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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Can't find packages, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install wine 1.6 but the Terminal keeps saying it can't find the packages. And when I tried to add it to the repository it says i'm not using the correct PPA name. sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and Gnome Shell 3.12 [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 beta2 with Gnome Shell 3.12. Everything works accept for the System Settings button in the drop down center. Is this a known bug or is there something I can do to ...
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Connecting through Quartz to Ubuntu does not show desktop only menubar

Hi I am a newbie to ubuntu. Installed 12.04 LTS on an Intel NUC and everything is running fine. Can ssh in from my macbook. However I also would like to remotely run the desktop so I installed ...
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gnome 13.10 facebook login “Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to proceed.”

I am not able to login into Facebook in online accounts of gnome-ubuntu 13.10. Always get the message Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to proceed. What should ...
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Is it possible to maximize windows vertically in Gnome 3 by click on the top border?

I would like to maximize windows vertically by clicking on the horizontal boarder like in Windows. Is there a way to get this behavior in Gnome Shell? Thanks in Advance
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GNOME classic minimizer tweak/similar desktop enviorment

I've been using the GNOME classic desktop environment for Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, and after installing conky, I've realized that the taskbars make it look cluttered. Are there any tweaking ...
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GNOME with Xmonad - Ubuntu 13.10

Does Xmonad work with the gnome-panel in Ubuntu 13.10? I tried installing it but the gnome-panel appears to not be working correctly - it freezes, disappears, etc. Has anyone got it working yet?
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Installing Gnome on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

How do I install the gnome desktop on Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu) 13.10? (I can find the information, just not on AskUbuntu. So I figured the question should be presented)
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Keyboard Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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what's the name of the program/app/daemon that “plays” music in rhythmbox when i try to quit it with close button?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and "mediaplayer-extension" from https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/55/. When i hit the close button on a music player, like rhythmbox 2.9x, it hides ...
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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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laptop to external monitor via vga cable not working

My laptop is the Toshiba satellite c850-F31Q (with these specs:http://www.laptopdirect.co.za/laptop_specifications.php?laptop=59683)(AMD Radeon graphics card). It is running Linux-Ubuntu-gnome 3 (and ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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Internet and sound issues

Ubuntu has stopped connecting to the Internet. It started after I uninstalled pulse audio, does that affect it? It connects to the network, but you can't do anything like update packages or browse the ...
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How can I make Ubuntu (preferably gnome desktop) be 3d?

By 3D I mean anaglyph 3d with 3d glasses like the red and blue ones. I've seen some ways to do this but they are at least two years old. I'm using ubuntu gnome 13.10. I'm using nvidia 330m, but by all ...
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Keyboard layout reverts at every boot

I am using 12.10 with Gnome 3. I changed LightDM to GDM. When I boot up keyboard layout changes to default US layout. When I add another layout to end of list at Region settings my selected layout ...
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startx and system-wide default gnome session

I get into X by startx (not lightdm). How can I define the default gnome session (gnome-classic instead of 2d/3d) system-wide for all users?
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How to print multiple files the easy way?

Let's have a few files.. . I'd like to send them to default printer the easy way, I mean without CLI? It's very common action under windows but I don't see solution for that in Linux. I've found this ...
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How to persistently maintain cloned mac address on Network Manager?

I'm on Gnome 3, and it seems like I'm able to add cloned mac address to my network interfaces from the GUI wizard of Network Manager. The catch is, every time I reboot my computer the cloned mac ...
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Gnome 3 activities-overviewr/dash missing

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome 3. The last few days I have noticed a change in gnome, while clicking on activities button, that then doesn't show my activities-overview/dash. I have tried a lot ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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Partition not seen, in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Windows 7, out of 500GB hard disk partition planned like: 100 GB allocated for Windows 360 GB for Ubuntu - (approx.) At the time of Windows installation: 100 GB space is used for the ...
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Can't enable user theme extension

I've searched in Google and looked in another questions, but still I can't solve this problem! I want to install GNOME-shell theme. So I'm trying to enable user-theme-extension in GNOME tweak tool. ...
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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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Can I annotate the screen in Gnome Shell?

Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.
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Hot bar inaccessible, no alt-tab, no program menu and other UI problems suddenly occuring

I turned on my machine here today and multiple elements of the ubuntu UI had stopped working. The hot bar, with applications like terminal, system preferences etc. which normally pops forward when I ...
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I cannot log in to my computer from GNOME login session, but can from tty

Help! Something really terrible just happened a few hours ago... First, I entered my password as the picture below , after pressing ENTER, it would show some information in terminal , and then ...
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Ubuntu Gnome problems [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu gnome on a new computer I built and it's very glitchy. What's wrong with it? Was it wrong to install it without the original Ubuntu on it?
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Icons missing in gnome-shell, nautilus, totem

Last night when I reboot my system, I see that a lot of icons are missing. In gnome shell I don't have anymore the icon for the sound but I can still click on the space. I have the relative same ...
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How to enable lock screen button in Unity after installing xscreensaver?

I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the lock screen button does not work. The alias path - may be the XY problem AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for ...
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Can't add Sublime Text to the Gnome Shell Dock

I've downloaded Sublime Text for Linux (32bit) and put it in /opt, linked it in /usr/bin and currently I can start it by typing sublime_text in console. Whenever I start it its icon appears in the ...
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Gnome version 3.12 [on hold]

I upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04 and I love the gnome shell. I was installing gnome for it and double checked my version, I guess I have 3.12 and I thought I was downloading 3.10 to be safe. XD So here's ...
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Can not install shell-extensions from extensions.gnome.org

I'm now using GNOME Shell 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 12.04.1 Desktop amd64 frederick@Frederick-Pasokon:~$ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.5.4 When I visit the extensions.gnome.org site, it can normally ...
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Background menu colors

After fiddling around installing themes and icons and stuff, aslo usign the gnome configurator, I now have the background of my top menu white - how do i restore it to the original ubuntu theme color? ...
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Ubuntu Settings won't open with Gnome 3 desktop installed

So I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, and have been using the Gnome 3 desktop since the day I installed 13.10. However, just recently the settings app has stopped working. When I try to open it through ...
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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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Install Gnome Software Center

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and then upgraded the Gnome version to 3.10. But, all new apps in 3.10 such as Gnome Software Center, Maps, Weather etc are not included. So now, I wonder how to get and ...
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How change gnome langauge? [duplicate]

I try to find a solution on Google without find nothing usefull. I installed the last UbuntuGNOME 14.04 but under System Settings -> Region & Language -> Language there are no "+" button to add ...
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How do I “alt-tab” between windows using Gnome 3?

All of the references I've found for Gnome 3 keyboard shortcuts list that alt+tab switches between applications and alt+` switches between windows (some actually say alt+~, but I think they're ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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Why does a Stopped VLC inhibit Suspend?

When VLC is running, it prevents the computer from suspending. I want it to allow suspend IF VLC is stopped (the media finished playing). How can this be done?
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Changing from Standard Ubuntu13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10?

On my desktop computer I run Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell and gnome classic desktop as installed "out of the box" via Synaptic. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on my laptop and it looks and ...
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Why can't I see the contents of “trash:///” over VNC?

I've got a box running Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop and I've set up VNC on there with the following in my xstartup file: #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER gnome-session –session=gnome-classic & ...
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What are the issues of having KDE libs with Gnome and vica versa

I'm a KDE user with one or two of Gnome applications, notably Tomboy Notes. So far I've not experienced any actual issues that I could pin point to being caused by having Gnome libs on my KDE based ...
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metacity theme ignored, windows get default decoration

While editing the metacity-1 xml for my chosen theme, I added something invalid by mistake. The next time I booted up the decorations on all windows had reverted to some kind of default style. Even ...
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Nautilus takes so long to open when I have a network folder mounted

Im using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and nautilus takes a long to open when I have my NAS folders mounted on fstab. When I open Nautilus as root, its open quickly. What I have to do
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How to change system language?

I use Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04 and I can't change system language. I set it to Polish with "language & regions". It was though because there is no option for adding so i installed: language-pack-pl ...
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installing gnome-shell gives me gnome 2 instead of 3

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and wanted to use the gnome 3 shell, according to this site it was just a matter of installing the gnome shell as gnome 3 is already part of ubuntu 12.04 So I did sudo ...