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 Can I Remove Epiphany Without Removing Gnome?

I have Gnome Shell installed, and I want to remove the Epiphany browser. But when I click uninstall in the software center its says that Gnome-core is a dependency of Epiphany, so it will be ...
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Window decorations disappeared?

yesterday everything was fine and today when i logged on to my ubuntu 10.10 I noticed that the icons in the top of each menu dissapeared(I mean the the bar where the close mini maize etc..) this ...
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Unlock keyring prompts three times instead of one time

When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box ...
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Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop — how to configure the security type for VNC?

The facts: I had a configuration for sharing my desktop that worked till the recent update of Gnome desktop to use sgnome-shell 3.10. I used to connect to my machine form a Windows one using TightVNC ...
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Add volume control to desktop panel indicator?

I recently upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 and I noticed that I'm no longer able to add a volume control to my desktop panels. When I right click the panel and choose "Add to panel" there is no longer a ...
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A PDF viewer supporting SyncTeX for Gnome

I am looking for a PDF viewer for working with LaTeX and SyncTeX (forward and inverse search) under Gnome. I know from previous questions in various forums that Okular has this feature, but I prefer ...
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What is the *right* way to use gnome-shell integrated chat?

Please bear with me as I am still figuring out how to use gnome-shell. My question concerns how to use the integrated chat correctly. I have the following questions: 1) When people chat with me, it ...
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How do I get rid of all the Unity bars?

To make my question as simple as possible, I'll start with showing my desktop, so that I don't need to describe everything in words: Basically this is how I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 since it's ...
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Can I make mailto: links open up in gmail instead of evolution?

mailto: links fire up annoying "Evolution Setup Assistant". I want it to open a compose window in gmail in my web browser. There are existing questions about this here, but the answers are outdated ...
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Why doesn't GNOME respect OnlyShowIn=KDE; in .desktop files?

I have both KDE and GNOME desktop environments installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When I add the entry OnlyShowIn=GNOME; in a .desktop file, the application doesn't appear in the KDE menu. However, when I ...
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Can Nautilus use correct lexicographic sort?

Nautilus by default uses some kind of "natural" sort order which appears to target a use case like this: photo 1.jpg photo 2.jpg photo 10.jpg I do not want this behavior. I want Nautilus to sort ...
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How does the Trash Can work, and where can I find official documentation, reference, or specification for it?

When trying to manage trash can from mounted NTFS volumes, I ended up reading FreeDesktop.org's reference on it. Poking around and doing some tests, I realized Ubuntu/Gnome does not follow the specs ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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Software for free netcafe (so computer tracking software)

I'm working in a small council. Here is some Ubuntu (with GNOME - no KDE) based workstations in our library. Using the computers is free now, before it was only /hour, what is not a high cost. I'm ...
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Can I hide the title bar of MPlayer in gnome?

I'm on a 10.04 machine with MPlayer, version SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3. When you invoke MPlayer from the command line to show a file, it displays the file within a window. This bar has a title, "...
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How to disable alt-f1 / alt-f2 shortcuts?

I can assign Alt+F1 and Alt+F2 to any function I like in the keyboard configuration window, but its not beeing used. Alt+F1 is always 'dash home' and Alt+F2 is always 'run'
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Active Web Site as Gnome Background

Is there a way to put an active website, such as Gmail, as your Desktop background in Gnome, running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit? MS Win calls it "Active Desktop".
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Why is the printing setting is different in Gnome Shell vs. Unity?

why the printing setting is different in Gnome Shell vs. Unity in 11.10? Hey folks, i believe this is even a bug - more than a question. But i want to refine it before posting in Launchpad. Under ...
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How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I ...
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Gnome 3 ppa was unstable until April 28th, so is it ok now?

Everything I read said that the GNOME 3 PPA for Natty would be very experimental, cause sudden death, etc until April 28th. Well, today is April 28th, so if I start using GNOME 3 from the PPA will it ...
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How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome which has the latest version of Gnome 3 running on it, and I have noticed that on windows there are no minimize buttons, and no maximize buttons, although I can ...
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How to change default action when running a .sh file?

Every time I want to run a .sh file, Ubuntu asks whether I want to Run in Terminal/Display/Run it. Is there a way to set default action for some sh files? -- I am using Ubuntu 12.04 without any ...
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Indicator applet-less applications?

Since I heard that indicator applets are going to replace the notification area, I wondered what was going to happen to applications that use the notification area and don't have an indicator applet? ...
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How to get back the »open parent« button in 11.10?

Is it really true that Nautilus 3.x hasn't the »open parent« button any more? Today I tried the second beta of Ubuntu 11.10 and I am deeply frustrated. Since Gnome3 and this whole Unity thing it feels ...
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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...
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How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

I know that you can go into the System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and change the bindings for switching between workspaces in the Navigation tab, but this isn't working for me. I can change many ...
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How to make Empathy run on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like Empathy to connect when I login to my computer. I know I can browse using the Startup Applications tool (although the add/browse dialogue is still useless in GNOME ...
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How to Install the new Gnome Boxes?

How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in Ubuntu?
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How to remove GNOME completely?

I want make my installed Ubuntu as light as possible to launch only on 256MB RAM machine (VirtualBox)? So I'm thinking about removing GNOME and related components completely. How can I do that? This ...
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An alternative software to Live Writer?

I want a software for blogging like Live Writer in Linux and GNOME. Do you have any idea?
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Is there a settings manager available for Mutter?

Is there a GUI settings manager for Mutter? Something where I can adjust the window shadow size, or the hot corners, or opacity, etc...
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How do I make the clock stop chiming every hour on the hour?

I'm using a fully updated 11.10 install. After I installed the gnome-shell 3.2 package the clock started chiming every hour (it sounds like a doorbell). If I'm listening to something that needs to ...
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Will I be able to run Gnome 2 in 11.10?

Will there be a way to eliminate Gnome 3 in 11.10 and install Gnome 2 on that sytem?
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What are the alternatives to Network Manager for wireless?

I was wondering if there are any GUI alternatives to the Network Manager. It seems, I always run into problems with it (unstable connections, wrong icon shown, wrong notifications, etc.).
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How to set up Ubuntu to automatically turn NumLock on when an external keyboard is attached and off when it is not?

Having NumLock on is convenient when using a full-sized external keyboard (having a keypad) and very inconvenient when using laptop's built-in keyboard (which places digits instead of letters on the ...
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Does gnome support desktop widgets?

Does gnome support desktop widgets? Any analogue to KDE plasmoids, Vista/Win7 sidebar/desktop widgets, Mac OS X dashboard widgets, etc.
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How to move a window between monitors with Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

I see this question is "answered" by stating that there is no way to do this in GNOME: How to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts? I have doubts that it should be ...
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Does gnome-fallback.desktop require accelerated graphics in 13.10?

I am trying to run gnome-fallback.desktop under VncServer. After upgrading to 13.10, my VNC no longer works - it just shows an empty terminal window, with no session. These are the sessions that I ...
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How to integrate gnome-online-accounts?

There is a new feature called gnome-online-accounts, which has been introduced in Gnome3 , but its still not integrated into Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know how to get this working?
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How do I get QSystemTrayIcon to show up in Gnome 3?

I can get a QSystemTrayIcon to show up in Unity by installing the sni-qt package which acts as a broker between the application and an application indicator for the program. However, running the ...
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Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell?

I sometimes use two different Desktop Environments like Unity and Gnome Shell (comparing, testing, creating screenshots, etc.) but Unity looks bad using Adwaita theme, which is the same with Gnome ...
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How do I move the clock in GNOME Classic?

The clock in the middle is driving me batty and I can't get it to move to the right side of the screen where I would like it. No other log in works for me except GNOME Classic so I'm sticking with ...
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Will there be possibility in Unity to change default file manager?

One nasty limitation of upstream gnome is that Nautilus usage is hardcoded in, for example, in Gnome Panel. That causes Nautilus Elementary to replace nautilus package and nautilus executable instead ...
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Ubuntu: “Editable Menu Accelerators” (on a per app basis). Where is this option?

I keep seeing references to a config option calld Editable Menu Accelerators or Editable Menu Shortcut Keys. This is exactly what I need, but all the directions I've read about how to find that ...
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Gnome Shell not showing Dropbox on top panel

Today i'am installing Gnome Shell with this commands: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell First everything was fine, but I think there is less. A few minutes later I realized that no one Dropbox icons ...
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Disable global keyboard shortcuts for specific application

Is it possible to disable the GNOME (version 2) global keyboard shortcuts for a specific application? I'm using the IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE under Ubuntu however some of the IDEA default keyboard ...
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How to make multiple DEs less messy? Specifically KDE on Ubuntu

On one of my laptops, I installed all of the popular DEs because I like to experiment with them. I have Unity, GNOME Shell, KDE, and xfce all installed. It seems that KDE and GNOME don't "get along",...
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how to enable keyboard layout indicator in gnome-shell? [closed]

I upgraded to 12.10 beta 2 and in gnome-shell I don't have the keyboard layout/language indicator in the top panel. I have two layouts enabled and I can switch between them. I used to have it in 12....