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What is preventing the open source community from improving Ubuntu / GNOME aesthetics (margins, padding, positioning)?

It's been a while since I used Ubuntu—7 years ago, to be exact, when I was playing with Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft, (skipped the next two) and eventually Hardy Heron, before schoolwork took over and I ...
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Authenticating error with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

< Problem: Just as I upgraded my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. I couldn't pass keyring and bash authentication. I can login in recovery mood for both root and my account, but that's not the case in ...
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Why does System Information read the wrong System Version?

I installed Ubuntu Gnome Trusty 14.04 yesterday. When I start System Settings/Informations the Window reads: Ubuntu 13.10 instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I am absolutely sure that Trusty is installed. I ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
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Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with 3 displays (fglrx driver). I can correct the screens order in System Settings / Display but it is not saved when I close the session and reopen it. Screens ...
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Size of icons on Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3

I have never had any difficulties changing size of icons. Now the main trouble is that change of -shell-grid-item-size does not take effect. I was sure that -shell-grid-item-size defined the size of ...
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Increase icons size in gnome shell 3.4 dash

How do I increase icons size in gnome shell dash ? I have tried http://abhizweblog.blogspot.in/2011/06/gnome3-change-icon-size.html and tried changing /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/dash.js file as ...
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How to reduce the size of all gnome-shell icons?

Is it me or is the size of icons in Gnome 3.2 huge? It makes my 1200*800 resolution look like a netbook interface. Please how do I reduce icons size?
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

i installed the openvpn network manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, which also installs the gnome package. this made it possible to import configurations under 13.10, but ...
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Graphical special effects not working as well as the rendering looks so old

I had installed gnome and then removed it using ppa-purge, then when I restarted the computer, the graphics look horrible, Something like old windows xp - all the graphics effects disabled I may ...
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Software-Center not finding software that is present in repository

I like a certain software. It is called 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components'. I can find it in software-center when I type 'gnome' and select 'By Relevance' or even 'Top Rated'. It ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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What is GTK to Gnome shell and unity

Can someone tell me what exactly is GTK, Genome shell, and unity in between all of those. I might sound stupid but can someone tell me how to take advantage of any of these I am using and which one ...
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Is it possible to maximize windows vertically in Gnome 3 by double click on the top border?

I would like to maximize windows vertically by double clicking on the horizontal boarder like in Windows. Is there a way to get this behavior in Gnome Shell? Thanks in Advance Edit: I forgot to ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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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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No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome menu sizes on high res monitor

I just updated by macbook with Ubuntu gnome to 14.04. However after updating the gnome menu and button sizes seems to have adapted to the highest possible resolution on the system and I can't figure ...
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How to install themes with GNOME tweak tool?

I have been using the default Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity for some time now and decided to start customizing it. I have already been able to make some changes with the gnome-tweak-tool. However, there ...
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Upgrade aborted mid-process and I've lost gnome-control-center

I upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 installation today by using: do-release-upgrade in the terminal. When I came back it was on a tty (at least I think it was a tty)! Then as I couldn't go back to the ...
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Firefox: change default application

Me default djvu viewer is okular: xdg-mime: $ xdg-mime query default image/vnd.djvu okular.desktop in $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list: [Added Associations] ...
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how to go to a directory in gnome terminal which contains spaces as its name? [duplicate]

I tried to md5sum a image but the path is long and contains spaces, and there is no option in the file manager to open that path in gnome-terminal. Like right-click-> open current directory in ...
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gnome-panel broken with xmonad session in 14.04

In 14.04, I've installed both gnome-session-flashback and xmonad. When logging in using lightdm and the XMonad+Gnome session, the gnome-panel is broken, with half the indicators missing. When ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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How do I get Mint Menu in my Gnome Flashback panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed the Mint Menu package following these instructions. It seems to have installed okay, but when I right click on the Gnome Panel and select "Add to Panel", I see no option in the list of ...
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How do I show date next to time in the panel with gnome-shell?

I would like to show the date in the bar up the top there (next to the time). I can not see any obvious way to enable this.
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Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop — how to configure the security type for VNC?

The facts: I had a configuration for sharing my desktop that worked till the recent update of Gnome desktop to use sgnome-shell 3.10. I used to connect to my machine form a Windows one using TightVNC ...
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How can I install TakeOff launcher on Ubuntu Gnome

Recently I've installed Phaneton Dock on my Ubuntu Gnome and now I want to install TakeOff launcher to make it look like OS X. Thanks For Help!!!.
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How to disable F1 for Help in GNOME?

I often accidentally press F1 when in GNOME which opens Help Center. Quite irritating. I tried disabling it in key bindings but search through all the places they are stored in GNOME according to ...
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Conky not removing the old frame

My conky will just stack up the frames and not remove the old one's, this will cause the conky to be unreadable after a few seconds. Example: And after a few minutes: Is there a setting i'm ...
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broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday i rebooted my laptop. After that - i discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta 2 to 14.04 LTS final release?

Currently I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta2 release. But in details it shows as Ubuntu 13.10. Please let me know how can I upgrade it 10 14.04 LTS final release(released 17th April). I tried in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 shows 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and when I open "Details" it shows 13.10. In "Software & Updates" it shows 14.04 and all the repos are "trusty". I installed 14.04 when it just became a beta if ...
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13.04 Gnome layout

My panel doesn't look like the one of other folks, for example the help and other images I've seen. I also don't see things like System settings, rather I see System tools. So several suggestions for ...
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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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Reverse Damage Caused by Gnome-Shell to Unity

OK, so I installed gnome-shell for some unfathomable reason and it essentially broke a bunch of stuff in the unity desktop. I've tried reinstalling ubuntu-desktop by doing sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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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 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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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, ...