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 do I re-install Unity after uninstalling gnome-shell?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have big issues with the Unity desktop. I installed then uninstalled gnome-shell (using "apt-get autoremove --purge gnome-shell"). Since then, my desktop has no background ...
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How to replace gnome 3 notifications with Unity's notify-osd inside gnome?

I want to replace gnome 3 notifications with the ones available on Unity (notify-osd, I think?), how can I do this?
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How to get mac like popup notifications on gnome?

I'd like to replace normal gnome notifications with the ones like on Mac OS X, how would one be able to do this? If its not possible, how can I replace gnome notifications with the ones on Unity?
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URL protocol handlers in basic Ubuntu Desktop

There was a way to register URL protocol handlers with Gconf, which is now obsolete and there seems to be no way to do the same with DConf (or Gsettings, its recommended wrapper). How do one properly ...
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Open screen and run some projects and applications

I am a python web developer, I need to run my local 3-4 django projects in screen sessions and need to launch some of my applications like skype, chrome, eclipse and a text file daily status.txt. Is ...
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disable all hotkeys with dconf-editor

I'm building a deb package that will create a kiosk user account. When you login to this account, the browser automatically starts and navigates to a pre-given website. Also all the hotkeys should be ...
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Dual-Monitor layout and primary display with Nvidia in Gnome-Shell

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with gnome-shell version 3.10.4. I can attach a second monitor to my laptop and it is recognized. If I configure it with the nvidia-settings at the right of my laptop ...
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How to add link buttons with label in quickly glade

I'm making my own application, I can add link buttons on quickly glade, but the link buttons dont have a label, they just have "button" written on them. How can I add my own label on the link buttons? ...
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(14.04) Problem interacting with applications after opening gnome dashboard

Recently I had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04/gnome and I noticed a really annoying problem. When I move my cursor to the top left to open my dashboard, I can click on a window but after it comes to the ...
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Address Book Authentication

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and run Gnome Shell. I am consistently getting a pop up window prompting me for my Gmail address book authentication. The window pops up the moment I type something ...
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Custom bootable iso [duplicate]

Okay, I've been having a LOT of issues breaking my OS (I'm very new to Ubuntu) when it comes to installing drivers, updates, etc. I'm running UbuntuGNOME 14.04.1 on an Acer Aspire 7750G with AMD ...
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How to adjust DPI in 14.04

I asked about fixing DPI in 12.04. The 14.04 release notes list "Support for High-DPI screens and desktop scaling." Post upgrade, it seems that nothing has changed. Similar symptoms from my previous ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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Window vertically maximized beyond desktop size

After navigating through the system setting to do post install tweaks on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1, I have a problem with the Sound Settings window in that it is vertically maximized way beyond my desktop ...
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ubuntu 14.04 minimize window suspending deskop

When i try minimize window i can't do nothing until i switch to another desktop (using keyboard shortcut). I using sidekick effect but it's also happens when i don't have any effect. What is strange ...
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X1 Carbon functions keys does not work in Gnome 3

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on my 2nd Gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and the function key does not work on switching different modes (its the F keys all the time). I have read about that problem and ...
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Icon theme doesn't apply to Nautilus at all!

You can see that I have applied the 'Simple' icon theme in Gnome. I am using Ubuntu Gnome. And have download the tarball then extracted it into the /.icon before applying it through Gnome Tweak Tool. ...
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Change GDM in ubuntuGNOME 14.04.1

I've been searching the web and can't figure out how to do this, only that I can do this. I recently installed a fresh install of the ubuntu GNOME 14.04 flavor and love it so far, especially with all ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Lightdm

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I entered full-screen display in the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. How can I do this?
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GNOME - Chrome contextual menu colors inconsistent with current theme

I've put together an icon/theme combination for my Ubuntu 14.04 + GNOME. Unfortunately, my color settings for contextual menu are applied for most applications, but not for Chrome - when I ...
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Remember Each Window/Browser size and location

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with latest Cinnamon updated. Is there a way/software to remember the size and location of each window/application/browser that survives a reboot? For example after logging in, I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: unified panel sliders

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome (version 3.10) and I seem to be missing certain items in the unified panel like the brightness slider, wired connection status, bluetooth status and battery ...
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When a modal window opens, and there is a full screen window on the back, this full screen window gets in the front

I am using ubuntu 14.04, with metacity, but the same bug was happening also using Cinnamon. Basically I have a bash terminal in full screen mode. If I use an other program, and this program opens a ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
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If I backup my Ubuntu (unity) using Deja, can I restore it when I use a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME?

This may be a weird question, but it has me stumped and google is little help. I am currently running Ubuntu with the default Unity interface. I've been wanting to experiment with different DE's for a ...
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How do I get GNOME notifactions back to appearing as “bubbles”? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with GNOME 3.5.4. Ordinarily, my notifications look like this: (Not mine, but identical. A sort of pop-up in the upper-right corner of the screen). After ...
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Accessing Applications

Color me stupid, but I've read and tried to execute the suggestions here for this issue and have failed. All I want to do is find and then execute the applications available, the ones I see are ...
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Ubuntu login history?

Multiple users have logged into my 14.04 desktop system. When I want to logout or lock my screen, the drop down menu shows a long list of many of the users who have logged in. I would really like to ...
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Yellow line on the screen

I installed ubuntu-gnome on my laptop, which is having amd apu 3420m. After some time of normal usage, when a day I am watching movies using default video player of gnome, a yellow horizontal line ...
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Lock screen does not unlock with correct password Gnome and Ubuntu 14.04

I had to reinstall recently. I installed normal Ubuntu 14.04. I then installed gnome/gnome shell/gdm. I then logged in my user to gnome. Since then I have been configuring my system. Yesterday, ...
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How to edit the notification configuration?

The notification blip that usually comes on top-right and becomes slightly transparent on hover gets its colour from the background wallpaper, but can I edit it with more options? if yes, then how?
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Incorrect shell password correct terminal password

I'm trying to make some changes from the ctrl+alt+f1 menu, but the shell only rejects my login ("login incorrect" message). This is the same login and password that is accepted EVERYWHERE ELSE I'm ...
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Context menu on Chrome turns blank when mouse is over

I am using Ubuntu GNOME and when I am on Google Chrome the context menu turns blank when the cursor is over an option. Only Google Chrome has this issue. Here a screenshot: I have tested on Unity, ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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How to install gnome shell extensions without installing ppa repo in 13.10?

People had warned me that ppa repositories are not reliable and which can break my system. Also themes without ppa would be nice to know how to install with Unity and Gnome Shell. Is there a way to ...
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
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I want to try out an alternative DE on 14.04 but am skeptical [closed]

Unity is good and fine, and does it's job (my machine running Ubuntu is simply my personal computer, no programming or anything being done) but sometimes it leaves a little to be desired. I have ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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How to start a Ubuntu desktop with Exceed on Demand

Sorry i'm a noob, but i need to know the command to start a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop with Exceed on Demand. I'm able to start a KDE and GNOME desktops on my RHEL Linux desktop with the ...
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How to Share folders in 14.04 Server with Gnome

I'm working with a new installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64 bit. During installation I picked the Samba Server option and I believe that it is running. My intention is that an OS X machine will be ...
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Help to restore perfect installation from Windows share or how to reinstall gnome with no effects 14.04

Please bear with me....I've been struggling for months using 12.04 with fading windows, extremely slow loading of web pages in Firefox, just an overall bad experience. I'm using an older Dell D620 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
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Graphics and input settings load delay on boot

Whenever I boot my system, after loging in, it takes half a minute for my display settings and my input settings to load. This means that for the first 30 seconds I have the default resolution ...
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Wlan disconnects often

I am using a lenovo T440 with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3.10.4 and Kernel 3.13.0-32-generic. My WLAN disconnects often. So I researched a bit about the problem and found out that maybe the module isn't ...
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Linux : Data extraction from text file

I have a text file in which thousands of data is there. eg. id=row_value profile=row_value name=row_value email=row_value address=row_value id=row_value2 profile=row_value2 name=row_value2 ...