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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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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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 configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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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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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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Is there a Unity-like global menu applet for gnome-panel?

In the top panel of Unity there's the Title of the window, and when it's moused over, a global menu pops up. Is there a similar indicator for 10.10? I've found the Indicator Applet Appmenu and Window ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not starting when I login

Sometime last week gnome-settings-daemon began not starting after login. This ends up causing my themes and hotkeys not to work. I can start it manually, but even when I do this , some settings are ...
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List of GNOME 3 applets and gnome-shell extensions

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on one of my systems and I am using gnome-shell. I miss some tools for showing weather, unread mail, net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor. Are there similar indicators as ...
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How to change overlay scrollbar color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? In my /home/myname/.themes/themename/gtkrc file I found this: style "murrine-scrollbar" { bg[SELECTED] = shade (0.6, ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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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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How can I configure Gnome Shell Notification settings?

I couldn't find where I can change Gnome Shell notification settings. I clicked the button that appears with "Don't Show Again" (or something like that) label on a notification, and now when that ...
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Add entries to Nautilus' right-click menu (copy, move to arbitrary directories) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add options to “Move to” (when you right click on a file) Assume I want to copy a file from /home/foo/bar/baz to /opt/quuz/dir1/option3. When I try it with ...
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GNOME Shell flickering with ATI proprietary drivers

Works fine with opensource drivers, but with catalyst flickers everytime you press on activities or the lower right bar. I have 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon ...
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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 to Install the new Gnome Boxes?

How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in Ubuntu?
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How to integrate gnome-online-accounts?

There is a new feature called gnome-online-accounts, which has been introduced in Gnome3 , but its still not integrated into Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know how to get this working?
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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 ...
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How can I add the Network Manager Applet to the panel after removing?

In rearranging the panel, I removed the Network Manager Applet. I tried to add it back, but it doesn't show up in the list (Add To Panel). I can start it up and see it as a running process ...
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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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Will Gnome 3 be in 11.10?

I want to ask in the upcoming release of Ubuntu 11.10, are they giving Gnome 3?
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How to make Chrome/Chromium remember passwords in the gnome seahorse keyring?

Is it possible to make chrome or chromium (as that comes default in the repos) to use the Gnome seahorse as password vault? I have not found a way to do this for Firefox either, but maybe a solution ...
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Why do many GNOME application packages depend on `libunity9`?

When investigating this question, I discovered that many GNOME applications' packages depend on the libunity9 package. If I try to uninstall libunity9 on Precise, it tries to uninstall lots of ...
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How to change QT (KDE) application icons for gnome?

I'm running gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04 and my dolphin looks like this: I really don't like these oxygen themed icons and want to use the Faenza icons. I tried backing up the oxygen icons and ...
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An alternative to the Super key on an old keyboard

I've got a classic M-series IBM keyboard that I want to put to a use. However, it does not have a Windows (a.k.a Super) key, that I use for many windows-manager-related shortcuts. On top of it, I ...
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Is it possible to re-arrange the search providers on the GNOME Shell Activities Overview display?

I have added additional search providers (e.g., AskUbuntu, Wolfram, YouTube) in the /usr/share/gnome-shell/search_providers directory. These work great. However, the order in which they appear on ...
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Can a Gnome2 like interface be built upon the new Gnome3 code?

As far as I understand, both Unity and the new Gnome Shell are both running on new Gnome code base. There's some name confusion because talking about Gnome seems to refer to both the code underneath ...
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Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop — how to configure the security type for VNC?

The facts: I had a configuration for sharing my desktop that worked till the recent update of Gnome desktop to use sgnome-shell 3.10. I used to connect to my machine form a Windows one using TightVNC ...
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No application switcher in compiz settings manager

I had the problem of no Alt+TAB in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.10 so after reading a bit I found a solution. The solution consisted of installing CompizConfig Settings Manager and enabling application ...
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Can't volume or brightness levels be remembered?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell. If I change volume or brightness levels, they won't be remembered within the next login. Is this normal?
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Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...
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GNOME lock screen (screensaver) is missing music controls

I have a custom Ubuntu 12.10 configuration (started out as a minimal installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with a number of other packages such as Gnome Shell selectively installed via apt-get and then ...
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Gnome-Shell top panel over fullscreen games

I've been using gnome-shell for the last two months, and I realised that whenever I try to run games like psychonauts or trine2 in fullscreen, the shell's top panel is still visible. The strange ...
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How to reduce the size of all gnome-shell icons?

Is it me or is the size of icons in Gnome 3.2 huge? It makes my 1200*800 resolution look like a netbook interface. Please how do I reduce icons size?
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“Gnome Do” stops working [closed]

After one or two times I use Gnome Do, it stops working. Yet it does not give out an error message. I currently have it configured to pop up when with then Super + Space key combination. I have to ...
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Configuring screen timeout/lock based on location

I want to enable screen timeout and locking when my laptop is located in the LAN of my company and I want to disable this when I'm at home. For location detection I use whereami with a simple ...
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Cannot install sound theme in 11.10

I found some tutorials in Google Search about installing new sound theme for Ubuntu, I made a copy sound theme (folder) into /usr/share/sounds. It was easy to copy with commands but I cannot choose ...
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Gnome-Shell no longer a login menu selection

I am running Gnome 3 on top of an Ubuntu 11.04 install. everything had been running fine, but some updates I applied required my rebooting the box to finish the install. upon restarting everything ...
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What is the shortcut to lock computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity keyboard/mouse shortcuts What is the shortcut to lock computer?
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Why are window borders so hard to click in Ambiance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I increase resize Margin on windows? In Lucid, I never had this problem. However, with Maverick Ambiance I've noticed that the window borders are extremely hard ...
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Global - Menu applet on maverick [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the global appmenu (mac menu)? Hi, where i can get working on ubuntu 10.10 global-menu applet? Thx =)
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Use Adwaita Dark for Libre Office and possibly other apps too?

I would like to know how to force some apps to use the Adwaita dark theme. I noticed by default that the movie player and photo viewer apps in gnome shell use Adwaita Dark while most other apps use ...
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Not able to install extensions from official website

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and have added gnome3, webupd8/themes/ PPA. But when I go to the official website for extensions I get the following message: You do not appear to have an up to date ...
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CardDAV supported address book

Is there a working addressbook in GNU/Linux that supports CardDAV, other than Evolution (not EDS) and lightning (SoGo connector)? - One that has native CardDAV support and desktop (applet) ...
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Where is the Gnome-Shell Shutdown options

My girlfriend is using Gnome-Shell (That traitor!! ^^) and she wants to know where is the options for Shutdown like in Unity (Another point for me and Unity hehe). How can I add/find this option to ...
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Battery indicator missing in gnome classic

I had upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu 11.10 and I am also using gnome classic. But the Battery indicator is Missing in the taskbar. So i followed the link ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 shows 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and when I open "Details" it shows 13.10. In "Software & Updates" it shows 14.04 and all the repos are "trusty". I installed 14.04 when it just became a beta if ...
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How to reset main user account?

My main account got messed up, as I tried to fix it things went downhills. keyboard mess - tried unity --restore and deleting .gconf2*, fail deleted .* in ~, total havoc. Chromium and Firefox ...
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What does this red icon on my panel mean?

This red icon.... It showed up after I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04LTS; I can't figure out how to ditch it. It seems to be a notification thing. I am at a loss. The icon is here: I clicked it 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 ...