt+F2 is always 'run'
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How can I disable the Universal Access Settings icon?

In Gnome 3 on the top right corner I have this universal access icon with all these options which I am not intending to use in the meanwhile. How can I disable/hide the useless for me icon there?
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Is there a way to get a workspace grid in Gnome 3.x?

Is there any setting/plugin/hack/workaround that will allow me to run Ubuntu with the Gnome 3.x/Gnome Shell desktop while retaining a 2x2 or n x m workspace grid instead of the default Gnome ...
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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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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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Difference between Unity and GNOME

I often come across the terms Unity and GNOME while reading about Ubuntu. I understand that Unity is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. What is GNOME and how is it related to/different from ...
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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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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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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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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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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...
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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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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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What represent the StartupWMClass field of a .desktop file?

I am working on this pre-existent .desktop file and I have a doubt: The file content is: [Desktop Entry] #Icon=connect-data-space Icon=XCloud Categories=Utility; Type=Application ...
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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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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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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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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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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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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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An alternative to the Super key on an old keyboard

I've got a classic M-series IBM keyboard that I want to put to a use. However, it does not have a Windows (a.k.a Super) key, that I use for many windows-manager-related shortcuts. On top of it, I ...
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Notifications not working in Gnome 3.4

Notifications are no longer working in Gnome 3.4 but they are working in Unity. I have tried everything I can think of but I am stumped. To clarify, I am changing the theme using Gnome Tweak. Themes ...
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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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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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Scale title bars and menu in Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome

I've installed gnome in my new 14.04 (not the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution). I've noticed the title bars are huge though, and I would like to change. The things is that this solution from here is not ...