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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Sound buttons not working after upgrading to GNOME 3.16

I upgraded GNOME to latest version, then I downgraded it. Sound buttons stop working. I tried to apply : $ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-up 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume' ...
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Are GNOME extensions OS dependent? [closed]

Pretty straight question: are all GNOME extensions available for any OS? I thought that the only thing needed is the Gnome desktop environment, but my question has been put on hold because I'm ...
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IP Messenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Already tried given solution from this and this question. Do anybody got success using IP Messenger in ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? I'm getting error while launching ip-messenger. FileName:ipmsg.c ...
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add/delete ubuntu specific folder or file right click context using bash

I want to change the right click context menu of ubuntu specific folder using bash script. When bash script executes, it first create a file or folder having only two right click context menu option. ...
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Cant connect to wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 w/ gnome 3

I just installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 15.04 running gnome 3 (3.14 I believe, not 3.16) on my dell xps 13, however I dont have any wifi icon or does it find my home wifi, ive googled all day and ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in “Computer” disk.

Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in "Computer" disk. It's not something related to RAM, because it keeps happening even if search result contains few files and it works just well ...
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How do I run xkbcom on Ubuntu GNOME startup?

Using xkbcomp -xkb I have generated a keyboard description and stored it in my home directory - ~/.keyboard-map. I can "use" this keyboard description by executing the following command: xkbcomp ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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How to change ubuntu-touch theme unity to gnome-shell?

I want to change theme default unity to gnome-shell in ubuntu-touch simulator. How to change theme ?
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Install a .terminal file to change Terminal color scheme - Ubuntu Gnome

I found the One Dark Terminal color scheme and I'm in love with it, but it only provides a .terminal file. I know that.terminal files are what OSX uses to theme its Terminal, but so far I've been ...
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How to install Lattice Diamond 3.4 on ubuntu 14?

I am having a problem regarding the installation of Lattice diamond 3.4 software on Ubuntu. I downloaded the rpm file and converted into deb file using alien. Then tried to unpack it using command ...
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More emoji system wide (especially on empathy)

I wanted a familiar set of emoji for the Empathy interface (I currently only use empathy for hangouts). The solution so far has been: Ancient and Noto fonts : I can't be sure how well Noto works, ...
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Why the latest gnome-shell version can not be installed on LTS versions?

After seeing this and this, and also adding numerous PPA's that have no logical reason to be added, I still can't get to have gnome-shell further than 3.12.2. I am using Ubuntu GNOME LTS and I am ...
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Gnome Shell Viber icon doesn't show up but it's “there” without an icon

In Ubuntu 15.04 using Gnome Shell, the Viber 4.2.2 icon disappears both using native indicator bar and the topicon extension.
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xrdp desktop environment comparison

I know that this question might tend to somehow opinion based answers but I think it is very helpful anyways. I am using xrdp to my Ubuntu Computer (from Windows and Linux). I have figured out that ...
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gnome-terminal profiles are not being loaded

My terminal crashed recently. After the crash, the only terminal profile that is loaded is unnamed. I have a Default profile at /home/xxxx/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default It is also ...
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Mega sync client freezes hangs turns off after sleep suspend

The title says it all, I have gnome shell, ubuntu 15.04, when I wake up, the indicator is still on, I right click, I push open and mega disappears while the windows doesnt get open but the process is ...
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Can't run Dwarf Fortress

When executing Dwarf fortress, comes up with this error. I'm quite new to ubuntu and I could do with some help. No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec' No value set for ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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Ubuntu Gnome freezing during startup

This morning I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I installed a few applications and restarted the computer a couple times without issue. I just ran updates though, and when I restarted the computer ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [closed]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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Cannot Log In to Gnome 3.16 Dekstop

I have installed Gnome 3.16 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (previously updated from 14.04) via: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get ...
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My best friend passed away. He encrypted his computer but did not tell her what the key ring password was

How do I get into the computer and change the password
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Need help using Touchegg with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I have installed Touchegg using sudo apt-get install touchegg I created the configuration file using mkdir ~/.config/touchegg gedit ~/.config/touchegg/touchegg.conf and created a gesture to go ...
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How do you add applets in Gnome 3/Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my Dell XPS 13. I would like to add an indicator next to the wifi and sound icons that shows network bandwidth usage. It appears that netspeed fits the ...
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Gnome Metacity, extension how its works?

For any reason that I don't understand the extension installed in Gnome not appear in Gnome Metacity. If I logged in Gnome Metacity and go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ is unavailable to me install ...
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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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CTRL-ALT-L not locking screen Ubuntu 15.04 w/ Gnome

Title says it all. This is a feature I need. It's probably something easy, but googling it just gave me a hodgepodge of unrelated stuff.
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Ubuntu XFCE missing system settings

I installed XFCE alongside Unity and almost all the icons from the gnome-control-center are missing. I have removed and reinstalled gnome-control-center, I have reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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Disable/reduce time fade out animation dash

Is it possible to disable the fade out animation of the applications overview (dash) without using compiz and disabling all animations? I really like the animations in GNOME, but I it is really laggy ...
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Set order of extensions/indicators in gnome 3

Is it possible to set the order in which extensions/indicators appear in the top panel in gnome 3 as they seem to change position every time I login and I want to set a specific order.
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Cannot install Gnome 3 shell theme

I have a theme installed, and I can configure everything using the Gnome Tweak Tool, except for the shell theme. It has an error disabling the option to do this: I also think that this problem is ...
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Pass to the script keyboard key pressed after hotkey has invoked a Bash script

I assigned a custom hotkey Ctrl+Q to launch my bash script. #!/bin/bash read -s -n 1 key zenity --info --text "$key pressed" I'd like to have a script to detect which key followed the hotkey. Say ...
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How do you save time with gnome-session-fallback and hotkeys?

As a developer I love to work with my keyboard. Not only do I save time with hotkeys when developing. Which hotkeys could I use in addition, to the ones I use, to get quicker in working on my ...
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Startup Application with unknown source

After update to 15.04 I have abiword starting by itself upon login to GNOME or Unity. It does not happen in openbox or blackbox. How do I prevent this application from starting without removing the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts gnome flashback top menubar

II have compiz (I think. I dont know how to look for that) Ubuntu 14.04 gnome 3 with gnome session-flashback) that works pretty good. but obviously I can not add more icons on the top meny bar, so I ...
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So wide desktop on Gnome

My desktop has become so wide and I only can see the left half of it. sometimes applications appear on right half and I cannot access them. How can I make it fit to my monitor? I tried to change some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gnome cant load desktop

I have problem with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On Ubuntu I have installed gnome and lubuntu desktop and I´m using gnome. Yesterday I have installed security update and virtualbox update. When I run ubuntu ...
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Gnome flashback interface styling related on Ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to get the window for shutdown/restart from Unity, with the blurred background and all, on Gnome flashback? On flashback, I currently get the old basic window.
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Dark interface at applications after installing gnome-desktop

I wanted to give the gnome desktop a try, so I installed it (gnome-desktop package). After rebooting I could select the Gnome DE just fine. I wanted then to go back to using Unity, so I selected ...
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Glitchy Top Bar @ 1080p Resolution

Just installed Ubuntu and I have the Gnome3 shell running on it. At the very top of the screen, a small 1-2 pixel white bar that cover the entire width of the screen keeps twitching out. My top bar is ...
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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Region and Language settings crash

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 14.04 Gnome on an Asus Chromebook. All settings have been working fine but the Region and Language settings keep crashing. There is no specific ...
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Stop or disable keyboard/mouse/input grab from shell

I am trying to debug a full-screen application which uses OIS for input. The program grabs control of mouse and keyboard. When I hit a breakpoint (i'm using gdb), I cannot continue, step, or do ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Gnome 3.16 HiDPI scaling only accepts integers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3.16, which is working really great on my machine (despite what I found on many forums around the web). Having a high DPI screen however (13.3" with ...
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AppKeys Ubuntu Gnome extension opens news instances of chrome

Ave! I normally pin my chrome on (Super+1), Editor ( Super+2) and Firefox ( Super+3). And thanks to this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/413/dash-hotkeys/ i dont regret switching ...