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 - Touchpad notification randomly shows up after use. Cant find out what it is

I cannot find out what this notification/icon is when I use the touchpad. Its semi-random and very annoying. The Touchpad and Mouse settings menu displays only point speed and handedness, nothing at ...
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Gnome Shell is slower than Unity? [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu on my Asus F5SL laptop (T5750 Dual Core Processor 2.0Ghz, AMD HD 3470, 4GB RAM) with unity. I was curious about gnome and I've just purged everthing about unity like; sudo apt ...
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How to edit the Applications Menu in GNOME 3?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, with Gnome 3.18. Using extensions I have gotten rid of the dash panel and only use the Applications Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. (I don't have Unity.) ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for Python too (PyGTK), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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Installed GNOME 3 ppa on Ubuntu 16.04 now cannot log-in to Ubuntu 16.04 anymore

I am running (or was) Ubuntu 16.04 and wanted to try out GNOME. I think I might have messed things up here by adding the GNOME 3 ppa. What I intended to do was get it so that when I restart, I would ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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Ctrl modifier key not working

I have just installed a fresh new Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am having a weird problem. The left and right Ctrl keys are not working as modifiers. I can see them both doing what they should in xev but if ...
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How to install Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I tried installing the Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 using the following commands: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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Ellipses in GNOME status bar?

Recently whenever I wake my computer up from standby, the status bar in GNOME ends up like this: I have no idea why this happens, the ellipses won't go away no matter what until I perform a reboot. ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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How to change Show Applications button on Gnome dash

I'm using Ubuntu with Gnome desktop. I was wondering how to change the Show Applications button icon on the dash ?
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How to set the menu show delay to 0 in gnome-fallback

When I'm moving my mouse down in the gnome-fallback gnome-panel menu, submenus (e.g. Accessories, Games, Graphics) appear slowly. When I move my mouse back up, they still appear slowly. I want 0 delay ...
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04- NVIDIA driver not installed, still screen tearing occurs

My DELL laptop has NVIDIA and Intel cards. I am running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 fresh install with all recent updates. I have not installed any proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Still screen tearing is occuring ...
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IP Messenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Do anybody got success using IP Messenger in ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? I'm getting error while launching ip-messenger. FileName:ipmsg.c Function:create_lock_file Line:157 Can not setup lock file:/tmp/...
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Mouse stops working in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

This bug is really weird, cause my mouse works completely fine just before logging on to Gnome desktop. But just after I enter my password and press Enter my mouse just hangs in thin air, not ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 OS updates through the Software application not completed

The Software application sends a notification indicating that OS updates are available. When I click the install button it starts installing the updates but then gets stuck at about 10% of the process....
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What's the official name for that area on the top of the screen?

What's the official name for that area on the top of the screen, similar to the Mac Menu Bar, where you see icons representing running apps?
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadable

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by changing the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/...
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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Some tray icons disappear after shutdown overlay

I just installed and updated Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my desktop PC. If I click on the power button (top right icon on the desktop), then I click the larger power icon, then I cancel the operation, ...
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How can I update Gnome system monitor?

I noticed there's a new version of Gnome system monitor while my version is 3.18.2. I tried to remove and reinstall it but I still have the same version. Opening Software Updater doesn't recommend me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Python Gobject broken Help?

I don't know what broke it, but my python Gobject library is missing something ... When I try to run most tools like gnome-tweak-tool which require GTK, I get an error saying : Traceback (most ...
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How to disable hot corner in gnome-shell?

Gnome shell has the so-called feature "hot corner", that opens the dashboard if the mouse touches the top-left corner of a monitor screen. I want this disabled I used to have a gnome-shell extension,...
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instalation is stuck in saving install package

I'm already have xubuntu 16.04 but because of some problems (eg grub2 not installed propely) i want to reinstall it.but reinstalling is stuck in saving installed package and i want to remove all ...
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In Gnome 16.04 Window minimize shortcut is not working

I used to use window + H to minimize a window. But it's not working. Even ctrl + alt + 0 is also not working. Any idea how to fix it?
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Nautilus not launching on Wayland [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I have tried with Wayland session and it is soo cool. I love it because on normal session, I have some screen tearing issue which is not present at all in Wayland. ...
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Gnome, Lock Screen Slide show

I want to Create a slideshow lockscreen using the GNOME desktop. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am particularly talking about the "lockscreen" not the Login screen, and definitely not the wallpaper....
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How to Get Gnome's xkb-options in Terminal?

Pseudocode where I need to know how to get current xkb-options by gsettings xkbOptions=getXkbOptions(); if [ xkbOptions = '[]' ]; then `gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources \ xkb-...
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How to uninstall Gnome from Ubuntu 16.04?

I did it. I messed up my system really bad now. I was looking for something lighter but decided not to give up on functionality. So, I settled with Gnome. Instead, it messed everything up to a degree ...
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How to solve the problem of missing of fonts in the words in Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, but when I try to write, any word with fonts, greater than 12, then some letters in the word are missing... Sorry for the delay. My problem appeared after the ...
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How to switch between Japanese input sources without all text being deleted from previous input source?

I am learning Japanese so I have installed Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center, but I have discovered something rather annoying, if I am typing in Hiragana and then I need to switch to ...
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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login loop on ubuntu gnome 16.04

I'm stack in login loop on my first account. I can log in with a guest one and for a new one that I created on terminal. This is the log errors, please help me understand what is causing the sigterm.
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Kate editor appearance under Ubuntu 16.04 with gnome-shell

I love the kate editor and running it on one of my computers was never a problem. Running it on a different computer (Ubuntu 16.04, kate version 15.12.3, gnome-shell version 3.18.4) does not look ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 - Power button action “Interactive” doesn't work

I want the confirm dialog when I press the power button. It worked in 15.10. I tried tweaks tool and dconf editor, neither work. In dconf there are 2 entries one doesn't work, the other doesn't have ...
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Is GNOME used in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am a first-time Linux user and I started learning about Linux recently. I understand GNOME is a GUI used in most Linux systems. Does Ubuntu use GNOME or any similar desktop GUI?
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The letter ü is not shown correctly

For some time now, words with the letter ü aren't shown correctly anymore for me with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In this picture, you can see that the cursor after typing ü is in front of(!) the ü. When I ...
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Cick to focus is not working 16.04

This seems to have previously been a problem starting in 15.10, and after upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 the problem is still not solved. Click to focus specifically seems to be bugged on GNOME ...
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Menus intermittantly take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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Where Ubuntu Gnome Looking Glass / extensions logs are stored?

I've started to playing around with extensions for ubuntu gnome, gnome-shell version 3.18.5. During the development I've encountered a problem finding logs from my extension or even the one used ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Setting up GNOME 3 on Mint 17 [closed]

I've tried many times to get GNOME 3 work with my Mint. After a lot of complications and re-installations, I came here for help. I've a fresh install of Mint 17.3 and I would like to use Gnome. I've ...
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Stuttering Graphics on ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 S; how to fix?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7-4179nr Laptop, and I am using Ubuntu GNome. The graphics work smoothly for around 10 seconds, and then it freezes the graphics for 2 seconds! Seems like a driver issue to me, ...