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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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How can I safely upgrade from Gnome 3.10 to 3.12 WITHOUT getting 3.14?

Every method I see is to use the Gnome staging PPA, but this will blow past 3.12 and give me 3.14, is there no other way? This is for a system I need to be as stable as possible so I don't want ...
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Unable to install gnome shell 3.10 on ubuntu gnome 14. 04 after accidental uninstall [duplicate]

I was running ubuntu 14.04 and genome shell verdion 3. 10. I was naive and installed ppa and system updates that upgraded the shell to 3. 12 and that's when things started falling apart (system ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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no wired connction icon show on my computer

I'm using the latest version of GNOME on ubuntu 14.04 and connected to a wired connection. what to my surprise is there is no wired connection icon in the top right corner. I didn't uninstall the ...
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Give full permission to a folder in an Ethernet

I have two ubuntu machines (machineA and machineB)connected through a wired Ethernet cable. I'm asking how I can give full permission and access of machineA to a certain folder Folder1 in the machineB ...
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How can I set raise-window-button from the command line?

I have a script with commands such as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-2 "['<Alt>F2']" which I use to reset my gnome settings when an update decides my ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to get ubuntu gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04 ?? Thank you in advance
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autogen.sh can't find “ fontconfig” package

ran autogen.sh and get the error "package 'fontconfig' not found". I also get the suggestion to adjust the 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH' enviroment variable and/or variables "FONTCONFIG_CFLAGS" and ...
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How to suspend from the command line in gnome 3.14 [duplicate]

I'm aware of this post: How can I suspend/hibernate from command line? however, the recommended method using dbus doesn't work with Gnome Shell 3.14.0. What is the now recommended approach for ...
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Irix look for Gnome 3.x

I like to use IRIX like themes under Ubuntu. That worked for me until I upgraded to 14.04. Now my old IRIX like theme is gone (it seems) and I have been trying to search the net for a version that ...
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How to let gnome-screensaver turn off the monitor when locked in commandline?

I am using Trusty but not unity desktop. I lock my screen by gnome-screensaver-command -l. Seems like in default configuration, gnome-screensaver won't save my power. I found this which did not work. ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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CloudStickyNotes.jar not working in gnome

I am trying to use this Java application called Cloud Sticky notes within Gnome, I've used it on Windows and within Elementary os without issue and I've tried to use it in 3 different versions of ...
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Cannot make a screenshot using Print-key on Gnome 3.10

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME shell 3.10.4. Pressing the [Print]-key will cause the screen to shortly turn dark - as it seems to be custom on Ubuntu for capturing a screen. But afterwards there is no ...
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How to disable Raise-on-Click in Trusty?

When a windowed app has focus and I click a maximized app below it, I'd like to set focus to the maximized window but for the windowed app to remain in the foreground. I recently upgraded (by means ...
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Choose Window with Keyboard from GNOME Activities?

Just recently I switched from Unity to GNOME and I must say I (mostly) very much enjoy it. For example the Activities menu is pretty fancy - I reach it usually by using the Super-Key: The activities ...
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Unity not working. No panels nor file menus. (Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as we don't have a connection, waiting for it…)

Pastebin file http://pastebin.com/UTeLDG3v Thing is i get errors like these. WARN 2014-06-17 15:59:45 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:579 Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as ...
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Where is the login screen wallpaper for GDM stored?

In 14.04, there is a really nice sort of stone texture to the background of the login screen. Where does that texture live on the disk? I have searched the unity greeter packages.
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 + Gnome PPA or Ubuntu Gnome edition for a smooth experience?

I prefer Gnome Desktop Environment. I have downloaded "Ubuntu Gnome edition"(14.04.1), tried, installed on a Samsung RV-509 Laptop. It is buggy and has random freeze issues as I observe. Compared to ...
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Can you change a Unity theme?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, so this might not make sense (?) but I see a lot of GNOME Shell themes online, and they make people's computers look awesome, but I like the look of the Unity environment ...
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Icons aren't using scalable [NEMO]

I am using a GTK+ and Icon theme. Unless I increase the icon size in Nemo, the icons are still using the default Gnome icons. In the "After" picture, I "zoomed" out in Nemo, and then the icon changes. ...
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Gnome shell extensions are disabled after reboot

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with Gnome 3.14 from the Gnome 3 PPA's. I have had the persistent problem for about a year now where whenever I log out I lose all of my enabled extensions apart from Media ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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Evolution 3.12.6 error when sending a message

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Gnome 3.12.6. I've my system set up using courier IMAP, I've run it that way for years way before running Ubuntu with no problems. In fact when I installed 14.04 LTS in July ...
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Two popups when force quitting an application

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 having /home in a separate encrypted partition. When Ubuntu 14.04 came out, I did a clean install, but without formatting my /home partition, thus, keeping all my settings, ...
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Resetting GTK Settings: Ambiance Menu Colors

Whenever I use either Ambiance, or a theme that is based off of Ambiance (Ambiance-Colors for example), the menu text for the unity menus as well as all drop down menus is dark, like so: . The ...
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Gnome 14.04 no interface for file and terminal

i'm using ubntu gnome 14.04 for maybe 3 months it was performing great. this days i installed several Gnome Extensions i loved them and today i was using it like i used to and suddenly i found that ...
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Problem with VNC and Ubuntu Desktop

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with VNC (VNC4Server), and Ubuntu Desktop (Gnome Desktop). I can connect alright, but all I get is a terminal, so I use the command startx It seems to start to ...
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Cannot log into Gnome/Unity after upgrading to 14.04

System with Intel Core i3 CPU with integrated Intel i915 graphics System boots, shows login screen normally including configured background. After logging in to Gnome, Gnome Classic, Gnome Fallback ...
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Facebook cover photo as Gnome lockscreen, profile picture as user account photo?

Is there any way (app/setting) that will allow me to synchronize my Ubuntu Gnome lockscreen & user photo to that of a Facebook cover photo & profile picture, respectively? Windows 8 and ...
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Time shown in lock screen not correct [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the time shown in the lock screen page of my ubuntu-gnome 14.04.1 is not aligned with the current time. The gnome version I have is: gnome-session 3.9.90 The strange thing is that ...
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Reset user desktop to its default

I've been searching and no answer seems to apply. I've got Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 users created. One of the users messed up her desktop (top panel stretched out, left panel disappeared, windows have ...
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How to remove indicator from gnome-shell panel

How to remove the keyboard indicator from gnome-shell in Ubuntu 14.04? I hate everything about it
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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how to shift window title name on ubuntu-gnome from middle to left side on ubuntu-gnome 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04 LTS 32bit on my laptop. I see the title name of window is in the center/middle of title bar. it's look wired :( . in 12.04 we see the tittle name is naturally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in vmware

I install ubuntu 14.04 in vmware 10. But it does not show graphical environment. When I run sudo startx, desktop that is shown has five parts (five duplicate desktop). sudo gdm and sudo lightdm does ...
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The desktop cannot be reached in ubuntu 14.04

Recently I decided to smash my old and unconvenient XP for Ubuntu 14.04 [it's my first trial of a Linux distribution]. The installation worked well except that the desktop (Gnome) cannot be reached: ...
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Name not appearing at top panel in GNOME even after reinstalling!

My name does not appear in the top panel of GNOME. This problem remains persistent even after reinstalling GNOME Shell AND Ubuntu. ...
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Gnome 3 (power off, Alt+F2, Select Network) dialogs cause black background when open

for a few days now I get black backgrounds as soon as one of the Gnome 3 dialogs (like Alt+F2, power off, log off, select network, provide keyring password) opens. Any idea, what's causing this? I ...
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Login screen bumps back to login screen

Ubuntu froze, so I had to perform a hard-reboot. But then when I tried to login, all I see is a brief Nvidia splash screen and then it reloads the login screen. I'm completely locked out of Gnome ...
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After installing Gnome, icons in Unity changes

I install Gnome via apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After I rebooted, my Unity now look very weird. All icons are replaced by Gnome icons. Is there a way to get my Unity back to ...
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Gnome 3.4.2 image viewer crashes system

In my 12.04 system when I try to open a jpeg file on a thumb drive ( which may have been written by Windows) the system freezes completely and must be turned off to regain control. The failure mode: ...
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Perpetually logged in to Gnome without windows manager

So, I recently downloaded Xmonad to try a windows manager that was less demanding on my computer. At the log in screen, I unknowingly chose Xmonad with Gnome as my log in option. I am now stuck with a ...
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Merge wine tray with gnome tray

Is there a way to merge wine system tray with standard tray in gnome instead of having two separate tray bars?
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software updater vs muon updater

I have recently run the muon updater on 140 MB of downloads (why do they write "MiB" instead of "MB"? -- is there a difference?). It seemed to run very slowly, both on downloads (on a T-2 line) and ...
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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Looking for a Sound Forge Audio Studio similar program on Ubuntu [closed]

Today I learned that in this semester we must use Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio program, which is used to work with different audio files, etc. So I am curious if you can recommend me something ...