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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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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Extension items are grayed out, and there is no on/off slider button for extensions.gnome.org

When I go to extensions.gnome.org, all of the extensions are greyed out and there is no on/off slider in any of them. Another weird thing is that the reviews fail to load. I am on gnome 3.9.90, with ...
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Flash Videos go fullscreen once (firefox), then after minimising it and trying to go fullscreen again it freezes (Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome Desktop)

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine, the problem is though that after I switched to Gnome Desktop, I couldn't switch to fullscreen mode on flash videos once I ...
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Run gnome-shell with Nvidia Optimus

The performance of gnome-shell on my computer is very sub-par (all animation is choppy, and window redraw is sometimes very delayed on resize, maximize, etc). Would it be possible to, just like with ...
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Prevent GNOME-3 from enabling extended desktop

I am on the latest Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME-3 (not Ubuntu Unity). In my office, I am using Lenovo T410 laptop with an external monitor connected to it via docking station. What I want is to use ONLY ...
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14.04 Trusty Tahr LIghtDM No way to switch session

I installed Trusty on my laptop. I like Gnome Shell more than Unity. So I installed Gnome Shell via Software Centre. I have LightDM 1.10.0 installed on my system. Unlike the previous version it ...
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Workaround for importing bookmarks in Epiphany browser (Gnome 3.10)?

Since GNOME 3.10 Epiphany seems to have a bug in the import process for bookmarks. The prompt simply does not react when hitting the button, so I am searching for a proper workaround. What did not ...
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Shortcut to rename workspace in Gnome

You can "right-click => Preferences" on the Gnome workspace switcher to rename the workspaces. I'm wondering if it is possible to configure a keyboard shortcut to trigger renaming the current active ...
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Gnome terminal transparent background shows desktop

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have the same problem I've always had after an installation/upgrade: the terminal's transparent background shows the desktop (not the window that is behind it). ...
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Nuvola Player not working with Google Play Music

I installed Nuvola Player from its stable PPA repo. I can open it, sign in to Google Play and view my library etc. But once I try to play a track, the loading image (rotating arrow) appears and it ...
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Menu have icons in ubuntu tweak not working

When I entered ubuntu-tweak to tick "menu have icons" I found icons only on mouse right click menu except cut,copy,paste... Anyway all window menu, once selected, show no icon near the corresponding ...
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GNOME 14.04: Explode windows, wrong screen?

Normally in GNOME when you hit the super key the windows explode so you can select between them, and the windows appear on the monitor that they're opened on. I have 4 monitors, and since upgrading ...
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14.04 GNOME, multi-task windows not hiding when searching from start menu

Normally in GNOME when you hit the super key it explodes all the windows (to multi-task between them), then if you start to search the windows disappear and your search results are displayed. ...
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How to connect to Projector (EPSON EX7220) wirelessly

I've got my hands on a projector (EPSON EX7220) and I've got it connected to my LAN over Wi-Fi. How might I connect my laptop to it? (Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu Gnome 13.10) Any help would rock!
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broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday i rebooted my laptop. After that - i discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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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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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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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the ...
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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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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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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 ...