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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Nautilus desktop folder menu bar and folders show up on secondary screen [closed]

I have two Screens And I installed gnome shell in my fresh 11.10. but for some reason the nautilus menus for the desktop forder apears in my secondary screen. This never happened in my fedora 15, don'...
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Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items

I am using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I am getting annoyed when dash search lists Recent Items. I have tried many ways to prevent it like Deleting activity.sqlite and activity.sqlite-journal files ...
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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How do I disable Ctrl-Alt-D in gnome-shell?

I am using gnome 3 and gnome-shell (not gnome classic) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with emacs. I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D with emacs, however whenever I hit that keystroke, gnome ...
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How to set Unity as default again?

About an hour ago, I asked how I could set Gnome-shell as default desktop interface for Ubuntu replacing Unity, and I was advised to issue this command: sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s ...
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Suspend not working on Ubuntu 16.04 for Dell 3537

I was on Ubuntu (vanilla, with Unity) 14.04 until yesterday, and since the new LTS version came out, I decided to go for an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 clean install. Since I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (64-...
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Mouse pointer invisible after reinstalling Unity on top of Gnome in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I usually use Cinnamon and Gnome shell and had removed Unity and related packages. I re-installed Unity, and everything works fine except that the mouse pointer is no longer ...
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Nautilus Menu appearing behind transparent gnome-shell menubar

I installed 11.10 beta when it was released a couple of weeks ago. Everything is working fine. Later I installed gnome shell and then upgraded it from the gnome-shell testing ppa. I also installed ...
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Making Google Calendar and Gmail the “Default Applications” for calendar and mail

I wish to integrate the Gmail and Google Calendar web interfaces with Unity. This means several things. In System Info > Default Applications set firefox 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox' ...
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look at ...
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Duplicate icons in GNOME Shell

A fellow user came across a problem, and it's the exact same one that I'm having. I'm just reposting here to see if there's a faster response (original Ubuntu Forums post): So I have upgraded to ...
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How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders?

How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders (corresponding to the artist and album) in Ubuntu 12.04 beta-1. Is this functionality currently missing from the new ...
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Nvidia driver for GeForce GTX 660

I am having troubles installing the Nvidia driver on my new installation of Ubuntu Gnome Remix (12.10, at first). I would be very grateful if I could receive some help from a kind soul out there. I ...
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Will Ubuntu 11.04 use GNOME 3?

Will Ubuntu 11.04 use Gnome 3? If so, what differences for end-user is going to be? I know that there won't be Gnome shell, but what about the login screen? Will Ubuntu continue using that old (GNOME ...
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How can I “diff” two files with Nautilus?

I have installed Meld and found out it's a great comparing tool. Unfortunately there is no integration with Nautilus 3.2. This means, I can't right click on files and select an option to open them in ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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Window decorations disappeared?

yesterday everything was fine and today when i logged on to my ubuntu 10.10 I noticed that the icons in the top of each menu dissapeared(I mean the the bar where the close mini maize etc..) this ...
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How to move a window between monitors with Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

I see this question is "answered" by stating that there is no way to do this in GNOME: How to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts? I have doubts that it should be ...
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Gnome-terminal doesn't refresh

Gnome-terminal works just fine when I am running Unity, but when I run Gnome shell, terminals don't work properly and have to be constantly refreshed. This is particularly annoying when using "vi" to ...
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How can I order Gnome3 shell extensions at the top?

The ordering of shell extension widgets appears to be random, how can I change it? I want to have the date/time information at the left for example. My shell panel:
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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Can I accelerate mouse sensetivity over the standard maximum?

I've used "Mouse Preferences" window to set mouse pointer acceleration and sensitivity sliders to their maximums, but I am still not satisfied with how fast does mouse pointer move (I've got a very ...
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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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Modifying Key- and Mouse-Bindings for GNOME Shell

Is there an easy way to modify key- and mouse-bindings for GNOME shell? The gnome-tweak-tool is far from complete regarding these issues and the system settings doesn't include any such options. I ...
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Why has Gnome 3 reverted to classic (Gnome 2) look and feel?

Not sure where to start with this one. I've installed Gnome 3 by running sudo apt-get install gnome on my netbook, it all installed fine and ran fine didn't have any issues with it for a few weeks, ...
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How do I reset gnome-open/xdg-open to actually open with my preferred browser?

Somehow gnome-open and xdg-open are now hopelessly broken. Setting my default browser in System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications changes nothing. When I click on any link that points to a ...
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Why I Can't swap the windows on Window List at gnome panel after upgrading?

I am sorry but let me include an image for better explanation. I had been entered into Classic Mode. Sorry for my insufficient information. At 10.10, the 'boxes' can be swapped and in appearance ...
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Auto-mount CD/DVD drive to single, specific mount point every time?

Currently, whenever I insert a CD or DVD into my DVD drive, it mounts to a location such as /media/<LABEL>, where <LABEL> is the arbitrary label assigned to the optical disc. I remember, ...
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Revert from Gnome 3 to Unity

Ok, so Ubuntu 14.04 came with Gnome 3 in it's repo and I tried to give it a go, and I didn't like it at all. So I wanted to continue to use Unity desktop, but it kept freezing and I couldn't change ...
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How to embed on-screen keyboard into gnome-screensaver 3.x unlock screen?

The gconf value /apps/gnome-screensaver/embedded_keyboard_enable in Oneiric no longer works obviously. Is there a way to show virtual keyboard in gnome-screensaver 3.x? Does similar dconf value exist? ...
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When starting or log off/on, add'l panels show and some panel applets are duplicated

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64,every time I log on a new additional blank panel appears on the top and bottom panels - which I delete every time. In addition, the default panel applets ...
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No notifications from notify-osd on 13.10

I recently upgraded to 13.10. Notify-OSD works correctly (notify-send test sends correctly the notification using gnome-shell style), but I'm not able to get notifications on volume up/down, next/...
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Enabling native shortcuts on Gnome - 3

How can I enable the native shortcuts like Alt + Ctrl + T: Terminal Alt + Ctrl + D: Show Desktop on Gnome 3.
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How to run an Application as another user?

I use krusader for file management stuff. the problem is that apache's DocumentRoot should be under chown www-data:www-data /path/to/www. so using krusader (which is run under my account) I've not ...
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How can I stop Gnome Shell's drive pop up notifications?

I have an NFS drive mapped in Ubuntu 11.10 using autofs which automatically mounts a drive on every boot. But if I use the Gnome Shell interface, a pop up notification keeps popping up from the bottom-...
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System no longer boots, gave up waiting for root device, (initramfs), /dev/mapper/gnome-root does not exist

After installing an update, my system no longer boots. I have full disk encryption (the one the installer sets up for you) enabled so it usually asks for the key only seconds after booting past GRUB. ...
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Unable to resize windows

One of my ubuntu machines, a netbook running Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit), has a problem: I cannot resize windows. I can unmaximize them and remaximize them, and the resize icons do appear ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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Does CCSM work with Gnome-shell?

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and now that gnome-shell is "safe" to install, I thought I'd give it another go. After a small driver issue, gnome-shell is working great! I am a big fan ...
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Installing Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

Gnome 3.8 is released and I wanted to have it on my system running Ubuntu 12.04. I came across this: Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts In the answers, it is mentioned that Gnome 3.8 is not available in ...
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Is there a way to install Unity or Gnome Shell along with Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu for a while now, but found a couple of details that I wanted to view with Unity (that's another story). Ok, the thing is: I've tried on a VM with Lubuntu to install Unity (sudo apt-...
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How do I get xmonad to run with the GNOME fallback session?

I'm not having luck getting XMonad to run in 11.10 (x64, fresh install) with a gnome fallback session. I've tried adapting the instructions from http://markhansen.co.nz/xmonad-ubuntu-lucid/ and ...
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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Cannot change background color in Ubuntu 13.04

I cannot change my background to the color blue and when I try to my desktop background goes black. I tried to do gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true but it still ...
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Can I choose between GNOME Shell and Unity on login?

After installing the gnome-shell package, will I have option to switch between Unity 3D and gnome-shell at the time of logging in (just like we have choice for unity 3d and 2d)?
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Keyboard layout on Ubuntu won't go away!

So, I installed Ubuntu (Using Gnome) with keyboard layout US International with Dead Keys enabled. Now I've set this to US International with Alt-Gr Dead Keys enabled. I added the latter and deleted ...
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Restore Gnome Bookmarks with passwords

I have a bunch of bookmarks in my laptop, I know I can copy ~/.gtk-bookmarks to my desktop But i have to re-entry all the passwords for ftp, ssh, etc... Is there a way i could restore the bookmarks ...
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Are there Unity-like quicklists for GNOME?

Is there a way to have Quicklists like in Unity but then in the Gnome 3 dash? Mainly I would like to be able to open a specific directory in Nautilus directly, like this quicklist, and be able to ...
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How to remove and reinstall GNOME 3?

I need to remove GNOME 3, so I can re-install it, for I experienced a huge power surge that disrupted my session in GNOME 3, and currently, the GNOME 3 interface is acting strangely.
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Gnome shell can't save screen resolution

Today I decided to try Gnome shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I noticed that after every restart my screen resolution is set to maximum which is not desirable. In Unity I don't have such problems. Also ...