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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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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GUI is not showing up after logging in

I removed pulseaudio and alsa-base. I think some of the gnome ui packages were dependent on those two and are removed. So now, after a restart, when I log in it goes in and logs out automatically. ...
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How do I maximize an already open gnome-terminal window from command line?

I know you can open an new gnome-terminal maximized by using: gnome-terminal --maximize That is not my question. Is there a command that I can use to maximize the current terminal where I am in. I ...
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How to remove bottom panel in Gnome Shell

How do you remove that obnoxious pseudo-invisible bottom panel in Gnome Shell in 11.10? Network Manager is especially annoying, as it will place a large "Network Disconnected!" tab that won't go away ...
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Remote desktop VNC not refreshing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and have successfully connected to it through VNC from a MacBook Pro (using Jump Desktop) for weeks. I was having a problem where I could only boot into my computer ...
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Unable to create app groups in gnome shell

Can anyone please guide me, how to make app groups in GNOME Shell? I have tried gsettings set org.gnome.shell app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'Games' ]" but it did not worked. ...
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Bluetooth worked in Ubuntu 15.04 but not Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

It very strange. I switched from Ubuntu Unity 15.04 to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and now the bluetooth is not working. The button will not stay on. Does anyone have an idea why? Is there a difference in ...
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How to install Gnome Software Center in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

How can I install the Gnome Software Center? I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Software-Distribution/GNOME-Software-102470.shtml but am unable to ...
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Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04

How can I install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 with unity? Don't want to make a new clean install-- Any idea? Can't find any information about it!
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How can I increase the mouse scroll speed in GNOME 3?

How can I increase the mouse scroll speed in GNOME 3 and ensure that it works after a restart as well? Currently getting about 3 lines per scroll, I'd like to increase that. I've tried following a ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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VPN Autoconnect

Im using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome and I recently set up a (open)VPN. Is there any way to enable it by default? Each time I boot or even lost my connection, I have to enable the VPN manually. Is there ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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Unable to login to Gnome-Shell in Ubuntu 14.04

How do you fix being unable to login to Gnome-Shell? I upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 on a Macbook, and after some initial trouble configuring video, I was finally able to get the Nvidia driver to work ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, error on closing or minimizing window

I just upgraded my system from 14.10 to 15.04 but causes a bug that freezes the window and not allow me to minimize or move. The same happens to the files and terminal. After many problems I ...
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How to disable Raise-on-Click in Trusty?

When a windowed app has focus and I click a maximized app below it, I'd like to set focus to the maximized window but for the windowed app to remain in the foreground. I recently upgraded (by means ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I am new to Ubuntu. I basically know nothing about it and friend convinced me to switch to the OS. Everything was going fine and I had managed to make my PC look like mac but I just ran into a ...
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How can I change the icon of a specific device?

Examples: special network share or flash drive,so I can easily identify them. Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Classic. UPDATE: By "special network share" i mean network shares which are "permanently" mounted ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Cannot login to ssh using back in time gnome

I'm trying to setup a scheduled backup with back in time. After entering my ssh data (host, port, username, path) and hit OK I get: Password-less authentication for user@xxx.xxx.xxx failed. Look at ...
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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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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Gecko media player, Gnome, mplayer - Detect SWF objects?

I struggle with SWF objects and Gecko media player. I will not simply detect .SWF video pages. How to fix this? All other formats seem fine except that it will not embed them directly in page, when ...
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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Unable to install gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

Its rebooting again and again by raising a message reebootexception:reboot in 120 seconds
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How to permanantly change the color scheme of the terminal?

I have just installed solarized color scheme for ubuntu gnome terminal. I have followed this tutorial. eval dircolors ~/.dircolor - this command s causing problems. When I use this command, it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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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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Gnome Xmonad broken after upgraded to 14.10

After upgraded to 14.10, gnome-settings-daemon cannot be loaded properly /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session. is there anyone has the same problem?
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Having minimize issues running games in wine with gnome shel

Ok, I have 4 computers all running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell. on all computers when ever I play games in wine I set wine to run in a virtual desktop. On the first 3 computers I can use things like ...
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How can turn on vsync in gnome shell?

That's my problem, I can not turn on vsync (or vertical synchronization) in gnome shell, so that videos are "choppy" vertically. I must say that I have a HD integrated graphics intel sandy bridge, in ...
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Unity and Gnome 3 Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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Mixed formatting and language for date and time

Just as a background for this case: I am a Brazilian living in Poland. I reinstalled my whole system from scratch 2 days ago (for the first time in a country different than mine). I am using Ubuntu ...
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Show keyboard layout chart from command line

I'm looking for a way to display the current keyboard layout chart from the command line. Unfortunately xkbprint does not display utf-8 characters correctly (AFAICT). In gnome, it is possible to ...
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Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder

As of now, my desktop has begun showing the contents of my home folder (~) instead of the contents of ~/desktop. I must have changed something, but I have no idea what, or what I was doing exactly ...
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Unable to load VPN connection editor in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Some time ago I created a VPN connection using Ubuntus own Network Manager, which worked fine! Now, a few months later, I want to go in and edit the connections details, but instead I get this error: ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OSx multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubunto ...
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Natural Scrolling on Ubuntu Gnome isn't working

I have what is (as far as I can remember) a vanilla Ubuntu installation (v.14.10) using the Gnome Desktop (v.3.9.90), yet I can't seem to get reverse scrolling to work. There's no option for natural ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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Disabling Password and Key Login

I want to disable the login prompt to access the Passwords and Keys. Right clicking the prompt does not bring up a change password dialogue. Under Applications > System Tools >Preferences there is ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Black screen on Nvidia HDMI on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 64-bits kernel 3.19.0-15-generic on a Dell Vostro 3460 with Intel + Nvidia card. I have installed the nvidia-349 drivers from xorg-edgers ppa. Everything is working ...
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How do I add minimize / maximize buttons to GNOME shell windows?

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, then I did sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and windows have only a close button, how can I enable minimize / maximize? The old gconf-editor doesn't seem to work cause ...
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Repository MTR strange behaviour:

Can someone explain this MTR readings or that may be a DNS resolver issue. have tried many things: such as changing dns to popular public ones with no changes First issue: MTR GUI does not show the ...
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How can I make dropbox display an icon in Gnome Shell?

There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot: