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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wifi still sleeping when resume

When I put my desktop in hybernate and then put it back on the wifi is gone. It is simular to the problem described here. But to fix it you have to run a command sudo nmcli nm sleep false. But the nm ...
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Wireless doesn't work sometimes on thinkpad yoga- gnome 3.18

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm having an issue with the Wifi. Sometimes after booting the computer, the wifi icon disappear and I only get wired connection. If I go to additional drivers, as in the ...
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GNOME launcher and settings dissappeared

After a reboot the launcher or dock on the left vanished and hitting the super key no longer brings the launcher, search or focus back again. OI tried reinstalling tweak tools but it doesn't work any ...
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Remove title bar from GNOME but keep window controls

I want to remove the title bar from maximized GNOME applications, but every extension that does this also removes the window controls. How do I get rid of the title and keep the controls?
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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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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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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16.04 Gnome Cairo-Dock stuck in login loop

I've done a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (only OS on system). I have no problems logging in using the GNOME desktop option. Switching to Cairo at the login, however, goes into a login loop: ...
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Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
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Screen teraing with Compton

I'm using an AMD R7 370 over HDMI, running GNOME with Metacity, with Compton as my compositing manager, and I'm getting screen tearing to the point where I can't use Ubuntu. Why am I getting screen ...
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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How do i disable Automatic Brightness in Ubuntu-Gnome [16.04/15.10]

Before someone points me to this I would like to point out that I want to completely disable the auto-brightness change feature as it doesn't work at all for me and neither am I interested in any ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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gnome window top corners problem

As you can see on the screenshot below, there is a problem on top of the windows. How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 16.04 then switched to gnome on login screen.
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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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How to install Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 16.04

I do not like the new GNOME software center. I cannot find some old programs I had on Ubuntu 14.04. (Like OpenJDK Java 8 Runtime) Is there a way that I can install the old Ubuntu Software Center on ...
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How to restart gnome shell but daemonise it from a script? [duplicate]

I have a couple of scripts to work around Gnome Shell's inability to work well automatically when swapping between FHD (1080p) and UHD (4k) screens. I set various things with gsettings, restart nemo, ...
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Is Gnome too much important for ubuntu?

I am a new ubuntu user, I installed gnome yesterday, and faced some issues such as :couldn't change my desktop wallpaper, couldn't right click on desktop, all desktop icons became hidden. As i say ...
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadble

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by chaning the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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Mix between Gnome 2 menu an Unity possible?

I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Networkmanager does not know that I am online, after resuming from hibernate

The following question is very close to this question. When closing the lid of my notebook or going to hybernate and waking up my Ubuntu 16.04 machine, the nm-applet shows, that I am offline. ...
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Black screen after login Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I had just updated to Ubuntu gnome 16.04 from 15.10. After reboot, I type password and click Login but just show a black screen, the desktop was not loaded. I just go to the desktop by type ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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Conky: Use command output for formatting

I'm having an issue with dynamic positioning of images. Basically I made a Conky theme that will move depending on the circumstances. At the bottom of this theme is a process table. I have images ...
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How should I set enviroment variables at GNOME login - not shell?

Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Classic I have a script that I execute from /etc/bash.bashrc. Whenever I open a terminal, it sets some environment variables needed for my applications to run. I execute them from ...
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Terminal Transparency in Ubuntu GNOME Malfunctions

I recently installed ubuntu GNOME and I have done all the updates and upgrades. When I try to add transparency to my terminal it don't work. It only goes dark-black to white. Transparency set to ...
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for python too(pygtk), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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How to install themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

how can I install other themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I've tried some methods but none of them work. 1) first, I tried to put my new themes in ~/.themes folder, but that folder doesn't exist... ...
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Google Chrome ugly fonts on Ubuntu Gnome [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and updated everything to the latest version, things looked fine on Firefox but when I installed Chrome (My main browser everywhere) I found fonts to be weird and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on Trekstore SurfTab duo W2 / Cube i7

Hello askubuntu community, after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on the TrekStore SurfTab duo W2 - which is similar to the Cube i7 according to xda - ,so it's a dual Tablet / Netbook, there are a ...
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Gtk+3 Theme problem Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a problem with every third party Gtk theme I try to apply to my Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 distro. The only one which works pretly is Adwaita 3.18 The problem is the this: http://prnt.sc/b5a5mh I ...
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Where's the gnome terminal config file located?

I'm trying to find the gnome terminal config file in Ubuntu 16.04, but having no luck whatsoever. I want the cursor not to stop blinking, and there's probably a timeout parameter I can change, but I ...
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GNOME Icons in taskbar deleted by mistake

I deleted the icons for Wi-Fi, time, shut down etc. by mistake. I have been looking for hours but none of the methods are working. I even re-installed GNOME, but still no luck. I can't see any options ...
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GNOME - Scale Windows to factor less than 1

Is there any way to set the scale factor to less than 1? I feel the windows are too big and I wish to make them smaller so that I can have more room on my screen. Gnome tweak tool doesn't allow me to ...
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How do I disable gnome-keyring ssh integration?

I don't want gnome-keyring to get in the way of my git commits, partially because it locks the entire screen while asking for a password, even on KDE (though I have now switched to GNOME). While I do ...
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Maximize Terminal Window on Launcher where Terminal=True

I have searched the internet for a while now, but have not found a suitable answer. I have vim installed with a .desktop file to start vim (not gvim!). In the .desktop file it has a Terminal=True. ...
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How to change default “Applications” text of app-menus gnome extension?

I using Ubuntu Gnome over a year and now is a BIG fan of it !! So cool and great with its extensions. Today I install Mmod panel and customize my ubuntu like this: I turn on "Applications menu" ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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How do I search for folders in the dash?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10. I installed also gnome-shell and everything works great. I just have a small problem. In Ubuntu 12.04 when I typed the name of a folder in the dash of gnome 3 I ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode”

I tried to install gnome in ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but I am getting the "System is running in low-graphics mode" problem. I have posted this problem in another forum but as I am with a bit of a hurry I ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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What's the burn:/// thing - can it be used to burn a DVD?

I'm using 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome with Nemo as my file manager. When I insert a blank DVD a Files (Nemo) window pops up blank with a URI of burn:///. I put some folders in here thinking I would then be ...