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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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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gdm session without setting default

I have a locally created session to let users login to a special session at times (i've called it /usr/share/xsessions/remote.desktop). The problem is that they normally login to gnome (/usr/share/...
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Customizing Gnome to save screen space

After spending many years with Unity (since it's buggy beginnings) I am considering switching to Gnome. Gnome 3.20 looks nice, dash is much more responsive then in Unity... But, there is one thing ...
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Restore default Gnome Shell theme

I use Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.10, but tried out KDE and Cinnamon yesterday. Now the windows in Gnome Shell no longer have rounded corners (there are also some other visual differences in the theme): ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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black bar when using multiple monitors using 16.04

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem when using two monitor. As you can see in the screenshot, there a black bar. In the screenshot we see an horizontal black bar in the right monitor. In the ...
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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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Is “oneconf-service” meant to be running?

I left my computer for a little while, and when I came back it told me that there was an internal error with oneconf-service, and though it (the process) is gone now, in the processes list in the ...
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How to fix Ubuntu from logging into weird “simple GNOME” as I call it

I was trying to fix ubuntu because the wifi was not working. It wouldn't allow me to control networking, and it said I had no privileges to so this. Lately, most of the stuff on my ubuntu OS screwed ...
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Per Application Menu Bar (like Unity) in Gnome

I know Unity is based on Gnome and has the application-specific menu bar at the top (which can be set in the settings). I am running Ubuntu Gnome and was wondering if it was possible to get that in ...
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Disable Manual option to change date and time in ubuntu

I have a non root user in my ubuntu desktops the user can change the time manually from Gnome. I have installed a NTP Server in my environment. Now, I don't want this user to be able to set the time ...
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How to configure tracker-extract so it has a higher nice value?

I suffer each time I return from a pause and I find my desktop stalled because the priority of tracker-extract consumes too much CPU (sometimes 104%), so I have to kill thru terminal the task (tracker-...
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Login to desktop environment only for some users

i have a system with kubuntu on it and two different desktop environments. Is it possible to restrict the login for one of the two environments for a special user group? Like users of the group ...
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes (...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain window-...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Nautilus 3.18.2 and Google Drive

I am currently running Nautilus 3.18.2 and one of the announced features was that there will be Google Drive support after Online Accounts have been properly set up. So after adding in my Google ...
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sync evolution contacts and calendar with owncloud

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I would like to sync Evolution with Owncloud and my Android. I have Android and Owncloud talking fine but the problem is with Evolution and Owncloud. I have ...
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ubuntu 15.10 gnome automatic logout, back to login screen. Crash in Syslog

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 with GNOME Shell 3.18.2 and very often my system automatic logout with blank screen and come back to login screen. Not seen any crash logs. But seen crash log in syslog. ...
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How can I use the gtk3 file chooser with keyboard shortcuts?

Here's the use case. I want to navigate in the file chooser using only the keyboard. For instance, typing Alt-F, then selecting Open with arrow keys usually brings in the file chooser, but there I ...
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group windows on the dash (matlab figures)

Does anyone know how to get gnome to recognize the figures matlab generates as groupable?? I have to create quite a lot of figures and the dash is starting to get really small..... It groups ...
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Fast switch between three keyboard layouts - from Unity DE to Gnome Shell

I use ubuntu 15.10 and have 3 keyboard languages layout. In Unity DE I create custom shortcuts: key: CTRL+1; command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources current 0 key: CTRL+2; command: ...
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Missing window borders in Gnome 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome 3. Using the Gnome Tweak-Tool I switched on Min/Maximise Buttons. Applications start maximised. When I un-maximise them, holding Alt and pulling down, there are ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 account-plugin-twitter not showing in Online Accounts when adding

As the subject says I don't have the option to add a twitter account. It's a fresh install with all updates and I've manually forced re-installation of the twitter account plugin with: sudo apt-get --...
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Why isn't my keyring in Ubuntu working?

I have encrypted my id_rsa with a password. I think Ubuntu has a keyring system which prevents me from inputting password every time I have to use id_rsa, like git push. Sometimes I don't need to type ...
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How to redirect sound file output to computer sound input while still able to hear other input?

I have a sound file with some music, and I want to call someone on qTox and play it to them so that they can hear me, but also the sound file. However as I only have a built-in laptop microphone it ...
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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 apt-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installed gnome-shell and then removed it and went back to unity, running apt-get autoremove threatens to uninstall these packages.

At first I accidentally ran sudo apt-get remove gnome instead of gnome-shell. This made the computer run into a boot loop. I got it fixed by installing gnome-desktop again. I removed the gnome-shell ...
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My ubuntu 14.04.3 on VMware Player VM gets stuck in a login loop

I used to use Guake terminal. When I was using last time Guake stuck and stop working. Pressed F12 several times in order to close the terminal. Then system logged off and login screen shown up. ...
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Back to the login screen immediately after login

After login the the default gnome desktop, there is nothing but only a background picture. Then after a flash of a black screen, it returns back to the login interface. I changed to tty1 by Ctrl+Alt+...
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GNOME Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Enablement Stack?

I am confused with some points with https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuGNOME If I install this version whith Enablement Stack I will have security updates for 3 years? or by ...
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Will the Ubuntu packaging and uploading process change in Ubuntu 16.04?

I am in the process of creating a program for Ubuntu, and intend to upload it to the Ubuntu Software Center. Will the packaging and uploading process change in Ubuntu 16.04 due to the switch to the ...
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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How to make command + click work in GNOME on a Macbook?

I've just installed 14.04 on a Macbook 4,1 and I'm running GNOME. Is there a way I can map CMD + click to bring up the context menu? Thanks!
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How to restore Nautilus default settings

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and wanted to try out Gnome 3.18. Everything worked, but finally I wanted to switch back to Unity, because I like it more. Since I remove all the Gnome 3 packages, my ...
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Why can I not use the CAPS LOCK key when typing in my system's GUI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and recently (after changing my password) the caps lock has suddenly not been working, now, I haven't yet noticed whether or not it is for everything ...