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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Can't Install Steam Games on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10

This is the first time I've installed Linux on a pc, before this I've only experimented with live media. I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 next to Windows 10 and it seems to behave normally. Steam ...
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ubuntu 15.10 gnome automatic logout, back to login screen. Crash in Syslog

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 with GNOME Shell 3.18.2 and very often my system automatic logout with blank screen and come back to login screen. Not seen any crash logs. But seen crash log in syslog. ...
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Why only three themes are available in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version. In system Appearance setting I can see three themes installed viz. Ambiance, Radiance, and High Contrast. While under /usr/share/themes directory, I can see ...
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Unable to uninstall NetBeans 8.1 / Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am unable to uninstall NetBeans 8.1. I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. When I run uninstall.sh, it says that it cannot find the target component. Location: ~/netbeans-8.1 I have tried as root ...
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How can I use the gtk3 file chooser with keyboard shortcuts?

Here's the use case. I want to navigate in the file chooser using only the keyboard. For instance, typing Alt-F, then selecting Open with arrow keys usually brings in the file chooser, but there I ...
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How to get an alert when my input volume is turned on and turn it off if I so desire?

As you can tell by the name, I am an extra paranoid Panda and in order to keep my bamboo safe I don't want my input volume to be on just in case if I get some spyware which listens to my sound input. ...
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Focused window is not in front

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 (only recently) I stumbled on a really frustrating bug of gnome: if click on a window, it correctly gets the focus but stays in the background: (here, I ...
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group windows on the dash (matlab figures)

Does anyone know how to get gnome to recognize the figures matlab generates as groupable?? I have to create quite a lot of figures and the dash is starting to get really small..... It groups ...
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Gray borders formed when using Gnome apps outside of Gnome 3.x

Hello everyone reading this question. This problem is really annoying to me and to everyone else who is using other Desktop Environments like LXDE, XFCE, ... because this is really ugly and takes up ...
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removing gnome from ubuntu help

How can I fully delete the files downloaded for gnome off of Ubuntu? I have tried the commands below yet I still see files from gnome. sudo apt-get purge unity gnome-shell lightdm sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - installed GNOME but Unity is running instead

I'm running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 15.10 and I wanted to switch to GNOME. I've followed the instructions included in this answer, everything seems to have been installed but after restarting ...
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Remove icons from system tray on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I have installed the extension Topicons and I want to remove the icons that I don't need like the orange skype icon because I have an extension for skype as you can see in this image I have ...
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Nautilus stuck in fullscreen

Today my nautilus started beeing stuck in fullscreen. Upon opening nautilus you will get the a full screen nautilus. F11 does not do anything and in the nautilus options is nothing to disable ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome works laggy!

After using Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome for a few hours, it starts to work laggy. Restarting Gnome with alt+F2+R solves the problem, but it happens again and getting worse unless I restart the gnome. I have ...
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Keyboard shortcuts stopped working / Can't access keyboard settings

My keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+T and the audio hotkeys) just stopped working. I tried everything I could find on the Internet to solve the problem, including installing and reinstalling tons of ...
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GNOME classic on Ubuntu 15?

If I install an Ubuntu 15.10 (not an older version), how can I set the GNOME classic GUI as default?
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How to access a similar shorter-name application on Gnome-Do?

Ubuntuns. Is there a way to circumvent the usual navigation in Gnome-Do to a similar, shorter named application? For example, I am trying to access "Guake" terminal from Gnome-Do but my only option ...
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How to export a profile in Toxic?

I recently installed the Tox client Toxic and created an encrypted profile with it, however I now want to export my profile in order to import it into another Tox client, but after going through the ...
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Scale title bars and menu doesn't always work as expected

I set scaling factor to 1.38. Menu and title bars indeed always scale properly. What's wrong is that often after I restart computer, window content or top right corner menu content are not scaled ...
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How to use the Command-line Parameters to select then change a group of filenames

I have been using a simple shell script placed in my user/.bin folder; Its job is very simple, copy specified files $1 and rename to $2; at least I had thought it to be that simple ... The situation ...
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old classic gnome on ubuntu 15.10

I'm coming back to linux. When I was using it before it was old good looking familiar gnome time. I'm trying to get this great useful look back on my new system - ubuntu 15.10. I'm installed classic ...
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Visual glitch while hovering on application icon on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am encountering this type of visual glitch on hovering over application icon.
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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Should I be worried about “warning: checksum areas are greater than image size. Invalid section table?” messages during kernel upgrade?

I just ran the command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Re-enable pop sound checks in ubuntu gnome 15.10

I tried http://askubuntu.com/a/86750/469695 but it didn't work. It stopped working when I re-installed PulseAudio. I also tried toggling sound effect in sound settings. Another strange thing is ...
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Fast switch between three keyboard layouts - from Unity DE to Gnome Shell

I use ubuntu 15.10 and have 3 keyboard languages layout. In Unity DE I create custom shortcuts: key: CTRL+1; command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources current 0 key: CTRL+2; command: ...
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Switch into tablet mode (in Gnome)

I have a 2-in-1 laptop, where the screen flips a full 360 degrees to turn into a tablet (I have the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, but there are many similar devices now). I'm running Ubuntu GNOME (15.10, but I ...
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How to open files with single-click in nautilus 3.14.2 [duplicate]

Since there is no longer any such thing as file > preferences in nautilus or any such thing as a nautilus menu, how does one select single-click to open files instead of the default double-click?
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Can't find the window for a process whose status is `Sl` [duplicate]

I am under Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Classic as desktop environment. I have a process, whose status is Sl, see below: $ ps aux | grep PDFXC t 20363 0.1 0.0 2676268 6436 pts/61 Sl 2015 ...
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Is the Lenovo Yoga both Tablet and Desktop mode capable?

I've had a 2-in-one laptop which folds into a "tablet" (think a microsoft surface- a tablet that you can place on top of a keyboard/trackpad laptop bottom, but with a keyboard that folds back instead ...
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Wacom Intuos 490 graphics tablet

My husband bought me a Wacom Intuos 490 Tablet for Xmas. We have been all over the web searching for help loading it. No joy. My question is has anyone been able to load it in Ubuntu 15.10 and got it ...
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How to install dependencies not found in the repositories for JHBuild?

I have been following this guide in order to set up JHBuild. And I have got up to the bit which says to execute: jhbuild sysdeps --install However there is a slight problem because upon running ...
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Using i3wm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am having trouble figuring out how to use i3wm on my installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The only way I've got it working was through stopping gdm with systemctl stop gdm in text-only mode, and then ...
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Ugly looking window after dist-upgrade

I was trying to install the gnome-builderfor coding and programming. At first, I tried to build it from the source, but it gave me errors like require gtk+-3.0 >= 3.18.6 while my version is like ...
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gnome-builder crashes when trying to open project

When I try to open a project in gnome-builder, whether it's by clicking one of the projects on this screen it starts up on (I have put a big black box over some more private stuff): Or if I use the ...
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How can I use KDE filepicker dialog in GNOME apps?

Is there a way you can use KDE filepicker with GNOME apps? I guess if I somehow trick the app into thinking it is running under KDE it will then use KDE filepicker. Am I right?
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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Missing window borders in Gnome 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome 3. Using the Gnome Tweak-Tool I switched on Min/Maximise Buttons. Applications start maximised. When I un-maximise them, holding Alt and pulling down, there are ...
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How to safely delete huge temp files in /root/Desktop in Ububtu 14.04

I was installing some packages in Synaptic and noticed a folder named /root/Desktop which had 3.7 GB in temp files, being short on space I thought of deleting the files, but feared damaging my system! ...
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Segmentation fault in XServer

I have ASUS ZenBook UX305 with i7 CPU and integrated Intel GPU. My system (Ubuntu 15.10) recently started to go back to the login screen after some time active. It is caused by segfault in XServer. ...
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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Desktop not responsive after ubuntu-gnome-desktop installation (Ubuntu 15.10)

In order to use gdm instead of lightdm I followed the instructions from this post I could then use gdm but my desktop (meaning the background area) is not responsive anymore and shows the login ...
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Login Doesn't Work Anymore after Gnome 3 Installed

I wanted to try Gnome 3, so I followed Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 . It worked but I didn't like it, so I purged the package and executed the second command again. Now my screen shows the Gnome ...
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Nautilus (Files) 3.18.2 show other partitions as other locations, not under home directory listings

In order to be able to install evolution 3.18.2 to Ubuntu 15.10, I had to add the gnome3-team ppa and the gnome3-team staging ppa. As a result, Nautilus (Files) is version 3.18.2. This is a problem ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 account-plugin-twitter not showing in Online Accounts when adding

As the subject says I don't have the option to add a twitter account. It's a fresh install with all updates and I've manually forced re-installation of the twitter account plugin with: sudo apt-get ...
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mouse always “sticks” to gnome windows even with single click

this is a complicated one so please stay with me. The summary of the problem is mouse always sticks to "Various" parts of the gnome window when it just goes over them (no special single/double click) ...
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Ubuntu incorrectly renders windows

I cannot use some software (such as Krusader, VirtualBox etc.) on Ubuntu 14.04, because of this weird bug (see screenshot). Most part of a window is grey and not accessible. Other windows look fine ...
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Erroneous double clicks

I am having trouble with my mouse giving me random double clicks and it is very very annoying. I have tried tweaking with all the mouse settings but still end up getting a lot of double clicks. ...
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Two different login/lock screens

I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed and when I first start my computer it gives me the really nice looking ubuntu lightdm login screen but anytime I lock the computer I get the really nasty looking gnome ...