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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Similar to i3 Scratchpad on GNOME? (hide/show windows with a keyboard shortcut)

In Scratchpad (a window manager) there's a pretty neat function called scratchpad: -Whenever you push alt-mayus-Minus, the selected window will be send to the scratchpad, that it, it will be hidden ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation [closed]

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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x11vnc -gone: Cannot lock screen using gnome screensaver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server and installed a 'light weight' gnome desktop using sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I have also installed x11vnc sudo ...
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Gnome issue with different modes

Hello Guys i am new to Linux and currently i installed the ubuntu 2014 with gnome shell 3.10.4 .At the log on screen there were different modes of gnome they were Gnome,Gnome Home ,Gnome flashback ...
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Unity's gone! How do I get it back?

Earlier today my Unity desktop disappeared: I got a black screen with white text, but it disappeared too quickly for me to read. When the desktop reappeared, it was the Ubuntu Classic desktop. I ...
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How to install stable gnome desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

How to install stable gnome desktop in standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How do I remove Ubuntu GNOME's “mouse position functions”?

What I mean by "mouse position function" is, for instance, when you put the mouse cursor on the top left edge of the screen to show up the Applications and on the bottom to show the message tray. I ...
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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Multiple wallpapers in GNOME Shell

I know this has been asked to death, but I can't get it to work. I'm trying to have multiple wallpapers (one different wallpaper per workspace) and I've done the whole Compiz wallpaper plugin set the ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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Unity Tweak Tool Font

Each time I restart my PC font scaling value changes in unity tweak tool. I have scaling set to 0.875 in Settings>Display as well. So I believe that's causing the matter. So after each reboot I reset ...
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My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
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Switch Desktop Environment from Command Line

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed on a headless box. I use SSH or VNC to connect to it. I'm trying to switch to XFCE and I've got it installed, but the tutorials say to log out, and select the desktop ...
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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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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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Mutilple Authenticate Windows after unlocking Ubuntu 14.10 ( using gnome metacity)

I have recently updated my Laptop ( Dell 15r ) to Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is whenever I unlock my laptop, I see this window and there are many instances of this windows. I have to click close ( or ...
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How to move Gnome top bar to a secondary monitor

I realize I could manage this by switching my secondary monitor to become primary one, but if I do then any and all games run at fullscreen will adopt the now primary monitor's resolution and that's ...
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How can I move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3?

Is there a way to move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3? It is very annoying to have this panel at the top, because then I have to aim for the close button when I want to close a window. When ...
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install fglrx in gnome-shell prevents X from loading

I installed fglrx to fix a problem I had playing Beyond Linux in Ubuntu with an ATI 6850. I thought I'd try the proprietary version. However, after installing it my system stopped booting. I'm told ...
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keyboard shortcuts not working in gnome 3.10

i am not a fun of unity so i decided to install gnome 3 on my PC which is running Ubuntu 13.10. but after the installation, i am failing to use some shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+T to open termiinal and ...
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In Ubuntu windows and menus in GNOME looks like KDE

In Ubuntu 12.10 I run KDE once (usually I use GNOME), after that all windows, menus, icons and so on looks like KDE, not GNOME theme. How enable again GNOME look?
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Installing ubuntulooks and using themes for applications

I use ubuntu 14.04 with gnome3 shell. Hi, I would like to start my application with gtk2 theme. I was using this tutorial: ...
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How do I get a graphical installer for Ubuntu GNOME?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME over my vanilla Ubuntu installation. I've downloaded the amd64 version of Ubuntu GNOME through torrent (since I have a 64-bit processor), and the md5sum checks out. ...
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Widget dissapears when I click Show desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 with Gnome. I have installed cardio-dock. I have added trash and show desktop through the cardio-dock GUI. Apart from that I have added the calendar and time widget through the ...
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Is it possible to remove gnome-contacts in 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 after coming back from using Mint. I'm cleaning up some of the software that comes installed that I don't need or want. One of those applications is ...
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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on ...
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How do I turn off Gnome Shell Activities Animations?

I'd like to turn off the animation (windows zoom back) effect when the activities overview is activated because it really gets slow and laggy with a lot of open windows. Is there ANY way to do this, ...
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Layout change with Alt+Shift in Ubuntu 14.04 using Gnome 3.10

I know that many have asked that question before, but I have seen no one ask it for Ubuntu 14.04. I have a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 and I have also installed the Flashback ...
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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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GNOME Shell 3.2 freezes on search [closed]

I have Gnome shell 3.2 and a gnome 3.2 theme installed. But when I use the search bar in Activities, gnome shell freezes and I am left with no other option except to restart the system. Is this a bug? ...
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Autologin to GNOME display manager

I am using kali-bit. I don't know what happened, but when I turn on my PC it settles on the GNOME Display manager user' desktop directly, without any login screen. When I click on switch user or log ...
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How to Re Generate All Gnome Schemas for Ubuntu 12.04

To compile a package I went on installing systemd package from Utopic 14.10 with all its dependencies on my [Modified] Ubuntu 12.04. As it's not existing in Systems prior to Trusty 14.04. Everything ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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Super Key not working with Gnome

I am using 14.04 and I've installed Gnome according to this tutorial. I am currently using Metacity. Unfortunately my super key now does nothing. Additionally I do not appear to have a hot corner. Has ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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How to set lockscreen background colour to corresonding HTML code (see info)?

It's a bit of a weird question, but I got inspired by this website: http://whatcolourisit.scn9a.org/ Basically, it converts the time to six digits, and every time those digits align with a colour (in ...
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indicator-application for Gnome fallback/flashback not working properly in ubuntu 14.10

The indicator-application for Gnome-Panel is not working in Ubuntu 14.10, it was working in 14.04 (GNOME 3.10) fine so I don't if it has something to do with the GNOME 3.12 base or not. Before I add ...
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kile does not get keyboard input, respond to Alt+F

I use 11.10 with gnome 3 and Unity. In either case, I use two KDE apps a lot - kile and kate. Since the latest upgrade, I have observed a few problems: a] I can never use Alt+F to select the file ...
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Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I basically know nothing about it and friend convinced me to switch to the OS. Everything was going fine and I had managed to make my PC look like mac but I just ran into a ...
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Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question... Is there an indicator applet that tells me when I've received an email through any IMAP service? If so, where can I get it?
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How can I find out what is causing my gnome-panel to freeze? [closed]

About once a day my gnome-panel freezes. How can I produce some sort of debug information to: Figure out what is causing the freeze or File a bug or see if its an existing bug When gdb is ...
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Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run as root user

Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run it as root user. The problem is shown below: This is how nautilus looks like under regular user (windows header use native gtk3 theme). Running as ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Gnome and suddenly I can't unlock system settings such as Users and time & date: the unlock icon is grayed out even though I'm an administrator and terminal ...
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Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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Ubuntu GNOME on a USB 3.0 thumb drive: GRUB cannot be installed

I previously installed Ubuntu GNOME just fine on a USB 2.0 drive with the installation wizard, just like you would on a hard drive. I just bought a USB 3.0 16GB drive so that I could run it at a ...
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Ubuntu desktop version 14.10 - how I disable the switching between the menu bar and the title bar on top of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 with Unity and the Windows have switch between a title bar and the menu bar when I move the mouse to the top bar of the window? I want the menu bar permanently displayed ...