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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Shell script read problem [closed]

I'm trying to create a shell script with a read command, so that when I run the script, it will ask the user a yes- or no-question. If the user types yes, the script continues, and if she writes no it ...
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Gnome-shell + clone monitors

First of all, sorry for my English. I've Ubuntu (14.04) with gnome-shell (3.10) installed and I would like to get both monitors in mirror mode on startup. Currently, I have to go to System Settings ...
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Touchegg at Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, multi touch not working

I've installed touchegg via sudo apt-get install touchegg, and also touchegg-gce. And I am using Apple Magic Trackpad. My problem is three (or four, five) touch is not responded, and my cursor stop ...
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How do I remove nitrogen back to Ubuntu's default wallpaper manager?

I was using nitrogen when I using openbox, but now I'm trying to stop it from setting the wallpaper so I can use the Ubuntu default (i.e via the System Settings panel). What I've done so far: sudo ...
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Cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 returns to the login screen

I updated to 14.04 from 12.04.03. I was using cinammon at that time. When I upgraded to 14.04 ,I got a serious problem. I was unable to login, as whenever I hit enter after entering password, it is ...
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What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?

When the battery is low, the screen gets dimmed after a few seconds already. This appears to be some special power-saving mode, and might be related to the time in ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Always Show Battery Icon Option not there in Ubuntu Gnome

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. The battery icon is visible only when the battery is discharging. In previous versions (Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome added), I was able to configure this to show the ...
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Unity launcher appear on gnome session, how to fix it?

Yesterday my gnome's completely broken, cause there are unity launcher on gnome session. I have no idea why this happend, see the picture: And i'am not able to access gnome panel Reinstalling no ...
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Grub shows some time and does show some time

I have only ubuntu-gnome 14.04 on my laptop when i am booting into my system some times only show's the grub. Any way I don't need the grub any more but, if I have to get into generic mode to reset my ...
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How to fix white screen areas?

I don't know what's happening. I'll have stuff open and I'll get weird white spots on my screen. It goes away when I click on it. How can I fix it?
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Avoid double titlebar in GNOME apps running under Xfce?

When I run GNOME (gtk3?) apps under Xfce, they get a double titlebar: Is there any way to avoid this under Xfce? I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.
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A couple of minor issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

Hey guys so I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having a couple of issues that I can't find an answer for: 1)Dropbox Icon is very large in the gnome menu, very annoying. 2)Variety will remove ...
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Can I add custom options to text selection right click menu in gnome?

Nautilus-actions is great for adding items to file right click menu, but can I add items to the right click menu of a text selection anywhere in gnome? for example I'd like to be able to right click ...
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How do I open the preferences dialog in empathy under Ubuntu 14.04?

I run empathy (version 3.8.6) under Gnome Shell (Gnome 3.10 environment) in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open it, I get the contact page but no menu is shown. I want to open the preferences dialog but I don't ...
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Ata3 errormessages [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and yesterday I managed to do something incredibly stupid. While I was tweaking Gnome, I wanted to use compizconfig, which I had from when I was running Unity. Since I ...
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how to enable number keys in ubuntu 14.04 gnome

I have recently switched to gnome from unity and after doing so I have lost my number keys which are present at the right extremity of my keyboard is there any way to enable tham again
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Live USB works on win, problems on mac

Soooo, I have a live usb, ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I use it on pc's at school and on my intel mac at home with plop bootloader, using PlopKexec. I installed the live usb with unetbootin because the ubuntu ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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How to include environment Variable in launcher for icon

This is an extension to the question how to include an environment variable in the launcher? . This question explains how to use the environment variable for the Exec part of the .desktop file but not ...
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Gnome taskbar on multiple monitors

Using Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 I have plugged in a second monitor to my laptop and can drag windows between. I am using Compiz to handle virtual desktops and have switched that to scroll desktops ...
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ubuntu 14.04 gnome crashed after installation

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 gnome and i was dual booting with gnome and unity but suddenly gnome crashed as when i open it it shows just a blank screen with a single arrow mark and nothing ...
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Gnome-subtitles shows no video

When I open a subtitle here in Gnome Subtitles there is no video. Just the subs, the audio, and the black screen. It used to work in previous ubuntu instalations I had and in Linux Mint. Just found ...
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Safe to disable gnome-services in Xubuntu?

In the startup settings of Xubuntu 14.04, I see an entry about gnome-services. I'd be happy to get rid of the gnome-keyring if I disable these, but what other things do I miss if I do that? Is it ...
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Problem after upgrade to trusty

When I turn on my laptop I can see the GBU Grub.menu but when y try tu use ubuntu it would get stuck in the Gnome logo loading. My laptop is a acer aspire 5536 It worked well with saucy My Gnome ...
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Alt+Tab changes the circular order in app switching popup

I've configured my extra mouse buttons to perform app switching using xbindkeysrc & xte. On executing xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Alt_L' once, the focus is switched to the app next to ...
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error while installing gnome in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

i have tried installing gnome from repositories i.e. from ubuntu software centre but it shows this error while installing currently i am having AMD graphic card gallium 0.4 on AMD rs780 so can it ...
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Modify power / sleep setting via command line SSH

I want to change the power management sleep via SSH for a logged in user I set the value sudo -u user dbus-launch --exit-with-session gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power ...
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No apps appear in Unity Dash after gnome installation

I tried to install gnome 13.12 following this answer. First, I've encountered a problem of "failed to open session", I re-installed ubuntu-desktop to restart unity, and it worked. However, now I can ...
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cannot install anything new

When I type sudo apt-get install gnome-shell archit@archit-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for archit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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Extension items are grayed out, and there is no on/off slider button for extensions.gnome.org

When I go to extensions.gnome.org, all of the extensions are greyed out and there is no on/off slider in any of them. Another weird thing is that the reviews fail to load. I am on gnome 3.9.90, with ...
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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how to change title bar color in gnome flashback compiz Radiance theme in 14.04

I'm using the gnome-flashback session (with compiz) in Ubuntu 14.04, and I mostly like the Radiance theme. However, the title bar only changes subtly between the focused window and the unfocused ...
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Gnome: Evolution keeps asking for my password on dashboard

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I have installed dav-mail to access the company's Exchange server and, while Evolution is running (and authentified), every time I search for a program (or something) in ...
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Screen does not blank in Ubuntu 14.04

I cannot get the screen to blank in Ubuntu 14.04. I have set the lock screen to 1 minute. It never blanks. I have installed compiz manager and setup the unity plugin from info I read, this also does ...
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Doubleclick Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, everything's working fine except one thing: When I want to close or minimize an application windows, I have to click twice before it works. It's very annoying! Any ...
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Addition of a second keyb layout on ubuntu 12.04 through CLI

I have an ubuntu12.04 desktop installation in which i can add a second keyboard layout (i.e. German) with the mouse going through system tools> system settings > keyboard layout >layout. From there i ...
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Remove activities window overview on gnome3

Whereas i use windows list extension, How can i remove activities windows overview and replacing that with the default gnome menu?
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Gnome Theme Tweaking

I'm making some tweaks to my desktop (Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-shell 3.9.90) and I want to get my title bar black. By title bar I mean the thing you double click on to maximize the window or drag it ...
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forward slash to search in evince removed with upgrade to 14.04

It used to be the case (pre 14.04) that one could search a PDF with the forward slash, then cycle through the results with F3. Seemingly now that has been removed - I can only manage to search with ...
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How to invoke a KDE application with another language (equivalent of LANGUAGE=C)?

Invoking GNOME applications with LANUAGE=C application in a terminal seems to work fine (I've not yet experienced difficulties), I assume it is a specified (GNOME) behavior. What would be the ...
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Ubuntu GNOME lock screen hangs when Qt Creator or VirtualBox is running

The slide lock hangs when QT Creator or VirtualBox is running, and the PC is locking itself after 5 minutes. The other apps are running in the background, e.g. the Spotify play the music well. I've ...
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Unity not working [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and it has run fine until yesterday, when an update for Ubuntu was installed. I rebooted and it was in low-resolution without the launcher or taskbar. I reinstalled my NVIDIA ...
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swich from ubuntu (unity) lockscreen/login to gnome

I have Ubuntu GNOME installed on my pc and I also installed the unity shell, the problem is I seem to have lost the GNOME login screen and lock screen, is it possible to switch back from the new unity ...
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Reasign Super Key Ubuntu Minimal GNOME 3

How can I reassign the Super Key in Ubuntu with GNOME3? Hello. I installed, today, Ubuntu Minimal. Further I've installed gdm, gnome-shell, Firefox, gnome-terminal, gno-menu, gnome-tweak-tool and ...
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How to change the User Agent in Gnome Web (epiphany)

I was trying to change the user agent in Gnome Web 3.12 but I can't find any good tutorial on how to do his. I want to set it to the Google Chrome's UA, so it isn't detected as "Safari on Linux", and ...
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Desktop is non existent on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an issue where the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" label stays on the screen after logging in, the desktop icons are missing, and even right-clicking on the desktop yields no result, leaving the desktop ...
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How to modify the css of gnome-shell extension

I'm trying to change up the css of drop-down terminal, the super awesome gnome-shell extension here: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/442/drop-down-terminal/ I can't see to get the extension to ...
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System monitor borders missing

It seems that some applications the borders are missing, I noticed it on gnome-system-monitor, but thought not much of it as I don't really use it. But more applications are having this issue too now, ...