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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lightdm-webkit-greeter issue

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I used this command; sudo apt-get install lightdm lightdm-webkit-greeter xserver-xephyr I install LightDM and LightDM-webkit-greeter and bevel (lightdm theme), I ...
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Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
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Kile refreshing top menu bar

While using Kile under ubuntu-dekstop there is constant refreshing of main Kile window (the whole top menu bar appears and disappears) each time that new document is opened or some tab becomes active. ...
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Recovering unity desktop after installing gnome3

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 . I wished to have multiple desktop environment. so for installing KDE is tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop so this worked and I was having ...
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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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Help Recovering Core Files

Vague title I know. Here's what happened, I had dropped to a tty, apt-get remove gnome, then it said I should remove everything else that wasn't needed by just a usual apt-get autoremove. Well I did ...
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Unity desktop is black after using gnome

I installed and used gnome but now when I use unity my desktop is black and I cant see the files on it. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can still see the files on the desktop under ...
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Can't connect to Wifi in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just switched from windows to linux today so I'm a noob at this. Now, I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I can't find any network icon on the top bar which is mentioned in the GNOME Help manual. I ...
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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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Gnome On Screen Keyboard appears only in activity search

I use a Dell with a touch screen which can be folded into a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I enabled the Gnome On Screen Keyboard in the Accessibility menu, but the onscreen keyboard appears only ...
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Try to install gnome shell in saucy

I try to install gnome-shell in saucy but it won't work. And I installed the 13.10 in parallels desktop on a Mac. sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Gdm with nvidia-331 and nvidia-prime causes a black screen at boot

I'm on an Asus UX51vz laptop, which has RAID0 SSD's and an nvidia 650M graphics card. I installed lubuntu instead of ubuntu-gnome because lubuntu still has a RAID0 compatible alternate install ISO. ...
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Please help me with my extension [on hold]

I am creating a small gnome shell extension.For that I need to access the file tree of my shell,but it has to be done using Javascript.Can you please tell me the name of the module in Javascript for ...
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With respect to gnome-session, what is a “component”?

Under /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions are files which describe the different types of sessions available from gnome-session. In these files is a list of required components, eg for shell: ...
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after updating to ubuntu 15.04, the mouse pointer disappears over the gnome sidebar and top menus

After i made this update, the mouse cursor disappears when its over the launcher menu and the top right menu in gnome. I already tried several things given in other questions/answers but nothing seems ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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In ubuntu 15.04 ,wired and wireless are not connected after running sudo apt-get purgr network-manager-gnome network manager

I run command sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome network-manager. After running that command wireless and wired networks are not connected to my laptop. And when I look into "system ...
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Ubuntu 15.0 (Gnome): touch screen stops working after locking the system

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome) on my Dell 13 7000, after I lock the system the touch screen stops working, also some Gnome shell shortcuts stop working. Restarting Gnome shell ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed Virtual-box and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I know how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drag&drop it in the desktop trash ...
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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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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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Gnome 3 - how can I turn on some extention?

I've got fresh Ubuntu Gnome (14) installed on new workstation and for some reason it does not show up a list of opened windows so I need to click activities to change window. Obviously it's annoying ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Installing california calendar 0.4.0 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

First to mention, I am new to linux, so this might be a stupid question: Is it possible to install california 0.4 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS? If yes, how? I had installed Version 0.1.4, but I had problems ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Stuck at “starting version 219” on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I know this question has been asked before, but I have tried the solutions, and they have not worked. First, I found this website about it. I tried the solution it gave: sudo systemctl enable ...
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How do I enable the PPTP addition dialogue when using a regular user in Debian Wheezie under Gnome Unity?

I just installed openvpn, pptp and vpnc. Under the user I am using, I am unable to create a PPTP connection as the dialogue is grayed out. Under the root user login, I can with no problems, however I ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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How can I tell Firefox to visual highlight focus cursor to make it more visually noticeable?

How might I highlight the current focus cursor in Firefox? That is, how do I make the cursor that moves focus when pressing the tab key more visual? Given my current desk situation, my keyboard is ...
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How to install icons on Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome shell?

I have installed gnome-shell 3.10 and gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I have found icon pack that I want to use, but there is to many how to's and none of them works. I have downloaded icon ...
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gnome-desktop-item-edit question

I installed gnome-desktop-item-edit via: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel App seems to work however when I try to launch a script via the desktop it seems to just crash ...
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System tray groups

Does anyone know of a plugin for Gnome 3 where I can place system tay icons into a drop down like windows has. Please don't hate but it is kinda nice on windows to have only three or four system try ...
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How to recover gnome-classic?

I changed the configuration of the keyboard shortcut from the dconf editor (I changed the switch-input-source and switch-input-source-backward). When I set the value of the ...
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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Cannot Log In to Gnome 3.16 Dekstop

I have installed Gnome 3.16 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (previously updated from 14.04) via: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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Mapping mouse buttons with a generic mouse

I own a generic mouse I bought on eBay that worked well on any version of Windows with about anything, from games to regular applications, all buttons could be mapped with no issues and no extra ...
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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Ubuntu Vivid Windows title from left side to right side with gnome shell?

I want to make windows UI and for this I need to move close,min,max icons (on windows title bar not gnome desktop's title bar) And I said on title that I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet so Previous ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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How to change “Menu Key” to Ctrl

I know the easy ways to remap caps lock, etc, but I haven't found out how to change my Menu key to be an additional Ctrl key. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
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Make Gnome shortcuts available to other users

I have used Alacarte to add some shortcuts to my games start folder. Now I would like to make these shortcuts available for all users. How can I do this?
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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File system root low disk space

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 a month back. It all worked perfect but after two days I repeatedly got the notification - File system root low disk space 0 MB left. I had installed everything ...
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Gnome Shell multi desktop changes focus to other screen

I use Gnome-Shell with 2 Displays. One if the display is fixed. So there is only one Workspace on there. The other display has dynamic workspaces enabled. When I work on the dynamic workspace and ...