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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GNOME desktop environment not starting

I recently moved from Unity to the Ubuntu MATE desktop environment. I was trying to install the GNOME desktop environment. I followed the following steps: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo ...
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Desktop not showing well using vncserver on ubuntu 15.10

Currently using ubuntu 15.10 on azure and installed the gnome and vnc4server latest version on ubuntu. Please find log file below: Current VNC client screen: enter image description here $ cat ...
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Ubuntu Hangs on Boot After Installing “gnome”

I tried installing the gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu 15.10 by typing sudo apt-get install gnome Now when I try to boot up my computer It gets stuck on this screen: EDIT I have tried ...
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Missing pixels with Intel Integrated Graphics

On the following pictures below this text, there are some missing pixels on the title bar of every application. Here's a example on the Terminal application: And from VLC:
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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What does the new logo of Ubuntu GNOME mean?

The new release of Ubuntu GNOME brings a new logo. What does this logo mean? And what is the mainly reason for changing it?
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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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How to activate Shumway in Firefox?

Because Adobe Flash is so insecure I want to install Shumway as an alternative as I currently have nothing installed so am having to do with the built-in HTML5 players on the sites which have them, ...
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vnc server gray out in ubuntu 15 [duplicate]

Currently running Ubuntu 15.10 on azure and Installed vnc4server and gnome group packages but still screen showing gray out. configuration file is define below: $cat .vnc/xstartup unset ...
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How to format the task bar (or bar panel)

I don't know what I did, but since last Friday into my Ubuntu Studio 15.10 desktop the task bar panel (or, simply, bottom bar panel) all the icons appear to the left side of the bar (like the typical ...
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System requirements for Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome DE

I just installed Gnome Desktop environment on my ubuntu 12.04 to make my computer run faster. Of course,the computer got faster but not as much as I expected. I've : Intel celeron 2.8ghz DDR3 2GB ...
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How to completely remove evolution including configuration?

I want to remove all of evolution since it's missed up (takes an eternity to load mails, probably need to clean up my gigant gmailbox). So, I've done sudo apt-get purge evolution , removed my google ...
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How to change WM theme in Xubuntu 15.10 + compiz?

Gnome-tweak-tool seems to have deleted the feature to change the window decoration theme. gnome-tweak tool
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How to set default program via config file (and have it run automatically)?

On GNOME under Ubuntu 14.04, I need to set the default program to be launched when a blank CD is inserted. However, this must be done by modifying the appropriate configuration file -- I cannot use a ...
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I cannot install OR run a live session of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 either with a USB key or DVD

I use Ubuntu Unity but recently wanted to look at other distros such as elementary and gnome. In all cases I could run a live session and/or install. The exception is Ubuntu Gnome. My USB just can't ...
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Ubuntu Lockscren Xubuntu 14.04

I installed the ubuntu-desktop, but I still get the Xfce lockscreen. Is there anyway to get the Ubuntu lockscreen instead?
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 HUD support

I am really fan of a gnome shell and Ubuntu. I am using current Ubuntu gnome 15.04 and because I’m not the mouse-type-of-person, I want to use HUD. Is HUD supported by Ubuntu gnome?
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Ubuntu Desktop Environment Help

I have bought and install Ubuntu 15.10 installer disc from a local software store. After installing Ubuntu , it comes up with "Gnome" desktop environment. I'm just a newer to Ubuntu and other linux ...
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Switching from Unity desktop to Gnome could cause instabilities?

I would like to add Gnome desktop to my Ubuntu 15.10 installation, to give it a try. However, since I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I am worried that this could potentially result in ...
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How to make Firefox download to Downloads folder even when “Open with xxx” is selected?

I have recently noticed that when downloading something with Firefox, if I select the option "Open with xxx" instead of just the "Save file" option, the file is then downloaded to /tmp and opened with ...
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Uninstall desktop environments [duplicate]

After searching the net, and trying several terminal commands, I am still unable to uninstall the desktop environments represented in the picture below: I would like to uninstall all desktop ...
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Lightdm fails to login and redirects

After running a routine update and rebooting, my computer running Ubuntu 14.04 is now completely unusable. The lightdm screen comes up and accept my password, but it immediately redirects to itself. ...
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Is there a way to stop Google Chrome from saving passwords into Gnome Keyring?

I have lots of passwords in Chrome which are stored within the Gnome Keyring. Is there an way to stop Chrome from doing that? My keyring file is very large by now and full with web passwords, i dont ...
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Problem Editing Startup Applications with Gnome Tweak tool

I recently got Gnome working and was doing some customization. I managed to get into this menu: Startup Applications Menu Upon clicking the + symbol, nothing popped up. No little window or anything. ...
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Gnome 3 Dash to Dock doesn't group X11 Apps

Dash to Dock in gnome 3 doesn't group x11 'gvim' apps opened over ssh connection. I tried the 'Window List' extension but that doesn't group 'gvim over ssh X11' apps. This used to work in gnome 2 ...
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Running GNOME on ubuntu 14 - screen flashes black

I'm running a Gateway M-series laptop, and sometimes when I go to the activities menu, parts of the screen flashes black for a second. Is this a resolution problem or something else?
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unable to add accounts in online accounts Ubuntu 15.10 gnome 3.18

When adding either google account or facebook, the authentication page pops up, but the accounts are not getting added. The original window has a black background and it is struck. If I invoke using ...
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Can i remove Unity and Ubuntu-Desktop and still get release updates/upgrades?

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 but using the Gnome 3 environment. I am unable to use Unity because it appears that the Gnome shell breaks Unity and it no longer displays if I start an Ubuntu session. So, ...
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How can I make shortcut keys move the mouse, as an alternative to the touchpad?

Due to large quantities of Chocolate Cake falling on my computer's touchpad it has become unresponsive at times (though the left- and right-click works fine) and I would like to make it so that when I ...
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accidentally migrate to kali from ubuntu

helo everybody the problem began when I install katoolin..... first i install kali repos and then some of kali tools. Later the update software told me tha ther was a major update and i install it. ...
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nVidia driver making my workspace the size of both monitors

On both Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, which is built on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, if I install the driver and dock my laptop (specs below) my workspace becomes the size of both external ...
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Ubuntu + GNOME HiDPI Cursor Size

I've used the GNOME Tweak Tool to set scaling to 2x, and it seems to work almost everywhere, except for my cursor on system toolbars, and I can't figure out why. This imgur shows what I'm talking ...
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Gnome-shell and gnome desktop installation failed on 14.04

So I did a fresh installation of 14.04 lts today and i wanted to install gnome shell or ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my linux but it is a problem there : Aspire-E5-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Keyboard settings wont stay on i3

I've recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Gnome (15.04) computer (using these instructions). i3 is working fine and I can select it in GDM when i log in. But the problem is that when I log into i3 my ...
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Can I install a GUI for firewalld?

I have installed firewalld as it is more advanced than gufw, however I see that firewalld does not come with a GUI and I'm not going to be the only one using it so I am wondering if there is some sort ...
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gnome-keyring/pinentry gpg key password saved indefinitely after ubuntu 15.10 upgrade

After upgrading to ubuntu 15.10, the password prompt for gpg keys has changed to a program called pinentry. The pinentry prompt provides a text field for the passphrase, as well as a checkbox for ...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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Can't Boot into Ubuntu after installing Gnome

I have installed gnome on my Ubuntu 15.10 Now I cannot open my Ubuntu any more. Black screen appears before the login and stays. Did I lose my Ubuntu or is there a way fix this problem. Please help! ...
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signatures were invalid

when i update my ubuntu gnome 14.04 this error appear in the terminal : Hit http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release Err http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release Fetched 189 kB in 28s (6,713 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Blank 2nd Display (Nvidia)

So I have installed Gnome 15.10 and everything works well, it is refreshing after a few years on Xfce to return to Gnome. My issue is with the generic display driver both monitors work. But using the ...
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How to make sure my computer clock is right and fix it if it is not? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed that the time on my computer isn't the same as on the others in my household, and I'm not sure if it's just them, or whether my machine has actually got the wrong time... So I ...
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how do I stop gdmdisplay

I am getting about 65000 log entries per hour from gdm. it generates the standard message: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.050808 seconds We do not use gnome on this machine and I want to get ...
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Convert 15.10 Vanilla to GNOME Edition [duplicate]

How can i convert my Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit Vanilla Unity installation to Ubuntu GNOME Edition. Is it just installing Gnome Shell and uninstalling Unity. However i dont think this will be enough. Am I ...
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How to tell which processes are uploading and downloading data (and how much)? [duplicate]

I can see in my System Monitor that data is being uploaded and downloaded, I can see in Etherape which sites it's connecting to and which protocol is being used. However without looking at the actual ...
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How to move system tray to the top left bar in GNOME 3 (like android has)

I wonder if the system tray icon could be moved to the top left bar in GNOME3 since it is sooooooo empty Is there any solution for this ? I am using Ubuntu 15.10 with GNOME 3.18
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How to change tooltip font and colour?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and after having a look at this and this I've been wondering if there is also a way of changing the font used in tooltips? And if I can also change the ...
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Unable to launch glade 3.18 which I compiled from source

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have installed Glade 3.18 for GTK3 by compiling it from source. So once I had unpacked the tarball in my home directory it told me that I needed ...
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Black screen with pointer visible in gnome with fglrx

I'm running Ubuntu-gnome and tried installing both the repository fglrx driver as well as the new Crimson driver from AMD. In both cases the driver installs and on reboot I am greeted with a black ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...