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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Installing Gnome 3, should I use gdm or lightdm?

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to try out Gnome 3, so i started installing it, and during the installation it is asking me what display manager should I use by default: gdm or lightdm. ...
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Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 crashes after starting Progress DB

I am a Progress 4GL application developer. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04. I'm using gnome and never had this problem before. Now whenever I start a progress db using my terminal ...
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how to get unity environment in gnome

I don't want to remove gnome shell but at the same time I want to unity desktop also can I get it done in my pc with pre-installed gnome 3.
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Removal of the Lock/Switch Account menu in gnome desktop Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to remove the list of previously logged on users from the shutdown menu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Gnome Classic Desktop. We have lots of computers in a lab environment where ...
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How to install unity desktop over gnome?

I installed ubuntu gnome because i didn't want unity but now i want the option to switch between unity and gnome. How do I get unity working?
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Is it possible to direct a single audio stream to a seperate output device?

I listen a streaming radio broadcast on my Ubuntu-Gnome pc most of the day. I'd like to send its output to my desktop speakers, while continuing to send the rest of the output to my headphones. ...
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Unable to resume regular Ubuntu WM after Bluetile

I can't resume the regular Unity Window Manager after running bluetile which I installed with apt-get. Bluetile has a quit function called by Win+Shift+q, however upon exit it doesn't reset the ...
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'?' symbol is appearing while opening a desktop icon [duplicate]

gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new I created new desktop icon in Ubuntu 13.04 using above command. I'm able to create the desktop icon but while opening that application in launcher a ...
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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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Cannot move windows to second screen

I have an external monitor plugged into my notebook, but I cannot move windows from the bottom screen (built-in screen) to the upper screen (external monitor). The windows stick at the top border ...
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Help. I installed Gnome on my computer and now i would like to uninstall it since now I have cinnamon. [duplicate]

problem is i havent been able to delete it. I dont remember how I installed it but now I would just like to get rid of it. FYI. Im using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
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Lost visual interface

I am new to Ubuntu, and am using it on a Parallels virtual machine. I performed package updates using "apt-get upgrade" only to get a black screen and the task bar (which didn't open any ...
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how to allocate the unallocated space of windows partition

I have recently unallocated the windows partition in my pc to free the disk memory but i am not able to allocate the unallocated space made by deleting the windows partition this is a screenshot of ...
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Slow Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but the Desktop appears to be really laggy...ie opening the unity menu or dragging windows etc... I installed the classic desktop using these instructions: ...
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Terminal in Gnome 3: Disable audible bell, enable visual bell

For years, nay, decades (literally – two!), I have visual bell enabled in my terminals whenever possible, be it a humble XTerm or Gnome Terminal. Recently, after I switched from Unity to Gnome 3, I an ...
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I'm with a problem com my Gnome Shell

I need to delete always folders and settings of gnome-shell, but I don't know what folders I should delete. Someone could help with this?
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how to get gnome environment while working in gnome

just some moments ago I installed kubuntu environment and switched to kubuntu but when i return to my GNOME desktop environmentI cannot get the pure desktop and many applications appear as if they are ...
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How do I install ubuntu 14.04 in about 35 GB unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and want to run both the OS side by side. Also I do not want to lose any of my files.
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Touchpad toggling on and off upon login

I have a quite annoying problem with my touchpad on Ubuntu. When I log in, the touchpad keeps toggling on and off. The toggling stops immediately when I press a key on my keyboard. Sometimes it ...
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Cannot login on my ubuntu 14.04

I left my laptop on for a night while I was downloading some songs but when I woke up it was shutdown and when I tried to restart it I came to the login window normally. Now when I try to login as a ...
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Gnome3.10 on ubuntu 13.10 top bar icons missing along with icons in the activies bar

After today's (3.06) last updates I get this bug, shown on the pictures. I don't know if someone else is experiencing this, faced it before. Also when I press the super button and want to open a ...
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what does SMB/CIFS mean in ubuntu gnome

every time I start my machine so many processes appear and at last of their name and job a small bracket is seen in which ever sentence ends with ok but seconds before the desktop appears a statement ...
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GNOME 3 extension for zooming windows in overview

As is pointed out in [1] and discussed in [2], the feature of zooming windows in the Gnome-shell overview by scrolling with the mouse wheel has been removed. Is anyone aware of an extension that ...
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Battery icon missing in gnome-shell panel

I have lost the battery icon on panel when I rotated the screen using ccw (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and can't get it back. dconf editor → com → canonical → indicator → appmenu → power shows icon policy ...
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I installed gnome on ubuntu 14.04 and now unity is broken

How do I fix unity. I installed gnome 14.04 and now the unity shell is broken. I tried reinstalling it. Did not work.
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Changed permissions, now gnome is acting unusual

I'm the kind of guy who likes to make things easy for himself, and I believe I went too far. There was a single directory right under the / directory, but I cannot recall which one at the time, and I ...
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Configure gnome-shell extensions from command line

I like to run a couple of scripts to automatically install packages and do some configurations on fresh OS installs. I use gnome shell with a few extensions and was thinking of improving my scripts to ...
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TouchScreen Stopped Working After Installation - Lenovo g400s Touch

I tested the Live Image before installing to make sure the touchscreen was going to work. Everything went fine, the installation ends, and after reboot, the touchscreen stopped working. I am running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical errors after upgrade from 12.04

I was having a few issues that were annoying me with 12.04, so I decided to upgrade to 14.04. Everything seems to have gone well enough, except that there are graphical errors appearing in the ...
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Too expanded launcher icons on bottom panel in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Flashback (Metacity)

When I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 (through 12.10, 13.04, 13.10) my launcher (shortcut) icons on the bottom panel expanded (previously they occupied one fourth of panel, not one third). I ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04 can't turn off built-in display

I have ubuntu 14.04 gnome(3.12) on my laptop. My laptop screen is broken so I just have an external monitor plugged in and I use that. In the passed version I would just turn off the built-in (broken) ...
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Texmaker not displaying the menu bar with Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome 3

I installed Texmaker 4.2 (Qt5) on my Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome 3). The installation went smooth but I don't have a menu bar and therefore I can not configure the Texmaker. My program looks like this ...
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Can I install gnome 3.12 on ubuntu 12.04?

Like my questions says. Can I install gnome 3.12 on ubuntu 12.04?
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How to switch from Ubuntu gnome to Xubuntu

I am currently using ubuntu GNOME as desktop environment and my computer is dual-booting between Ubuntu and and windows. I want to switch from GNOME to Xubuntu without losing any of my data. Is there ...
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firefox 30 crashes with html5 video

firefox 30 (beta) crashes for every html5 video for me. using ubuntu gnome 14.04. some reports: https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bc5ff4ad-486d-42a5-a146-1c8a62140622 ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no sound no settings

I upgraded to 14.04 after a few days my sound was gone and now the menu on system settings is incomplete items have disappeared I've been in forums looking and searching for answers I cannot connect ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Alt+F8?

Is there a way to disable only key combination for Ctrl+Alt+F8? I need to use this shortcut in another application and when I trigger it, I am getting switched to the blank console (other user ...
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Ubuntu gnome3 desktop interface, boot log

I have the following problem: After installing xfce on ubuntu 14.04, i also installed gnome 3. I switched to gnome 3 desktop environment. By mistake i made my system to suspend. Now each time I start ...
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ubuntu 12.04 not loading after GNOME uninstallation

I'd installed and than uninstalled GNOME desktop environment. Now, my ubuntu 12.04 is not loading at all, it just doesn't go pass the Ubuntu waiting screen after boot load. However, I am able boot in ...
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How do I connect to multiple wifi networks?

How can I connect to 2 WiFi networks at the same time with only 1 WiFi-adapter? I have two separate wireless networks, to which I need to connect the Ubuntu-PC simultaneously: The first with internet ...
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadble

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by chaning the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit ...
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After upgrading to gnome 3 right click brings up no context menu

After I upgraded to gnome 3 on Ubuntu 14.04, right clicking on the desktop does not bring up context menus, but context menus show up in applications. I followed these commands to upgrade: sudo ...
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Fan is always running (CPU)

Hp mini 1000 Using gnome shell 3.4.x When I installed this os the fan did not always run and it seems after updating now the fan has and is always running... Whether plugged in or not... Now its ...
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what is GNOME 3?

So I am really new to Ubuntu and I just installed 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I'm wondering what GNOME 3 is? what does it do and do I need it? what are your thoughts, let me know. thanks
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Some icons are missing

After updating to gnome-shell 3.12 some windows lost some icons, see below: Can someone tell me how to recover these icons?
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How to open application instead of context menu in gnome notification area?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and GNOME (gnome-session 3.9.90). When i clicking on icon in the notification area, I see a context menu, not the window of application (early my Skype and Dropbox opens a ...
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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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Indicator icons don't change on theme change

I have changed my theme but the battery, messaging and network icons won't change. It shows the regular Gnome icons. How can I change these? Here's a screenshot:
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Can't get shortcut to work in gnome

I'm trying to set up qwerty shortcuts with dvorak layout but can't seem to send the key presses can someone look at this and tell me what I am doing wrong xdotool is working if I manually run it in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Classic Desktop Missing

I had recently been running Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 with the classic desktop enabled. At the login menu, it would show a few options: System Default GNOME GNOME Classic GNOME Flashback ...