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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Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
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No sound after updates in Xubuntu 12.04

After installing updates all my computer was muted. I have tried turning the volume up in gnome alsa mixer and I switched to pulse audio but nothing worked. Does anyone else who has encountered this ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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My top bar is broken [duplicate]

After drag & dropping by accident a .xpm file on the top bar, the right-hand side is now totally missing (see attached example of missing pieces) :( How can I get this back, please? Update: It ...
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Force Chrome/Chromium to use Adwaita Dark theme

Is there a way to force Chrome/Chromium to use Adwaita Dark theme? Using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I've managed to force Qt and every other apps to use Dark theme (by changing gtk-css), but I can't figure ...
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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Problems upgrading from GNOME 3.10 to 3.12

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I ran the following commands to upgrade from GNOME 3.10 to 3.12: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update ...
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Where is the “Search” place in the file open dialog?

I remember that in earlier versions of Ubuntu there was a "search" place in the file open dialog (for example like the one in this screenshot). However in Ubuntu 14.04, I don't see it anymore: Is ...
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Gnome 3 and display profiles

Is there a way to setup some display profiles for my monitors cause I run them most the time at portrait mode and other times one of my monitors in normal for videos and the sorts.
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Errors installing GNOME on 14.04x64 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install GNOME with the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Nautilus suddenly closes when attempt to drag a file or folder

I'm an x86-64 Ubuntu 14.04 user with gnome-shell interface. I left click on the icon of a file or a folder of Nautilus and when I just attempt to drag it, Nautilus immediately closes. This does not ...
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Turn off display on lock screen?

In ubuntu 12.04 running gnome I had the shortcut to turn on/off the display with Esc key on lock screen. Now running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with xfce4. There is no such feature. Any way to add it? Maybe ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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Is it possible to show a number above the icons in the task bar, referring to which desktop the application is in

I'm trying to create separate work desktops, so I have two shells, two firefoxes, etc. What I want is to be able to look at an icon and see to which desktop it belongs. I'm using KDE and Xfce. But, ...
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bind Super key to control key Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can't find the option to bind Super key to control key. I did the same on Ubuntu 12.04 where the option is given in Keyboard settings. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Buttons and icons disappear when not mousing over them while using GNOME 3

I'm interested in trying out various desktop environments, so i went into the Ubuntu Software center and installed the full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components. I then log-out and log-in ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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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 ...