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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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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Gnome 3.14.4 won't blank the screen / suspend the system due to inactivity

I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop on top of Ubuntu and now the automatic suspension doesn't seem to work (I've been using GNOME now for some time and I'm not 100% sure if it worked at ...
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Ubuntu open a chromium in kiosk mode and disable graphical environment

I want to use chromium in kiosk mode. I know I can do this in .xinitrc file. How can I disable all graphic environment like unity, lxde et.c. to decrease loading and increase performance of my system? ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Revert changes in right top bar Gnome classic Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally removed the icons from the right top bar in Gnome classic. Now I'm trying to restore the way it was before I mess around with it. I already tried to alt + right click on the bar and ...
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Unable to install gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

Its rebooting again and again by raising a message reebootexception:reboot in 120 seconds
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Cannot login Gnome on ubuntu 14.04

I met some weird problem today. I did some code compiling stuffs, then update software package of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 and reboot. I can not login the GUI any more. After I input my username and ...
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With dual monitor in Ubuntu 12.04 the second monitor don't “refresh” the screen

To illustrate: I open two terminals, one on each monitor and run the following command: while true; do date; sleep 1; done The result after a few seconds: ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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How to add opus encoding to GNOME Soundconverter?

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. As the title says, I want to be able to encode an opus file with GNOME Sounconverter. In Gnome SC's changelog it says opus support was added ...
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Invisible cursor over panel in Gnome 3.14

I just installed Gnome 3.14 from PPA under Ubuntu 14.10 and, upon rebooting, the mouse cursor only shows over applications. Moving the mouse over the gnome panel hides the cursor. Same thing when ...
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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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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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How to move Gnome top bar to a secondary monitor

I realize I could manage this by switching my secondary monitor to become primary one, but if I do then any and all games run at fullscreen will adopt the now primary monitor's resolution and that's ...
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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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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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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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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 ...