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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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

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 This OS is very outdated now, so I decided to give 13.04 a shot ...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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How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display?

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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How to revert unity and remove gnome desktop?

I just installed gnome in Ubuntu 13.10 following this article at www.omgubuntu.co.uk After reboot , weird things started happening : Gnome desktop always crashes (hang and unusable) no mouse cursor ...
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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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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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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 to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts?

On MS Windows we can use Super + Arrow to move a window to the right and the left of the screen, maximize, minimize and even move it to another screen. Is there a way to configure this feature on ...
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Problems, connecting Android ICS to Ubuntu using MTP

I've followed this tutorial from this blog which very clearly explains how to connect Android phone with ICS to Ubuntu so that one can access phone's sdcard (MTP access). I passed all the procedure ...
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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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Uninstall Gnome 3.10 completly from Ubuntu 13.10

When I installed GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 system, there was problem with my GUI. After installing Gnome there are other problems as well. If you have any idea how to uninstall gnome completely, ...
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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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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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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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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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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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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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How to uninstall and reinstall GNOME 3.10?

I installed GNOME 3.10. I had GNOME 3.8 and liked it very much. Unfortunately, with 3.10 it seems like something went wrong. None of the backgrounds work and the buttons to log out and shut down are ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can I use other Desktop environment in Ubuntu-Studio and exchange whenever I want?, Xfce to Unity & Vise

I have Ubuntu-studio 12.04 installed and I really want to have both Xfce and unity desktop, can I install both and use one of them when ever i want login? If so can you give me a little guide. Thanks ...
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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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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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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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Scale title bars and menu in Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome

I've installed gnome in my new 14.04 (not the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution). I've noticed the title bars are huge though, and I would like to change. The things is that this solution from here is not ...
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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 ...