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 reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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How to change the default alert sound in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I want to change the default alert sound from "Drip" to "Sonar". I have tried going into Settings > Sound > Sound Effects, however, there is no obvious way ...
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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to ad support for Russian so ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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Gnome 3.16 Shell installation on 15.04 failed

Unfortunately the installation of Gnome 3.18 didn-t work on 15.04, although I followed their terminal commands precisely. I-ve got an american Keyboard and a failing Unity window manager. How can I ...
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StartupWMClass will not change WM_Class of Eclipse IDE

I am working with two different versions of Eclipse. Due to conflicts between the plugins I decided to install both of these versions separately, which works perfectly fine except one little issue. I ...
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Failed to load gnome display manager

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop . Recently i have updated it.Soon i found that my cheese is not working. So i installed it again.Then i open the cheese but it does not work.So i restart ...
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Gnome shell calendar + delayed Internet connection

I've my Google account synced and the calendar works fine. But not always: concretly, if I reboot my computer and log-in in my system before Network Manager has connected to the Internet, the ...
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How do I make taskbar icons appear in GNOME?

In Unity, I see running programs such as Dropbox or Pidgin in the taskbar (the icons also change when dropbox is updating or I have received a new message in Pidgin). However, when I switched to ...
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customize ubuntu

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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How do you auto arrange program panes in Ubuntu GNOME

How do I get all the open windows to auto arrange. I can see that ctrl+cmd+(up/down/left/right) has control over a single pane. What I am after is something similar to windows where it can auto ...
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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Looking for a simple outliner

Back in the day i used OmniOutliner a lot. Is there something like that for GNOME? Google suggested me Gnome Outliner and a friend of mine mentioned TreeSheets. But is there something else?
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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-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Unity7 and Gnome 3: How to disable “lock was blocked by an application”, so that Gnome3 always locks the screen?

When I have virtualbox in full screen, on Unity it always locks after 5 minutes, but in Gnome3 (and even Unity7) it shows a popup message: lock was blocked by an application. Can I force Unity or ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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How do you create a custom application launcher in Gnome Shell?

How do you create a custom application launcher in Gnome Shell? I have a local Eclipse installation that I'd like to be to quickly launch. So I created a symlink to the eclipse binary and placed it ...
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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Guake Preferences inaccessible

I have problem with configuring guake because when I try to open guake preferences it happening, but i don't know where. :( Preferences are inaccessible, I can't get to them. So there is my Q, is ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

I installed the OpenVPN Network-Manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, which also installs the gnome package. This made it possible to import configurations under 13.10, but ...
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Prevent windows from stealing focus

I'm using Maverick with Compiz enabled. I've searched AskUbuntu and Google. AskUbuntu doesn't have anything on this topic and everything Google turns up is a couple years old. I'm doing browser ...
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How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?

On Mac OS X, there is a handy key combo for taking a screenshot of any arbitrary rectangle section of the screen(Command-Shift-4). Is there something similar(maybe Compiz plugin) for Ubuntu/Gnome?
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Sound buttons not working after upgrading to GNOME 3.16

I upgraded GNOME to latest version, then I downgraded it. Sound buttons stop working. I tried to apply : $ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-up 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume' ...
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Where does Gnome/Nautilus store directory icons

On some key folders in nautilus I've changed the folder icons. It looks nice, and aids my productivity because I can easily find important folders in a mass of others. But then I move to another ...
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Problem adding NetBeans IDE to Docky Ubuntu Gnome

I previously asked this question on how to get NetBeans IDE to pin to docky under Unity, however now that I have moved to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 this no longer works to get NetBeans IDE to pin. So that is ...
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Is there a Guest Session under Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

As I don't really like the guest session very much I don't really want it, but I was just wondering if it actually exists under Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (as that is what I am running), or if it can be ...
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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 fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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Strange extremely nonspecific error message, malware?

I use UbuntuGNOME 15.04 with gnome 3.16, and I got the following error message in a small popup. "Warning! System error detected. Would you like to report it?" While everything was fine and ...
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Can't log in to Gnome after disk clone

I recently cloned my hardisk containing my /home partition and have now started booting via the clone. Unfortunately when I log into Gnome I am booted back to the login screen after about 10 seconds. ...
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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How to get Ubuntu Gnome to suspend after 5 minutes

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome, and found that unlike in Unity, in the Gnome Shell I am unable to tell my machine to suspended any sooner than 15 minutes, however for security reasons I want ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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Gnome 3: No Indicators are Shown on top Panel

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome with Gnome 3 running on it. I have installed various programs on it which in Unity would have a little icon which would go on the right on the Unity panel, such ...
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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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Font garbled for gtk3 applications (ubuntu 14.04.2)

At random times the font in most applications (gedit, terminal) I get a garbled font. See the screenshot. The original text was (which can be copied and pasted without problems): Connecting models ...
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How to disable bottom panel/message tray in Gnome Shell 3.4?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. After enabling Bottom panel extension (to remove annoying Message tray/bottom panel/hot-corner at the bottom; You know what I am talking about(: ), still a ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Probelm with “gnome-terminal” on Gnome 3.12.2

I have Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 (Gnome 3.12.2). When I try to run gnome-terminal by following command : $ gnome-terminal Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal: /org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: ...
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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lower gnome on ubuntu 14.03 desktop [closed]

How do you remove the lower panel when running gnome on the 14.03 desktop I have tried to right click and unlock the panel but it does not seem to work
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Switching from Unity to Gnome

I no longer want Unity, and I want to switch to Gnome, I read here that you have to install gnome-session-fallback package. To do this, however, when running: sudo apt-get install ...
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My gnome session crashes - how to find out why and solve the problem?

Hello my xorg services in the last months at least crashed 3 times. Once I saw an error message of the httpd service on the shell. My questions are: 1.) How can we find out more about the reason for ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 Periodically Freezes Ubuntu GNOME and Budgie Desktops

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.14.4-0ubuntu1 installed. Skype is version 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 From time to time, whenever I have a network change or network restart (which happens a ...