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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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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Hot bar inaccessible, no alt-tab, no program menu and other UI problems suddenly occuring

I turned on my machine here today and multiple elements of the ubuntu UI had stopped working. The hot bar, with applications like terminal, system preferences etc. which normally pops forward when I ...
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Per user dconf locks

After reading much useful information in this site I've come to understand how the dconf system works, giving priority to user settings first, then system-db if there are any. I understand that these ...
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Eve-Online and wine 1.7, Alt+Tab issue [Help]

I have issues with running eve on ubuntu. When I execute the following code in a terminal I get issues. wine eve.exe The launcher starts and I login. As soon as I click on play, a new wine window ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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gdm stopped asking for password on login or unlock

How does the login password authentication work or where to find a current description? I broke some dependencies (?) for login authentication on a fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 by removing the ...
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Overlapping line from smaller disaply in dualhead mode

I have a problem on both gnome shell and unity that is best described with the following photo: http://i.imgur.com/JQwr3Rh.jpg This is my external monitor. It's a FHD monitor and my laptop monitor is ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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How to bring out the tray at the bottom in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I accidentally moved the cursor somewhere near the right-bottom part of the screen and it brought out this pane - I want to know how do you get to that pane. Are there ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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Unity will not work after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

Last night, I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. This morning, I logged in to my computer, only to get a black screen. I am able to access the shell by pressing the escape key while the Ubuntu logo ...
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Top bar app launcher - In Gnome 3, what customisations will allow me to do this

I'm new to Gnome 3 and I adore one-click access to my favourite apps. On gnome classic I can launch chrome with a single click from an icon in the top bar. Then I can repeat this to launch extra ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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Make CronTab not asking for id_rsa keyword when running in terminal

I like to do some git pull inside a script and see see output of it. So I made up this cronjob to test: DISPLAY=:0 * * * * * mike /usr/bin/gnome-terminal -x zsh -c "/var/www/up.sh; zsh" ...
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Detect Samsung Tab as USB Modem using gnome-ppp

I exploit internet in PC by tethering USB from Samsung Tab2 : Internet works fine , however, i cannot configure this device as usb modem using gnome-ppp i set /dev/ttyS0 , because when i run ...
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.xinitrc not sourced in 13.10

I am using gnome / lightdm / ubuntu 13.10. I have some customisations I want to do in ~/.xinitrc, but it seems this file is not being sourced at startup. I've tried also with .xsessionrc and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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How to increase waiting time for non responding programs?

I have installed a Ubuntu GNOME and found that I am getting lots of PROGRAM is not responding messages. I have either to "Force Quit" the program or "Wait" for it a little more. I've noticed that ...
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Unable to add mappings to 3rd level via xmodmap

I am trying to customize my keyboard layout using xmodmap under Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome). I am able to change mappings of keys that have some function in the original layout (dvorak-ucw), e.g. I can ...
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How to add bluetooth icon on gnome-shell panel 3.10? (13.10 Gnome Ubuntu)

How can I add an option (like 3.8 menu for example) on panel to turn on/off/settings bluetooh conection on Gnome 3.10?
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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Super Key does not invoke activities in Gnome Shell 3.8

Pressing the Super key does not launch the Activities, although the hot key to the top left corner to activate Activities do work. I tried following the link here but the solution there does not work ...
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winmail.dat attachments on Evolution (Ubuntu Gnome 13.10)

Evolution doesn't show the attachments in the mails sent from Outlook, instead it shows a winmail.dat file. I have already installed evolution-plugins-experimental and restarted Evolution. I also ...
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gnome-settings-daemon flickering ghost window

In Ubuntu 12.04, when I login through lightdm, a "ghost" window appears. This window does not show any content. Instead it flickers its borders and move down vertically. When I xprop it, it reports ...
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Ubuntu+Gnome3 screen not dimming

I have an Ubuntu installation with Unity and Gnome3. When I log in using Unity, if the system is inactive for X minutes, the screen will dim. When using Gnome3 the screen never dims. Under ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gnome 3.9.90 window top bar

So, i install gnome 3.10, remove them and after all operations some windows become like on screenshot. What's the problem?
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open text file and dispaly in GTK+2 and display

please tell how text file can be read and the data can be then manipulated in GTK+2 C language. i have tried to compile a code but the problem is that only one line is displayed from the text file ...
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Can't start gnome-flashback or unity using Xvnc + XDMCP

I configured my Ubuntu 13.10 using this article on IBM's website. Now I can connect to LightDM, select user and enter password, but DE doesn't start. I can see the logged-in user using who command. ...
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Ubuntu can't boot after failed attempt to install Gnome2

I tried to install Gnome 2 on Ubuntu. During the install, my computer died because the battery was dead. The install wasn't finished. Now Ubuntu won't start. I think I typed in two commands to ...
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Rhythmbox with disabled global appmenu

I disabled global appmenu and I'm now using GNOME Shell instead of Unity. My giant love to Rhytmbox fails, because it don't show menu :( How I can return classic menu? Recompile from sources? Maybe ...
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How can I hide the bluetooth icon in GNOME Shell 3.8.4 (Ubuntu 13.10)?

Both the extensions are outdated and the extension Icon Hider which hides multiple icons forces all icons to appear before allowing you to hide (thus conflicting with other extensions that show/hide ...
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Gnome3 runs faster when running game

I'm having a bizarre, and kind of funny, "problem"(if you can call it such). Ordinarily, Gnome shell is quite choppy on my system. Sure, it's smooth "enough" and fast "enough" but it most certainly ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop package installed, but can't launch “gnome-terminal”, “cannot open display”

I have install Ubuntu desktop packages on a 12.04 LTS server. X server comes up fine, GUI works fine without any issues. However, when I tried to issue a terminal, I get Cannot open display, I find ...
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How to Schedule with Ubuntu Planner using Resources

I'm using ubuntu's 'planner' project management software for creating gantt charts. I'd like to know how to schedule things based on resources and priorities. For example, if I create two tasks and ...
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Disable Duplicate “Unable to connect to Wireless Network” Notification on gnome-shell

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 and to start with, I've read about this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/912702 and my problem is a bit similar, but a little different. And ...
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How do I get the 'Grid View' in the Selection Window

When uploading a file the selection window that appears has only the 'list view' characteristic. How do I make grid view the default system wide.
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How do I disable the pop-up?

How I can disable the pop up that appears when I'm hovering over applications? Example"
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X freezes, when switching from console → vgaswitcheroo?

I've got a Dell Vostro 3550 with an integrated Intel and a discrete Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. I disabled the discrete: 9:05% echo OFF | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch; sudo cat ...
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If the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. Why?

On my Ubuntu machine at work, if the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. So a couple days later, I can sit down, ...
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How can I enable screen saver on login?

System: Ubuntu 12.10 running Gnome The issue is that when Gnome launches, the mouse cursor is immediately placed over the Activities link enabling the Gnome menu. This means I can't immediately ...
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Can't launch applications after a while under gnome fallback

I use gnome-fallback under ubuntu 13.10 (but it was also the case in 13.04). After some time, without any action, I can't launch any new applications. The old ones continue to work normally, but I ...
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Gnome Terminal loads slowly

My problem story is this: after restarting many times PC, because of Memory problem and replacing with new memory when Ubuntu stop booting with this error:"initramfs" to fix this problem I used Ubuntu ...
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UI font has rendering glitches in GNOME Shell

I don't really know how to describe this problem in English. A picture can say more words - look at the tabs at the top of the linked image. The current font settings are shown as well. I don't ...
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Screen orientation doesn't stay in 13.10 (Gnome 3.10)

I upgraded to 13.10 and Gnome 3.10 and now every time I start my computer my second screen resets its screen orientation to normal (I rotated the monitor counter-clockwise). This worked fine in 13.04 ...
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Prevent focus window on external dispaly when changing workspaces in gnome-shell

I have an external display plugged into the laptop and use it as additonal (fixed, by default) workspace. When I work on the laptop's screen and want to change to an app that is on another workspace ...
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I stopped a process and now my desktop doesn't work

I stopped a process from system monitor because my computer was overheating. I'm new with Ubuntu (13.04) I won't be messing with things in the future :P So basically I can't see the launcher or ...
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Gnome3 - Can't change top panel black color

No matter the shell theme I select in tweak-tool, the top panel is always black. Only with certain themes the font changes. I have installed themes that are supposed to have a transparent panel (like ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 & Thinkpad L530: brightness buttons

Good day everyone, as mentioned I'm using my Thinkpad L530 running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 as of late. I have two basic problems at the moment: Toggeling the screen brightness with fn+F8 /fn+F9 only ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome3, ALT+F2 no longer works to get a run prompt

Reiteration: My computer is using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Gnome3 desktop. Something you should know: I've searched through the other questions on this subject and couldn't find one related to the ...