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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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?
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Rhythmbox with disabled global appmenu

I disabled global appmenu and I'm now using GNOME Shell instead of Unity. My giant love to Rhytmbox fails, because it don't show menu :( How I can return classic menu? Recompile from sources? Maybe ...
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Gnome3 runs faster when running game

I'm having a bizarre, and kind of funny, "problem"(if you can call it such). Ordinarily, Gnome shell is quite choppy on my system. Sure, it's smooth "enough" and fast "enough" but it most certainly ...
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Ubuntu-desktop: unmet dependencies

I tried to install Gnome on ubuntu 13.04 using these guide (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome). It didn't work very well (there were some glitches), so I tried ...
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How do I disable the pop-up?

How I can disable the pop up that appears when I'm hovering over applications? Example"
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Can't launch applications after a while under gnome fallback

I use gnome-fallback under ubuntu 13.10 (but it was also the case in 13.04). After some time, without any action, I can't launch any new applications. The old ones continue to work normally, but I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 & Thinkpad L530: brightness buttons

Good day everyone, as mentioned I'm using my Thinkpad L530 running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 as of late. I have two basic problems at the moment: Toggeling the screen brightness with fn+F8 /fn+F9 only ...
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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: 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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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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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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Is it possible to move the top activities bar of gnome shell to the bottom of the screen?

I have set up a normal user account in my computer as a guest account, which lots of my friends use. I love the gnome shell, and I set it as the desktop environment. The problem users of my computer ...
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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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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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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.