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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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Unity7 and Gnome 3: How to disable “lock was blocked by an application”, so that Gnome3 always locks the screen?

When I have virtualbox in full screen, on Unity it always locks after 5 minutes, but in Gnome3 (and even Unity7) it shows a popup message: lock was blocked by an application. Can I force Unity or ...
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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Switching from Unity to Gnome

I no longer want Unity, and I want to switch to Gnome, I read here that you have to install gnome-session-fallback package. To do this, however, when running: sudo apt-get install ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 Periodically Freezes Ubuntu GNOME and Budgie Desktops

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.14.4-0ubuntu1 installed. Skype is version 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 From time to time, whenever I have a network change or network restart (which happens a ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 not detecting my monitors resolution [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS on my gaming/design machine! (Specs: i7 4790k; Strix 970; MSI G45-z97;) and when I go into my display settings it says I'm using a built-in display and will ...
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Compactibility of HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2645 All-in-One Printer with ubuntu 14.04

I preferred to buy HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2645 All-in-One Printer from flipkart. This one is a ink advantage printer with many facilities like Print, Copy, Scan & Fax. The basic System ...
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Gnome, can't change window border or theme

I just now changed from unity to gnome. I got it from the ubuntu app store, and I decided to remove unity to avoid conflicts. I thought it was going well until I noticed that the side bar when you ...
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UbuntuGNOME - fonts are weird mostly in browsers

Today I've installed UbuntuGNOME on my laptop and then I've noticed ugly fonts in my systems (it's hard to describe, but it did not look natural). I changed some font preferences in Gnome Tweak Tool ...
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notify-send not working, seems many bugs [duplicate]

i'm trying to create notification script but it doesnt work. When i click for example "control+alt+m" it should pop notification which it does, but its like default and i cant change anything. I ...
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I'm using ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop, my external USB keyboard is not functioning properly

I decided to try linux, with ubuntu 14.04, I'm using a USB keyboard, since the laptop's original keyboard has some dead keys, I have to use this external one, however, CTRL, WIN and ALT keys are not ...
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nemo doesn't work correctly on ubuntu 15

I installed nemo and use these three command..... gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true xdg-mime ...
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Downgrade from Evolution 3.16 to Evolution 3.12

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Gnome Evolution 3.16 by adding the Gnome PPA in my sources list. This worked briefly, but then Evolution stopped working with my Google Apps accounts (happened on ...
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Gnome via software center vs Ubuntu GNOME

Pretty simple question. Is installing the GNOME desktop environment via Ubuntu's software center the same as installing the official flavor Ubuntu GNOME? If not, how is it different? Thanks!
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How to install themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

how can I install other themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I've tried some methods but none of them don't work. 1) first, I've try to put my new themes on ~/.themes folder, but I've see don't have that ...
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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Can't Set UI Scaling Per Display in Gnome

Problem I want to be able to have different interface scaling options set per monitor. Right now, I can only change values for all monitors. I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ...
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How to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash?

Is there a way to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash or command line? Google Fu returned no results, but I guess it would be awesome to automate Shell extension calls (e.g. window positioning on ...
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Error in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 repository list [duplicate]

I'm having problem updating my repository list in Ubuntu Gnome 15.4 : Baixados 4.665 B em 1min 39s (46 B/s) Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto W: Erro GPG: http://archive.canonical.com vivid ...
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Removing Unity on Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 and using Gnome 3

I'm running into an issue when trying to convert from using Unity to just Gnome 3. I keep ending up with the GUI looking as such, with remnants of Unity's Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons. ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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Ubunut themes don't work install

I've try to install different themes from http://www.ubuntuthemes.org/ and after I downloaded, I've put it on my themes folder in /usr/share/themes but don't work, before that I've try to put in ...
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Can I enable Bounce Keys for certain keys only?

On my laptop, I'm having a persistent issue where keystrokes on the space bar are being repeated. Having been through a number of replacements, as well as trying multiple operating systems, I ...
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Where are panel launchers stored in Ubuntu 14.04?

In earlier versions of Ubuntu, user-created launchers for the top panel were stored in the directory ~/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers. This is no longer the case in the current versions. The ...
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How to load GNOME before login?

I installed GNOME 3 with the theme Paper, but when I boot with Ubuntu the login screen is still styled as Unity. Not a terrible problem, but is there a way to load GNOME before logging in?
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My Nautilus does not detect special Home folders

I had linked my /home/user/Desktop with my Desktop inside Windows 8. I also had liked other folders like Music, Videos, Downloads, .... But unexpectedly I ran my windows using fast boot. then my ...
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ppa-purge leaves me with 25 unresolved dependencies

Oh dear. I just followed advice on how to try the latest Gnome release. Admittedly, it made it clear that I was moving into riskier territory, but it gave a way to roll back. So I tried it. But when ...
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Gnome shows blank log-in screen

So, I've been using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 off and on. Last time I was on the OS, I believe that I did some updates through the terminal, not much more. So, I started the OS back up again and found that ...
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Broken Packages, Unmet dependencies [duplicate]

BatCave:~vikiboy$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-files Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Minimal Gnome install on Ubuntu Mini

I am trying to get a very minimal Gnome installation on 64bit Ubuntu mini. I don't want the bloatware of a regular install of Gnome. I tried this: sudo apt-get install lightdm gnome-terminal synaptic, ...
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GTK3 checkbox background

I got a GTK theme (Paper), but the checkboxes and radio buttons don't look like they are supposed to - there's just no background. The theme uses background-color and background-image, but those ...
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IPmessenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried installing IP messenger on this and it showing error message like this, FileName:ipmsg.c Function:create_lock_file Line:157 Can not setup lock ...
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Nautilus - file does not open as admin

I run an ubuntu server and I installed nautilus in gnome to get the possibility to open a textfile as administrator. But when I right-click on the file and select "open as administrator" I get ...
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Use mouse to select tab with Alt + Tab, gnome classic on ubuntu 15.4?

Can I some how use the mouse like with gnome-compiz when using gnome-classic to select a tab in the menu which shows up if I do press alt+tab? This could make me quicker. As of Ubuntu 15.4 the ...
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Change desktop environment from terminal?

I have installed Crouton on my chromebook, with the standard unity desktop(Ubuntu 12.02). However, I wish to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment. I cannot however install gnome-shell, since it ...
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Why does my VirtualBox application not show at Command key / VirtualBox?

Most of my applications are available with "Windows" key followed by the first few letters of the program name. VirtualBox does not do that. I installed it using the downloaded deb file. It runs ...
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nm-applet not working in gnome3

I have a problem while installing a new Ubuntu virtual machine running Gnome3. I would like to be able to change network profiles quickly - wired and wireless. In order to do that, I would like to ...
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lightdm-webkit-greeter issue

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I used this command; sudo apt-get install lightdm lightdm-webkit-greeter xserver-xephyr I install LightDM and LightDM-webkit-greeter and bevel (lightdm theme), I ...
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Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
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Unity desktop is black after using gnome

I installed and used gnome but now when I use unity my desktop is black and I cant see the files on it. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can still see the files on the desktop under ...
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Can't connect to Wifi in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just switched from windows to linux today so I'm a noob at this. Now, I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I can't find any network icon on the top bar which is mentioned in the GNOME Help manual. I ...
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Gdm with nvidia-331 and nvidia-prime causes a black screen at boot

I'm on an Asus UX51vz laptop, which has RAID0 SSD's and an nvidia 650M graphics card. I installed lubuntu instead of ubuntu-gnome because lubuntu still has a RAID0 compatible alternate install ISO. ...
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Recovering unity desktop after installing gnome3

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 . I wished to have multiple desktop environment. so for installing KDE is tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop so this worked and I was having ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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after updating to ubuntu 15.04, the mouse pointer disappears over the gnome sidebar and top menus

After i made this update, the mouse cursor disappears when its over the launcher menu and the top right menu in gnome. I already tried several things given in other questions/answers but nothing seems ...
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In ubuntu 15.04 ,wired and wireless are not connected after running sudo apt-get purgr network-manager-gnome network manager

I run command sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome network-manager. After running that command wireless and wired networks are not connected to my laptop. And when I look into "system ...
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Gnome 3 - how can I turn on some extention?

I've got fresh Ubuntu Gnome (14) installed on new workstation and for some reason it does not show up a list of opened windows so I need to click activities to change window. Obviously it's annoying ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Stuck at “starting version 219” on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I know this question has been asked before, but I have tried the solutions, and they have not worked. First, I found this website about it. I tried the solution it gave: sudo systemctl enable ...