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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Two speakers (5.1 system) not working on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10

I have Creative SBS 5.1 560 and two of the satellites are not working. I did go trough first six steps listed in this article, but without improvement. Command sudo aplay -l gave me this output: ...
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...
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cannot interact with gnome

I am running Linux 14.04 with Gnome. My Laptop just spontaneously lost all ability to interact with gnome - no toolbar at the top, no icons on the left, work space switching does not work, and no ...
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No usable desktop?

So I installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04.1 and there's no desktop. There's this space in which if I right click, I get options for Settings or Change Background... but I can't create files, shortcuts or ...
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Can I manually update an old Gnome theme?

I am currently decorating my Ubuntu 14.04 with freshly installed Gnome shell themes. It a great pleasure since the possibilities are eminent. Recently I've come across a theme which is perfect for my ...
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Can't connect to Wireless router

I'm using Gnome 3, and I'm having problems with my wifi since yesterday. I can connect to wireless router, but I can't open any page, like there's no connection. If I connect directly to modem, ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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How can I change anything I want on the Gnome desktop?

I want to be able to change anything I want on the gnome classic desktop. I have the tweak tool but that does not give me enough control. I want to change the height of the top and bottom menu bars, ...
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can't change desktop environment at login and mouse pointer freeze/ disappear

i'm new here, I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with unity and I've installed the gnome 3 desktop, but when i logged out of the account and back in (even if i changed to guest account and then back to admin), ...
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gnome-ppp conflicts with resolvconf

gnome-ppp package shows the following error in installation: Conflicts with already installed package resolvconf wvdial is already installed and all its dependencies are satisfied.
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Inconsistent theme Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3.10.4

I use the Libra theme and i have put the theme under usr/share/themes. I want the theme to look like my terminal.
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in Shotwell Photo Manager how do I shrink or shift the window up so that I can view the menu on the bottom, currently cut off?

I explained in my detailed question. Most of the bottom menu bar is cut off, not visible.. except the very top.. not enough to read of pick. I'd like to be able to see, and so, to choose from the menu ...
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Installed programs disappeared on Ubuntu Gnome 3

I'm using ubuntu for over two years now. Two weeks ago, I installed Gnome 3, and I'm pretty satisfy, how it works. However, today I had very a strange situation. When I tried to install new program, ...
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Could someone help me with THEMES in ubuntu 14.10 ,let's say NUMIX,GNOME…i feel very confused [non-duplicate]

i just now installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop.I am a newbie to this sort of Dualbooting in a system,so i thought of giving all the applications a try therefore i installed all applications i found ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome background out of focus on external 1920x1080 monitor?

I've got an external monitor (Samsung 24 inch), and when I try and set a background on gnome, on the monitor it displays slightly blurry. As far as I am aware it's not an issue with the image itself. ...
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display managers not working on 14.04 [duplicate]

I tried the things in the answer this supposedly is the same as, to no avail. I upgraded to 4.10, hoping that would fix the problem, but it made the unity problem worse. I've had a deadline ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types [duplicate]

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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What are gnome ubuntu's default fonts and font sizes? [duplicate]

I adjusted some in gnome tweak tool but can't remember what they were! Please help!
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How to open new window instead of already open window in gnome

When I have e.g. Firefox open and I press the Super key, type 'firefox' my existing window is shown. Can I change this to open a new window, instead of the already opened? Thanks.
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Login issue 14.10

I was updating my system and when I rebooted it had changed back to ubuntu 14.10 from ubuntu gnome and I was unable to login. I have not changed my password
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Weird problem with GTK/WM

Today I started experiencing this weird bug in Ubuntu, possibly in GTK? where it seems like some theme aspect is bugging out or not loading correctly. Sadly I am not familiar with this part of the ...
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Difference Between GNOME on Red Hat and Ubuntu? [closed]

I am learning RHCE 6.0 course. My questions are: Can I learn it on Ubuntu? (Till now I am able to work, but in future am I supposed to install Red Hat?) What is the difference between GNOME on Red ...
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Unable to load VPN connection editor in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Some time ago I created a VPN connection using Ubuntus own Network Manager, which worked fine! Now, a few months later, I want to go in and edit the connections details, but instead I get this error: ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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IO error after PSU change

I have just changed my PSU with better one... Plugged cables as same (and i unplug DVD) It works OK... But stuck here. Then blank screen... /etc/init.d/rc: 121: /etc/init.d/rc: ...
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My mouse automatically changes themes

My mouse is set to a theme named DMZ-White i.e. the default theme in Ubuntu but ever since I installed and uninstalled deepin de my mouse becomes white only when it's on unity-greeter or firefox or ...
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Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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What is the point of Gnome Documents collections?

I made one called web design and put some ebooks in it... but what now??? How can I browse the documents by collections? I'm not entirely sure what the point was in making the collection as there ...
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how to install gtk-2.0 themes on ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual-booted my retina macbook pro and i want to use This theme. The problem is I don't know how to. I tried all the steps including the .themes folder and Ubuntu tweak tool. please help me. ...
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change link to bookmark [duplicate]

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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What program is using CTRL+SHIFT+2 in GNOME?

I want to find the GNOME configuration item of the program (built into GNOME or something installed into it) is consuming CTRL+SHIFT+2 such that it is not "seen" by other X programs such as Firefox. ...
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The letter 'C' is missing from GNOME

Well this is an odd issue that I've come across. I've just recently installed the GNOME shell and it's been having an issue with displaying an upper case C. This also happens with notifications: ...
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Gnome locked screen changes my keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is set to german (QWERTZ) but whenever I return to the desktop from the lockscreen my keyboard changes to QUERTY. How can I fix this problem. I tried going to settings but the only ...
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How can I get an encrypted flash drive to automount in Gnome+xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I'm using the default Unity desktop environment (or using the Gnome Classic session with Metacity), a flash drive with a LUKS-encrypted filesystem is automatically ...
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why is gnome slow on 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a dell dimension e310 and gnome is too slow! I did a software update and it helped but its still slow. I don't notice it in firefox but I notice it when i'm ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?

Whenever I try to install apps in the software center I see a popup like this: It says my nvidia drivers will be removed, I don't know if this is ok, how can I fix this problem so that I can install ...
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A few questions about booting gnome ubuntu in bios boot mode

I have installed gnome Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode. When it boots there are lots of times where it seems to switch the display off... like when you first see the grey plain Ubuntu gnome boot screen, ...
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Use Gnome along with Unity

I have a question, could be dumber one. If I install Gnome 3.12 in my Ubunutu-14.04 would I be able to use both Unity and Gnome? I mean is there a way to switch from Gnome to Unity by logging out? ...
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How to change DPI in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

What I would like to do is "Change DPI to 144 in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04". Because it's first time to me to use linux, I installed VMware Player in my laptop, and I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. My laptop ...
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Starting XMonad in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm trying to use XMonad in a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10. I ran: apt-get install xmonad; and the system ran the installer with no errors. However, I did notice that it did not create an ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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I cannot connecto my Ubuntu VPS

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. I rebooted it and now I cannot connect to it. Before rebooting it its disk was full but I cleared a few GBs and then rebooted. The support gave me this screenshot How ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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Openbox and xfce4-power-manager

I am using Ubuntu and openbox. When I start up, I see the normal login screen like when using unity and it connects to Wifi. I have selected openbox from the dropdown list and it remembers this ...
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How do I get Vuze to work with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I recently installed Vuze via apt, along with Azureus which was automatically installed alongside as a prerequisit I assume. Every time I start Vuze, let it be via the app menu or terminal, a blank ...