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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Big Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not entirely Unix illiterate, but this distribution has got me totally buffaloed. I can't add the Terminal app to the application loader no matter what I do. I've now spent an hour researching ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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Cannot switch to Gnome on 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have it already on my laptop with Gnome 3.20 working. My desktop pc has an i7 4790 and AMD HD 7950 installed the Gnome 3.20 and rebooted. Now I have the icon to switch ...
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How to install gnome search providers without gnome shell

I want to use "gnome search providers" plugin for xfdashboard in xfce4. But how can I install those providers if I haven't gnome shell?
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Gconf-editor is missing settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and trying to stop the laptop suspending when I close the lid. I installed gconf-editor but I found it is missing ALOT of settings: I know gconf-editor has been ...
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How to remove ubuntu-desktop completely and retain gnome-shell?

I have installed gnome-shell and want to remove ubuntu-desktop. How do I do that without destroying gnome-shell? Because, right now, I got many duplicates, e.g. two software updater and two system ...
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Can not switch language with hotkey keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. keyboard language does not switch with keyboard shortcuts (alt + shift). Can I change the ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after Gnome shell installation

I'm relatively new to Linux, have been using it for about 6 months already. I like Gnome shell more than Unity but looks like in 16.04 Ubuntu plays a trick on me. As soon as I install gnome Ubuntu ...
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My Software application is not working. 16.04 Xenial Xerus

When I click the "Software" application - Nothing happens. It worked a few days ago, but I don't really use it that often. I was now trying to install a .deb package, and nothing happens. Is this ...
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How to add Tor Browser to my menu/launcher for regular use?

I have installed Tor Browser following these instructions here. The "Tor Browser" thingy is not in Application > Internet category. I must run the shell script every time. I'd like to use it ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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Cick to focus is not working 16.04

This seems to have previously been a problem starting in 15.10, and after upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 the problem is still not solved. Click to focus specifically seems to be bugged on GNOME ...
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Thinkpad E560 cannot sleep on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I freshly installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad E560. When I close the lid of the notebook, it does not seem suspend whatsoever. The indicator led stays on ...
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install gnome-shell on ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu 16.04 and when configuring I choose gdm as my default desktop but after I reboot I didn't see the login screen , only the black screen with Ubuntu logo and ...
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How to reduce size of massive title bar margin/padding in GNOME

I recently did an upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 and I don't believe the margins were nearly this ridiculous so I'm wondering if maybe something got reset/changed. As you can see, top GNOME bar is ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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how to force DPI settings in Xenial?

Is it possible at all to force a specific DPI settings in Ubuntu Xenial? Recipes mentioned in Can I pass a dpi flag to lightdm to set the proper DPI for X? don't work anymore: I can successfully ...
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Can't read text in web forms since firefox uses dark theme by default

Since a couple of years, I have the dark desktop theme by default. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 a week ago, firefox upgraded with it, and it now uses a dark theme as well. That's okay with ...
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Takes a very long time to log in to gnome 3.18.4 in Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 via update from 14.04. I'm using gnome-shell 3.18.4. When I want to log to my gnome shell session the login is very slow, it takes more than 1 minute where the the only ...
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
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Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error

Currently in Xenial the words in the sidebar are not showing. I have tried reinstalling nautilus sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus That has not fixed it, what else should i do?
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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Black screen after 15.10 upgrade, not even getting into tty1 anymore

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 and upgraded to 15.10 tonight. After restarting I'm getting a black screen with a flickering message from my window manager. First I was able to get into tty1, so I ...
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Unable to launch xdiagnose through GUI in normal way

I am in need of doing some diagnostics work with xdiagnose, however when searching for it in the Activities Overview, and then clicking on it, absolutely nothing happens, when in the past it would ask ...
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Gnome dash to dock extension minimize when you click, instead of shift+click

My system is Ubuntu gnome 16.04 release (gnome 3.18 shell). I am using Dash to Dock extension. When i click to any minimized programs (i click dock icon) it opens its windows as we want. However when ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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How to install additional language pack on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10

I am now running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I already asked this question for 15.04, but now I was wondering if there was any change with the new release on this and whether I still need ...
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How to get Japanese Kanji characters as an input mode?

I am learning Japanese and I have found that after installing Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center that I have several input modes available to type with now under that, Hiragana, ...
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Executing shell script

I have a script: echo "start" cd ~/GoogleDrive/ drive push path-to-file/ echo "done" which uploads path-to file to my Google Drive account. I can run this script without any problem by sh ...
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I can't click on things with my mouse anymore [Ubuntu 15, Ubuntu 16, Unity, Gnome]

So I have the same problem for over half a year now and from time to time I tried reinstalling Ubunty with the hope a new gpu driver or new ubuntu version would fix this, but the problem remains: ...
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gnome-contacts-search-provider using all resources

I noticed that when I use GNOME Shell Activities menu search, my CPU usage on first core jumps to 80 - 100 %. I checked the processes and found that gnome-contacts-search-provider is the cause. What ...
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Is it possible to remove 'Contacts' from Gnome Shell?

Whenever I search for a program in Gnome Shell's search panel, some contacts from Pidgin will appear. E.g. when I search for Chromium, by typing chr, Chris Andersen will appear. I don't want this to ...
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Unable to view search results in the Activities Overview for locations I have previously disabled but now re-enabled in the settings

I just went into Settings > Search > Search Locations, disabled the search results for my home directory and then re-enabled them with the little slider next to the item. However even after ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Rhythmbox + last.fm = Token expired

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and Rhythmbox. The problem is that I can't login to last.fm. The program always gives an error saying "Token expired". I upgraded Rhythmbox (to 3.3) and its plugins from the ...
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Some icons and text randomly become invisible after waking up from sleep (ubuntu gnome)

Icons, and things in the dropdown settings sometime disappear, (see screenshots) : http://imgur.com/a/NNLmq This happens after waking up from sleep and can be fixed until waking up from sleep again by ...
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Problem installing printer on windows network

The problem is that, I can see the printer, over the net, without any problem, samba works just fine, but, when I select the printer and goes to the next screen to show the drivers list (which are ...
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Gnome dependency problems with Nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I once installed the nvidia drivers (nvidia-355) and then after a few days I installed Gnome 3.10. It kept complaining about some dependency problem so I figured it'd be ...
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How to change user defined locale

There are a few of similar questions (e.g. this one), but they are quite old and no one give an exhaustive answer. My system locale settings are: david@david-ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/default/locale # ...
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Suspend not working on Ubuntu 16.04 for Dell 3537

I was on Ubuntu (vanilla, with Unity) 14.04 until yesterday, and since the new LTS version came out, I decided to go for an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 clean install. Since I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 ...
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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Open with “Wine Internet Explorer” option left in Shutter after removing Wine

I installed the latest dev or stable version (I don't remember which now) of Wine using their official repository but then didn't need it any more so removed it, but now I have found that strangely ...
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Xmonad and Gnome does not work properly on new install of Ubuntu 16.04

I have ran xmonad and gnome-panel in all my used versions of ubuntu, but this time around I cannot get it to work properly at all. I first run these commands. sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Connecting second screen via HDMI

I'm pretty new to Linux: I'm running under Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome which I recently installed (my laptop was OS-less when I bought it). It has an Intel Haswell Mobile chipset and I can't seem to connect a ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS from 15.10

I face this error when try to upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (from 15.10). I confirmed that have correct internet connection ! enter image description here
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Installing Gnome 16.04

I bought a new laptop with win 10, and last night - after quite a bit of faffing around changing bios settings etc, managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 so I have dual boot. But, I thought Ubuntu looked a ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10, and nothing works

I've installed it on my old Acer Aspire 6530 from an USB. But I have not interface, or what to say. There is no menu to the left, there is no top bar with information (Wifi, battery and such) and ...
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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - FN Keys working in unity but not in gnome shell

Exactly what the title says. More specifically: Volume keys - Working in Unity AND Gnome Brightness keys - Working in Unity Disable touchpad key - Working in Unity The weird thing is that even ...