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 search for files in Terminal using indexed list?

If I want to search for files in Terminal, I tend to either use something like tree --prune -P <searchTerm>, but this can take a long time with a big directory so when it's too big I tend to ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error

I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I keep getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. How to resolve this issue? Is this a missing package issue? Thanks
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messed up Unity after installing Gnome

I recently installed KDE and GNOME desktop environments on Ubuntu 15.04 and used them for a while. When I got back to unity, it is all messed up. The terminal looks like the terminal in gnome (white ...
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How to Fix *Spread All Windows* to Super-W by One-liner?

There is something in my 14.04 systems that make Spread all Windows unstable: Super-, but sometimes Super-W and Super-Z. I think this can be fixed by gsettings... one-liner. System: Ubuntu 14....
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Key input lag in Gnome Activities Search

Using an up-to-date Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 system on a Dell XPS 13 laptop, whenever I hit Super (or otherwise activate the overview) and begin typing, my keystrokes are often out of order. If I wait a ...
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Cannot resume from suspend ubuntu 16.04 Gnome

I have laptop lenovo g40-45 with ubuntu 16.04 Gnome installed. The problem is that after suspend, i just got blank screen and cannot do anything but force-shutdown from power button. I had ubuntu 14....
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How to not show minimized windows in GNOMEs activities overview?

In the overview every open Program is shown, but I only want to spread the windows that aren't minimized. Is there a way to disable this feature?
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Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it

Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it. Looking for something wider, Windows style maybe.
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Unity DE missing touchpad settings, but in Gnome Shell they are

I have problem with touchpad settings in ubuntu 16.04. In unity DE I have only mouse settings, but in gnome-shell all is fine and touchpad can be customized. Can it be fixed without full system ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Conky does not work right

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and I installed icon and theme and much. Finally I installed conky-manager but it doesn't work correct like this.
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Display issues (shadowing?) 14.04

This is showed when i open software center, Unreadable letters and description as you see, if i put focus on another program like this: The letters become magically readable... what is happening?...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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Change cursor size

how do I change the cursor size? I tried with dconf-tools but using dconf-tools to change the cursor-size number, it changes the cursor size in several kinds of windows, such as in firefox, gnome-...
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Is it possible to make gnome-screenshot save the image automatically without showing the confirmation dialog window?

Is it possible to make gnome-screenshot save the image automatically without showing the confirmation dialog window? I make a lot of screenshots and it would be convenient if I did not have to ...
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Is there any plugin/extension/add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird Notifications in GNOME

The question is pretty straightforward. The default notifications by Thunderbird don't really work in GNOME. I have had to install an extension (add-on) called 'Enhanced Desktop Notifications' which ...
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Installing Gnome-Network Manager

I use Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS), I want to create Hot-Spot, My Desktop Environment is Xfce, I want a graphical Gnome3 Network manager in order to create a Hot-Spot, I tried to Install by using this Command, ...
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Unknowingly removed gnome and gconf2 [duplicate]

I removed gnome and gconf2 unknowingly and I am unable to login into Ubuntu.Please help me.
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Unable to open tor in Ubunutu Gnome 16.04 [duplicate]

I tried to installed tor from terminal by the following command sudo apt-get install tor Now i can't open Tor browser. I can't find it in my programs. I tried to open it using terminal. My ...
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Installing Nvidia Graphics drivers on Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04

I am using Ubntu-GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 When I install Nvidia graphic drivers by sudo apt-get install nvidia-361 , I am facing the following problems. During the installation of Nvidia-361, it ...
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How to find the version of Gnome in my current Ubuntu 16.04 os via terminal? [duplicate]

I wanted to check the version of my desktop environment which is currently Gnome. And l would love to know that from command line. How can l do that?
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Reverse Scrolling in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20. After upgrading from GNOME 3.18 to 3.20, my mouse settings are reset. I can't find options in Mouse & Touchpad Settings to set Reverse Scrolling (...
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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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How to write en and em dashes?

I am a bit of a Grammar Nazi, so I like my grammar to be correct, I understand that for you to be able to type en and em dashes that you have to configure the COMPOSE key or something like that but I ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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How do I upgrade the BIOS or use “force_addr= 0xaddr”?

I am absolutely new in Linux system. I have installed Gnome Ubuntu-16.04 in a virtual machine using vbox in Windows 8.1. After installing, it says to restart. When I clicked to restart, I receive the ...
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How to make partitions mount at startup in Ubuntu gnome 16.04?

How do you make windows partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on windows partition.
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ubuntu gnome 16.04 freezes after login [duplicate]

If i have my second display pluged in everything freezes after a couple of seconds after login. I'm running version 16.04. The grahpics card is a gtx960m and i have driver version 361.42. It only ...
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How to download a GNOME extension manually

I can't install this extension: link because it is outdated. The vast majority of "outdated" extensions work normally after modifying the metadata.json file, so I want to download it anyway, fix it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome Login difficulties

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome. Always when I want to login my password is rejected as wrong and I cannot login - but when I click on the Gnome Button and and choose the desktop environment again ...
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Remove title bar from GNOME but keep window controls

I want to remove the title bar from maximized GNOME applications, but every extension that does this also removes the window controls. How do I get rid of the title and keep the controls?
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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16.04 Gnome Cairo-Dock stuck in login loop

I've done a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (only OS on system). I have no problems logging in using the GNOME desktop option. Switching to Cairo at the login, however, goes into a login loop: ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
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Screen teraing with Compton

I'm using an AMD R7 370 over HDMI, running GNOME with Metacity, with Compton as my compositing manager, and I'm getting screen tearing to the point where I can't use Ubuntu. Why am I getting screen ...
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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How do i disable Automatic Brightness in Ubuntu-Gnome [16.04/15.10]

Before someone points me to this I would like to point out that I want to completely disable the auto-brightness change feature as it doesn't work at all for me and neither am I interested in any auto-...
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How to restart gnome shell but daemonise it from a script? [duplicate]

I have a couple of scripts to work around Gnome Shell's inability to work well automatically when swapping between FHD (1080p) and UHD (4k) screens. I set various things with gsettings, restart nemo, ...
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gnome window top corners problem

As you can see on the screenshot below, there is a problem on top of the windows. How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 16.04 then switched to gnome on login screen.
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Is Gnome too much important for ubuntu? [closed]

I am a new ubuntu user, I installed gnome yesterday, and faced some issues such as :couldn't change my desktop wallpaper, couldn't right click on desktop, all desktop icons became hidden. As i say ...
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How to install Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 16.04

I do not like the new GNOME software center. I cannot find some old programs I had on Ubuntu 14.04. (Like OpenJDK Java 8 Runtime) Is there a way that I can install the old Ubuntu Software Center on ...
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Mix between Gnome 2 menu an Unity possible?

I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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How should I set enviroment variables at GNOME login - not shell?

Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Classic I have a script that I execute from /etc/bash.bashrc. Whenever I open a terminal, it sets some environment variables needed for my applications to run. I execute them from ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for Python too (PyGTK), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...