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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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 Upgrade to GNOME 3.14 Blank Screen, Can't Login

Hi I upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 fresh install to Gnome 3.14 by using the gnome team ppas. I'm using a Sony E11 64-bit AMD laptop. After rebooting I was greeted with a blank screen, and I can only ...
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...
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Pipe file to gnome-open command

For example I want to open a specific book from Books directory. To find it I do ls | grep -i 'book_i_want' Ideally I would like to add next pipe with command, like this: ls | grep -i 'some_book' | ...
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How to restore window menubars (LIM?) for Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 14?

I was using Ubuntu 12 and recently updated to 14.04. I found that in both Gnome Shell and Unity the global menu is enabled by default. I can't find a way to disable it for Gnome Shell. Doing so in ...
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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora to Ubuntu I cannot use this ...
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Purple screen on first boot

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but everytime I boot my PC, I get a purple blank screen and it doesn't load. I force it close. I open the bios, check it, close it again and then GNUB finally ...
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Hot to stop Shotwell wallpaper slideshow

I used shotwell to create a wallpaper slideshow. Since then I am experiencing a massive memory leakage of gnome-shell and I want to turn it off again. How can I do that?
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Right Click of GNOME Panel not working in Macbook Pro(Virtual Box)

I have installed Ubuntu(14.04) in Virtual Box ; in my Macbook Pro(Yosemite, Late 2013, 15 inch). I want to use GNOME Desktop instead of Unity. When I login to GNOME Desktop, I have an empty Panel at ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 boot slow downs

Since the last few weeks I noticed an increasing slow down of the boot time of my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 box. Anyone willing to have a look at the attached dmesg and provide some suggestions to improve ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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Missing Gnome icons

The current problem has happened to me for the second time (last time I reinstalled whole Ubuntu to solve it) I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome I have done some updates using the Software ...
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Custom .desktop file not working, cannot start application

I added a custom .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications and made it executable. However, I cannot start the program (ViTables), neither by clicking on the desktop file nor by starting it from ...
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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How do I change the date format in Gnome 3 shell?

I want to change the date/time format on the top panel to a format close to RFC 3339 / ISO 8601, like one of these: %F %T → 2013-06-24 16:13:00 %F %a %T → 2013-06-24 Mon 16:13:00 %A %F %T → Monday ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to get ubuntu gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04 ?? Thank you in advance
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How to activate/deactivate a gnome-shell extension from command line

Let's say I have successully installed my set of gnome-shell extensions. But I want to deactivate/unactivate from the command line. This is only possible via mouse action, AFAIK. How can I do that ?
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Alias for gnome-open to open different files

I want to make alias for gnome-open so I be able to open files with command opn somefile.doc How can I pass filename with this alias?
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Can I set a horizontal layout for workspaces?

I just can't find how to get a workspace grid using Gnome 3. It just stays vertical, width of 1 and unlimited height... Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
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Gnome shell: pressing the super key does not work

I am using 11.10 with Gnome 3.2 and completely loving it. On one computer it works like a charm, but on another computer the super does not show the activities window. Mousing over the top-left corner ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Unity is gone! And cannot get it back

Hello I have had a couple questions regarding my laptop and ubuntu. I managed to get the laptop working but now I think unity is gone (assuming that is what it's called) My question is different from ...
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In the latest version of Gitg, how do I change branches? [on hold]

As per title. The new version lost the drop-down list for branching.
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Disable/Remove app menu from gnome shell 3.10

I seriously loathe the app menu that gnome-shell shows. There used to be an extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/32/remove-panel-app-menu/ but it does not work in gnome-shell 3.10 There ...
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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Can't install vim-gnome

On the last Ubunt 14.04 upgrade I'm not able to install vim-gnome anymore due the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vim-gnome : Depends: vim-gui-common (= ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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My Gnome web browser close automatically [on hold]

My Gnome 3.12 web browser(Epiphany) closes automatically when i click the new tab option or when i open the new tab using shortcuts.Can anyone tell what's the reason and how i resolve this one??
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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Ctrl Alt T doesn't work

I have a very strange problem on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with Gnome-shell 3.3.2. The default shortcut to open the terminal, CTRL+ALT+T does not work. If I try to change the shortcut to another ...
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Log on Gnome desktop moniter black screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02,but when I login at my system via Gnome my monitor goes black. When I try to log on via Unity the desktop works fine. Specs:Dell 9020 How can I fix that problem?
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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How do I fix a blank gnome desktop over VNC?

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my OpenVS VPS and followed the directions here to get a remote desktop operational. This resulted in the (as I'm learning) predictable grey desktop ...
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How to restore all default theme settings

I have been having a problem for a while now, I was hoping that upgrading to 14.10 would solve it but it hasn't. My theme settings are messed up, presumably because I have installed other themes but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 experiencing random reboots

I'm not sure how to diagnose Ubuntu problems, as I've only been a user for a few days from Windows 8.1 I've never had any random reboot issues with Windows, so I am quite confident that it's not a ...
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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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Is there a Perl or Python script I can write which can minimize the Gnome terminal window?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with the old-style GNOME setting from the GDM. (I don't like the new Unity interface.) Is there a way I can create a command that I can type in my terminal window to minimize it? ...
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How can I permanently set cursor speed in GNOME 3?

I've been using the following command to set my mouse cursor speed; however, upon restart, it just goes back to the default speed. How can I make my adjustment permanent? TIA! xinput set-prop 9 258 ...
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Cannot print from Ubuntu to Develop ineo 224e in proper format of page - A4

I installed drivers for this printer properly (I think). The testing page is printed as well, but I cannot print on A4, because the printer always issues, that format of page is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. ...
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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Instal Nvidia drivers

I have been looking all over the web, and tried every suggestion I found to get the nvidia drivers working on my computer with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, with no luck. Every time I install a driver or ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Certificates -> Gnome2 Key Storage folder: cannot unlock

I tried to import an ssl cert via the gui (i.e. I double-clicked a .cer file and clicked the "Import" button). I was prompted to unlock the "Gnome2 Key Storage" certificate/key store via one of those ...
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How to disable sliding login screen in Gnome?

I am using Gnome 3.6 and I am quite annoyed by the login screen when my computer wakes up. The new implementation in Gnome includes two steps. First you have to hit Esc or click and drag upward ...
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WiFi unstable, goes in and out

My wifi goes in and out on Ubuntu; I do not have this issue in OSX Yosemite (dual-boot). There is no message saying that it disconnected from the router. Sometimes it will just hang and other times it ...