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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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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How should I set enviroment variables at GNOME login - not shell?

Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Classic I have a script that I execute from /etc/bash.bashrc. Whenever I open a terminal, it sets some environment variables needed for my applications to run. I execute them from ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for Python too (PyGTK), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on Trekstore SurfTab duo W2 / Cube i7

Hello askubuntu community, after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on the TrekStore SurfTab duo W2 - which is similar to the Cube i7 according to xda - ,so it's a dual Tablet / Netbook, there are a ...
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Gtk+3 Theme problem Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a problem with every third party Gtk theme I try to apply to my Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 distro. The only one which works pretly is Adwaita 3.18 The problem is the this: http://prnt.sc/b5a5mh I ...
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Where's the gnome terminal config file located?

I'm trying to find the gnome terminal config file in Ubuntu 16.04, but having no luck whatsoever. I want the cursor not to stop blinking, and there's probably a timeout parameter I can change, but I ...
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GNOME Icons in taskbar deleted by mistake

I deleted the icons for Wi-Fi, time, shut down etc. by mistake. I have been looking for hours but none of the methods are working. I even re-installed GNOME, but still no luck. I can't see any options ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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What's the burn:/// thing - can it be used to burn a DVD?

I'm using 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome with Nemo as my file manager. When I insert a blank DVD a Files (Nemo) window pops up blank with a URI of burn:///. I put some folders in here thinking I would then be ...
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ubuntu 16.04 dconf locks don't seem to work

I looked at dconf and locks and I came up with this script to try to enforce screen locking. It doesn't work. I used to have this working under debian but can't seem to get it to work under ubuntu. ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Cause and fix for pop up dialog when using Gnome Music in Unity

I wanted to try Gnome's music app (gnome-music). After I got it to recognize my music, I'm facing the same issue as Saurav on Superuser when trying to run it in inside a Unity session: I recently ...
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HELP! How to install GNOME on a SuperMicro SuperServer 5018R,a ZaReason ZR-130?

I just got my first server and it appears only minimal software is installed. How do I get the GNOME desktop installed? Am I required to install Unity? Right now, although I have a working ...
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GNOME - Scale Windows to factor less than 1

Is there any way to set the scale factor to less than 1? I feel the windows are too big and I wish to make them smaller so that I can have more room on my screen. Gnome tweak tool doesn't allow me to ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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Keyboard layout is switched randomly in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have experienced quite annoying keyboard layout problem. I have still no idea, how does the default keyboard layout mechanism work. Is there any "layout setting per ...
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Move panel to the bottom in GNOME Shell 3.18.4

as the title says, how can I move the panel to the bottom? or even move the on left menu bar to the bottom in GNOME Shell 3.18.4 ?
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Trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 but it installs Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I'm Using Ubuntu GNOME right now.Everythings fine.I didn't look at the 16.04 update first and installed it.Then i looked up the updates and i saw that Ubuntu 16.04 does not support AMD RADEON graphics....
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“System is running in low-graphics mode” [closed]

I tried to install gnome in ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but I am getting the "System is running in low-graphics mode" problem. I have posted this problem in another forum but as I am with a bit of a hurry I ...
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/...
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KDEConnect or similar under GNOME

I'm a KDE-User (Kubuntu, openSUSE, ArchLinux) since years. I pretty like GNOME and I'm thinking about switching over to GNOME - but every time I think about it I think: "Oh hey, wait a moment, you can'...
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Cannot put/create files&folders on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Gnome Desktop

I do have a Desktop folder in my home folder. When I right click on the desktop, only 3 options are shown, change background,display settings, setting. I can't drag as there are no files shown, only 3 ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback (...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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Adding Fonts to home/.fonts changes firefox fonts

I added about 35 free fonts that I downloaded off the internet into ~/.fonts (the folder didn't exist so i made it). This in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I added the files mainly for image editors but not just ...
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Removing Gnome and it's left overs from Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Gnome by repository in my ubuntu 14.04, just to give it a try. It happens that i don't like it and tryed to get back to unity. But, even removing gnome shell and stuff, the background ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 - gnome tweak tool

I don't have an "extension" and a "change shell theme" section.
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Ubuntu GNOME and high resolution screen: icons in QT apps are too small. How to solve?

my brother got a new laptop, a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th generation. It features a screen with a rather large resolution of 2560x1440 px. Out of the box, GNOME scales well the size of the text and the ...
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GTK THeme Weirdness

I've been fiddling around with ubuntu 16.04, and eh... I've somehow borken the gtk theme rendering of certain elements http://imgur.com/a/BTIuZ Right now Im using Arc theme, several other themes are ...
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Ctrl+ punctuation keys ( ; : , .) do not work in emacs no window mode inside gnome term

I have setup a few bindings in emacs such as Ctrl + : or Ctrl + ; These bindings work in emacs gui mode but when running emacs -nw inside Gnome terminal 3.6 they don't do anything. My issue is ...
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Fonts messed up after update from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20

After updating from 3.18 to 3.20 on 16.04, the font of the top bar as well as some other UI things is messed up and only shows in blocks. Changing the fonts in Gnome Tweak Tool does not resolve the ...
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Getting Gnome-Calendar to run with Unity (integrate gmail calendars)

I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 and came across the calendar application. However, in tutorials I found online I could see people integrating gmail accounts from the calendar settings menu. I could only ...
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Start script to launch repeating child scripts?

I'm trying to get this looping script to run at boot. If I add '#! /bin/bash", I can start it automatically from profile startup but then I can't get the child windows to behave properly. - What am I ...
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Getting smooth Terminal fonts under Gnome 3

In Gnome 3, the Terminal/monospace font rendering is really bad - not smooth, but thin and jagged. What can I do to make it smooth, somewhat "blurry"? It doesn't seem to follow Gnome Tweak Tool's ...
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Visible Desktop (horizontal line of pixels) between title bar and panel

As you can see in this Picture there's a horizontal line of pixels showing the background when a window is maximized. Is this a feature? If not how can I fix this and if this is a feature, where can ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Screen autorotation and manual rotation issue with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome desktop to 16.04. After the update I was suprised that the auto rotation on my Vaio Tap 11 (windows tablet with magnet mounted keyboard) did work for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical problem

Misshapen image icons. blurred image. What happen ?
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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(Gnome, libappindicator) AppIndicator disappears when indicator-application-service is started

I'm using this example: https://gist.github.com/davidboy/1045233 on Ubuntu 14.04 [Gnome Classic]. The system tray icon is shown. But it disappears when the indicator-application-service starts. After ...
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Maximize Terminal Window on Launcher where Terminal=True

I have searched the internet for a while now, but have not found a suitable answer. I have vim installed with a .desktop file to start vim (not gvim!). In the .desktop file it has a Terminal=True. ...
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How to install gnome-terminal 3.18.3 (from Ubuntu 16.04) in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to install the gnome-terminal 3.18.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. The reason is want to have the username@computer name colored: Ubuntu 14.04 has gnome-terminal 3.6.2 by default. This is what I ...
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The Ubuntu GNOME installer starts, but I can't see my mouse

Just had a question yesterday. On a roll. Anyway. I started the Ubuntu GNOME installer and no mouse appears. The OS (might be!) is frozen. The thing is, when it boots up, I see the mouse for a ...
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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Replace Ubuntu MATE default apps with GNOME ones

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I want to replace default MATE apps with GNOME ones like this: Caja to Nautilus Pluma to Gedit MATE terminal to GNOME terminal ...
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How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 gnome to Ubuntu 16.04 gnome [duplicate]

I dont want to mess any thing ,hence asking the question for clarification . Thanks
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In /etc/...