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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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Compiz rotate activated because of lost window focus and scrolling issue

Recently, I did some alterations of lightDM and my default greeter. I think during that time, I absently changed a setting for Compiz, maybe in dconf though I'm not too sure, but it's all sorts of ...
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Google Chrome not shown as active ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have updated google chrome to Version 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit) yesterday. Since the update, it isn't recognized as active any more and it will launch a new window every time I click on it's button. ...
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How do I set the background for lightdm-kde-greeter

I'm running Gnome desktop in 12.04 and installed the lightdm-kde-greeter. But I'm not sure how to change the background. Google has been no help, as all the suggestions say to go to the System ...
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Gnome Desktop drag & drop behaviour

Running 14.04 with the Gnome version available from Software Center here. Coming from Windows and OSX, I'm seeing some rather unfamiliar drag & drop behaviour on the desktop: For one, dragging ...
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How to install custom shell theme using gnome-tweak-tool

I found similar posts, but those answers didn't solve my issue. I need to know can I install custom Shell-themes in ubuntu-gnome? If yes what are the best custo shell-themes and where can I get it? In ...
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ubuntu-tweak not starting

When I try to run ubuntu-tweak in terminal I get the following: adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ ubuntu-tweak Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked Aborted ...
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Multimedia keys not working after updating gnome

I recently upgraded to gnome-shell 3.12 because my unity desktop stopped working. Everything is working fine except that my multimedia keys (volume, brightness, etc.) and my shortcuts (ctrl-alt-t) ...
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HOW TO INSTALL .tar.xz file [duplicate]

I recently downloaded gnome-shell-3.14.2.tar.xz Now I want to install it I tried opening it but it opened in archive manager.May I know how to INSTALL and UNINSTALL it also. THANKS
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Shutdown not working for Users logged in through winbind

I have a Samba server acting as AD/DC and a client authenticating against it. Domain Users can log in and out just fine, shutdown and restart does not work. For Local Users shutdown and restart ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 to GNOME 3.14 [duplicate]

I want to change my shell from GNOME 3.10 to GNOME 3.14 My Distro is UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. If I change my environment to GNOME 3.14, is my DISTRO still 14.04 LTS or I need to upgrade it it every six ...
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Browser window is not focused after links clicking in other applications (14.04)

When I'm clicking on a link in Skype or Thunderbird it is opened in new tab of my default web browser (Chrome), but the browser window itself is not moved to the foreground. Thus I have to click on ...
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Gnome shell - Remove bottom panel

I have tried many solutions, but bottom bar is still there. Tried with Tweak Tool but there's no option Remove bottom bar extension in this version. Any help? OS: Ubuntu 14.04
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desktop launcher for ssh terminal

I have 3 ssh terminals defined for 3 headless systems on my lan. I can launch them from a host terminal, but I would prefer to create a desktop file for each, so that I could put each one in the ...
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`software-center` couldn't start in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04LTS, i get the following error message, while running software-center on terminal: What is the problem here? How can I solve this?
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installing gnome on my ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the gnome desktop environment on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS using the command line: $sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but the terminal keeps saying: "Some packages could not ...
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How to install gnome having unity unchanged?

I want to switch between unity and Gnome in the login screen. How should I do it.Is it possible to add any other interface like that in the lockscreen
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Vino claims it's running when it's not

I'm trying to start vino on an Ubuntu 14.04 box from the command line, but vino claims it's already running: $ ps auxww | grep vino myusername 17566 0.0 0.0 15940 920 pts/42 S+ 19:04 0:00 ...
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How can I use the default LightDM login screen with GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

I would like to keep the normal Unity log-in screen and everything. When I installed GNOME Shell, it seems to have replaced the log-in screen with the GNOME one. I like jumping between different ...
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Unable to set coherent dma mask

I am running an HP G71-340US Notebook with 4gb of memory. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04(got rid of Windows). I use the gnome shell. When booting I receive the following error message. ...
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How can I disable the lock session (not just in a specific gnome-session but for anyone who uses a certain machine)

I have several machines running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and there are a lot of users that log in and out of them (not local users). I wish to prevent any possibility of a user locking the screen in a ...
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Install problem Gnome Power Manager

When I try to boot up I get "Install Problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator" I understand this is a ...
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Trouble after installing Gnome

I have just finished installing Gnome 3. Here are the steps I followed : 1) Downloaded live image from here : http://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/ 2) Downloaded vmware player ( free version) 3) ...
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pidgin not opening : inconsistency detected in gnome ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and installation of pidgin internet messenger, I get the following error message, while running pidgin on terminal: What is the problem here? How can I ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Confusion over installation of new desktop environment

I am a new ubuntu user. I want to install Gnome 3 for ubuntu 14.04. However I want to know what will happen to my existing applications like empathy, cheese, wine etc as well as my installed software ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS Minimum Requirements

Is it possible to install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS (32 bit) on My System 1 GB of RAM AMD Athlon 64 processor (32bit) 100 GB of hard-drive space What are the Minimum Requirements For Ubuntu GNOME ...
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Boot does not go ahead Gnome icon

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS. Yesterday I uninstalled evolution and it's components using the command sudo apt-get remove evolution* which freed something around 40 MB data. After which I tried to ...
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How do I minimize a maximized window?

When I open, for example, firefox and maximise the window, I'm unable to minimise or close the window using the little x button in the top left. Here's the button that I want to press (it appears ...
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Import Gnome launcher icons into Unity, and have them shown in a menu

Finally moved to Unity from Gnome-classic (reason being mostly that Gnome seems to be discontinued, some iBus features don't work anymore, and Unity is less bugged in Ubuntu 14.04). However there is ...
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What am I doing wrong, I cannot install ANY themes whatsoever?

Hi all, I'm not a total newb but have just recently switched to ubuntu 14.04. I've been writing software on Windows for 15 years. I am apparently constitutionally incapable of installing any themes. ...
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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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export SWT_GTK3=0 on terminal, does it effect your system?

This question is related to my other question : Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04 So, i should run export SWT_GTK3=0 on a sh script for eclipse, but i mistakenly run it from my ...
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Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04

I read this question : Why is Eclipse Luna dark theme ugly? And i followed what guari told us to do. I create a dark.sh in a same directory with eclipse executeable. This is the code : #!/bin/bash ...
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Ubuntu Gnome freezes

I am running the Ubuntu 14.10 with Gnome desktop. My machine is Lenovo t440s. Specs: Processor: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U (4MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz) 12 GB RAM GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 The ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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icons missing on 14.04 unity after installing gnome 3.10

icons are in desktop folder. Just installed Gnome 3.10, but icons don't show in Unity, Gnome Classic or Gnome 3.10. What do I do?
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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How to change gnome shell theme in ubuntu 14.10?

I want to change gnome shell theme, I use ubuntu 14.10 and user extensions don't work, can anybody help me ?
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Ensure a specific Wired network profile is activated after booting

I know how to make multiple LAN profiles. Now the problem I have is that the computer always goes back to "eth0" or "Ifupdown eth0" after a re-boot. I have to put this computer in an automatic ...
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 keyboard layout is not switching

After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 I've an issue with switching keyboard layout from English to Russian, it's in the list of the languages' indicator, indicator language is OK switching but input ...
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Replacing ubuntu desktop with gnome [duplicate]

How should I remove Ubuntu's default desktop and install gnome ?
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Why is Shell theme disabled in Gnome Tweak Tool?

In Gnome Tweak Tool, I'm unable to change the Shell theme: Hovering over the exclamation mark shows the following tool-tip: Shell user-theme extension not enabled. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and have ...
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Who is streetsmartaccord? Why do I have a folder /home/streetsmartaccord?

I have a file called /home/streetsmartaccord/.gvfs. (it is called a gvfs-fuse-daemon file). My machine was brutally hacked and I'm wondering what this "streetsmartaccord" thing is--haven't been able ...
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Multitude of strange problems after sudo apt-get upgrade

Ugh, I knew I shouldn't have done a "sudo apt-get upgrade", I've gone from having a working (if a bit behind) laptop to a buggy as hell frustration machine. Multitude of strange behaviours and ...
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Virtual Box and Gnome settings doesnt work

Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS I had this problem and was solved it by the method explained by aveemashfaq But now certain applications have some problem. Running ...
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Customize fonts in context menus and dialogs

So I changed all my desktop fonts to 'Ubuntu Light' using unity-tweak-tool and I am running Iris Dark Theme, but the fonts in Nautilus, dialogs and context menus are unaffected (see screenshots) How ...
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Black screen after insert graphic card

I've just got the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and after I replaced the computer case, the power supply and the graphic card itself the computer stopped working, what I got when I power up the computer ...