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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Mate, use gnome-screenshot instead of mate-screenshot

I am a big fan of Mate desktop. Simple and very functional. But there one thing I'd address to the mate desktop: its screenshot utility is too poor. The very single feature I miss there is being ...
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How do I restore window element visibility after gnome3?

After doing a dist-upgrade and installing the newest version of gnome3 to mess around with, my Unity started looking weird. I noticed that if I used any installed custom themes the window elements ...
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How do I disable window move with alt + left mouse button in GNOME Shell?

There are lots of posts on this about Unity, this is about gnome-shell As with other posters, I use apps (Inkscape in particular) that uses Alt-Click and Alt-drag. Gnome-shell is grabbing this off me ...
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How to install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu

Please advice how to properly install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu 14.04 (that comes with Unity by default). I want keep all application that was preinstalled with Unity DE: LibreOffice Writer, Calc, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Installation [duplicate]

I do not get the link for upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from the upgrading button in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Manual proxy configuration through terminal does not work

I am having trouble configuring manual proxy through terminal. I have used the following commands to set manual proxy: gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy mode 'manual' gsettings set org.gnome....
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(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
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My Ubuntu 16.04lts terminal does not connect to ethernet

Always writing [waiting for headers...] or will get to a particular percentage then [waiting for headers...] will show and not connect again. This happens when I perform "sudo apt-get update" or any ...
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Better calculator

Is there a calculator, that doesn't change its width once I enter numbers, like the ubuntu standard-one?
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No option to switch window managers with 16.04 laptop

I have been using Ubuntu for years, am familiar with installing the various window managers via both synaptic and command line using apt-get. I recently upgraded both my computers, a desktop and ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key to be Shift Lock?

I would like Caps Lock to behave as if it were Shift Lock - so when you have Shift Lock on and press 1, it gives !. I am using GNOME, but if I can use a package for another DE on GNOME, I'm happy to ...
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How to set built-in color scheme for gnome-terminal via CLI in Ubuntu 16?

I want to change the color scheme of gnome-terminal to the built-in scheme Rxvt. I know how to set the fore- and background color and 'use-theme-colors', with gsettings, but I just can't find the ...
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How to safely open nautilus from terminal?

Following the answers here I can open nautilus from terminal, but not without a litany of errors. nautilus . (nautilus:31126): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion '...
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no menu for pan newsreader [duplicate]

Somewhat similar to: no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client There's no menu for pan newsreader in a 16.04 install literally days old. In this case, unity is working, and pan has always worked ...
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I need a specific shortcut key to be pressed automatically every 30 min in Gnome/KDE/etc

I'd like a keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F8) to be automatically "pressed" in my Desktop Environment (GNOME) every 30 min. This should popup my task list. What I need is almost exactly this: Program to ...
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How to set cursor speed on login screen with xserver-xorg-input-libinput?

Since installing the xserver-xorg-input-libinput package I have been able to set my cursor speed on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, and I have it at a speed I like, whereas the default was too ...
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Is possible to install/update Gnome 3.20 via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04?

Probably it is not possible right now because a lot of work have to be done in order to have the packages ready. But I read that it could be possible. Anyone knows if there are plans to make Gnome ...
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Fan detection and setup Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.1

Is there anybody who has been able to detect laptop fans, running Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.01? I just upgraded from Gnome Ubuntu 14.04, and there, my laptop fan (Dell Inspiron 15R) was perfectly detected ...
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What should a 14.04.x gnome-fallback user upgrade to for 16.04.1? (desktop+gnome-session-fallback, ubuntu gnome, or other)

I am happy with ubuntu + gnome-session-fallback, nautilus etc.: no compiz, solid screen background, no window / desktop animation - as low resource consumption, low visual distraction and boring as ...
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Can I apply a GTK+ theme to the latest version of GDM? if so, how? (specific to ubuntu 16.04)

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS and I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to apply a GTK theme to GDM. In my searches for an answer I have seen a couple of times that GDM has discontinued ...
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Ctrl Alt T doesn't work

I have a very strange problem on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with Gnome-shell 3.3.2. The default shortcut to open the terminal, CTRL+ALT+T does not work. If I try to change the shortcut to another ...
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Stuck at gdm login loop after failed boot and fsck

So I must've power off my laptop the hard way yesterday when I was in a rush. After trying to boot it today, it popped up with Ash (or whatever it is called - the prompt was: initramfs$ or something ...
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How to make desktop shortcuts on Ubuntu 16.04?

I was wondering how to do that, this is not something vital for me but I find it useful to know. I found some ways to do this for older versions and I don't know if they can be applied to 16.04. I ...
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How to edit the context menus of Nautilus File Manager?

I need to change the menu items present in the Nautilus File Manager. I am open to getting my hands dirty in Python or anything else for that matter. I would like add or remove menu items from the ...
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Black screen after login Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I had just updated to Ubuntu gnome 16.04 from 15.10. After reboot, I type password and click Login but just show a black screen, the desktop was not loaded. I just go to the desktop by type Ctrl+Alt+...
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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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Failed to load desktop after upgrade ubuntu 16 gnome

I had ubuntu 15.10 gnome and I upgraded to ubuntu 16 gnome. At boot the login screen appears as usual but when I login the display goes blank and the desktop fails to load. I have AMD graphics card. I ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OS X multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubuntu ...
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Gdiskdump does not show harddrives, only partitions

I can see partitions but not even one harddisk. How can I see my harddisks and clone them?
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Adding XBMC/Kodi to autostart in a minimised state?

Is there a way to add Kodi to the autostart list, but have it load minimised or just running the in the tray? I'm running Gnome 16.04
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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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how to install gnom from terminal? [on hold]

After base installation of debian linux i was getting a black screen with root as login but no GUI, i googled a bit and found DE was needed so i opted for gnome but i have no idea how to install it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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Gnome-Terminal : Hide tab bar in fullscreen mode

How to hide tab bar only in full screen mode for gnome-terminal? (when I press F11)
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3 — Skype login issues [on hold]

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3. I can't sign in on Skype.It says that It can't recognize my account info. I tried the same info on web and it works,but I can't even start Skype Beta for ...
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Google Chrome and Firefox very slow

I have a problem since I moved on Gnome3.Google Chrome and Firefox runs slow on some sites,sometimes it won't load the page or page crashes! I have this problem only on Gnome3 and I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10.4 = no IBus menu

Belatedly, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome 3.10.4 and the IBus menu (for Chinese input) is gone. Packages are installed: ibus 1.5.5-1ubuntu3.2, ibus-pinyin1.5.0-1ubuntu1, ibus-sunpinyin 2....
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Clipboard manager(s) not pasting

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have tried two clipboard managers -- Diodon and an extension from Gnome. They both copy as they should but I can't get them to paste. When I used Diodon in 12.04, ...
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Software center error, tried recommended commands, no dice [duplicate]

Software center just closes, error message sent. Here is what I am left with. Thanks in advance. rustybucket@rustybucket:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean [sudo] password for rustybucket: Reading package ...
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Lost menu after installing classicmenu-indicator

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I have gotten rid of the dash on the side and am using an application menu on the top bar by using Gnome extensions. I want to get the old style menu that I can edit ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: How to get rid of GNOME Environment completely

I installed GNOME Desktop like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ubuntu-gnome-default-settings sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I apply a different GTK3 theme from the main one to an individual application?

For example, can I keep Ambiance as main theme but assign elementary theme to elementary's app?
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Unable to downgrade GNOME from 3.20 to 3.18

I'd like to downgrade GNOME because 3.20 on my Ubuntu 16.04 is a mess. There are countless sources on the Internet (including askubuntu) saying how to do this, and it's always: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
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multiple 4k monitors on 16.04, issues

The problem is supporting two external 4k monitors from a notebook that has a built in 4k display. I can run either external 4k monitor from HDMI or mDP just fine on all desktops (Unity, Gnome, Gnome ...
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Installation just crashes with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my XPS 13, and every time after entering the user details (username, password, computer name, ...), the installer just closes. No error message, nothing. ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...