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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Control Key & shift key closes Files Window in UBUNTU 14.04 gnome 3.12

When I press control key or shift key it closes opened files and files system in UBUNTU 14.04, I really can't understand what is the problem why its happening, please help I am using UBUNTU 14.04 ...
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Touchpad right button doesn't work (Ubuntu + GNOME)

So, I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After using Ubuntu for a few months, I decided to try Fedora. I was impressed by the look of the desktop environment, I decided to just install ...
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Google chrome strange behavior after gnome3 restart or connect/disconnect second monitor

I've been searching the solution of this annoying problem few months. Here is the case: When I have 'fresh' started gnome3 environment everything looks good, chrome icon looks ok ( I mean not like low ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Why does the 'r' command change keyboard layout to US? - Ubuntu GNOME

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed on my machine with my system set to UK. When I run the r command via ALT + F2 to reset the shell, the keyboard layout changes to US even though my system's ...
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What component is responsible for tray and how to manipulate it using C++?

My goal is to write a desktop gui application that will utilize these commands found in http://askubuntu.com/a/14083/18330 pacmd list-sinks to list name or index number of possible sinks pacmd ...
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Progress bar in my login screen

I have a problem. After boot system, my login screen show a progress bar. If I do nothing is performed automatically login. Look: How to remove it?
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Ubuntu gnome 14.04 lag

I have a HP envy 14 2014eo laptop with a fresh ubuntu gnome 14.04 install. Animations are really choppy when going in and out of activities. The laptop is pretty powerful (core i7, 4 gb ram, sandy ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 NVIDIA drivers problem

I have an Acer Aspire 5755G with two video cards : one integrated (Intel) and one dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M). I tried multiply ways to install various types of NVIDIA drivers, but everytime, ...
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Ubuntu Gnome terminal won't start

Seems like my gnome-terminal won't start every time I press Ctrl Alt T nothing happens so as when I manually try to open it from the apps list. I tried using Alt F2 and typing xterm and running the ...
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Why is GNOME Software Center not included in Ubuntu GNOME (14.04/14.10)?

So I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (which included GNOME 3.10) and noticed that GNOME Software Center isn't included and isn't available through the repositories. Then I tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Eclipse luna missing titles after theme revert

Lately I tried changing the colour theme of my Eclipse Luna to dark. Then I decided to revert back to the default GTK theme. But after I have done so, the title on the active edit window is missing ...
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Guayadeque won't allow to me set podcast directory

Every time I set a podcast directory and click "accept" it resets back to (none). I tried searching the internet and the only thing I could find was from the Guayadeque team back in '10 saying to ...
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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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Auto completion in run dialogue (Alt-F2). In particular when used to open folder

One thing I love about GNOME is the fact that you, from your run dialogue (Alt+F2), can open a folder/path in Nautilus by typing the path or the path relative to your home folder and then hitting ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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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 ...