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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Stuttering and slow graphics in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and every time there are 2 or more applications windows open everything lags(especially the activity overview and when chrome or rhythmnox is open). It's a HP ...
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Mouse trails for GNOME Shell?

I'm trying to prepare my laptop (trusty, gnome-shell) for use in presentations. As such, I'll need to do something to make the mouse more visible. 1) There's a program for Windows that does that ...
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External Monitor: VGA and HDMI Behaving Differently

I'm trying to set up a second monitor. I want the primary screen to be my laptop's built-in display and I want the secondary screen to be the external monitor. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME ...
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What else command lines do I need to start GNOME Shell?

I installed GNOME Shell in a headless server running ubuntu 14.04 LTS using steps in http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-gnome-3-12-on-ubuntu-gnome-14-04-trusty-tahr/. I want to start it in a vnc viewer ...
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blank xinput ubuntu gnome

Just installed Ubuntu gnome 14.04 I want to reverse Sculpt touch through xinput, but when I execute xinput list-props 15 | grep "scrolling distance" it shows nothing. Executing just xinput list-p ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Dash Appication Button

How can I change the application button icon of GNOME dash I can not show the image because of my repution that I don't have
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How to add an option to go to hibernate mode in Ubuntu Gnome

When I close my laptop my PC go to hibernate mode and I open it the computer turn on again. This prove that I can do that (I couldn't do that before). I don't have the option to do that when I try to ...
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Can't boot after installing gnome

I just installed gnome by typing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, and used gdm as login shell and my PC can't boot. It stayed in purple screen with Ubuntu logo! What can I do?
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Right-shift alone changes input source

Whenever I press and release right-shift without pressing another key, the input source changes. I can't find this shortcut listed in any of the keyboard or language control panels. I have four ...
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14.10 gnome classic metacity unable to hook up keyboard shortcut to binary

I am trying to get the Aero Snap effect working on an Ubuntu 14.10 using Gnome Classic Metacity. I found a command that works if I execute in on a terminal window: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b ...
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Where is the “logout” option in the Applications menu of gnome shell? [duplicate]

Please take a look at this screenshot: I have been using this desktop for a week but till now I can not find where "logout" option is in the Applications menu. So my question is: (1) Is this gnome ...
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How to get rid of the bottom panel in gnome 3 classic session

I know questions that sound like this one have been asked before, but none of the "solutions" are working for me. I am using Gnome Classic option. I could not find any extension that does what I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10 = cannot open settings

I've encountered a problem. After some time of using my ubuntu 14.04 + gnome shell i happend not to be able to open system settings. When I open it usually just nothing happens or system error occurs ...
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file index with realtime search capabilities

I am curios if there is a software that indexes all my files and direcories, including external HD, possibly in real time allowing me or whoever access the HD to find the file up to date (something ...
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How to downgrade gnome 3.14 to 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading gnome from 3.12 to 3.14 some icons are looking larger and weird in unity. Icons for Chrome, System Settings Dialog box as not properly getting displayed. How to solve? Should I need to ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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How can I install gnome 3.14

I tried to update my gnome 3.12 to 3.14 with four commands in the terminal but after rebooting only black screen came out, there is no gnome 3.14..... I have to work from tty1, what is wrong with it ...
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Similar to i3 Scratchpad on GNOME? (hide/show windows with a keyboard shortcut)

In Scratchpad (a window manager) there's a pretty neat function called scratchpad: -Whenever you push alt-mayus-Minus, the selected window will be send to the scratchpad, that it, it will be hidden ...
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x11vnc -gone: Cannot lock screen using gnome screensaver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server and installed a 'light weight' gnome desktop using sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I have also installed x11vnc sudo ...
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How to install stable gnome desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

How to install stable gnome desktop in standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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Unity Tweak Tool Font

Each time I restart my PC font scaling value changes in unity tweak tool. I have scaling set to 0.875 in Settings>Display as well. So I believe that's causing the matter. So after each reboot I reset ...
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My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
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install fglrx in gnome-shell prevents X from loading

I installed fglrx to fix a problem I had playing Beyond Linux in Ubuntu with an ATI 6850. I thought I'd try the proprietary version. However, after installing it my system stopped booting. I'm told ...
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How to move Gnome top bar to a secondary monitor

I realize I could manage this by switching my secondary monitor to become primary one, but if I do then any and all games run at fullscreen will adopt the now primary monitor's resolution and that's ...
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Installing ubuntulooks and using themes for applications

I use ubuntu 14.04 with gnome3 shell. Hi, I would like to start my application with gtk2 theme. I was using this tutorial: ...
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Widget dissapears when I click Show desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 with Gnome. I have installed cardio-dock. I have added trash and show desktop through the cardio-dock GUI. Apart from that I have added the calendar and time widget through the ...
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How do I get a graphical installer for Ubuntu GNOME?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME over my vanilla Ubuntu installation. I've downloaded the amd64 version of Ubuntu GNOME through torrent (since I have a 64-bit processor), and the md5sum checks out. ...
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Is it possible to remove gnome-contacts in 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 after coming back from using Mint. I'm cleaning up some of the software that comes installed that I don't need or want. One of those applications is ...
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Gnome issue with different modes

Hello Guys i am new to Linux and currently i installed the ubuntu 2014 with gnome shell 3.10.4 .At the log on screen there were different modes of gnome they were Gnome,Gnome Home ,Gnome flashback ...
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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on ...
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How to Re Generate All Gnome Schemas for Ubuntu 12.04

To compile a package I went on installing systemd package from Utopic 14.10 with all its dependencies on my [Modified] Ubuntu 12.04. As it's not existing in Systems prior to Trusty 14.04. Everything ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Super Key not working with Gnome

I am using 14.04 and I've installed Gnome according to this tutorial. I am currently using Metacity. Unfortunately my super key now does nothing. Additionally I do not appear to have a hot corner. Has ...
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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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indicator-application for Gnome fallback/flashback not working properly in ubuntu 14.10

The indicator-application for Gnome-Panel is not working in Ubuntu 14.10, it was working in 14.04 (GNOME 3.10) fine so I don't if it has something to do with the GNOME 3.12 base or not. Before I add ...
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How to set lockscreen background colour to corresonding HTML code (see info)? [closed]

It's a bit of a weird question, but I got inspired by this website: http://whatcolourisit.scn9a.org/ Basically, it converts the time to six digits, and every time those digits align with a colour (in ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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gnome--terminal -e option not executing?

I want to open my terminal with some commnads executed in it on bootup. So I wrote a script with following line in it: gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'firefox &;exec bash'" --tab -t ...
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Ubuntu desktop version 14.10 - how I disable the switching between the menu bar and the title bar on top of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 with Unity and the Windows have switch between a title bar and the menu bar when I move the mouse to the top bar of the window? I want the menu bar permanently displayed ...
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Remove Ubuntu Studio Desktop Package from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am completely new to Ubuntu. Just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. And, I installed ubuntustudio desktop package (it looked cool in screenshots). Now I want to uninstall it completely. Could ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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Ubuntu GNOME on a USB 3.0 thumb drive: GRUB cannot be installed

I previously installed Ubuntu GNOME just fine on a USB 2.0 drive with the installation wizard, just like you would on a hard drive. I just bought a USB 3.0 16GB drive so that I could run it at a ...
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Unity apps replaced with Gnome apps after installing Gnome Shell [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my PC and I recently installed gnome shell along with unity following this article. But, once I installed it, I noticed that, when I logged in with default ubuntu ...
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Problem with sound, cuts at high level

Im Alan. * First * I want apologize, I'm Spanish and I use Google translator. I have a problem, with LINUX: (Debian[Kali Linux]/Ubuntu[12.04/.10/14.04*) If I'm listening a sound, and if I raise the ...