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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Gnome-Shell behavior in Ubuntu 14.04 is off after installing and then removing Pantheon

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Gnome-Shell for a few weeks now and I decided to toy around with pantheon using this guide. I decided it wasn't for me and I removed pantheon via purge. I also ...
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Maximize breaks windows on GNOME 3.10.4

I am having issues with GNOME 3.10.4. I used an extension (named maximus two) from GNOME Shell Extensions but upon installing, it broke maximization. I removed it and restarted the GNOME Shell, to no ...
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Several crashes after upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded my system today from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were issues because I was using Gnome 3.12 from "ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging". I was able to fix the issues (unmet dependencies, broken ...
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Gnome Xmonad broken after upgraded to 14.10

After upgraded to 14.10, gnome-settings-daemon cannot be loaded properly /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session. is there anyone has the same problem?
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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How to install Gnome 3.14 in Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I install Gnome 3.14 in the new Ubuntu 14.10? I saw some guides saying that we have to add three separate repositories : sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo ...
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How to set GNOME as my default desktop environment?

I just downloaded GNOME-Shell. And at login screen it's give me to choose to set desktop environment, But I want to set GNOME as my default desktop environment. Although I tried the possible ...
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Ubuntu Gnome. Booting issues [duplicate]

I new so don't know much about Ubuntu. So it was just a moment ago, I was playing with some tutorial online about setting up gaming mouse Ubuntu Gnome. I was following the tutorial and edited my ...
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Is there a way to replace Unity Dash with a classic style applications menu

Love this site, just joined because I finally figured out exactly how I want Ubuntu to behave and I haven't been able to find a way to do this. I know there are things like the classic menu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then, I've installed the Gnome Shell. The problem is that the File (Nautilus) does not let me to resize it with my mouse, but if I run it in terminal as sudo ...
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Why GNOME3 apps close such long?

For example system monitor and calculator. It takes about 1 second after clicking close for app to vanish from my screen. Why it is so long. Or it is only my personal bug? PS using Xubuntu 14.04; some ...
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Remove the focused window title in title bar

Is there any configuration or extension for gnome to hide the currently focused window from the top bar? I mean the text and the icon between the clock and the activities overview.
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Configuration of Redshift

I want to configure Redshift in such a manner such that it will be in the least brightness every time (irrespective whether it is day or night). Also let me know if I might face any problem if I use ...
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Firefox Page - Navigation with Touchpad

Hy, i' m using a Lenovou330p notebook with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and GNOME 3. I tried to find out how to be able to navigate back and foreward in Firefox with 3 or 4 finger swipe gestures on the Touchpad ...
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something about gnome desktop on ubuntu 14.04 unity

I install gnome session and gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04(unity),and I can't install the extensions of GNOME. What should I do if I want to use these extensions?
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Control Key & shift key closes Files Window in UBUNTU 14.04 gnome 3.12

When I press control key or shift key it closes opened files and files system in UBUNTU 14.04, I really can't understand what is the problem why its happening, please help I am using UBUNTU 14.04 ...
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Touchpad right button doesn't work (Ubuntu + GNOME)

So, I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After using Ubuntu for a few months, I decided to try Fedora. I was impressed by the look of the desktop environment, I decided to just install ...
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Google chrome strange behavior after gnome3 restart or connect/disconnect second monitor

I've been searching the solution of this annoying problem few months. Here is the case: When I have 'fresh' started gnome3 environment everything looks good, chrome icon looks ok ( I mean not like low ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Why does the 'r' command change keyboard layout to US? - Ubuntu GNOME

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed on my machine with my system set to UK. When I run the r command via ALT + F2 to reset the shell, the keyboard layout changes to US even though my system's ...
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What component is responsible for tray and how to manipulate it using C++?

My goal is to write a desktop gui application that will utilize these commands found in http://askubuntu.com/a/14083/18330 pacmd list-sinks to list name or index number of possible sinks pacmd ...
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Progress bar in my login screen

I have a problem. After boot system, my login screen show a progress bar. If I do nothing is performed automatically login. Look: How to remove it?
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Ubuntu gnome 14.04 lag

I have a HP envy 14 2014eo laptop with a fresh ubuntu gnome 14.04 install. Animations are really choppy when going in and out of activities. The laptop is pretty powerful (core i7, 4 gb ram, sandy ...
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Left touch pad button not working on Ubuntu (Gnome) 14.10 and kernel above 3.16.0-20 [closed]

So, I've this Lenovo B50 laptop that runs Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and for some reason kernels: 3.16.0-23 3.16.0-22 3.16.0-21 Don't seem to recognise my left touchpad button, however it worked up to ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 NVIDIA drivers problem

I have an Acer Aspire 5755G with two video cards : one integrated (Intel) and one dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M). I tried multiply ways to install various types of NVIDIA drivers, but everytime, ...
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Ubuntu Gnome terminal won't start

Seems like my gnome-terminal won't start every time I press Ctrl Alt T nothing happens so as when I manually try to open it from the apps list. I tried using Alt F2 and typing xterm and running the ...
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Why is GNOME Software Center not included in Ubuntu GNOME (14.04/14.10)?

So I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (which included GNOME 3.10) and noticed that GNOME Software Center isn't included and isn't available through the repositories. Then I tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Eclipse luna missing titles after theme revert

Lately I tried changing the colour theme of my Eclipse Luna to dark. Then I decided to revert back to the default GTK theme. But after I have done so, the title on the active edit window is missing ...
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Guayadeque won't allow to me set podcast directory

Every time I set a podcast directory and click "accept" it resets back to (none). I tried searching the internet and the only thing I could find was from the Guayadeque team back in '10 saying to ...
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Ubuntu freezes after removing Gnome [on hold]

My first Linux experience is Ubuntu 14.04.Since I got bored with Unity,I changed my desktop environment to Gnome.After a while,I removed Gnome and returned to Unity.But now,I cannot change my ...
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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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Auto completion in run dialogue (Alt-F2). In particular when used to open folder

One thing I love about GNOME is the fact that you, from your run dialogue (Alt+F2), can open a folder/path in Nautilus by typing the path or the path relative to your home folder and then hitting ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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How can I safely upgrade from Gnome 3.10 to 3.12 WITHOUT getting 3.14?

Every method I see is to use the Gnome staging PPA, but this will blow past 3.12 and give me 3.14, is there no other way? This is for a system I need to be as stable as possible so I don't want ...
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Unable to install gnome shell 3.10 on ubuntu gnome 14. 04 after accidental uninstall

I was running ubuntu 14.04 and genome shell verdion 3. 10. I was naive and installed ppa and system updates that upgraded the shell to 3. 12 and that's when things started falling apart (system ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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no wired connction icon show on my computer

I'm using the latest version of GNOME on ubuntu 14.04 and connected to a wired connection. what to my surprise is there is no wired connection icon in the top right corner. I didn't uninstall the ...
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Give full permission to a folder in an Ethernet

I have two ubuntu machines (machineA and machineB)connected through a wired Ethernet cable. I'm asking how I can give full permission and access of machineA to a certain folder Folder1 in the machineB ...
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How can I set raise-window-button from the command line?

I have a script with commands such as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-2 "['<Alt>F2']" which I use to reset my gnome settings when an update decides my ...
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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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autogen.sh can't find “ fontconfig” package

ran autogen.sh and get the error "package 'fontconfig' not found". I also get the suggestion to adjust the 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH' enviroment variable and/or variables "FONTCONFIG_CFLAGS" and ...
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How to suspend from the command line in gnome 3.14

I'm aware of this post: How can I suspend/hibernate from command line? however, the recommended method using dbus doesn't work with Gnome Shell 3.14.0. What is the now recommended approach for ...
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Irix look for Gnome 3.x

I like to use IRIX like themes under Ubuntu. That worked for me until I upgraded to 14.04. Now my old IRIX like theme is gone (it seems) and I have been trying to search the net for a version that ...
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How to let gnome-screensaver turn off the monitor when locked in commandline?

I am using Trusty but not unity desktop. I lock my screen by gnome-screensaver-command -l. Seems like in default configuration, gnome-screensaver won't save my power. I found this which did not work. ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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CloudStickyNotes.jar not working in gnome

I am trying to use this Java application called Cloud Sticky notes within Gnome, I've used it on Windows and within Elementary os without issue and I've tried to use it in 3 different versions of ...
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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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How to increase system-wide sound volume in GNOME?

When I try to set maximum volume in GNOME sound settings (for example, to 150%), it resets after I increase or decrease sound volume on top-right angle on my Desktop. How can I increase default volume ...
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How to disable Raise-on-Click in Trusty?

When a windowed app has focus and I click a maximized app below it, I'd like to set focus to the maximized window but for the windowed app to remain in the foreground. I recently upgraded (by means ...