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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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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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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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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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“Error: BrokenCount > 0” after upgrading packages

After just running: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Obviously running the update one first, I got this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 multiple monitor issues

I have a few problems since installing 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9343, mostly concerning multi-monitor use. If the screen blanks (based on power settings), the external monitor cannot be woken up ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling ignores first scroll

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in a VirtualBox in Windows 7 and everything is working as expected so far apart from one little thing that drives me crazy. It happens in gnome applications like gedit and ...
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How do I set my refresh rate to 120/144 hz in Gnome 3?

I realize there are several questions that look very much like this one, but none of their accepted solutions work. For example, I can set the refresh rate to 144hz using xrandr, but the obvious ...
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Fixing Colors on Firefox Developer Edition

Update Okay, so changing the Gnome Tweak Tool 'Global Dark Theme' to false, did the trick, but I liked the dark theme for my other applications. Any chance I can control these colors on a per ...
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Nvidia Geforce 645m doesn't support second display for GNOME

I have a laptop with Nvidia Geforce 645M and Intel GPU on the board. So, when I plug second monitor to the laptop, no one display doesn't work, only black screen. But when I turn off GeForce and turn ...
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gnome-control-center crashed

I tried to upgrade gnome 3.10 to gnome 3.12 in ubuntu 14.04 , but the upgradation was not successful and gnome-shell --version shows 3.10.4 . gnome-control-center has crashed showing : ...
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How to start gnome/unity by SLiM?

I have an Ubuntu 15.04 and installed Unity, Gnome3 and Awesome WM. All worked fine: I could start any Desktop Environment by any Display Manager Recently I installed a SLiM DM. $ sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Keyboard error

I wanted Gnome GUI instead of Unity and I installed it and it worked fine, but some time later it started having the following error: When switching keyboards via mouse, the keyboard itself changes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Scroll Lock on gnome

So I got this back-lit keyboard that uses scroll lock to toggle the lights. The problem was that it didn't work. My problem was that I use gnome as my desktop. Solution: (Only for gnome users) ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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Getting a package not found exception even after its installed

I am getting below error when I do a ./configure. configure: error: Package requirements (gio-2.0 >= 0.23.0 libgcab-1.0 >= 0.1.10 uuid >= 1.41.3 ...
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Cannot get in gnome desktop after upgrade 15.04 to 15.10

I can not log in at tty1 after reboot; system hangs. Also after dpkg --configure -a I get: error getting authority: error initializing authority:Could not connect:no such file or directory ...
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xterm launcher on Ubuntu GNOME

O/S: Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 x64, I would like to know why xterm/uxterm terminals are not showing up under the applications menu nor found when searched for. My second question is how do I make them show ...
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Cannot login to Gnome Shell after random lockup on 15.10

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (GNOME 3.16). Things seemed fine but out of nowhere the session froze and left me no other choice but to cold reboot. After reboot, I can't login any more. I type my ...
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How to put a transparent image over everything

I am creating a program for Ubuntu which should be able to display an image (probably animated) over the top of all windows, although if the image is over the top of a button on an application, it ...
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Ubuntu snap-windows feature very slow in VirtualBox guest OS

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in VirtualBox 5.0.6. My host OS is Windows 10. I have Guest Additions installed, 3D acceleration enabled, and a number of other settings tweaked to maximize ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Why my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Freeze and keep blinking CAPS lock button?

I have Lenovo G50-70 and Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 installed on it. Sometimes it freeze and caps lock button keep blinking. what is problem? what solution for this? I installed the property drivers which in ...
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Ubuntu Guest Session Works, Regular Session Not (LightDM Relog / GDM Black)

I tried all sorts of stuff posted on forums and nothing works e.g. removing fglrx or reinstalling ubuntu-session and other packages. All done to no avail => I log into regular user "mashup", get ...
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Display kde-connect indicator in gnome top-bar

I've got kde-connect installed in Gnome 14.04. This is syncing fine with my mobile so it's all working ok. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vikoadi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How to sync icloud calendar to GNOME?

I have to use Apple devices at work. All the calendar events are using icloud and its share with colleagues. So is there a way to sync icloud with my Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome?
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selecting gnome interface on ubuntu studio over ubuntu desktop 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu studio over Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have installed gnome shell and the session too. I am unable to select the interface during login. Please help.
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I decided to switch from Windows to Linux and therefore don't have much experience with the OS. I tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu Gnome and chose the option to wipe Windows completely. ...
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Why when i log-in using another desktop environment, apps doesn't appear to be installed?

I want change Unity desktop since is too slow and replace it with another one, GNOME or Budgie Desktop. Then i downloaded Gnome. I restart the PC and i log-in with gnome. But when i go to the "app ...
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X server started with “-nolisten tcp” in spite of DisallowTCP=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

I need to configure a X server in Ubuntu 15.04 gnome which should listening for remote connection on port 6000. I configured my gdm as per askubuntu question: How to make X.org listen to remote ...
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Highlight search results in Ubuntu Gnome's terminal?

Is there a way/plugin to highlight the searched strings in Gnome's terminal on Ubuntu (When using Ctrl+F or similar keys)? Not just a single result, but all which appear inside the window?
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Bluetooth adapter connecting and then disconnects the phone

I have a problem with bluetooth adapter (trust) in ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with GNOME because of I am able to connect the phone but after few seconds it disconnect. The adapeter works on lubuntu 15.04 ...
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Gnome how to disable bottom panel

I'd like to disable the bottom Gnome panel:
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Nautilus launches minimized/maximized randomly

My system: Ubuntu 15.04, GNOME Flashback (Compiz) My problem: Nautilus usually launches ok (maximized, so I can start using it), but sometimes it launches minimized (just in bottom panel, so I have to ...
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Search a specific file in Gnome file manager

This script is executed by home automation assistant in Linux 14.04, Gnome-desktop #!/bin/bash gnome-open /home/Folder && xdotool search Folder | head -n 1 | tail -n 1 | VAR1=%1 | xdotool ...
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Black screen/Distorted image on screen when laptop lid open Ubuntu 15.04 GDM (No any previous answer helped me)

I get black screen or distorted image when i reopen my laptop lid. I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome version official download. My laptop Lenovo Z-5070 & also i get nothing when i pressed CTRL + ALT ...