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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How to add application and places menu in gnome-session-fallback

I removed application and places menu bar in my ubuntu gnome-session-fallback. how can I restore them?
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.9.90 theme issue

I just installed gnome on my ubuntu machine and have one issue regarding themeing for some reason the title bar is not getting changed with the theme, a good example is here http://imgur.com/zLBcH4U. ...
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wifi still sleeping when resume

When I put my desktop in hybernate and then put it back on the wifi is gone. It is simular to the problem described here. But to fix it you have to run a command sudo nmcli nm sleep false. But the nm ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a ...
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jhbuild run required GnomeDesktop

After successful build with jhbuild I tried to follow steps from here: call killall gnome-weather and get that process is not found (may be it is ok, I think) and run module gnome-weather. It says me: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - FN Keys working in unity but not in gnome shell

Exactly what the title says. More specifically: Volume keys - Working in Unity AND Gnome Brightness keys - Working in Unity Disable touchpad key - Working in Unity The weird thing is that even ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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Is there a similar Gnome Shell Extension like this one?

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/11/monitor-status-indicator/ I need a Gnome Shell Extension that can Rotate the Screen like this one, just for Gnome Shell 3.18. I couldn't find anything like ...
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How to set new user (and guest) default theme settings

I recently installed gnome shell to try it out. I want to be able to switch between the 2 environments. (unity + gnome shell) The problem is that after installing gnome shell, all new users ...
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Where is the location of application shortcuts in Gnome?

For shortcuts in the Applications drop-down Menu and on the title bar of the Gnome Desktop, where is the path to their directories?
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Ubuntu 15.10 removed Gnome 3 - broke unity

I have Ubuntu 15.10 with unity installed, and then tried to install gnome 3 a week ago. Everything worked just fine, but after a week i thought i would revert to unity since i liked it better. First ...
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Icon Missing Dolphin

I freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 with the Gnome environment. I installed the file browser "Dolphin" from the default repository. I ran into a problem, because when I launch it I see that there are ...
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Eye of Gnome zoom 100% gone in Ubuntu 15.10?

The other day I finally upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10. I've opened up an image today using Image Viewer (eog version 3.16.3) and found that the button to scale 1:1 or 100% (don't remember what it was ...
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black bar when using multiple monitors using 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem when using two monitor. As you can see in the screenshot, there a black bar. In the screenshot we see an horizontal black bar in the right monitor. In the ...
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gnome-terminal instance with its own name and Alt+Tab entry

Say I have 3 terminal windows open: 1) With vim running, 2) with top running, and 3) with nothing running. Now, if I Alt+Tab through my windows, they are all 3 instances of gnome-terminal, thus they ...
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Wifi hotspot issues with Ubuntu Gnome after sleep

Okay, so I've been using my laptop with Ubuntu Gnome installed for some weeks now. And every now and then, I use my android phone to create a wifi hotspot when I'm on the move. My issue is that ...
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How do I move to directory “Program Files (x86)” with CD command?

When I try: ~/.wine/drive_c$ cd Program\ Files\ (x86) I get: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' And how can I create a bash script to run /home/ohto/.wine/drive_c/Program Files ...
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How do I move ALL windows to another monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome)

After I run Diablo 2 in Wine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.10), all my windows move to second monitor. Is there a way to move all windows back to first monitor with a shortcut key or some other fast way?
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How to downgrade Gnome?

So, I installed Ubuntu 15.10 yesterday, looking for something new. I realised that Gnome was not installed by default. Oh well, easy fix. I just ran: sudo apt-get install gdm and it worked. Its ...
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How to remove boxes around every text while using any dark theme in Ubuntu 15.10

Dark theme Light theme After changing theme from a light one to a dark one, I can see boxes all around which looks ugly and I wud love to keep a dark theme. Can anyone help me in this? I'm running ...
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Gnome 3: How do I get the same mouse cursors in Chrome?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and recently switched to Gnome. It's great but the mouse cursors in Chrome are always different. I'm using google-chrome from the official repo: $ more ...
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Autokey doesn't work while in Gnome activities overlay

I've followed this tutorial to set up emacs-like keyboard shortcuts in Autokey, for navigating left and right and such. The shortcuts work as expected everywhere (like selecting files in nautilus), ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 desktop freezes upon login

So I've been using this distro(with Unity user interface) for a couple of months, and I decided to set up the LAMP and even use vsftpd for my wordpress website. However today I've encounter first ...
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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What is this icon button showing?

Just trying Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Beta1. There's an icon I don't recognise in the user menu: What does it do? If I click it the menu vanishes and next time I peek in it's got a padlock. What is it ...
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HowTo resize partitions in ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10, but i assigned only 4 GB to the /home partition. Now I figured that it's so small because Ubuntu saves files on home! Can i change it inside Ubuntu with some program or ...
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Is it possible to use the GNOME 3 shell in Ubuntu 15.10 without reinstalling Ubuntu?

Is there any possible way to change the desktop theme in Ubuntu 15.10 to the GNOME 3 desktop theme? I would like to do this without having to uninstall Ubuntu and installing Ubuntu GNOME. I saw a way ...
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How to get Japanese Kanji characters as an input mode?

I am learning Japanese and I have found that after installing Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center that I have several input modes available to type with now under that, Hiragana, ...
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How to switch between Japanese input sources without all text being deleted from previous input source?

I am learning Japanese so I have installed Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center, but I have discovered something rather annoying, if I am typing in Hiragana and then I need to switch to ...
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I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places

I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places, it does not show in the places part of Nautilus anymore as you can see from the picture. Nautilus places And also now my Desktop lists the contents ...
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Ubuntu gnome 15.10 Compizconfig PROBLEM!

Hello i am trying to set magic lamp effect for minimizing the windows with compizconfig and it doesnt do it no matter how many times i've tried! Am i doing something wrong or just gnome doesnt support ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 crashes

My system crashes when I run Firefox or Chrome or VMware Workstation. Especially if I open many tabs. Processor: AMD Phenom (tm) II X4 955 Processor × 4. Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710 (DRM ...
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Linux NOOB - Installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on Dell laptop - Having WiFi problems

I'm really trying to learn GNU/Linux. I've used it before on my Raspberry Pi and Live CD's but I decided if I really wanted to learn it I needed a dedicated piece of hardware that I would want to use ...
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How to tune this status bar in the left corner in gnome?

I have Gnome 3 enabled in Ubuntu. Now I have a status bar in the left bottom corner which I would like somewhere else. Can this be tuned somewhere? Screenshot of the left bottom:
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome Desktop Stucks At Loading Splashscreen

Upon trying to boot Ubuntu 15.10 as usual I found it was impossible to load pass the loading splashcreen, my default desktop environment is GNOME and upon some research I have tried several approaches ...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock led indicator to indicate current keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 13.10 and older there were a keyboard layout option "use keyboard led to show alternative layout", so I could use it to have caps lock LED indicating current keyboard layout. Now there is no ...
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Startup Applications section of Gnome Tweak Tool not working

I have used Gnome Tweak Tool many times in the past to add startup applications. I find this useful especially in situations where I don't know the exact command that is run to launch the app, which ...
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How do I automatically apply the same theme to Chromium for all new users?

Note: when I say Chromium, I mean both Google Chrome and Chromium. What I do know about applying the same settings for applications to all new users is either defining an schema/override file in ...
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Unable to change title bar color

This is the current title bar with no effect from the theme This is the title bar I expect with the sample theme I am unable to change my title bar color and theme. I use Ubuntu tweak, unity ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash Player on Gnome 3.4.2?

I've tried many things that I've seen on this page but I always get some error messages, someone help! Thanks to this page I was able to solve things on this tablet, like watching videos on youtube ...
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How to get a VirtualBox VM to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid?

I am doing some debugging and I am in need of getting an Ubuntu GNOME VM (it will either be 15.10 or 16.04) to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid (don't tell me just to press the ...
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Install GNOME alongside Unity

How can I install gnome-shell without breaking anything from unity, in a way I don't break any of the packages, for example, keeping Unity's and Gnome's System Settings 'app' and keeping both Unity's ...
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How I can deactivate the Ibus Input Method on Ubuntu Gnome?

I need to deactivate for use office on Wine. The option don't shows up when I go to Region & Language, this option appears on Ubuntu Unity, but don't on Ubuntu Gnome
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Gnome Tweak Tool Help!

This is going to be a really bad question but i can't find 2 days now what is wrong... I am trying to change a theme in Gnome3. I have the 3.10.4 version. I installed tweak tool and ...
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Performance mode in a Desktop enviroment

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 x64 in a desktopPC. What really annoying me is that each restart or start begin running in a power-safe mode.. It could be useful with a laptop, but in a desktop ...
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How can I use GNOME OSTree with Ubuntu Server minimal

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu based OS using GNOME's OSTree.But I need apt-get and other Ubuntu commands .I am OK with not modifying the root directory by using a chroot to install packages ...
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How to display things programmatically in the panel?

I want to integrate my app into the Unity/Ubuntu top panel by being able to output some small printed messages or icons or indicators to the panel. Some of my programs that I have installed do this, ...
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Background not changing using gsettings from cron

I'm trying to change my wallpaper to a random image using Indrajith Indraprastham's suggested script here: How to change desktop background from command line in Unity? When I run the script from a ...