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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Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...
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Lightweight gnome-keyring alternative

I'm thinking of ditching the Gnome desktop for something more lightweight (might even go Crunchbang instead). I do however like the gnome-keyring. It can be integrated to other software (i.e. ...
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how to get compiz work on gnome in ubuntu 13.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with gnome. I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager from Ubuntu Software Center, but it doesn't seem to work at all(no effect, animations, nothing...). I also tried to log ...
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Open GL error when running steam and Gnome 3 looking funky

First before I start, I would like to say I already followed the following guide for my AMD Radeon 7850: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)? I am running Ubuntu ...
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Wrong key mapping on Wacom CTH-470/k

Having trouble with my Wacom Pen&Touch. I set up the buttons via a shell script: #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger pad" Button 1 "key shift" & xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo ...
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Why am I getting this error while installing gnome?

i have raring ringtail. I installed gnome a couple days ago. I try to install extensions but the site says I don't have the latest version. I type the command sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and ...
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Move window to workspace without changing workspace

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ArrowKey moves the active window to an other workspace and then "moves" the user to that workspace. Is it possible to just move a window to the next workspace while staying at the ...
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Is there a “quick reset” for the network connection?

When I move around with my laptop I frequently need to "reset" my network connection. What I do is click on the "gear wheel" (upper right corner); select System Settings...; select Network; toggle ...
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How do I disable the speaking of “link” after reading a hyperlink in Orca?

I am trying to find out whether it is possible to disable the feature in Gnome-Orca, that speaks 'link' after reading text that is a link. It is kinda frustrating to listen to Orca read a sentence, ...
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Missing icons in Gnome-Shell overview

There are applications icons missing in my Gnome-Shell 3.8.2 overview, but this wasn't like that on a fresh install with Gnome3-PPA enabled. I do not have or had the Gnome3-Staging-PPA enabled. I had ...
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Nautilus 3.8 cannot store sftp passwords

Since Iv'e upgraded to 13.04 gnome shell, nautilus can no more store sftp passwords. It does not work with my existing bookmarks and with the new ones created.
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How to change right-click menu style in ubuntu

I hate one thing about Ubuntu: the ugly menus, which are very basic. It seems to me very ancient. I want to change the desktop right-click menu and the same for the top panel. I wish I could make them ...
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EDC Integration Thunderbird - timeout

At a certain time after starting Thunderbird i get this message: There was a problem opening the address book ... with the additional information that a timeout occured. I am running Gnome Shell ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...
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ubuntu-tweak won`t work

I got this information and ubuntu-tweak does not run: $ ubuntu-tweak compizconfig - Error: dlopen: /usr/lib/compizconfig/backends/libgsettings.so: nie można otworzyć pliku obiektu dzielonego: Nie ma ...
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Delete and arrow keys not working

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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Cant get Compiz to work with llvmpipe

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 VM on VMWare ESX and I want to RDP into Unity. I have RDP working with gnome-fallback, but not with Unity. I have tracked the problem down to compiz, unity requires. I cant ...
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Mouse click no more responsive

I am happily using Ubuntu since the 11.04 release on a Dell Latitude E5530. Unfortunately since I bought this laptop I am encountering some troubles with the mouse (I guess related to the X server) ...
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Ubuntu Gnome desktop messed with second display

This used to work some time ago. I could connect a second screen on the display port interface of my laptop (via display port -> DVI adapter), then use the catalyst control center and select "Single ...
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dconf editor missing options

Ever since I installed dconf-editor a few months ago, I noticed I don't have all the options many tutorials tell me I should have? For example I was trying out gnome today and wanted to tweak it with ...
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High CPU temperature when using GNOME

I have ASUS Extensa 4220 laptop.If I install Kubuntu (any KDE-based), then the CPU temperature looks normal for a long time (now it is 74 degree Celsius). But when I install GNOME-based distros, then ...
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Gnome 3 Desktop Icons Appears on Startup Not After Second Login

I'm currently running Gnome 3.6.3.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 and I would like to remove my desktop icons. Oddly enough, they only appear the very first time I boot up the machine; if I logout and then log back ...
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GNOME Does Not Enforce Password Complexity in 12.04

I'm lost on this: I have password complexity configured in /etc/pam.d/common-password and /etc/pam.d/common-auth. While logged in as a regular user I can reset a password from a terminal window and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix: Gnome-Shell crashes when changing user/exiting session

As the title says, i got Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix edition, i installed some Gnome Shell Extensions (Application menù, Netspeed, Impatience and User Themes) but i found out that they are not the cause ...
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Mouse “thumb” button to navigate forward and back?

I recently installed 13.04 on my desktop, and can't seem to get this working in Chromium. Not sure if it's supposed to work in the file browser, or what. I've spent the last two hours looking through ...
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Gnome Ubuntu 13.04 Notifications Issue

When selecting Notifications in the lower right hand corner in a newly upgraded Gnome Shell 3.8 from 3.6, nothing happens. Anyway to correct this issue? Otherwise the upgrade to 3.8 went ...
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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. ...