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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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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some apps/popups displayed in gnome-style in ubuntu 14.04 (unity)

after installing valama, some dialogs (open-dialog, save-dialog, password-prompt, ...), are displayed in gnome-style (no title-bar). this issue appears in any application using gnome-dialogs (i.g. ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
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how to change desktop background in ubuntu desktop

I was using gnome desktop environment at the start but i switched to unity environment by install unity shell via this command sudo apt get install Ubuntu-desktop after this I have many issues like ...
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UK ISO mechanical keyboard layout on 14.04

I'm trying to configure Ubuntu 14.04 to use with the keyboard layout shown here UK Keyboard layout. I can't find any options from the list of English (UK) keyboard layouts that match this format, ...
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Gnome3 on Xubuntu keeps forgetting my screen resolution

I installed Gnome3 on Xubuntu. After I install I used the display manager to set the resolution at 1024*768. But after every reboot Gnome keeps going to 800*600. Fixes I tried. I made an ...
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How to Debug GNOME Hangs?

In the last day, my system running 14.04 has started to hang for ~10 seconds after seemingly common actions: editing a URL in chrome, changing to a different workspace, etc. The "perpetrators" seem ...
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How do I disable the alt + shift + drag shortcut in gnome?

Related to this question, but concerning the "snappy" style drag you get with alt + shift + dragging the mouse. This shortcut obscures an important feature I want to use in my IDE, so I want to ...
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Touchpad toggling on and off upon login

I have a quite annoying problem with my touchpad on Ubuntu. When I log in, the touchpad keeps toggling on and off. The toggling stops immediately when I press a key on my keyboard. Sometimes it ...
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Cannot login on my ubuntu 14.04

I left my laptop on for a night while I was downloading some songs but when I woke up it was shutdown and when I tried to restart it I came to the login window normally. Now when I try to login as a ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04 can't turn off built-in display

I have ubuntu 14.04 gnome(3.12) on my laptop. My laptop screen is broken so I just have an external monitor plugged in and I use that. In the passed version I would just turn off the built-in (broken) ...
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How to open application instead of context menu in gnome notification area?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and GNOME (gnome-session 3.9.90). When i clicking on icon in the notification area, I see a context menu, not the window of application (early my Skype and Dropbox opens a ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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gnome-control-center suddenly has limited settings

I remember normally I can make most of the settings just by typing the name in Unity search, like when I type "Displays" I can configure my monitors. But all of sudden the "Displays" is no longer ...
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Sync all gnome shell settings

I have different computers (laptop, private, work) and want to sync ALL gnome shell settings, including panels, keyboard shortcuts, gnome shell extensions, ... My plan is to create a dropbox folder ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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System monitor borders missing

It seems that some applications the borders are missing, I noticed it on gnome-system-monitor, but thought not much of it as I don't really use it. But more applications are having this issue too now, ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Flash Videos go fullscreen once (firefox), then after minimising it and trying to go fullscreen again it freezes (Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome Desktop)

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine, the problem is though that after I switched to Gnome Desktop, I couldn't switch to fullscreen mode on flash videos once I ...
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Run gnome-shell with Nvidia Optimus

The performance of gnome-shell on my computer is very sub-par (all animation is choppy, and window redraw is sometimes very delayed on resize, maximize, etc). Would it be possible to, just like with ...
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Applications launch on leftmost monitor in multi-monitor setup

For some reason applications decide to launch on my leftmost monitor(which is my TV) instead of my primary(which is the monitor the the far right). It's not all applications that have this behavior ...
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Prevent GNOME-3 from enabling extended desktop

I am on the latest Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME-3 (not Ubuntu Unity). In my office, I am using Lenovo T410 laptop with an external monitor connected to it via docking station. What I want is to use ONLY ...
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14.04 Trusty Tahr LIghtDM No way to switch session

I installed Trusty on my laptop. I like Gnome Shell more than Unity. So I installed Gnome Shell via Software Centre. I have LightDM 1.10.0 installed on my system. Unlike the previous version it ...
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Workaround for importing bookmarks in Epiphany browser (Gnome 3.10)?

Since GNOME 3.10 Epiphany seems to have a bug in the import process for bookmarks. The prompt simply does not react when hitting the button, so I am searching for a proper workaround. What did not ...
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Shortcut to rename workspace in Gnome

You can "right-click => Preferences" on the Gnome workspace switcher to rename the workspaces. I'm wondering if it is possible to configure a keyboard shortcut to trigger renaming the current active ...
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Nuvola Player not working with Google Play Music

I installed Nuvola Player from its stable PPA repo. I can open it, sign in to Google Play and view my library etc. But once I try to play a track, the loading image (rotating arrow) appears and it ...
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GNOME 14.04: Explode windows, wrong screen?

Normally in GNOME when you hit the super key the windows explode so you can select between them, and the windows appear on the monitor that they're opened on. I have 4 monitors, and since upgrading ...
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14.04 GNOME, multi-task windows not hiding when searching from start menu

Normally in GNOME when you hit the super key it explodes all the windows (to multi-task between them), then if you start to search the windows disappear and your search results are displayed. ...
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How to connect to Projector (EPSON EX7220) wirelessly

I've got my hands on a projector (EPSON EX7220) and I've got it connected to my LAN over Wi-Fi. How might I connect my laptop to it? (Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu Gnome 13.10) Any help would rock!
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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Evolution 3.10.3 + EWS + Office365 = Calendar hangs client

I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. I also updated Evolution from 3.8 to Gnome PPA 3.10. My calendar is no longer accessible in Evolution. When I go to the Calendar (i.e. press the Calendar ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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How to bring out the tray at the bottom in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I accidentally moved the cursor somewhere near the right-bottom part of the screen and it brought out this pane - I want to know how do you get to that pane. Are there ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the ...
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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Cannot build MonoDevelop from source

Whenever I try to install MonoDevelop it fails on the "./configure" command. configure: error: Cannot enable GNOME platform without gnome-sharp-2.0 I have installed Mono 3.2 successfully into the ...
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Make CronTab not asking for id_rsa keyword when running in terminal

I like to do some git pull inside a script and see see output of it. So I made up this cronjob to test: DISPLAY=:0 * * * * * mike /usr/bin/gnome-terminal -x zsh -c "/var/www/up.sh; zsh" ...
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Detect Samsung Tab as USB Modem using gnome-ppp

I exploit internet in PC by tethering USB from Samsung Tab2 : Internet works fine , however, i cannot configure this device as usb modem using gnome-ppp i set /dev/ttyS0 , because when i run ...
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How to increase waiting time for non responding programs?

I have installed a Ubuntu GNOME and found that I am getting lots of PROGRAM is not responding messages. I have either to "Force Quit" the program or "Wait" for it a little more. I've noticed that ...
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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winmail.dat attachments on Evolution (Ubuntu Gnome 13.10)

Evolution doesn't show the attachments in the mails sent from Outlook, instead it shows a winmail.dat file. I have already installed evolution-plugins-experimental and restarted Evolution. I also ...
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gnome-settings-daemon flickering ghost window

In Ubuntu 12.04, when I login through lightdm, a "ghost" window appears. This window does not show any content. Instead it flickers its borders and move down vertically. When I xprop it, it reports ...
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Ubuntu+Gnome3 screen not dimming

I have an Ubuntu installation with Unity and Gnome3. When I log in using Unity, if the system is inactive for X minutes, the screen will dim. When using Gnome3 the screen never dims. Under ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gnome 3.9.90 window top bar

So, i install gnome 3.10, remove them and after all operations some windows become like on screenshot. What's the problem?