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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Set order of extensions/indicators in gnome 3

Is it possible to set the order in which extensions/indicators appear in the top panel in gnome 3 as they seem to change position every time I login and I want to set a specific order.
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Delete and arrow keys not working [duplicate]

After installing 12.04 and Gnome Shell, I find that the arrow and delete keys, along with the insert, home, page up & down, and end keys have stopped working. All these keys now appear to be ...
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Cannot install shell-themes using gnome-tweak-tool

How do I fix this? I will attempt to upload a screenshot of the problem. Notice there is an error like triangle near the shell themes and nothing is select-able. Also there are no shell extensions ...
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how to allocate the unallocated space of windows partition

I have recently unallocated the windows partition in my pc to free the disk memory but i am not able to allocate the unallocated space made by deleting the windows partition this is a screenshot of ...
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how to enable keyboard layout indicator in gnome-shell? [closed]

I upgraded to 12.10 beta 2 and in gnome-shell I don't have the keyboard layout/language indicator in the top panel. I have two layouts enabled and I can switch between them. I used to have it in ...
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Is it possible to replace notify-osd with Gnome 3 Indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I have gnome shell installed in ubuntu 11.04 fully. It still, however, uses the ubuntu ...
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13.10 XRDP problem with gnome-fallback [closed]

I have an issue with xrdp being unable to display gnome fallback session in 13.10 - connection works fine but everything I get is Xserver grey screen and X cursor. My hardware config is ATI HDMI with ...
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How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

Is it possible in Empathy (Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell) to receive notifications when somebody posts a message to a chat room? I have checked the "Enable bubble notifications" box under edit > ...
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How to change handler of APT: URLs?

In Firefox on a fresh install of 10.10 when visiting apt.ubuntu.com/p/banshee (for example) I get prompted with the following window: However, I was under the impression that apturl was supposed to ...
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Gnome shell extenstions have to be turned back on after reboot

Whenever I reboot my system (ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3.12) all the gnome shell extensions turn off. I can just re-enable them and they work fine until I reboot again. What can I do to make gnome ...
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How to edit autostart applications? [duplicate]

How can I reach the UI to configure the autostart applications in Ubuntu 11.10? Please don't tell me, I have to do it using the terminal or creating a starter on my own and please don't tell me, it is ...
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What is a good card creating application?

Is there a good card creating application? Haven't had one in over ten years but used to have one that had all types of easy to use templates designs etc for ton of occasions. Looking for something ...
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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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wifi still sleeping when resume

When I put my desktop in hybernate and then put it back on the wifi is gone. It is simular to the problem described here. But to fix it you have to run a command sudo nmcli nm sleep false. But the nm ...
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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 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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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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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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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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VPN Autoconnect

Im using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome and I recently set up a (open)VPN. Is there any way to enable it by default? Each time I boot or even lost my connection, I have to enable the VPN manually. Is there ...
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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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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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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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Where does Gnome/Nautilus store directory icons

On some key folders in nautilus I've changed the folder icons. It looks nice, and aids my productivity because I can easily find important folders in a mass of others. But then I move to another ...
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Gnome Shell: Move windows to front on launch (No more “… is ready to use” notifications)

I've been using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu for few days now and have experienced really annoying behaviour with new windows. Sometimes when I use another window and press e.g. Alt + Ctrl + T to open new ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...