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 can I get Gnome3 to remember my session?

I am running Gnome3, but I had the same problem with Unity, on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a fairly elaborate setup I enjoy using day-to-day. A LibreOffice spreadsheet with everyone's extension numbers; a ...
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Upgrading to Gnome 3.4 breaks Unity and gnome-shell in 11.10

I have upgraded my gnome shell to 3.4 in Ubuntu 11.10 through sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to permanently disable user switching in Gnome 3?

I have six boys, and they tend to ask another parent when wanting to use one of the computers, but don't bother asking the logged in user if they're finished. All four machines are running Ubuntu ...
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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How do I install software from the Gnome Extensions Website?

I have installed Gnome Addon, but when I go to the Gnome Shell Extensions, I still can't find any ON/OFF sliders.
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How to disable global <Super>-p shortcut?

In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false. However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 ...
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How do I add minimize / maximize buttons to GNOME shell windows?

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, then I did sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and windows have only a close button, how can I enable minimize / maximize? The old gconf-editor doesn't seem to work cause ...
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How to safely try KDE?

There's a way to safely try KDE on top of an Ubuntu installation, keeping the possibility to revert the changes in case I dislike how it runs?
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How to restart Gnome-shell, after it became unresponsive/freeze?

Sometimes, my gnome-shell freezes. I can see (hear) background processes working (playing music), but I can't do anything in gnome. No Alt+F2+R. I can switch to console using: Ctrl+Alt+F1, login as ...
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Difference between vim-gtk and vim-gnome

How are the packages vim-gtk and vim-gnome different from each other? I've tried both and the resulting Gvim feels the same (to me). If there is no difference, why are both packages maintained?
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Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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How do I disable Compiz in the Ubuntu Classic session?

I would like to disable Compiz in Natty (Ubuntu Classic). I have tried to access this through System > Preferences > Appearance but the "Visual Effects" tab is no longer there. On previous releases ...
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How to reverse colors for the current window in gnome shell?

I dislike that most websites use a black font on white background for their sites, as it gets too tiresome for me to read. Back in the days of 11.04, using Gnome2 with compiz, there actually was a ...
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Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder

As of now, my desktop has begun showing the contents of my home folder (~) instead of the contents of ~/desktop. I must have changed something, but I have no idea what, or what I was doing exactly ...
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How to customise one session for dual monitors, and another for single monitors?

I run Ubuntu on my laptop. Roughly 75% of the time, I'm at work with a second monitor attached. The rest of the time I'm running with just the laptop screen. I can configure my panels (and a few misc ...
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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, ...
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Permanantly set monitor as primary

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (beta) with a triple head setup and GNOME 3 desktop (ie "GNOME" selected not "Ubuntu" at login screen). It seems that it handles multiple monitors by blessing one monitor to ...
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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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How to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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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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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 do I use the GUI to search for files in GNOME?

On the command line I regularly use locate, or more often a locate x | grep y pattern to find a file I know exists but can't find! I'd like something that did this quickly in the GUI. Can't find it ...
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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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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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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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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 update from Gnome 3.4.1 to 3.6?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3.4.1. I've tried to upgrade to Gnome 3.6 to no avail. I added this to my /etc/apt/sources.list file: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu precise ...
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How to change user's language (locale) back to English? [duplicate]

I made the mistake of trying out some settings through Administration -> Language Support. Now my user account has LANG set to fi_FI.utf8, even though I want to use en_US.utf8. (This is kind-of a ...
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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 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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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 do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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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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Is it possible to execute an action by double clicking on the Desktop?

Is it possible to execute an action (a command or a Bash Script) by double clicking on the Desktop? I want to emulate the function that Fences does in Windows systems: By double clicking the desktop, ...
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Optimizing Gnome desktop for netbook

I tried the unity interface on my netbook and I felt it is not as good as Gnome for a small screen. I want to know how ubuntu users can customize various Gnome desktop features to suite or to make ...
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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 ...
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Keep a program running in terminal

So I am well aware of nohup and suffixing commands with & to ensure that they go into the background. However if I run a graphical application - sometimes using neither seems to do the job. So ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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, ...
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No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS [closed]

I have a VPS on which till now I've been using ubuntu 11.04 ... This OS is very outdated now, so I decided to give 13.04 a shot ... So I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my VPS ... After ...
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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 ...