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 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 ...
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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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How to pin gnome-terminal to Docky in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I have found that in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 that I am unable to pin gnome-terminal to Docky, there simply is not an option even though it was pinned there before and there is not a problem ...
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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, ...
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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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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical problem

Misshapen image icons. blurred image. What happen ?
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(Gnome, libappindicator) AppIndicator disappears when indicator-application-service is started

I'm using this example: https://gist.github.com/davidboy/1045233 on Ubuntu 14.04 [Gnome Classic]. The system tray icon is shown. But it disappears when the indicator-application-service starts. After ...
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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 ...
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How to change “Global Dark Theme” on and off through Terminal?

I know how to set and display most themes, however I can find anything about how to turn the Global Dark Theme on and off through Terminal, I can only find the option in the gnome-tweak-tool. So is ...
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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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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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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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gdm session without setting default

I have a locally created session to let users login to a special session at times (i've called it /usr/share/xsessions/remote.desktop). The problem is that they normally login to gnome ...
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Customizing Gnome to save screen space

After spending many years with Unity (since it's buggy beginnings) I am considering switching to Gnome. Gnome 3.20 looks nice, dash is much more responsive then in Unity... But, there is one thing ...
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Restore default Gnome Shell theme

I use Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.10, but tried out KDE and Cinnamon yesterday. Now the windows in Gnome Shell no longer have rounded corners (there are also some other visual differences in the theme): ...
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Can't set screen resolution and frequency at start-up

I've been manually setting my resolution/frequency for a while and decided it's finally time that I stop doing that, as it isn't saved after restart. Specifically, while my session does start in ...
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Vertex Dark Theme doesn't look good in VMware Workstation 11.1.3

I am using Vertex Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04.4 64 bit and I just love this theme. But it looks weird in VMware Workstation 11.1.3. Is this an Ubuntu issue or a theme issue? Is there a workaround ...
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Lubuntu loops between the terminal pre-login and an odd, glitchy screen for a couple of frames

I installed Gnome on lubuntu and I attempted to change some fonts and clock settings. The problem started when I Logged out and tried to login to Gnome again. I assumed I made at least on mistake by ...
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Can't install gnome shell extension “places-menu”

I seem to have an issue with one specific extension from the GNOME Shell Extensions website. The extension is called Places Status Indicator. I had it installed and working fine, but after rebooting ...
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Gnome - Show all windows from all monitors

I switch from Unity to Gnome and I miss one function. In Unity when I press workspace button, shows on all monitors all workspaces. This is very useful, when one of my monitors is off. I can move all ...
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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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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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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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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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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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Can one install Ubuntu on a machine using floppy disks?

I have a really old machine which I want to install Ubuntu on, however, there is one problem, I can't insert CDs into it, only floppy disks. It was possible in the past to install an OS on multiple ...
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Is “oneconf-service” meant to be running?

I left my computer for a little while, and when I came back it told me that there was an internal error with oneconf-service, and though it (the process) is gone now, in the processes list in the ...
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How to fix Ubuntu from logging into weird “simple GNOME” as I call it

I was trying to fix ubuntu because the wifi was not working. It wouldn't allow me to control networking, and it said I had no privileges to so this. Lately, most of the stuff on my ubuntu OS screwed ...
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Disable Manual option to change date and time in ubuntu

I have a non root user in my ubuntu desktops the user can change the time manually from Gnome. I have installed a NTP Server in my environment. Now, I don't want this user to be able to set the time ...
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How to configure tracker-extract so it has a higher nice value?

I suffer each time I return from a pause and I find my desktop stalled because the priority of tracker-extract consumes too much CPU (sometimes 104%), so I have to kill thru terminal the task ...
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Login to desktop environment only for some users

i have a system with kubuntu on it and two different desktop environments. Is it possible to restrict the login for one of the two environments for a special user group? Like users of the group ...
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Nautilus 3.18.2 and Google Drive

I am currently running Nautilus 3.18.2 and one of the announced features was that there will be Google Drive support after Online Accounts have been properly set up. So after adding in my Google ...