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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Address Book Authentication

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and run Gnome Shell. I am consistently getting a pop up window prompting me for my Gmail address book authentication. The window pops up the moment I type something ...
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How to adjust DPI in 14.04

I asked about fixing DPI in 12.04. The 14.04 release notes list "Support for High-DPI screens and desktop scaling." Post upgrade, it seems that nothing has changed. Similar symptoms from my previous ...
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Custom bootable iso [duplicate]

Okay, I've been having a LOT of issues breaking my OS (I'm very new to Ubuntu) when it comes to installing drivers, updates, etc. I'm running UbuntuGNOME 14.04.1 on an Acer Aspire 7750G with AMD ...
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Install Gnome Software Center

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and then upgraded the Gnome version to 3.10. But, all new apps in 3.10 such as Gnome Software Center, Maps, Weather etc are not included. So now, I wonder how to get and ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
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Clocks for multiple timezones in Gnome 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04)

I looked everywhere but I couldn't find a way to display multiple clocks in Gnome 3.4 that ships with Ubuntu 12.04. In classic Gnome and Unity, it is possible. Also, for some strange reason, ...
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Context menu on Chrome turns blank when mouse is over

I am using Ubuntu GNOME and when I am on Google Chrome the context menu turns blank when the cursor is over an option. Only Google Chrome has this issue. Here a screenshot: I have tested on Unity, ...
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gnome/nvidia overwriting .nvidia-settings.rc

I'm seeing a lot of people having issues of when changing brightness/contrast/gamma through nvidia settings and the settings not loading the next time they log in. I am also having this problem. I ...
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphical errors after upgrade from 12.04

I was having a few issues that were annoying me with 12.04, so I decided to upgrade to 14.04. Everything seems to have gone well enough, except that there are graphical errors appearing in the ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Lightdm

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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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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Gnome does not load after installing nvidia cuda drivers [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and GeForce 540M CUDA enabled Nvidia Graphics card on my Lenovo Ideapad z570. I was using gnome shell in it and installed nvidia drivers and cuda on it using the ...
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Window vertically maximized beyond desktop size

After navigating through the system setting to do post install tweaks on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1, I have a problem with the Sound Settings window in that it is vertically maximized way beyond my desktop ...
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ubuntu 14.04 minimize window suspending deskop

When i try minimize window i can't do nothing until i switch to another desktop (using keyboard shortcut). I using sidekick effect but it's also happens when i don't have any effect. What is strange ...
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X1 Carbon functions keys does not work in Gnome 3

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on my 2nd Gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and the function key does not work on switching different modes (its the F keys all the time). I have read about that problem and ...
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Icon theme doesn't apply to Nautilus at all!

You can see that I have applied the 'Simple' icon theme in Gnome. I am using Ubuntu Gnome. And have download the tarball then extracted it into the /.icon before applying it through Gnome Tweak Tool. ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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How to revert unity and remove gnome desktop?

I just installed gnome in Ubuntu 13.10 following this article at www.omgubuntu.co.uk After reboot , weird things started happening : Gnome desktop always crashes (hang and unusable) no mouse cursor ...
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Change GDM in ubuntuGNOME 14.04.1

I've been searching the web and can't figure out how to do this, only that I can do this. I recently installed a fresh install of the ubuntu GNOME 14.04 flavor and love it so far, especially with all ...
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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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Ubuntu login history?

Multiple users have logged into my 14.04 desktop system. When I want to logout or lock my screen, the drop down menu shows a long list of many of the users who have logged in. I would really like to ...
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I full-screen display the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. so I wonder how I can get out of the full screen display back to normal ...
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Accidentally removed default gnome panel applications

I accidentally removed the default Gnome panel menu on the top right (containing clock, mail, volume and shutdown options). After, I tried to get the menu back by adding some apps but that did not ...
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GNOME - Chrome contextual menu colors inconsistent with current theme

I've put together an icon/theme combination for my Ubuntu 14.04 + GNOME. Unfortunately, my color settings for contextual menu are applied for most applications, but not for Chrome - when I ...
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Remember Each Window/Browser size and location

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with latest Cinnamon updated. Is there a way/software to remember the size and location of each window/application/browser that survives a reboot? For example after logging in, I ...
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How to configure VNC on a remote Ubuntu server?

I am currently in the process of creating a Ubuntu server with Rackspace cloud and I am trying to configure this server for VNC over SSH on my MacBook Air. Here is a summary of what I am trying to ...
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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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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: unified panel sliders

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome (version 3.10) and I seem to be missing certain items in the unified panel like the brightness slider, wired connection status, bluetooth status and battery ...
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When a modal window opens, and there is a full screen window on the back, this full screen window gets in the front

I am using ubuntu 14.04, with metacity, but the same bug was happening also using Cinnamon. Basically I have a bash terminal in full screen mode. If I use an other program, and this program opens a ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
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How to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts?

On MS Windows we can use Super + Arrow to move a window to the right and the left of the screen, maximize, minimize and even move it to another screen. Is there a way to configure this feature on ...
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If I backup my Ubuntu (unity) using Deja, can I restore it when I use a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME?

This may be a weird question, but it has me stumped and google is little help. I am currently running Ubuntu with the default Unity interface. I've been wanting to experiment with different DE's for a ...
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How do I get GNOME notifactions back to appearing as “bubbles”? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with GNOME 3.5.4. Ordinarily, my notifications look like this: (Not mine, but identical. A sort of pop-up in the upper-right corner of the screen). After ...
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Broken ubuntu-desktop after dist-upgrade 14.04.1

I made dist upgrade yesterday and it removes ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-session as well. I installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop , but everything is different and i don't want use it. I want come back to ...
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Accessing Applications

Color me stupid, but I've read and tried to execute the suggestions here for this issue and have failed. All I want to do is find and then execute the applications available, the ones I see are ...
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Using the Themes in the Repository (14.04)

Ubuntu's unity-tweak-tool only has three themes, Ambiance, Highcontrast, and Radiance. The repository appears to have quiet a few. I installed gnome-themes-ubuntu via Synaptic. The description ...
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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the ...
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How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?

On Mac OS X, there is a handy key combo for taking a screenshot of any arbitrary rectangle section of the screen(Command-Shift-4). Is there something similar(maybe Compiz plugin) for Ubuntu/Gnome?
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Clock applet stops after login

I realized a second strange thing after upgrading from 8.04 LTS to 10.04. My (GNOME) panel contains the clock applet. This applet shows current date and time. The time is not upgraded after I start a ...
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Yellow line on the screen

I installed ubuntu-gnome on my laptop, which is having amd apu 3420m. After some time of normal usage, when a day I am watching movies using default video player of gnome, a yellow horizontal line ...
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How to install gnome shell extensions without installing ppa repo in 13.10?

People had warned me that ppa repositories are not reliable and which can break my system. Also themes without ppa would be nice to know how to install with Unity and Gnome Shell. Is there a way to ...
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How to edit the notification configuration?

The notification blip that usually comes on top-right and becomes slightly transparent on hover gets its colour from the background wallpaper, but can I edit it with more options? if yes, then how?
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SFLphone 1.3.0 microphone on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I compared the following 2 setups with original packages from the Ubuntu distributions and with the same headset and the same second telephone and the same telephone account data 1) SFLphone ...
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Incorrect shell password correct terminal password

I'm trying to make some changes from the ctrl+alt+f1 menu, but the shell only rejects my login ("login incorrect" message). This is the same login and password that is accepted EVERYWHERE ELSE I'm ...
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Gnome Shell Issue in Ubuntu t 14.04

I have installed gnome in my OS, when i try to uninstall gnome-shell after that i am not able to see any applications after login my screen is freeze it is not showing any thing. please could any one ...
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...