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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Where to configure which calendar is displayed by the default time & calendar indicator applet?

I recently upgraded to 14.04 and I love it. One thing is bothering me though: I notice that the default time & calendar indicator applet now displays calendar events. It's currently showing ...
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failed to disable shorcut Alt+Tab on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab shorcut, but it seems no effect. And i use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]", ...
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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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Unchangeable gnome panels

I have a new install of Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome classic and it appears to be impossible to change the panels. One of them is stuck at the top of the screen... you used to be able to hold down ctrl ...
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Difference between Unity and GNOME

I often come across the terms Unity and GNOME while reading about Ubuntu. I understand that Unity is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. What is GNOME and how is it related to/different from ...
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Text editor for translation of texts without Java?

Is there an editor, preferable with GTK support, no JAVA (OmegaT looks ugly, or am I wrong?), to translate texts like in Swordfish under linux? Or is there a simple editor solution, like a plugin for ...
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keep track of multiple terminals from shell script

I am writing a quick start shell script to automatically set up my development environment for a current project. However, none of the commands in the shell script can be executed after my server ...
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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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Keep installed GNOME extensions up to date

I have installed some extensions in my GNOME 3.16 via GNOME Shell Extensions. Most extensions can not be installed via a package manager. How can the installed extensions be kept up to date?
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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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Disable/reduce time fade out animation dash

Is it possible to disable the fade out animation of the applications overview (dash) without using compiz and disabling all animations? I really like the animations in GNOME, but I it is really laggy ...
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How to get XScreenSaver to lock screen on wakeup on GNOME?

I am wanting the same thing as I did here XScreenSaver Lock Screen, except for now that I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, with GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.16, things are slightly different, as the answer ...
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Gnome install on Ubuntu 15.04 Server - no cursor/shell theme configuration

My aim is to get a clean, stripped down version of Ubuntu with Gnome 3 GUI I installed 15.04 server on VMWare Workstation Though the cursor is missing on gnome UI (Activities etc.) after ...
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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firetray in thunderbird not working properly

to day I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After all updates were conducted I installed gnome-session-fall back (I am using gnome metacity). In thunderbird 38.2.0 I installed Firetray 0.5.6.1 to see it in ...
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How to remove underline in Files list view?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and I've just installed Gnome 3.16. So far it's okay, except one thing: Is there a way to remove this dotted underlining? It appears only in list view. I've tried to dig ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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Alt+F2 doesn't display the Run Command Prompt in GNOME Shell

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS AMD64 and GNOME Shell 3.4.1 and for some reason the Alt+F2 keys stopped displaying the Run Command Prompt when pressed. Now, I've seen the other answers that point you to ...
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Better calculator

Is there a calculator, that doesn't change its width once I enter numbers, like the ubuntu standard-one?
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DropBox icon not appearing in AppIndicator section top right in GNOME 3.16

I have followed what @A.B. said here, and it worked for Shutter, Skype, and Steam, however it seems to have no affect on the DropBox icon, how come? And is there any fix for this? OS Information: ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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How to get AppIndicator icons on the top right hand corner again on Gnome 3.16?

Ever since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.04 I have found that my icons that would go in the top-right-hand corner go in the bottom-left-hand corner, is there any way to change ...
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How to set up gnome-screensaver?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I have install gnome-screensaver, however after doing some searches through my system, and my system settings, I am unable to find any configuration settings for ...
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How can I migrate from Elementary OS to Ubuntu 13.10?

I’ve been using Elementary OS for a while now, but I want to try GNOME Shell 3.10, and from what I’ve read Ubuntu 13.10 is required. Since Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 12.10, I won’t be able to ...
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calibrate screen, gnome color manager (calibrate button disabled)

I recently noticed that the white on my ubuntu is not exactly white, its redish. Now since I found about it, it is bugging me. How can I calibrate my screen so that white on my ubuntu is same as white ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Shell - Active Windows have Orange highlight

I'm using Ubuntu with Gnome Shell and my active window has an odd, orange highlight at the top. When I click off of the window, it returns to it's white color. orange problem what I want it to ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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How do I add a launcher for .sh applications?

I have installed ubuntu (11.04). I installed phpstorm which is simply an archive for you to extract and shove in your /opt directory. To run it you would use /opt/PhpStorm-103.243/bin/PhpStorm.sh ...
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is possible to upgrade evolution mail client to 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04?

is possible to upgrade evolution mail client to v3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04 without having to install the full gnome stack?
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Gnome-shell issue with border and resize

I'm on ubuntu 15.04 and I just installed gnome-shell ... Now everything looks fine except for some application ( the ones that uses CSD ) that have not border and so are not re sizable ( and look ...
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Gnome is being incredibly unstable and applications are frequently crashing

I don't know how this happened, after I updated my software everything on Gnome started breaking. This is what I have noticed so far: The terminal crashes when I click on the menu items The ...
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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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Alien-arena does not appear in the launcher

I have installed the alien-arena via ubuntu programs central and it does not appear at the launcher (press super and type alien),I need always run alien-arena on terminal. how I can make it appear in ...
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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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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 quickly and cleanly kill a print job?

On occasion, I've tried to kill a print job started in error, to avoid a waste of paper and toner. I know there are several layers to the printing system in use, and the GUI printer queue applet is ...
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How to configure VNC on a remote Ubuntu server?

I am currently in the process of creating a Ubuntu server with Rackspace cloud and I am trying to configure this server for VNC over SSH on my MacBook Air. Here is a summary of what I am trying to ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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black parts of GTK+ windows

When I install GTK+ theme, I got these black parts on windows: I've tried different GTK+ themes, even default Adwaita has the same problem. When choosing Ambiance or Radiance - it works fine. I'm ...
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Linux panel customization

I am new to the linux community. I have been trying to customize my panel in gnome 3. I am running ubuntu 15.04. What I would like to do is customize my top panel to look at my public IP address and ...
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Blank Minimal gnome's desktop

Im new to ubuntu and wish to have a desktop gui for easy start so i tried to follow the post in http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-gui-on-ubuntu-server-14-04-gnome/ and install minimal gnome using ...
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12 Hour Time Instead Of 24 in linux [duplicate]

I want to set my linux machine box 12 hours format,how to set it ,please advise I am able to display with #date +%r,but wanted to set it permanently
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Ubuntu image before Plymouth

i've installed gnome in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was ok, until i restarted my pc and saw that there was a gray screen before gnome plymouth. I restored ubuntu's default plymouth and removed gnome's ...
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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot? [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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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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Pango Build Error (GTK+3 build)

I am building GTK+3 (3.16.6) latest version on my Elementary OS desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) following these installation instructions at GTK website. I have successfully built and installed the following ...
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Problems after removing gnome-shell package

I recently installed the gnome-shell package to try out gnome desktop, didn't like it so much so I removed it and returned to unity. I'm trying to fix a few things that seem to have been messed up by ...
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Why is the Advanced section Update tab in Thunderbird blank?

I recently install Thunderbird, but found that in the Preferences, if you go to the Advanced section, and then the Update tab, you find that it is blank: Is this a bug? Or is it meant to be so on ...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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Command to move something to the wastebasket but not delete immediately [duplicate]

I know I can use the rm command in Terminal to delete something, but is there a more mild command which would move a file properly to the wastebasket as right-clicking on the file in a File Manager ...