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 can I change the desktop volume indicator color in GNOME 3.8?

Right now, whenever I use my volume up and down buttons in GNOME 3.8 on 13.04, it displays a white volume indicator. I'm wondering if there is any way to change this to use a black & white ...
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Uninstalling Firefox means installing KDE

I'm running Ubuntu with Gnome-shell. For reasons outside of this question, I needed to temporarily uninstall Firefox. I had no other browser installed at that time. On entering sudo apt-get ...
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Problems with publishing shared printer in system-config-printer-gnome - Ubuntu 10.04.4

So the problem is I can't enable the option "publish shared printers connected to this system". I am able to tick the option, but after I do this, it automaticaly closes the window and the option is ...
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Why do my Gnome Shell icons on the bar replicate and how can I stop it?

Why do my Gnome Shell icons on the right hand side of the top bar replicate themselves and what can I do to stop it? On first start up there is the normal single set of icons but after hibernating ...
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Window theme won't change (gnome 3.8)

I've just upgraded from 12.04, to 12.10, to 13.04 using the software updater, and I've upgraded Gnome from 3.4 to 3.8. The problem is, when I try to change my theme using the Tweak Tool, I am only ...
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12.10; NVidia 285; Gnome 3; Renderer shows Gallium

I know there have been a number of posts/articles about getting NVIDIA to work under Ubuntu. Yet after extensive searching I haven't found one that has gotten me where I need to be. Here is my ...
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Editing the GtkNotebok's Default Popup Menu

I'd like to know if it's possible to append a menu item to the popup menu that appears by default on right-clicking a GtkNotebook's tab page. Thanks.
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Gnome Terminator doesn't load the customized configuration on start

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 + Unity with Gnome-Terminator as replacement for the default terminal and I have created a profile with a specific layout. When I restart terminator it doesn't look load my new ...
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Black background in Gnome control center

I must have messed up something, because all of the subwindows in Gnome control center have black backgrounds. It makes them quite hard to read. I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell 3.8. Changing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 unresponsive after sleep

I am running ubuntu 12.04 with gnome classic. When I leave my computer for a few minutes the screen goes dark and after I wake it up all I get is black screen and mouse. That happens every time and I ...
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Ubuntu consistenly restarts at gui interaction

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome. I recently swapped out my AMD gfx card for an Nvidia card and then back again. In the process i have ended up here - a rebooting system. I have thus far used ...
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Gnome 3 not showing up, just looks like original gnome, plus 1 panel is not working. NOT Gnome Classic

I've opened a random application to show that it's not showing up on the bottom panel. Yes, I have tried WIN+ALT, right click and add to panel, Windows List (and also windows switcher) but neither ...
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Applications close unexpectedly after updating to Gnome 3.8

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an Acer machine. Today I updated gnome to gnome 3.8(actually it shows gnome 3.7.90). Now the problem is it that some of my application are getting ...
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Problem with gnome-tweak-tool

When I run gnome-tweak-tool after installation,the terminal shows this: WARNING : Error detecting shell Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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GNOME 3 and right click menus

This is weird. But, I have a problem with GNOME 3 and right clicking. All the menus look weird. They look like as if I'm in high contrast mode. Which I am not in. You can't see the text, only the ...
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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gnome 3 and unity not working after vlc crash

i'm pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu, and i'm stuck right now i'm running 12.04 on an HP with NVidia 8500gt (12.10 was giving me loads of problems with software center and update manager). small detail, ...
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Error when using “Open with skydrive” in gnome-shell documents?

So, I have just setup my custom domain through domains.live.com. I have the docs etc working, I can sign in at office.com and view/create/upload documents, and the account is setup in gnome-shells ...
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gnome desktop menu layout problem

I have added a 'Quick Setup' sub-menu of 'System' desktop menu. I want this sub-menu to contains some desktop files within two sections, separated with a separator. I need the first part to contains ...
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can't install gnome 3.4 extension?

so I try to install the extension from http://www.noobslab.com/2012/10/install-gnome-shell-36-and-gnome-shell.html but when I try this in terminal: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Gnome-sound-applet mouse wheel function is broken

I'm using Gnome Classic session in Ubuntu 12.10 and am running the gnome-sound-applet in order to have a volume control in the systray (tint2). Mouse wheel scrolling to change the volume doesn't seem ...
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Will re-installing “gnome session fall back” fix that applet error?

After login I often get the error applet complete has quit unexpectedly. Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 3.5.0-24-generic 12 GB RAM 1 TB HDD When the message appears on boot up it always provides the ...
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how to make OS to skip mouse and keyboard inputs?

I am developing application in Linux environment. While application is running I want OS to ignore inputs from mouse and keyboard. How can I do that in Linux?
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Gnome-shell disable overview thumbnails

Is there a way how to disable the thumbnails in gnome-shell overview? It makes my PC lag and is (for me) useless... Something like disabling the Windows tab and always selecting the Applcations one. ...
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Change Super + left and super + right windows positions on gnome shell

In gnome shell, when I hit the SUPER+LEFT keys, the active window is moved and resized to fit in the left exact half part of the screen I'd like SUPER-LEFT to take 3/4th of the screen instead. I ...
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How do I remove GNOME and restore UNITY in 12.10?

I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME ...
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Cannot start gnome-shell in an Android chroot

In my Android-hosted Ubuntu 12.10 chroot, I am attempting to get gnome-shell running on Xvfb. I've handled rendering issues as far as I know, and now I'm having trouble with gnome-shell. I suspect ...
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Can't record using Gnome Shell

When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R in Gnome Shell, I get no visual feedback, no file is saved if I do it twice on ~/Videos/ or ~/. I get this error on ~/.xsession-errors: Window manager warning: Log level ...
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How can I make LibreOffice writer have window decorations again in Gnome 3?

I'm not sure whether I've discovered a feature or a bug of LibreOffice Writer v. 3.5.4.2 in Gnome 3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04. Either way, I can't figure out how to get things back to how they normally are. ...
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Notification's timeout should also expire when inactive

A script of mine shows notifications via notify-send. When I'm actively using my system they disappear after some seconds, but when f.i. I'm not using my mouse or keyboard, or my screen is turned off, ...
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12.04 Gnome Shell: New window opens half screen only and doesn't respond at all.

Many times when I open a new window it opens only on half of the screen. Cannot type on it, close it or move. It's dead. Basic case: got a im message shown via shell, click to open chat on Empathy ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 System Settings -> System -> Details missing

I wanted to change the dafault email application in Ubuntu 12.10. I read that I have to go to System Settings -> System -> Details. However, there is no Details. Is this because I use Gnome 3 or did ...
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gnome installed, but gives segmentation fault every time

I've installed gnome through Ubuntu Software Center but when I choose it from the login menu and login then there is only my desktop background, when I try running it from the terminal I get ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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can't use galaxy s3 as a usb storage device

Hi im trying to move some files from my phone to my netbook via usb its running Ubuntu 12.10 (gnome shell). When I plug my s3 it seems to recognise what it is but can't read any of its contents. I ...
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Missing options from settings panel in ubuntu after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

After upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I am missing multiple options in the settings panel. Most seem to be display related like sticky edges in the display panel the behavior tab in the appearance ...
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Very slow startup after login screen with SSD: how to troubleshoot?

Background: I was trying to solve a problem I had with Libreoffice and installed/uninstalled a couple of packages (it is a fresh install of 12.10 Quantal). I don't know if it is related but there is ...
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Unable to view message tray in Gnome 3.6

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new laptop and switched to Gnome shell session. It seems that the notification tray doesn't appear at the bottom of the screen. Some details about what works: ...
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Empathy Menu is not Persistent

I have been experiencing an on-going issue with Empathy's menu. If I open Empathy after I boot my box, the Empathy menu appears normally. Once I close Empathy and reopen it later, the menu has either ...
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Can I make Okular use GNOME's open/save dialogs?

I Use Okular as my PDF Reader. I also have a lot of bookmarks in GNOME Files. So it Would be nice to access them in Okular's open/save dialog. But because Okular uses KDE dialogs by default I am not ...
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Broken Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu

How do you fix a completely blank screen when using Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu 12.04? I installed Mythbuntu on a vanilla Dell Inspiron 660s desktop connected to an HDMI monitor, and most everything ...
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Gnome 3.4 work at fallback mode with two monitors

I have: Ubunte 12.04 NVidia 8400 GS installed nvidia-common And xorg.conf like that: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 295.33 ...
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Creating Icon Themes Gnome 3

I want to keep all the icons included in the gnome 3 icon theme "Ubuntu mono-dark" except the icons which appear when I alter the brightness or sound using fn keys. I haven't found any tutorial about ...
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How does hotkeys, lid close, suspend etc. work with Ubuntu on a newer Thinkpad Laptop?

I am trying to setup my Thinkpad T420 with xmonad as window manager and with as little gnome as possible. If I launch gnome-settings-manager all my hotkeys (disable touchpad, volume up/down, ...
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How do I not lose focus when an application in another workspace opens a dialog?

I have applications open in multiple workspaces. I have a Java application running in a different workspace and it opens a dialog window. This causes my current application to lose focus. I do not get ...
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Regular expressions with square brackets in gnome search

I use gnome-search-tool for searching files/folders. There I can put regular expression to filter through file names. I need some help with my custom filter (search). My folders have format: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3 WM suspend graphical problem

So when I suspend my computer, the screen when my computer is locked or when I have opened the menu with windows button suddendly becomes bugged and looks like an old kinescope TV with no signal. Is ...
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Most proper way to launch a bunch of apps

I have a bunch of apps that I use constantly: Chromium, Thunderbird, Terminator, Double Commander, Sublime, etc... What's the proper Ubuntu way to launch them all at once? Not having to launch each ...
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The dash only searchs music, how can I make it search all categories?

when I search for something in the circle thing (top left cornet of the window) by pressing the windows/super key it only searches in music(i think its music). can I make window key make it search in ...
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displaying gnome classic instead gnome 3 with fglrx driver

I installed ubuntu 12.04. I have 1GB AMD graphics card. my gnome was working fine until I installed fglrx driver. After that whenever I try to go in gnome 3 it ends up with classic display. What ...