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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pgAdmin show object browser text white on white with dark theme

When using a dark theme, the object browser uses white background. Is there some way to change this? This question has been asked a few times, but no answer still. The theme I am using is E17. ...
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Automatically start Bash script when opening a graphical program

I want to start a shell script automatically when I'm starting, e.g., LibreOffice. The problem is that I don't know how. Where would I build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a ...
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From gnome-screenshot command line, how do you predefine the are?

So gnome-screenshot has the following options: tim@Hairy14:~$ gnome-screenshot --help Usage: gnome-screenshot [OPTION…] Take a picture of the screen Help Options: -h, --help ...
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Ubuntu can't boot after failed attempt to install Gnome3

I tried to install Gnome 2 on Ubuntu, which was actually GNOME 3 . During the install, my computer died because the battery was dead. The install wasn't finished. Now Ubuntu won't start. I think I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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missing mouse after gnome install

I recently installed gnome3 on my Ubuntu partition (on a suspicion that unity is memory leaking) and now my mouse has disappeared from both the login screen and after logged in. I used these ...
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Questions about reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu and got a system without internet. After deleting all types of drivers and putting important drivers and resetting network, it worked. Recently, I installed pantheon and mate, and ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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Trailing windows after installing gnome shell!

I am running 13.04 on this computer, and was interested in installing the gnome shell alongside unity. I followed the instructions on this link: ...
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Problem with installing softwares in Gnome 3.4

I have a problem with installing software in my labtop which has a Gnome 3.4 operating system. Everytime when I want to install a software, the following error message appears: ...
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Only visible spaces seen?

I recently converted Ubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME by removing Unity and installing GNOME from the repositories and removed LightDM too. My account was working, but the rest of the family user accounts are ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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When I use Super+Prt Scr I get a transparent file

I am using Gnome 3.12.2 This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised). This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area ...
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Meta package for Ubuntu Gnome Edition?

All other editions have meta packages, e.g. xubuntu-desktop, is there such package for Ubuntu Gnome Edition? If not, what's the best way of replicating Ubuntu Gnome experience having a standard Unity ...
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Missing menu and icons in unity panel [duplicate]

The menu and icons went missing after i installed Stream on my Ubuntu 13.04. You can see that, the File, Edit, .... menus are missing from the unity panel. So is the clock, network and restart ...
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Ubuntu: “Editable Menu Accelerators” (on a per app basis). Where is this option?

I keep seeing references to a config option calld Editable Menu Accelerators or Editable Menu Shortcut Keys. This is exactly what I need, but all the directions I've read about how to find that ...
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Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items in applications?

OSX allows user to add custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items. For instance you can define a custom keyboard shortcut for "Copy" and it will work for every application that has a menu item called ...
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I want to know how to get “Gnome” Started

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 32 bit and want to know how to get the gnome gui up and running. Can anyone help?
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compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
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Active Web Site as Gnome Background

Is there a way to put an active website, such as Gmail, as your Desktop background in Gnome, running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit? MS Win calls it "Active Desktop".
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How to file a bug on Ubuntu GNOME?

There is a cups problem and I don't know how or where I could submit a bug report.
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Can I apply a different GTK3 theme from the main one to an individual application?

For example, can I keep Ambiance as main theme but assign elementary theme to elementary's app?
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GNOME client-side decorations persist after removing GNOME [on hold]

I have completely removed Gnome 3.12, all Gnome shell extensions, any extra applications, etc. from Ubuntu 14.04 and then reinstalled Unity. After rebooting I still see the characteristic client-side ...
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Black screen areas with gnome classic

I've (re)installed ubuntu 12.04 on my eeepc-1000h. I've installed gnome classic. Everything was going vell, but now, with screen resolution 1024x600, i've got in each side of the desktop, a black area ...
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How to move the “hot corner” of the messaging tray in gnome-shell?

I have two monitors, side by side, and my main monitor is on the left. In Gnome Shell, the task-bar can be quickly looked at by moving the mouse to the bottom right hot corner, but since I have a ...
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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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After installing Gnome, desktop folder doesn't appear on my desktop [duplicate]

After installing Gnome on my 14.04 system running unity, my desktop folder (~/Desktop) doesn't appear on my desktop any-more. I only see the splash background that says 14.04 LTS in lower right hand ...
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Gnome3 shows old icons for Network Manager

I just upgraded to gnome3 ppa in ubuntu 11.04. Every thing is running smoothly after the upgrade, except the network manager icon, which is the old gnome's icons and the ubuntu network manager. Its ...
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Misaligned titlebar icons in Google Chrome

I had installed Pantheon desktop on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 using the elementary os ppas. However, that messes up with the title bar in Google Chrome, as the snapshot shows. The problem persists even ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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Google Chrome themes are not transparent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Google Chrome version 28.0.1500.71 (the latest as of this writing). There are a lot of themes with transparency in the Chrome Web Store, but they never work on my ...
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Can I safely remove ubuntu-desktop?

A couple months ago I switched to Ubuntu (Saucy) then upgraded to Trusty Tahr. A couple days ago I learned that I can install other -buntu's and boot from them. Since then I've installed Gnome and a ...
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How to open jar file with doubleclick after upgarade to 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04. I ran into problems with opening .jar files. Double clicking on Client.jar doesn't open it. I tried right clicking and selecting both , OpenJDK Java 7 runtime and OpenJDK ...
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how to change desktop background in ubuntu desktop

I was using gnome desktop environment at the start but i switched to unity environment by install unity shell via this command sudo apt get install Ubuntu-desktop after this I have many issues like ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Mouse & Program Windows Problem [CANT DO ANTYTHING]

The programs windows keep flickering back and forth/up and down and my mouse keeps flashing also, and I need to go on a different account to do this, is there any way to fix it?
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UK ISO mechanical keyboard layout on 14.04

I'm trying to configure Ubuntu 14.04 to use with the keyboard layout shown here UK Keyboard layout. I can't find any options from the list of English (UK) keyboard layouts that match this format, ...
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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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Too much space between icons on the gnome panel in gnome fallback (compiz) Ubuntu 14.04

There's too much space between the icons on the gnome panel, in the fallback session, here's a screnshot. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
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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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How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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Texmaker not displaying the menu bar with Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome 3

I installed Texmaker 4.2 (Qt5) on my Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome 3). The installation went smooth but I don't have a menu bar and therefore I can not configure the Texmaker. My program looks like this ...
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Tried Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. How can I get Unity back?

I am running 13.10 and installed GNOME 3.10 with the gnome3-next ppa from Team GNOME, as explained in an article on Webupd8. How can I get back to Unity? I did a ppa purge and now sort of have ...
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How do I get the good ol' timezone world map back?

This is the biggest thing I miss from Gnome 2 – the world map with daylight and location markers of favourite cities, followed by a list of timezones with weather status! Shame on whoever thought it ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Failure to boot after botched Ubuntu Gnome install

Specs Lenovo g410 intel i5 8 gb ram 120gb Crucial m500 ssd Situation I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 for a couple of weeks with Gnome 3 manually installed. After having a lot of problems with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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Where is the “Search” place in the file open dialog?

I remember that in earlier versions of Ubuntu there was a "search" place in the file open dialog (for example like the one in this screenshot). However in Ubuntu 14.04, I don't see it anymore: Is ...
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Installing FreeBASIC-0.90.1 in Ubuntu

I have been using FB under WinXP, and am trying to install it under Ubuntu14. It is not available in the Ubuntu repository (why???), so I download the binary package from the FB website and ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...