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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Wacom Intuos 490 graphics tablet

My husband bought me a Wacom Intuos 490 Tablet for Xmas. We have been all over the web searching for help loading it. No joy. My question is has anyone been able to load it in Ubuntu 15.10 and got it ...
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How to install dependencies not found in the repositories for JHBuild?

I have been following this guide in order to set up JHBuild. And I have got up to the bit which says to execute: jhbuild sysdeps --install However there is a slight problem because upon running ...
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Using i3wm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am having trouble figuring out how to use i3wm on my installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The only way I've got it working was through stopping gdm with systemctl stop gdm in text-only mode, and then ...
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Ugly looking window after dist-upgrade

I was trying to install the gnome-builderfor coding and programming. At first, I tried to build it from the source, but it gave me errors like require gtk+-3.0 >= 3.18.6 while my version is like ...
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gnome-builder crashes when trying to open project

When I try to open a project in gnome-builder, whether it's by clicking one of the projects on this screen it starts up on (I have put a big black box over some more private stuff): Or if I use the ...
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How can I use KDE filepicker dialog in GNOME apps?

Is there a way you can use KDE filepicker with GNOME apps? I guess if I somehow trick the app into thinking it is running under KDE it will then use KDE filepicker. Am I right?
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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Missing window borders in Gnome 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome 3. Using the Gnome Tweak-Tool I switched on Min/Maximise Buttons. Applications start maximised. When I un-maximise them, holding Alt and pulling down, there are ...
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How to safely delete huge temp files in /root/Desktop in Ububtu 14.04

I was installing some packages in Synaptic and noticed a folder named /root/Desktop which had 3.7 GB in temp files, being short on space I thought of deleting the files, but feared damaging my system! ...
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Segmentation fault in XServer

I have ASUS ZenBook UX305 with i7 CPU and integrated Intel GPU. My system (Ubuntu 15.10) recently started to go back to the login screen after some time active. It is caused by segfault in XServer. ...
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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Desktop not responsive after ubuntu-gnome-desktop installation (Ubuntu 15.10)

In order to use gdm instead of lightdm I followed the instructions from this post I could then use gdm but my desktop (meaning the background area) is not responsive anymore and shows the login ...
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Login Doesn't Work Anymore after Gnome 3 Installed

I wanted to try Gnome 3, so I followed Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 . It worked but I didn't like it, so I purged the package and executed the second command again. Now my screen shows the Gnome ...
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Nautilus (Files) 3.18.2 show other partitions as other locations, not under home directory listings

In order to be able to install evolution 3.18.2 to Ubuntu 15.10, I had to add the gnome3-team ppa and the gnome3-team staging ppa. As a result, Nautilus (Files) is version 3.18.2. This is a problem ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 account-plugin-twitter not showing in Online Accounts when adding

As the subject says I don't have the option to add a twitter account. It's a fresh install with all updates and I've manually forced re-installation of the twitter account plugin with: sudo apt-get ...
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mouse always “sticks” to gnome windows even with single click

this is a complicated one so please stay with me. The summary of the problem is mouse always sticks to "Various" parts of the gnome window when it just goes over them (no special single/double click) ...
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Ubuntu incorrectly renders windows

I cannot use some software (such as Krusader, VirtualBox etc.) on Ubuntu 14.04, because of this weird bug (see screenshot). Most part of a window is grey and not accessible. Other windows look fine ...
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Erroneous double clicks

I am having trouble with my mouse giving me random double clicks and it is very very annoying. I have tried tweaking with all the mouse settings but still end up getting a lot of double clicks. ...
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Two different login/lock screens

I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed and when I first start my computer it gives me the really nice looking ubuntu lightdm login screen but anytime I lock the computer I get the really nasty looking gnome ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Konsole won't Exit FullScreen mode

I use Konsole on regular flavour of Ubuntu 15.10, with Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. Since today, whenever I fire up Konsole, it starts in FullSCreen mode, and it won't exit the mode even ...
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Why isn't my keyring in Ubuntu working?

I have encrypted my id_rsa with a password. I think Ubuntu has a keyring system which prevents me from inputting password every time I have to use id_rsa, like git push. Sometimes I don't need to type ...
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How to customize save location for screenshots on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Upon pressing PrtSc a screenshot is automatically taken and put in my Pictures folder, however I do not wish for it to be places there so is there any way to change the automatic save location? Or to ...
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Using terminus font in LibreOffice

I've got Terminus (>fc-match terminus => ter-u12n_iso-8859-1.pcf.gz: "Terminus" "Regular") working fine in my terminal and in Emacs. But LibreO doesn't see it. The source has this in the README Q. ...
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How to add year and change date format in top GNOME panel? [duplicate]

Currently the top panel has the time like this in this format: But is there any way I can add the current year to that? And also a way of rearranging/changing the date format (though this is just ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS login loop both in unity and gnome

after uninstalling a not-working Chinese input method, I have been experiencing a login session loop problem. After I type the correct password for the login, the screen blinks and comes back to the ...
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Gnome 3 Round bottom corners of windows

Many folks have been asking to remove the top round corners on windows in gnome 3. I want to extend it to the bottom corners as well. Wondering if it is possible? There is a similar question asked ...
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Gnome 3 Reconfigured Nautilus! How Do I Get It Back to Normal?

I just tried Gnome 3, but didn't like it at all. So I removed/purged it, rebooted, and discovered that my Nautilus looks different now & lacks a menu. I couldn't even find a way to bring it back ...
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I have a problem booting with integrated graphics

I wanted to do a KVM passthrough to my Video card from Nvidia. So I setup vfio pci to take over the card. Now I am booting on my intel HD 4600 but after login a black screen appears. And I can't do ...
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CLI only Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I really dislike having a GUI startup by default, however I don't want it fully gone. So is there any way to just stop the GUI starting ...
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Is it possible to replicate OS X split view in Gnome 3?

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a split view where you could open two fullscreen apps besides each other. This only worked for fullscreen apps, but with OS X El Capitan Apple introduced split ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not loading GUI - problems with startx

Yesterday I tried to update Google-Chrome and to install Chromium, I don't know if it is related, but after that I restarted my computer and now it does not load the graphic interface. I can log in ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this ...
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How to redirect sound file output to computer sound input while still able to hear other input?

I have a sound file with some music, and I want to call someone on qTox and play it to them so that they can hear me, but also the sound file. However as I only have a built-in laptop microphone it ...
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Login required after resume from black screen

When my computer screen is off after a while, login is required to go into the desktop. I'm activating automatic login, so when I turn on or reboot the computer, no login is required. How can I ...
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Making Alt+Shift+> work in Emacs in Gnome Flashback

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. The default Unity desktop environment is configured so that Alt+Shift switches keyboard layout (between English and Russian). The Emacs shortcut Alt+Shift+> (end-of-buffer) ...
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Gnome Encfs Manager, data recover

I removed the stash with data from manager. Is there a way to recover stash with data? Testdisk about my folder when I try to recover it: No file found, filesystem may be damaged.
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Sublime Text on Ubuntu-Gnome [duplicate]

I had follow this following tutorial in order to install it and to make sublime text as a default editor: https://www.guillaume-leduc.fr/installer-sublime-text-2-sur-ubuntu-12-04.html But it doesnt ...
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Simple dock with workspace separators

I've tested some dock applications but I'm still not able to get one simple dock with separators indicating workspaces. New windows would open before the workspace separator for each workspace. ...
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Ubuntu Gnome shell theme destroys system

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Okay, so apparently, my system doesn't boot anymore. It just shows a bunch of messages in text (Stopping user manager for UID 1000 and Removing slice from user ...
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Dual boot Kubuntu with Ubuntu Gnome

So I have currently got Ubuntu-Gnome 15.10 installed on my laptop and want to set it up so I can dual boot it with Kubuntu 15.10. I start the Kubuntu installation process but when it gets to the ...
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GNOME desktop environment not starting

I recently moved from Unity to the Ubuntu MATE desktop environment. I was trying to install the GNOME desktop environment. I followed the following steps: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo ...
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Desktop not showing well using vncserver on ubuntu 15.10

Currently using ubuntu 15.10 on azure and installed the gnome and vnc4server latest version on ubuntu. Please find log file below: Current VNC client screen: enter image description here $ cat ...
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Ubuntu Hangs on Boot After Installing “gnome”

I tried installing the gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu 15.10 by typing sudo apt-get install gnome Now when I try to boot up my computer It gets stuck on this screen: EDIT I have tried ...
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Missing pixels with Intel Integrated Graphics

On the following pictures below this text, there are some missing pixels on the title bar of every application. Here's a example on the Terminal application: And from VLC:
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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What does the new logo of Ubuntu GNOME mean?

The new release of Ubuntu GNOME brings a new logo. What does this logo mean? And what is the mainly reason for changing it?
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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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How to activate Shumway in Firefox?

Because Adobe Flash is so insecure I want to install Shumway as an alternative as I currently have nothing installed so am having to do with the built-in HTML5 players on the sites which have them, ...
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vnc server gray out in ubuntu 15 [duplicate]

Currently running Ubuntu 15.10 on azure and Installed vnc4server and gnome group packages but still screen showing gray out. configuration file is define below: $cat .vnc/xstartup unset ...