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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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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15.04: Clickpad issues

I got two issues with my Dell Vostro 5470 clickpad on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04: The keyboard key to enable and disable the touchpad is not working, if you press it a lot the X or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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Disabling the edge clinging/sticking while moving windows

I'm using GNOME. While I'm moving a window, if its edge meets with another window's edge or the edge of screen, it tends to stay there till I move more and forcefully "seperate" them. How can I ...
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Server with GUI, can't get elevated privileges with Chrome Remote Desktop

I've set up a home media server using ubuntu server and plex. Initially I was going to try and run command line only, but, being somewhat of a noob, I ended up installing a desktop environment. I use ...
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right click menus, dropdown menus have no shadows and borders

I installed kubuntu-desktop on existing unity installation but for some bugs disliked it and removed it. Now there is this problem, windows in unity have shadows and borders, but the right click and ...
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Gnome-terminal not working properly with screen-256colors

Today I noticed I did not have 256 color support in Weechat. I decided this would be a quick fix. It isn't. First thing I googled was how to test the color support in terminal. I have installed ...
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what is the default theme in Ubuntu [closed]

I'm going to be installing Kali and i want it to look like Ubuntu.I know there is gnome but what is the default theme in Ubuntu
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How to specify which child terminal gets focus on terminator startup

I have a terminator layout which looks like this: +-----+-----+ | | 2 | | 1 +-----+ | | 3 | +-----+-----+ When I start terminator, child terminal 3 receives focus. Is there a config ...
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after installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same

After installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same. Same tick icon appears for all activities. I have searched the web but no good. Can anybody help? TIA!
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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Remote desktop VNC not refreshing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and have successfully connected to it through VNC from a MacBook Pro (using Jump Desktop) for weeks. I was having a problem where I could only boot into my computer ...
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Unable to create app groups in gnome shell

Can anyone please guide me, how to make app groups in GNOME Shell? I have tried gsettings set org.gnome.shell app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'Games' ]" but it did not worked. ...
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Bluetooth worked in Ubuntu 15.04 but not Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

It very strange. I switched from Ubuntu Unity 15.04 to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and now the bluetooth is not working. The button will not stay on. Does anyone have an idea why? Is there a difference in ...
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How to install Gnome Software Center in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

How can I install the Gnome Software Center? I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Software-Distribution/GNOME-Software-102470.shtml but am unable to ...
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Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04

How can I install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 with unity? Don't want to make a new clean install-- Any idea? Can't find any information about it!
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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Unable to login to Gnome-Shell in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

How do you fix being unable to login to Gnome-Shell? I upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 on a Macbook, and after some initial trouble configuring video, I was finally able to get the Nvidia driver to work ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, error on closing or minimizing window [closed]

I just upgraded my system from 14.10 to 15.04 but causes a bug that freezes the window and not allow me to minimize or move. The same happens to the files and terminal. After many problems I ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Gecko media player, Gnome, mplayer - Detect SWF objects?

I struggle with SWF objects and Gecko media player. I will not simply detect .SWF video pages. How to fix this? All other formats seem fine except that it will not embed them directly in page, when ...
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Unable to install gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

Its rebooting again and again by raising a message reebootexception:reboot in 120 seconds
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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How to permanantly change the color scheme of the terminal?

I have just installed solarized color scheme for ubuntu gnome terminal. I have followed this tutorial. eval dircolors ~/.dircolor - this command s causing problems. When I use this command, it ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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Mixed formatting and language for date and time

Just as a background for this case: I am a Brazilian living in Poland. I reinstalled my whole system from scratch 2 days ago (for the first time in a country different than mine). I am using Ubuntu ...
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Natural Scrolling on Ubuntu Gnome isn't working

I have what is (as far as I can remember) a vanilla Ubuntu installation (v.14.10) using the Gnome Desktop (v.3.9.90), yet I can't seem to get reverse scrolling to work. There's no option for natural ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Black screen on Nvidia HDMI on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 64-bits kernel 3.19.0-15-generic on a Dell Vostro 3460 with Intel + Nvidia card. I have installed the nvidia-349 drivers from xorg-edgers ppa. Everything is working ...
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Cannot login to ssh using back in time gnome

I'm trying to setup a scheduled backup with back in time. After entering my ssh data (host, port, username, path) and hit OK I get: Password-less authentication for user@xxx.xxx.xxx failed. Look at ...
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I accidentally deleted unity How do I reinstall it

I was on unity using the compiz config tool and I disabled unity. How do I get back? In unity I can't do control alt T or whatever the short cut for terminal is. I can't do those short cuts. I have ...
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Battery Low Alert for Gnome

Ubuntu 14.10, Gnome desktop never shows an alert when battery is down. It caused my laptop power off due to low battery a couple of times. Wondering if these is any method that I can set a low battery ...
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Gnome not responding to mouse events

This week I got one of my regular updates from Ubuntu. I believe there was also a kernel-update with it. But the last few days I am experiencing odd behaviour. I have opened a few common programs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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Trouble with the space in pop up menu of Gnome 3.14 shell theme [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and have trouble with Gnome shell theme. I want to fix it myself but it's still a mess. I think it's about ".popup-separator-menu-item" in Gnome Panel Pop-up menu, I can't ...
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Monitor dimming inconsistently

Occasionally the screen dims and also turn back normal on it's own even though I have disabled "dim screen when inactive" and have set "Blank screen" to "never" in power options. Moreover, the system ...
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GUI is not showing up after logging in

I removed pulseaudio and alsa-base. I think some of the gnome ui packages were dependent on those two and are removed. So now, after a restart, when I log in it goes in and logs out automatically. ...
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How to change default browser AND the command line parameters used to open a link from gnome-terminal

I basically have the same question that was answered over here: How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with? Except I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and am interested in customizing ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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Cannot login Gnome on ubuntu 14.04

I met some weird problem today. I did some code compiling stuffs, then update software package of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 and reboot. I can not login the GUI any more. After I input my username and ...
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With dual monitor in Ubuntu 12.04 the second monitor don't “refresh” the screen

To illustrate: I open two terminals, one on each monitor and run the following command: while true; do date; sleep 1; done The result after a few seconds: ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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How can I fix this color issue in Ubuntu Mate using XPLuna theme? [closed]

I am using the XPLuna theme on Ubuntu Mate 15 which works great except for one annoying problem. After opening my home directory the highlighted button which says "home" is an ugly brown color and it ...