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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hibernating ubuntu gnome

Installed ubuntu gnome. I enabled power button action as hibernate in tweak tool.But when I press power button nothing happens. How can I hibernate?I had used linux mint and hibernation worked well. ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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How to install Gnome Software Center in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

How can I install the Gnome Software Center? I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Software-Distribution/GNOME-Software-102470.shtml but am unable to ...
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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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Is there a way to change a 'searching box' to an 'executing box'?

When you start typing in Gnome desktop environment a little search-box pop out one the bottom right of the screen ( Im guessing it's a nautilus feature). I could really use an quick execution-box ...
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Redshift doesn't work under gnome

I have some problems to get redshift working under Gnome. In Unity there is a taskbar-icon I can use to switch it off and on. Unfortunately there is none under Gnome. Whenever I start the redshift app ...
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How to remove header bar after purge Ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I have installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04(unity). After couple of days I decided to remove gnome-shell. So I run the following command. sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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How to install tint2 on gnome

I am trying to install tint2 on my ubuntu-gnome 15. Here is what I have done: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/killeroid/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" sudo ...
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Custom keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome [on hold]

Some Custom Keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome. I have developed keys such as www., .com, etc.
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Gnome 3.14: How to put the menu inside the title like in Unity?

Unfortunately Gnome is very wasty with screen real estate when compared with Unity. Is there any way I can put the menus inside the window title like on Unity?
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How can I delete all of my gnome sources?

I was trying to install some source codes using wget and apparently I accidentally downloaded every source code in gnome. I really don't want all of them at this time. I don't know if they already ...
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How to change the default alert sound in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I want to change the default alert sound from "Drip" to "Sonar". I have tried going into Settings > Sound > Sound Effects, however, there is no obvious way ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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Cannot make a screenshot using Print-key on Gnome 3.10

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME shell 3.10.4. Pressing the [Print]-key will cause the screen to shortly turn dark - as it seems to be custom on Ubuntu for capturing a screen. But afterwards there is no ...
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Gnome 3.14: How to disable window effects

Is there a way to disable the unnecessary window effects of Gnome 3.14?
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How do I set-up LightDM and gnome-session-flashback to use XDMCP?

I'm trying to create a terminal session on another computer in my local area network. I have used XDMCP in the past, but it's pretty long ago ('06 & '07). I remember it being a breeze to set-up ...
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CTRL-ALT-L not locking screen Ubuntu 15.04 w/ Gnome

Title says it all. This is a feature I need. It's probably something easy, but googling it just gave me a hodgepodge of unrelated stuff.
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How to run Gnome Startup Applications in i3?

i3 does not launch Ubuntu's startup applications by default. It will only execute what is added to its configuration. Which command or script do I have to execute do start all the startup applications ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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Lock screen does not unlock with correct password Gnome and Ubuntu 14.04

I had to reinstall recently. I installed normal Ubuntu 14.04. I then installed gnome/gnome shell/gdm. I then logged in my user to gnome. Since then I have been configuring my system. Yesterday, ...
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Gnome shell calendar + delayed Internet connection

I've my Google account synced and the calendar works fine. But not always: concretly, if I reboot my computer and log-in in my system before Network Manager has connected to the Internet, the ...
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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notify-send not working, seems many bugs [duplicate]

i'm trying to create notification script but it doesnt work. When i click for example "control+alt+m" it should pop notification which it does, but its like default and i cant change anything. I ...
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How do I hide the Toolbar in Evince Full Screen Mode?

Let me preface this by saying I'm new to Linux, but I'm willing to try anything you wizards can conjure up (preferably a keyboard shortcut though)! When I use Evince 3.10.3 in full screen mode I'm ...
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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login loop and gnome shell unmet dependencies [on hold]

I am trying to come back to the Unity desktop after installing Gnome 3 from a PPA. I have re-installed ubuntu-session but there are still some unmet dependencies. Also, when I try to login I get ...
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IPmessenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried installing IP messenger on this and it showing error message like this, FileName:ipmsg.c Function:create_lock_file Line:157 Can not setup lock ...
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GNOME 3 Shell keyboard/mouse shortcuts

What keyboard or mouse shortcuts for GNOME 3 exist ?
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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Ubuntu perrmission problem after reboot [on hold]

I reboot my laptop recently and after this reboot. I have a problem with a some things like: solaar not working (after I logged-in I'm getting a pop-up saying it's not have permissions to open ...
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How to get the AskUbuntu chat ping noise and alert on Ubuntu Gnome

Since I have changed to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, from Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, I have noticed that although I am able to activate desktop notifications for some sites and ...
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Would there have been the same risk with Gnome 3.16 if it had been included in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome 3.14, and I am contemplating upgrading to Gnome 3.16, in the article here I read that: The stable release of GNOME 3.16 arrived in March. ...
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Ubuntu-desktop: unmet dependencies

I tried to install Gnome on ubuntu 13.04 using these guide (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome). It didn't work very well (there were some glitches), so I tried ...
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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to ad support for Russian so ...
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How can I reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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Gnome 3.16 Shell installation on 15.04 failed

Unfortunately the installation of Gnome 3.18 didn-t work on 15.04, although I followed their terminal commands precisely. I-ve got an american Keyboard and a failing Unity window manager. How can I ...
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StartupWMClass will not change WM_Class of Eclipse IDE

I am working with two different versions of Eclipse. Due to conflicts between the plugins I decided to install both of these versions separately, which works perfectly fine except one little issue. I ...
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Failed to load gnome display manager

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop . Recently i have updated it.Soon i found that my cheese is not working. So i installed it again.Then i open the cheese but it does not work.So i restart ...
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How do I make taskbar icons appear in GNOME?

In Unity, I see running programs such as Dropbox or Pidgin in the taskbar (the icons also change when dropbox is updating or I have received a new message in Pidgin). However, when I switched to ...
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customize ubuntu [on hold]

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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How do you auto arrange program panes in Ubuntu GNOME

How do I get all the open windows to auto arrange. I can see that ctrl+cmd+(up/down/left/right) has control over a single pane. What I am after is something similar to windows where it can auto ...
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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Looking for a simple outliner

Back in the day i used OmniOutliner a lot. Is there something like that for GNOME? Google suggested me Gnome Outliner and a friend of mine mentioned TreeSheets. But is there something else?
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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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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Unity7 and Gnome 3: How to disable “lock was blocked by an application”, so that Gnome3 always locks the screen?

When I have virtualbox in full screen, on Unity it always locks after 5 minutes, but in Gnome3 (and even Unity7) it shows a popup message: lock was blocked by an application. Can I force Unity or ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...