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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Gnome crashes when I drag to reorder favorites in Activities. Why?

I recently installed gnome-shell to try it out (I've been using openbox alone, which I think I still prefer!) and my problem is that Gnome crashes (sometimes just restarts the DE, sometimes actually ...
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How to Keep Focus of File-Browser when Previewing Thumbnails in Sushi?

A report done here already 2011 in bugzilla.gnome.org but no proposals for improvement. It is possible that this is not a gnome-sushi issue but dependent on the packages on the test environment How ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Cant change conky font

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Gnome DE 3.18. Then installed conky-manager to customize my desktop. Everything worked well and the only problem now I am facing is changing fonts. I ...
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Black desktop background , large icons and missing UI components

Ubuntu Version: 16.04 I had installed Gnome Desktop environment using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop But when I logged out and tried to switch the Desktop environment, clicking on the ...
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(noob) Ububntu 16.04: Gnome makes battery life (a lot) shorter than Unity ? (xps 15 9550)

I'm really new to the Linux world. After a LOT of complications about setting up a dual boot win10/ubuntu, I've decided to use only Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME (for now). I've tried Ubuntu 16.04 too but I ...
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How to activate scroll bar in LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I have noticed that on the Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 version of LibreOffice Writer that there is no scroll bar at the side no matter how long a document is, this can get rather annoying. Is ...
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Change Gnome panel icons to oversized faded style?

How do I change the icons that show in the panel for apps? I've tried different themes, but perhaps I'm just missing a specific one? I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and my icons on the panel look ...
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Switch Gnome layout Direction

I want to use Gnome in Persian language but when i select Persian language gnome show in Rtl layout .How can i force gnome and other programs to stay in ltr layout in Persian language? I use gnome 3....
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS reduce icon size

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS On Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC With Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz 500 GB SATA hard drive Connected to 42" LG TV with HDMI cable TP-Link 300 MB USB ...
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gnome shell keyboard and Super

I just starte using gnome shell but I have some old configuration that prevents me from using Super. I'd like to erase old info on keyboards. Currently If I add a keyboard on a fresh new user it does ...
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Xfce vs Gnome how much faster [closed]

We all know there are clear differences between xfce and gnome. I've been using xfce for the past 5 years on my computers (xubuntu) and it does fullfil my expectations and requirements that are low ...
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Unity Run Dialog

Is it possible to change the Unity run dialog to that which cinnamon and gnome-shell use? The current one has a few slight annoyances: Lack of autocomplete Inability to open directories without ...
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Critical freeze on login in ubuntu 16.04

Using an up-to-date Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 system on a msi cx70 sometimes on login screen I can have a freeze. After this I can only reboot machine or call console (ctrl-alt-f1). What can I do to fix or ...
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Xubuntu becomes very laggy after hours

When I start my laptop, there is no problems : no lag, it's not superfluid but it's OK. After few hours (~4/5 hours) Ubuntu and Gnome suddenly become very very slow : 3 or 4 seconds of delay when I ...
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Can't use metacity themes in gnome flashback session (metacity) Ubuntu 16.04

I'm using the gnome flashback session with metacity window manager, but I can't change to any metacity theme in any of the tweaking tools, as they're not even appearing in the lists. Is there anything ...
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Ubuntu Software Doesn't Open Even After The Fix Release

I know there are couple of questions for this asked here but all of them lead me to this bug on launchpad. The page says the problem is fixed and the fix is released. However, I still see the issue. ...
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How to install Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I tried installing the Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 using the following commands: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/...
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Avoid duplicates in active users

Currently I use gnome-shell and ubuntu 16.04. Everytime (even after reboot) I have at least 5 active users at same time. Here my command line output. Total count: users | wc -w 5 Users list: ...
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Incorrect display of Arc theme

I have a problem with the proper display of Arc theme. I had Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity and later installed Gnome 3.20 and now there is a problem with displaying the correct theme. How to fix it?
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Flatabulous theme does not show correct window decoration on Gnome Shell

The GTK style is correct but the window decoration defaults to another theme. https://github.com/anmoljagetia/Flatabulous Example:
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Ubuntu 14.04 Running over VNC service grey screen

Essentially, when I open up my VNC viewer (in this case I am using the service Weaved but I don't think Weaved is the problem) I only see a grey screen. I have tried many of the suggested options, but ...
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Trouble with GNOME in 16.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on a laptop. I had thought that using Gnome in this version would be pretty much as in 12.04. However, it's a whole different interface. I am trying to display ...
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Freeze after closing lid. Suspend with pm-suspend works fine: Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T460s

When I call pm-suspend from a terminal, it works fine. But when I close the lid (on battery, which should suspend the system) and reopen it, the system freezes and the CPU spins a lot. By the way, I'm ...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup and how can I change this behaviour?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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Is GNOME used in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am a first-time Linux user and I started learning about Linux recently. I understand GNOME is a GUI used in most Linux systems. Does Ubuntu use GNOME or any similar desktop GUI?
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Tried to install Paper desktop theme but it froze my computer

I'm running Gnome shell on my laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install the Paper desktop theme. https://snwh.org/paper/download Everything was going well until I got to sudo apt-get ...
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How to close a Gnome desktop session on the console in VMware?

How do I close Gnome desktop session on the console in VMware? I have a user that left the console in Gnome desktop. Of course root can not login via the gnome desktop but can using the console. ...
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GNOME power manager installation problem

Installation problem: This is the error that I am getting. The configuration defaults for GNOME power manager have been installed incorrectly. Please contact your computer administrator When I ...
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How to Make Capslock Control without xmodmap/XKBOPTIONS?

xmodmap is depreciated and does not work with gsettings, doing this here disables my xmodmap etc sudo vi /etc/default/keyboard > XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" and sudo setxkbmap dvorak '' ctrl:nocaps ...
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How to Disable Hovering-App-Bar in 16.04?

I get this hovering bar as an artifact popping many times per hour without pressing Alt-Tab, which duration 3-15 seconds with/without interaction of mouse/touchpad/keyboard booting other Ubuntus and ...
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GNOME 16.04 Reboot after Shutdown

My PC always reboots 5 seconds after its turned off. I looked at Reboot after shutdown (Ubuntu 14.04 (also 12.04); Dell latitude E7440), but: the top rated answer didn't help since I have no power ...
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duplicated panel bar on dual screen in Ubuntu 16.04

Since the arrival of Unity, there has always been a "bug" regarding the panelbar when using dual screen. The bar with keyboard language and time is duplicated when you use Ubuntu with dual screen and ...
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'libpeas-1.0-0-python3loader' dependency issue after upgrade

I ran the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Today and this was how it went: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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How to disable touchpad while typing on Ubuntu GNOME

sadHi,fd with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, and by and large I am pleased with what I have seen. However, one feature I sorely miss from Windows 10 is the built-in capacity to disable tapping and scrolling on ...
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How to fix error: failure reading sector 0x808 from 'hd0'

I have an error when I start up my computer. It says error: failure reading sector 0x808 from 'hd0' I have tried to set my prefix, my root and insmod normal and it still comes up with error: ...
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Sound Driver Issues

I'm running 16.04. I have run: lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" and have received the following output: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller ...
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Mouse events not happening

Some days i'm frequently bugged by mouse events which aren't triggered. For example: I switch from my IDE to chrome with alt-tab but when I click (anywhere) in chrome the focus is changed back to my ...
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using GNOME in ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have installed and used Ubuntu, and now I want to try the GNOME desktop environment. I don't know where to start. Could you give me some guidance? Thanks!
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Really, really, really strange login behavior

It's a bit hard to describe this problem, but I'll try my best. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my family's Intel NUC, knowing that it was probably user friendly enough for them to use. ...
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Can you create a new project in builder

I have recently installed builder on my pc (Ubuntu Gnome Xerius). When you open it you only see a white window with in the top left corner a button 'new'. When you press that you can choose to create ...
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Wifi Network Failure Damaged Gnome Software App

Brand new install of Ubuntu 16.04 (plus all latest upgrades). I'm running Ubuntu on a desktop PC with an ASUS motherboard (dual-core processor) that is about 6 years old. I access the Internet using ...
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How to allow moving the cursor while typing with xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed?

Since I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, although it fixed my other problems, it has meant that I am unable to move my cursor while typing. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, is ...
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Desktop icons or menus not appear in ubuntu 16.04 lts

After installing ubuntu 16.04lts I work for several weeks without an issue.But last time I install the compiz package in order to customize my desktop and to add some effects.So I add some effects ...
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Strange VC behavior since upgrade to 16.04

Ok, this is a puzzling thing, that I would like to understand. It seems that Virtual Consoles management is acting weird after the update from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 16.04. Before, I did the login ...
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How do I use Compton on GNOME?

I can't figuire out how to disable GNOME's built-in compositor, so I can't get Compton to run. How do I change the compositing manager?
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How to provide a backtrace?

gnome-shell appears to be crashing with unsavoury results and the developers have asked me to provide a backtrace, what exactly is a backtrace and how do I get them what they need? I am running Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS freezes when selecting try Ubuntu

I just got a new laptop and I'm trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu Gnome on it. Every time I try and boot from my live USB it freezes on the loading screen that just has the Gnome logo on ...
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Keep minimized windows minimized when restarting an app (Firefox)

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and I usually have multiple Firefox windows open, some of which I keep minimized for later use. When I close Firefox and start it again, those minimized windows are ...
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my-weather-indicator report in syslog [closed]

Running Ubuntu 16.04... My-weather indicator places the weather forecast data in the syslog every time it checks the weather. It works OK ... but I am wondering if this is normal and why it is ...
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How can I enable the GTK3 header bars on Ubuntu 16.04?

I want to see the applications like when running on Gnome 3 (with the buttons in the title bar): Instead of how I see them normally: I can achieve what I want by running these commands before ...