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 do I launch the gnome GUI in place of the default unity GUI? [duplicate]

I have installed the Gnome Gui as a lighter weight option to the Unity Gui. I would like to know how to launch this in place of the Unity Gui either from the command line or from the Unity GUI. If it ...
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Problem with graphics on ubuntu gnome 3

Okay so I have a weird graphics problem on my lenovo thinkpad yoga s2. There is a strange lag between two areas of my screen. I'm sorry I couldn't take a great picture, when I tried to do a snapshot ...
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Ubuntu server boots to Console but nothing more

My Ubuntu server just boots to the console and then I can't log in or do anything. It just gets stuck in a boot loop, I have Gnome installed as a GUI. This happened after I used the command sudo ...
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Gnome Terminal window is stuck on top but not really there

There is a terminal left floating on top of my other windows: It doesn't show if I take a window screenshot. I can't Alt + Drag - that drags the window below. I can't Alt + Tab - Terminal is not ...
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Can't set screen resolution and frequency at start-up

I've been manually setting my resolution/frequency for a while and decided it's finally time that I stop doing that, as it isn't saved after restart. Specifically, while my session does start in ...
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how to force DPI settings in Xenial?

Is it possible at all to force a specific DPI settings in Ubuntu Xenial? Recipes mentioned in Can I pass a dpi flag to lightdm to set the proper DPI for X? don't work anymore: I can successfully ...
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Unable to assign custom keyboard shorcut in Gnome on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using Gnome flavor of Ubuntu. I've been trying to assign a custom keyboard shortcut for Shutter. I opened Keyboard>Custom Shortcut>+> Name: Shutter capture Command: /usr/bin/shutter -s ...
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Gnome black screen while booting

Recently I installed the gnome desktop on my Ubuntu 15.10 and when the computer is booting this screen appears: Even though my computer boots normally I want to know what this could be. The last ...
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Mouse getting inactive , if no activity for 5 min , In Ubundu Lts 14.4 with gnome DE

Mouse is getting recursively inactive , if no activity for 5 seconds. If i click the mouse buttons its came to active. I m using Ubundu LTS 14.4 , I suspect this issue after installation of gnome DE ...
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How to make a daemon which checks if a program is running (at regular intervals) and starts it if it is not? [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, but I don't like the normal applications launcher so I have installed Docky, however often Docky suddenly closes and I am forced to manually restart it, so ...
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Send event on global keypress - have a listener in terminal react and run another program?

Ok, this is my problem: I have an application I want to screenshot; but because gnome-screenshot and mate-screenshot hide toolbars or whatnot each time they take a screenshot when started from the ...
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How to enable natural scrolling for GNOME terminal in 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu, freshly installed 14.04 on Dell Inspiron laptop. I enabled 'two finger scrolling' and 'natural scrolling' from 'Mouse and Touchpad' settings. Natural scrolling with two-finger ...
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How to reduce size of massive title bar margin/padding in GNOME

I recently did an upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 and I don't believe the margins were nearly this ridiculous so I'm wondering if maybe something got reset/changed. As you can see, top GNOME bar is ...
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Vertex Dark Theme doesn't look good in VMware Workstation 11.1.3

I am using Vertex Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04.4 64 bit and I just love this theme. But it looks weird in VMware Workstation 11.1.3. Is this an Ubuntu issue or a theme issue? Is there a workaround ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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install gui on ubuntu server 15.10

Ubuntu server 15.10 - fresh install - no extras not even ssh for now during install. I'm trying to install gnome on my server, this is not my first attempt, reinstalling the server a few times trying ...
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Gdiskdump does not show harddrives, only partitions

I can see partitions but not even one harddisk. How can I see my harddisks and clone them?
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Configuring Gnome panels in Ubuntu 15.10 laptop

I just installed Gnome on my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s (running Ubuntu 15.10). However, no key combination seems to allow me to configure the top and bottom panels: right-click, Alt-right-click, ...
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Lubuntu loops between the terminal pre-login and an odd, glitchy screen for a couple of frames

I installed Gnome on lubuntu and I attempted to change some fonts and clock settings. The problem started when I Logged out and tried to login to Gnome again. I assumed I made at least on mistake by ...
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How install/unistall Xfce on Ubuntu 12.04 without uptade?

I would like to know how to install Xfce alongside unity? I'm running Ubuntu on a 2.66 GHz Intel pentium 4 machine, with 1.50GB RAM. Is fast really user ubuntu/gnome. I want very fast without problem ...
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Can't install gnome shell extension “places-menu”

I seem to have an issue with one specific extension from the GNOME Shell Extensions website. The extension is called Places Status Indicator. I had it installed and working fine, but after rebooting ...
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Can I have logically separate virtual desktops in Unity?

I really like Unity, but there's kind of a deal breaker for the whole desktop experience which I seem to be unable to fix. My setup is a Thinkpad X230 convertible tablet which I dock and undock ...
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Gnome dependency problems with Nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I once installed the nvidia drivers (nvidia-355) and then after a few days I installed Gnome 3.10. It kept complaining about some dependency problem so I figured it'd be ...
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Square characters on gnome titlebar and some system settings

I am using the GNOME Shell interface on Ubuntu 14.10. And after upgrading it, there are no words in title bar only square characters. How to solve it?
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How to recursively and automatically convert all bmps to pngs in a given directory?

I have a directory on my machine with 100s of images in it, about half those images are bmps, and the other half are pngs... I need to make all the bmps into pngs, but as there are so many of them I ...
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How to change default terminal application in Gnome-Shell

Gnome-Terminal is terrible. It's buggy and whenever Gnome-Shell restarts or resumes from suspend, all Gnome-Terminal windows become unusable and can't be closed. There's an old ticket opened for it, ...
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Gnome - Show all windows from all monitors

I switch from Unity to Gnome and I miss one function. In Unity when I press workspace button, shows on all monitors all workspaces. This is very useful, when one of my monitors is off. I can move all ...
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Screen Brightness not changing after installing Gnome Desktop

Well, finally after the latest 15.10 release and Linux 4.2.0 kernel updates in Ubuntu, my ACPI buttons (Fn + F2/F3) are fixed and can change my screen brightness natively (I was previously using hacky ...
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Remove vignete in Gnome 3 overlay

I was trying to remove gradient from overview in gnome3. After pressing power button, dash get open and I can see dark overlay (vignete) behind. How can I remove it? I didn't found no special code in ...
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Can't use auto-completion in gnome-builder for Python — jedi plugin not found

I am using the gnome-builder to do some development work, and I am needing to do some work with Python so it would be really helpful if the auto-completion tool actually worked, but every time I start ...
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Error while opening blender

When I try to open blender it does nothing. I have tried to open it with the terminal which outputs this: fish: “blender” terminated by signal SIGSEGV (Address boundary error) (I am using fish ...
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Move window to another screen without compiz

I know how to move windows to another workspace, but I'm specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other screen in a multi-monitor set, but without using compiz, since I'd ...
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Install software from dvd in gnome boxes

I need to install software from a dvd in a windows install in gnome boxes. I have not been able to achieve this by either of two means. There is a menu in gnome-boxes for accessing devices. For one, ...
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Seeing System Operations

I would like to have something like this to be at the back of my desktop. At the right most of the desktop you can see the operations of the system and any other thing. How can I incooporate this ...
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Gnome Displa settings (primary) on ubuntu 15.10

I installed gnome today to my ubuntu 15.10 and I noticed that when I try to make configurations, I cannot set my external monitor to primary display. When I try to change "External monitor to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 after gnome desktop uninstall it is not loading

He I have install a ubuntu 15.10 but when I tried to install gnome it was not working well so I uninstall it or you can say try to uninstall it and after that i can not access the GUI I can only ...
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Force UEFI installation?

This is the full message that I am receiving when trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and dual boot it with win 10: Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started this installer in ...
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How to add application and places menu in gnome-session-fallback

I removed application and places menu bar in my ubuntu gnome-session-fallback. how can I restore them?
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.9.90 theme issue

I just installed gnome on my ubuntu machine and have one issue regarding themeing for some reason the title bar is not getting changed with the theme, a good example is here http://imgur.com/zLBcH4U. ...
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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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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a ...
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jhbuild run required GnomeDesktop

After successful build with jhbuild I tried to follow steps from here: call killall gnome-weather and get that process is not found (may be it is ok, I think) and run module gnome-weather. It says me: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - FN Keys working in unity but not in gnome shell

Exactly what the title says. More specifically: Volume keys - Working in Unity AND Gnome Brightness keys - Working in Unity Disable touchpad key - Working in Unity The weird thing is that even ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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Is there a similar Gnome Shell Extension like this one?

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/11/monitor-status-indicator/ I need a Gnome Shell Extension that can Rotate the Screen like this one, just for Gnome Shell 3.18. I couldn't find anything like ...
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How to set new user (and guest) default theme settings

I recently installed gnome shell to try it out. I want to be able to switch between the 2 environments. (unity + gnome shell) The problem is that after installing gnome shell, all new users ...
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Where is the location of application shortcuts in Gnome?

For shortcuts in the Applications drop-down Menu and on the title bar of the Gnome Desktop, where is the path to their directories?
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Ubuntu 15.10 removed Gnome 3 - broke unity

I have Ubuntu 15.10 with unity installed, and then tried to install gnome 3 a week ago. Everything worked just fine, but after a week i thought i would revert to unity since i liked it better. First ...
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Icon Missing Dolphin

I freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 with the Gnome environment. I installed the file browser "Dolphin" from the default repository. I ran into a problem, because when I launch it I see that there are ...
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Eye of Gnome zoom 100% gone in Ubuntu 15.10?

The other day I finally upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10. I've opened up an image today using Image Viewer (eog version 3.16.3) and found that the button to scale 1:1 or 100% (don't remember what it was ...