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 do I get the 'Grid View' in the Selection Window

When uploading a file the selection window that appears has only the 'list view' characteristic. How do I make grid view the default system wide.
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How do I disable the pop-up?

How I can disable the pop up that appears when I'm hovering over applications? Example"
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If the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. Why?

On my Ubuntu machine at work, if the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. So a couple days later, I can sit down, ...
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How can I enable screen saver on login?

System: Ubuntu 12.10 running Gnome The issue is that when Gnome launches, the mouse cursor is immediately placed over the Activities link enabling the Gnome menu. This means I can't immediately ...
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Can't launch applications after a while under gnome fallback

I use gnome-fallback under ubuntu 13.10 (but it was also the case in 13.04). After some time, without any action, I can't launch any new applications. The old ones continue to work normally, but I ...
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Gnome Terminal loads slowly

My problem story is this: after restarting many times PC, because of Memory problem and replacing with new memory when Ubuntu stop booting with this error:"initramfs" to fix this problem I used Ubuntu ...
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UI font has rendering glitches in GNOME Shell

I don't really know how to describe this problem in English. A picture can say more words - look at the tabs at the top of the linked image. The current font settings are shown as well. I don't ...
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Screen orientation doesn't stay in 13.10 (Gnome 3.10)

I upgraded to 13.10 and Gnome 3.10 and now every time I start my computer my second screen resets its screen orientation to normal (I rotated the monitor counter-clockwise). This worked fine in 13.04 ...
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Prevent focus window on external dispaly when changing workspaces in gnome-shell

I have an external display plugged into the laptop and use it as additonal (fixed, by default) workspace. When I work on the laptop's screen and want to change to an app that is on another workspace ...
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I stopped a process and now my desktop doesn't work

I stopped a process from system monitor because my computer was overheating. I'm new with Ubuntu (13.04) I won't be messing with things in the future :P So basically I can't see the launcher or ...
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Gnome3 - Can't change top panel black color

No matter the shell theme I select in tweak-tool, the top panel is always black. Only with certain themes the font changes. I have installed themes that are supposed to have a transparent panel (like ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 & Thinkpad L530: brightness buttons

Good day everyone, as mentioned I'm using my Thinkpad L530 running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 as of late. I have two basic problems at the moment: Toggeling the screen brightness with fn+F8 /fn+F9 only ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome3, ALT+F2 no longer works to get a run prompt

Reiteration: My computer is using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Gnome3 desktop. Something you should know: I've searched through the other questions on this subject and couldn't find one related to the ...
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Install a later version of gnome3.nstall a later version of gnome3.4

How to install a later version of gnome-shell 3.4 in ubuntu 12.04 safely? Thank you.
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Gnome Desktop Environment Greeter

I recently installed GNOME Shell as one of my desktop environments on Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity) and I am trying to set GNOME Shell's greeter, if it has one, as the greeter, but I don't know what i ...
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Gnome: I cannot use the Screensaver key for a custom command

I wanted to reassign the FN + F2 (Screensaver) keyboard shortcut to use a custom shortcut with it. I got the warning that this will disable the default keyboard shortcut to lock the screen. However, ...
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Distorted graphics when using Gnome on Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Gnome Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to use it my screen looks like this. I still can log with Unity. I used these commands: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to manage tray icons in Gnome 3?

The short: In Gnome 3, is there a way to make specific legacy tray icons either not appear at all or be hidden? The longer: I use two programs that put icons in the legacy system tray: Spotify and ...
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12.04/GNOME3.4.2 WIndows/panels showing gray not white

I'm super new to Linux (I got this machine 2 weeks ago) so excuse me if I ask silly questions. I'm not sure what might have triggered this, but lately I've been seeing grey backgrounds instead of ...
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Maximize Windows to Full Screen in Gnome Classic

Hi I would like to know if it is possible to maximize the windows to enter a full screen mode (covering the panels in gnome classic). I would like to simulate the "enter full screen" option available ...
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Why's wine giving this error message after update

After update in Ubuntu 12.1, Wine started to give me an error for a program: p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: ...
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Nx Client Windows

I have NX Client installed on my Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 systems. Settings for NXClient in Windows: Correct Ip/port Desktop: GNOME Display Available Area My Ubuntu 13.04 system with NXClient is ...
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Gnome 3 Connection problem

I am new in Linux universe, I'm using the 12.04 version of the Ubuntu, and I've installed Gnome using the apt-get, I was getting some connections problems, I'm not sure if it was after that, but, ...
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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White text on white background

Here is an example: This does not happen in all windows, only in some (it also happens in Ubuntu Tweak, and for the text in the tabs of Terminal). I installed the MediterraneanNight theme when ...
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cannot change Lock dialog in ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 raring and when I want to change the lock dialog I was unable to find /usr/shared/gnome-screensaver nor any other files mentioned on the Internet That includes : ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and issues with gnome shell 3.8

Please suggest a very safe way to upgrade gnome to version 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64. I used gnome3 ppa, both stable and staging, did sudo update and sudo dist-upgrade, but finally found my Unity ...
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Gnome-shell gradually worsening performance

Whenever I boot my system fresh, it usually run great, but after a short period of time it begins to slow down. Animations begin to lag, and the whole computer will lock up for a second or two every ...
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OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet Error

I recently lost my GNOME desktop manager after uninstalling PulseAudio (see: GNOME/GDM not starting). After getting the desktop environment back up, I was presented with the following Error Message: ...
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GNOME panel buttons not working on with GNOME 3

I am running under Ubuntu 13.04, I installed GNOME 3.8 and working perfectly. However, I this superior bar where I can log out and see the sound, bluetooth and network settings, if I click on either ...
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Gnome 3 panel shrinking application indicators

today I added a couple of indicators to my gnome-shell panel, like Skype, weather and some sensors. The problem that I'm facing is that indicators that take a considerable amount of space, like the ...
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13.04 Video & Flash player flickering using Gnome Shell

Setup Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Graphics card: ATI HD 7850 Graphics Drivers: I have the proprietary drivers CPU: i7 2600k Ram: 8GB Problems Firefox: HTML5 and CSS3 stuff sometimes behaving strange/sloppy ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Dual screen move all open application to primary screen

Finally I have change my work environment at work from windows to Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome 3.4. I'm very satisfied, but there is one issue that I'm trying to resolve for some time without success. ...
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GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 Problem With Windows Becoming Unresponsive

I have GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 with compiz enabled. Everything works great for the most part, but I do have an issue whether I have compiz enabled or not. I am using fallback classic and whenever a ...
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Ubuntu-gnome (no unity) Can't add launchers

I've tried by code and by the main menu application, like every tutorial on the web I play world of warcraft and I don't want to type de 'optirun wine "wow folder"' each time So I try adding a ...
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gnome-screenshot returns gray image

I'm having this problem since I got Ubuntu 13.04 (few weeks ago). At random times, when using gnome-screenshot, I get a gray image. It doesn't work until I restart my computer. I've tried getting ...
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Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...
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Lightweight gnome-keyring alternative

I'm thinking of ditching the Gnome desktop for something more lightweight (might even go Crunchbang instead). I do however like the gnome-keyring. It can be integrated to other software (i.e. ...
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how to get compiz work on gnome in ubuntu 13.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with gnome. I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager from Ubuntu Software Center, but it doesn't seem to work at all(no effect, animations, nothing...). I also tried to log ...
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Open GL error when running steam and Gnome 3 looking funky

First before I start, I would like to say I already followed the following guide for my AMD Radeon 7850: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)? I am running Ubuntu ...
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Wrong key mapping on Wacom CTH-470/k

Having trouble with my Wacom Pen&Touch. I set up the buttons via a shell script: #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger pad" Button 1 "key shift" & xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo ...
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Why am I getting this error while installing gnome?

i have raring ringtail. I installed gnome a couple days ago. I try to install extensions but the site says I don't have the latest version. I type the command sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and ...
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Move window to workspace without changing workspace

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ArrowKey moves the active window to an other workspace and then "moves" the user to that workspace. Is it possible to just move a window to the next workspace while staying at the ...
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Is there a “quick reset” for the network connection?

When I move around with my laptop I frequently need to "reset" my network connection. What I do is click on the "gear wheel" (upper right corner); select System Settings...; select Network; toggle ...
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How do I disable the speaking of “link” after reading a hyperlink in Orca?

I am trying to find out whether it is possible to disable the feature in Gnome-Orca, that speaks 'link' after reading text that is a link. It is kinda frustrating to listen to Orca read a sentence, ...
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Missing icons in Gnome-Shell overview

There are applications icons missing in my Gnome-Shell 3.8.2 overview, but this wasn't like that on a fresh install with Gnome3-PPA enabled. I do not have or had the Gnome3-Staging-PPA enabled. I had ...
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Nautilus 3.8 cannot store sftp passwords

Since Iv'e upgraded to 13.04 gnome shell, nautilus can no more store sftp passwords. It does not work with my existing bookmarks and with the new ones created.
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How to change right-click menu style in ubuntu

I hate one thing about Ubuntu: the ugly menus, which are very basic. It seems to me very ancient. I want to change the desktop right-click menu and the same for the top panel. I wish I could make them ...
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EDC Integration Thunderbird - timeout

At a certain time after starting Thunderbird i get this message: There was a problem opening the address book ... with the additional information that a timeout occured. I am running Gnome Shell ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...