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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In Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome3, ALT+F2 no longer works to get a run prompt

Reiteration: My computer is using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Gnome3 desktop. Something you should know: I've searched through the other questions on this subject and couldn't find one related to the ...
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Install a later version of gnome3.nstall a later version of gnome3.4

How to install a later version of gnome-shell 3.4 in ubuntu 12.04 safely? Thank you.
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Gnome Desktop Environment Greeter

I recently installed GNOME Shell as one of my desktop environments on Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity) and I am trying to set GNOME Shell's greeter, if it has one, as the greeter, but I don't know what i ...
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Gnome: I cannot use the Screensaver key for a custom command

I wanted to reassign the FN + F2 (Screensaver) keyboard shortcut to use a custom shortcut with it. I got the warning that this will disable the default keyboard shortcut to lock the screen. However, ...
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Distorted graphics when using Gnome on Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Gnome Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to use it my screen looks like this. I still can log with Unity. I used these commands: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to manage tray icons in Gnome 3?

The short: In Gnome 3, is there a way to make specific legacy tray icons either not appear at all or be hidden? The longer: I use two programs that put icons in the legacy system tray: Spotify and ...
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12.04/GNOME3.4.2 WIndows/panels showing gray not white

I'm super new to Linux (I got this machine 2 weeks ago) so excuse me if I ask silly questions. I'm not sure what might have triggered this, but lately I've been seeing grey backgrounds instead of ...
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Maximize Windows to Full Screen in Gnome Classic

Hi I would like to know if it is possible to maximize the windows to enter a full screen mode (covering the panels in gnome classic). I would like to simulate the "enter full screen" option available ...
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Why's wine giving this error message after update

After update in Ubuntu 12.1, Wine started to give me an error for a program: p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: ...
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Nx Client Windows

I have NX Client installed on my Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 systems. Settings for NXClient in Windows: Correct Ip/port Desktop: GNOME Display Available Area My Ubuntu 13.04 system with NXClient is ...
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Gnome 3 Connection problem

I am new in Linux universe, I'm using the 12.04 version of the Ubuntu, and I've installed Gnome using the apt-get, I was getting some connections problems, I'm not sure if it was after that, but, ...
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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White text on white background

Here is an example: This does not happen in all windows, only in some (it also happens in Ubuntu Tweak, and for the text in the tabs of Terminal). I installed the MediterraneanNight theme when ...
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cannot change Lock dialog in ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 raring and when I want to change the lock dialog I was unable to find /usr/shared/gnome-screensaver nor any other files mentioned on the Internet That includes : ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and issues with gnome shell 3.8

Please suggest a very safe way to upgrade gnome to version 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64. I used gnome3 ppa, both stable and staging, did sudo update and sudo dist-upgrade, but finally found my Unity ...
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Gnome-shell gradually worsening performance

Whenever I boot my system fresh, it usually run great, but after a short period of time it begins to slow down. Animations begin to lag, and the whole computer will lock up for a second or two every ...
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OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet Error

I recently lost my GNOME desktop manager after uninstalling PulseAudio (see: GNOME/GDM not starting). After getting the desktop environment back up, I was presented with the following Error Message: ...
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GNOME panel buttons not working on with GNOME 3

I am running under Ubuntu 13.04, I installed GNOME 3.8 and working perfectly. However, I this superior bar where I can log out and see the sound, bluetooth and network settings, if I click on either ...
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13.04 Video & Flash player flickering using Gnome Shell

Setup Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Graphics card: ATI HD 7850 Graphics Drivers: I have the proprietary drivers CPU: i7 2600k Ram: 8GB Problems Firefox: HTML5 and CSS3 stuff sometimes behaving strange/sloppy ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Dual screen move all open application to primary screen

Finally I have change my work environment at work from windows to Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome 3.4. I'm very satisfied, but there is one issue that I'm trying to resolve for some time without success. ...
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GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 Problem With Windows Becoming Unresponsive

I have GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 with compiz enabled. Everything works great for the most part, but I do have an issue whether I have compiz enabled or not. I am using fallback classic and whenever a ...
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Ubuntu-gnome (no unity) Can't add launchers

I've tried by code and by the main menu application, like every tutorial on the web I play world of warcraft and I don't want to type de 'optirun wine "wow folder"' each time So I try adding a ...
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gnome-screenshot returns gray image

I'm having this problem since I got Ubuntu 13.04 (few weeks ago). At random times, when using gnome-screenshot, I get a gray image. It doesn't work until I restart my computer. I've tried getting ...
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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 ...