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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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome Calendar bidirectional sync with google calendar

Heyho folks, so I am struggling with this problem for a while now and I cannot find a clear answer to be honest. I am using the California Calendar and have my GOA for Google set up as well. The ...
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Alt/Win key behavior in ubuntu gnome 14.04

It seems that "Alt/Win key behavior" option is no longer available in gnome settings. how can I change my super key to control? my 2nd question is that how to change the shortcut for rename from F2 to ...
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Window titles are black or transparent when inactive using Gnome 3.14

I'm using Gnome 3.14 on Ubuntu and have the Adwaita Window and GTK+ themes configured. Gnome applications that already use the new combined toolbar/titlebar like the file manager or Gedit look fine ...
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Ubuntu & Gnome DPI Nightmare

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS in a machine I'm using attached to a TV. The thing is that when I plugged the USB for installation, I could not go straight away into installation, because the ...
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Inconsistent theme Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3.10.4

I use the Libra theme and i have put the theme under usr/share/themes. I want the theme to look like my terminal.
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Installed programs disappeared on Ubuntu Gnome 3

I'm using ubuntu for over two years now. Two weeks ago, I installed Gnome 3, and I'm pretty satisfy, how it works. However, today I had very a strange situation. When I tried to install new program, ...
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What program is using CTRL+SHIFT+2 in GNOME?

I want to find the GNOME configuration item of the program (built into GNOME or something installed into it) is consuming CTRL+SHIFT+2 such that it is not "seen" by other X programs such as Firefox. ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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Ubuntu Desktop has changed appearance after installing tweak and Gnome

I have a recent install of Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed a few things as recommended to do on howtoubuntu here, and on unixmen here. As a consequence the appearance of my Ubuntu environment has ...
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How can I setup custom hotcorners?

I am currently using gnome-ubuntu and I need help in setting up custom hot corners. Let me explain, When I move my mouse corner to the top left corner, it opens the Activities sidebar as any gnome ...
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gMTP have problems while syncing music with Lumia 520

I have a Lumia 520 and an album called Monstercat. When I open up gMTP and connect then sync music, it worked. However, when I see the songs in Lumia all the songs have only an artist. Each album ...
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External Monitor: VGA and HDMI Behaving Differently

I'm trying to set up a second monitor. I want the primary screen to be my laptop's built-in display and I want the secondary screen to be the external monitor. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Ubuntu Gnome freezes

I am running the Ubuntu 14.10 with Gnome desktop. My machine is Lenovo t440s. Specs: Processor: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U (4MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz) 12 GB RAM GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 The ...
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Gnome 3.12 - Choppy Animations with Intel HD 4600 Graphics

I've just purchased a Lenovo T540p and installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. So far, the performance of Gnome Shell has been very sub par. Animations like opening the activities overview or moving windows ...
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No tablet features working on X61 tablet with Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

recently installed Ubuntu gnome 14.10 from 14.04 LTS now none of the tablet features work stylus, screen rotation etc. I've installed all the Wacom packages that I could find in synaptic nothing seems ...
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How can I apply a patch to Gnome manually?

I have this bug: gvfsd-afp-browse. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and bug is not fixed in this, or in 14.10. Last post in bug report indicates it is possible to manually patch. How would I go about doing so?
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Understanding gnome-disk mount options

I am using the gnome-disk-utilities UI to manage my auto-mounts. The problem is that I don't fully understand the mount options. Is there no way to directly set the default access privileges like with ...
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Connecting second screen via HDMI

I'm pretty new to Linux: I'm running under Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome which I recently installed (my laptop was OS-less when I bought it). It has an Intel Haswell Mobile chipset and I can't seem to connect a ...
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indicator-applet-appmenu missing menu items

Sometimes, when using any program, and the menu items are refreshed, indicator-applet-appmenu will lose some of the menu items, place items in the wrong menu, not label the menu, or all three. This ...
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gnome clock direction is reversed

Telling Ubuntu I'm from Israel sets all sort of locale into Hebrew (as I've asked before). One of these settings is applied for the Gnome Shell (which I use as a DE) and sets the calender to Hebrew. ...
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Touchpad right button doesn't work (Ubuntu + GNOME)

So, I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After using Ubuntu for a few months, I decided to try Fedora. I was impressed by the look of the desktop environment, I decided to just install ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Unity not working. No panels nor file menus. (Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as we don't have a connection, waiting for it…)

Pastebin file http://pastebin.com/UTeLDG3v Thing is i get errors like these. WARN 2014-06-17 15:59:45 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:579 Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as ...
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Two popups when force quitting an application

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 having /home in a separate encrypted partition. When Ubuntu 14.04 came out, I did a clean install, but without formatting my /home partition, thus, keeping all my settings, ...
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how to shift window title name on ubuntu-gnome from middle to left side on ubuntu-gnome 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome 14.04 LTS 32bit on my laptop. I see the title name of window is in the center/middle of title bar. it's look wired :( . in 12.04 we see the tittle name is naturally ...
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Gnome 3 (power off, Alt+F2, Select Network) dialogs cause black background when open

for a few days now I get black backgrounds as soon as one of the Gnome 3 dialogs (like Alt+F2, power off, log off, select network, provide keyring password) opens. Any idea, what's causing this? I ...
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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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14.04.1 unable to switch layout

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, I've added russian layout in System settings > Region & Language > Input Sources. Also, I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, and set input source ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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Multiple workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback. I am unable to get multiple workspaces in the Compiz version of GNOME flashback. I have tried the solutions in add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu ...
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Gnome 3 and multiple monitors - parts of the screens staying black

I've got a Radeon HD 7870, and Ubuntu 14.04; it's running fine with software drivers, but I'm trying to get some acceleration running. Ideally I would get both my monitors running (both attached by ...
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Is it possible to forward Windows… windows into Linux? (Like unity/seamless or xypher)

If this is a "bad question" or otherwise something you mods want to close... please at least direct me somewhere that could answer it, because that kind of thing happens to me a lot and I end up ...
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Display thunderbird unread count docky gnome

I was wondering if it's possible to display the unread e-mail's count on the Thunderbird icon on my Docky bar. I am using ubuntu gnome and already have tried multiple things which include: ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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How to group windows in gnome overview

Is there a way to have windows grouped by application in the gnome shell "overview" (sorry, I don't know the correct term) that appears when pressing the super key?
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Gnome 3.12 logout button gone from menu

Logout entry from gnome menu has disappeared all of a sudden. How can I get it back? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit wit Gnome 3.12
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(14.04) Problem interacting with applications after opening gnome dashboard

Recently I had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04/gnome and I noticed a really annoying problem. When I move my cursor to the top left to open my dashboard, I can click on a window but after it comes to the ...