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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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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Create a virtual desktop and share it over the internet

I was wondering if there is anyone who has an idea how to do a display trick. Here is the deal, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and we have a bunch of desktop computers in the university. I can't unplug ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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Is it possible to use Gnome Shell 3.6 with 12.04?

I managed to get stuck on Gnome Shell 3.5.4. I want to get to 3.6 so that I can get my extensions back. I can't seem to find an answer on whether I MUST go to 12.10. I'd prefer to not do a version ...
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gnome 3 opens only the wallpaper

I changed the gnome 3 theme and it was working perfectly except the terminal, I restarted the system but now it opens only the wallpaper without any icons or bars. I can't open any of my files. I ...
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How to run two DE's on one partition

How to segregate 2 desktop editions (kde/gnome) installed on one partition using kdm/gdm to start, doesn't matter which. But not share the apps, bins or libs. I don't want the mish-mush of Gnome and ...
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How do I not lose focus when an application in another workspace opens a dialog?

I have applications open in multiple workspaces. I have a Java application running in a different workspace and it opens a dialog window. This causes my current application to lose focus. I do not get ...
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Rhythmbox will no longer attach to launcher

I have been reorganizing my launcher. Now Rhythmbox will no longer attach to it when it is minimized. So when I want to skip past ads on my favorite podcast, I have to go up there to the menubar, ...
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Weird graphical issues with Gnome Shell in 12.10

I finally got Gnome Shell working on Ubuntu 12.10, but there are some weird graphical issues. It seems as if the text is corrupted or something. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about: It ...
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keyboard shortcuts misbehavior Gnome 3.6

I've enabled few Keyboard-shortcuts and they work weird. Shortcuts with Ctrl+Alt+ I've enabled "Ctrl+Alt+C" to open a Google-chrome browser Works only when I hold the Ctrl+Alt for a while. Works ...
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gtk2 menus are slow

My PC runs ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell. Some time ago after an upgrade the menus in gtk2 apps became slow, i.e. there's a delay while opening the context menu in synaptic, claws-mail, etc. gtk2 apps....
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Evolution email forgets all settings after reboot

My Evolution email client keeps forgetting all settings after a reboot or even a logout/login. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new laptop. To move my Evolution settings and email over to ...
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How to change the width of desktop icon title in Gnome?

I want to make the title of the icon (from the screenshot below) narrower. How can this be done?
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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12.04 Gnome Classic Launcher Icons on Gnome panel, size and spacing

I've been searching the forums and google for a while and nothing seems to work. I have a top and bottom panel in ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic using the default ambiance theme. My top panel has all my ...
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Why doesn't my mouse work in Gnome-shell at 30-bit color depth?

Title pretty much says it. Keyboard shortcuts are fine. But the mouse interaction, Clicking on anything but desktop icons is... not happening.
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multiple 4k monitors on 16.04, issues

The problem is supporting two external 4k monitors from a notebook that has a built in 4k display. I can run either external 4k monitor from HDMI or mDP just fine on all desktops (Unity, Gnome, Gnome ...
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Cannot change resolution with Xrandr

First Things First I have looked at dozens of questions and none of them answer mine, nor are they the same case. Most of them are people who don't know how to use Xrandr. I know how to use Xrandr. I ...
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12.04 - Cannot unlock user account although it is an admin account

I am having problems similar to these, but in this post no one managed to solve it. How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time This issued is bothering me a lot, because it also ...
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How to access “Previous Reports” on Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu (Unity) in the unity-control-center one can access one's history of reports by going to Security & Privacy > Diagnostics > Show Previous Reports. But there seems to be no such ...
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Ubuntu freezes when battery gets empty

I have observed this phenomenon several times with Ubuntu 2016.04 with Gnome: I forget to plug the power cord into the wall I launch gmusicbrowser and make it play music I put my laptop on the shelf ...
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Remove nautilus without breaking gnome Ubuntu 16.04

I read other questions about this topic, but I cannot find a final solution. I always had some nautilus issues (it freezes very often and I cannot rely on it during my work), So I decided to install ...
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Adding to the documention in the gnome-builder side bar

Gnome builder features a sidebar which contains documentation for various api. On my system it seems to have three pieces of documentation: "Shell" (seems to be a C++ api for the gnome shell) "St" (...
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Unity shows nothing after login

After logging in, unity show only the wallpaper and the cursor. I've tried gnome and shows only a blank screen after logging. Something similar happens with flashback. So no window manager is working. ...
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How to edit the Applications Menu in GNOME 3?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, with Gnome 3.18. Using extensions I have gotten rid of the dash panel and only use the Applications Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. (I don't have Unity.) ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 - Power button action “Interactive” doesn't work

I want the confirm dialog when I press the power button. It worked in 15.10. I tried tweaks tool and dconf editor, neither work. In dconf there are 2 entries one doesn't work, the other doesn't have ...
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Can't Hibernate or Suspend with Gnome or Unity

When I try to suspend/hibernate my computer goes into suspend/hibernate mode but when I try to resume it boots all over again, although this does not happen using KDE. Using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Xubuntu becomes very laggy after hours

When I start my laptop, there is no problems : no lag, it's not superfluid but it's OK. After few hours (~4/5 hours) Ubuntu and Gnome suddenly become very very slow : 3 or 4 seconds of delay when I ...
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Ubuntu Software Doesn't Open Even After The Fix Release

I know there are couple of questions for this asked here but all of them lead me to this bug on launchpad. The page says the problem is fixed and the fix is released. However, I still see the issue. ...
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Flatabulous theme does not show correct window decoration on Gnome Shell

The GTK style is correct but the window decoration defaults to another theme. https://github.com/anmoljagetia/Flatabulous Example:
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Tried to install Paper desktop theme but it froze my computer

I'm running Gnome shell on my laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install the Paper desktop theme. https://snwh.org/paper/download Everything was going well until I got to sudo apt-get ...
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Really, really, really strange login behavior

It's a bit hard to describe this problem, but I'll try my best. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my family's Intel NUC, knowing that it was probably user friendly enough for them to use. ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error

I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I keep getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. How to resolve this issue? Is this a missing package issue? Thanks
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How to not show minimized windows in GNOMEs activities overview?

In the overview every open Program is shown, but I only want to spread the windows that aren't minimized. Is there a way to disable this feature?
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Change cursor size

how do I change the cursor size? I tried with dconf-tools but using dconf-tools to change the cursor-size number, it changes the cursor size in several kinds of windows, such as in firefox, gnome-...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on Trekstore SurfTab duo W2 / Cube i7

Hello askubuntu community, after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on the TrekStore SurfTab duo W2 - which is similar to the Cube i7 according to xda - ,so it's a dual Tablet / Netbook, there are a ...
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What's the burn:/// thing - can it be used to burn a DVD?

I'm using 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome with Nemo as my file manager. When I insert a blank DVD a Files (Nemo) window pops up blank with a URI of burn:///. I put some folders in here thinking I would then be ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical problem

Misshapen image icons. blurred image. What happen ?
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In /etc/...
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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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Cannot switch to Gnome on 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have it already on my laptop with Gnome 3.20 working. My desktop pc has an i7 4790 and AMD HD 7950 installed the Gnome 3.20 and rebooted. Now I have the icon to switch ...
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Change “power-button-action” comand for “hibernate” option in GNOME 3.18

I am used to have an interactive menu when i press my power button, but since I recently installed GNOME 3.18, i found out that the only available actions for power button press are : "nothing", "...
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How can I map the Express Keys on a Wacom Intuos Pro L Touch to enable or disable the touch functionality?

Any idea if it's possible to properly map the Express Keys on a Wacom Intuos Pro L tablet like you can with the Windows drivers? It doesn't seem to be working for me on Ubuntu GNOME and I really need ...
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Just did an update in 16.04 and suddenly instead of Cinnamon, I have Gnome!

This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I just installed the new 16.04 and then installed Cinnamon, which was working perfectly as far as I could tell. Today I did a "partial update" and when I ...
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Restricting maximized window bounds in gnome

I am creating a side bar with a chrome app which acts as a dock. I would like to restrict the size of all maximized windows in order that they will no go under my side bar. There is some ...
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Black screen after ubuntu gnome 16.04 update

I have a dual boot windows 10& ubuntu 16.04. I just updated it to 16.04 from 15.10(gnome version) and when the system restared it asked me which system I want to boot,I chose ubuntu and the logo ...
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I can't login in ubuntu 16.04

I upgraded Ubuntu gnome to version 16.04 from 15.10 using the update manager. I think I selected new (probably wrong) parameters with loging in, because when I boot, I see: The loading sign then ...
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Nautilus gives Gtk Warning when started

When I run nautilus this warning is generated. I installed dropbox from then its started, But then I uninstalled dropbox reinstalled nautilus reinstalled gnome-session From my terminal: ~ ...