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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Appliaction to make a wifi hotspot

trying to make a wifi hotspot i get this message (Your wireless card or driver does not support Access Point mode) what is the solution ?
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ubuntu desktops lost while updating

I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out ...
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How to change Gnome Media Pop-Up Option for Removable Hard Drive

When plugging in a USB hard drive, my Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 desktop opens a pop-up at the bottom of the screen. Until recently, this would allow me to either open the drive with Nautilus or eject it. I ...
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Something I don't understand about Epiphany

I like to try out different web browsers, on windows sometimes I had 4 or 5 of them. Still that Firefox is my all-time favourite I was thinking about trying out the default Epiphany browser on Ubuntu ...
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How to write a script with nautilus actions?

I want to use nautilus actions with my own script which I have usually started successfully with open-terminal and pasting the command (s. below) directly in the terminal. for file in *.mp4; do mkdir ...
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Two Icons - One Program on Dock

so i edited an Entry in my Applications Tab and Added it to my Dock (in Ubuntu Based ElementaryOS). This was what i done: i Edited an existing entry in the Applications Tab using Menu Editor/Main ...
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Cannot move windows to second screen

I have an external monitor plugged into my notebook, but I cannot move windows from the bottom screen (built-in screen) to the upper screen (external monitor). The windows stick at the top border ...
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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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error in gnome installing

hello guys i am installing gnome shell in ubuntu 14.04 but i got this error: gnome-shell : Depends: gnome-settings-daemon (>= 3.4.0) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: ...
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Gnome Shell font problem

I am using Gnome-shell for the first time and am liking the speed of the DE. There's a UI glitch which is annoying. When typing certain letters I get others. This is also true of certain UI text ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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How do I get lightdm on suspend from awesome/gnome session?

I am using awesomewm as my windows manager on ubuntu 14.04 and use the gnome settings daemons for power, wifi, etc. When I close the lid, my computer suspends. When I open it back up, it does not ...
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How can I make dropbox display an icon in Gnome Shell?

There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot:
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How to switch window controls to the left (Gnome Shell)?

Is there a way to the switch gnome-shell window buttons to the left? I've gotten so used to them being on the left that them being on the right has thrown me way off. (gnome shell has them defaulted ...
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Can't install GNOME shell extensions? [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu. When I tried to get the GNOME user theme extension from the website, it would not load the button to install. So I tried the command in the terminal sudo apt-get install ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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I installed conky and I have few questions

So I just installed Conky, configured it in Terminal while it was almost finished. I set location, it's using the metric system, so it's really cool. But I have few questions: Am I able to use 2 ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Ubuntu Gnome and application icon in top bar?

When I install application that add icon in top bar, I don't see anything in top bar. Is GNOME shell restricts iconns? How can I change it to let application icon to be added there?
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I don't know what went wrong during the installation of my Conky, maybe you could help me

So today I reinstalled my Conky (theme), but something went wrong or I don't know. I'm using Harmattan conky. It has 4 modes and till today I used one which only showed the weather. Today I wanted to ...
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Bluetooth not working for HP dv 7 6b32 us

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome. I dual booted it with Windows 7. When I try to launch the Bluetooth Application, I get a message in the launched app "No Bluetooth Adapters Found". The app thus ...
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Does installing multiple desktop environments affect performance?

I love having multiple DEs on my linux laptop... I currently have Unity, Gnome3, gnome classic and Openbox. Would this mean slower performances? Thanks a bunch! Alex
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Alternative to 'GNOME Character Map'?

Is there a utility similar to 'GNOME Character Map' which allows searching by name? I tend to Google/Bing for things like 'unicode white smiling face', but that does not work on an airplane ☺.
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Can't open Firefox after upgrade to 13.04

I just upgraded my 12.10 to 13.04 with "great" difficulty, but a few issues persist. Firefox refuse even to open when I click the icon. I had to tweak a bit to complete the 13.04 upgrade, so it may ...
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Ubuntu gnome hanging

I have a dell dimension PC that was running windows xp, I recently got a virus on it which crashed my hard drive. Now when I switch the PC on it shows the dell splash page and then the screen goes ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
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Login screen switched to Gnome3 when i istalled other Desktop environement. Can't find how to make it go back to unity!

Installed ubuntu 12.10 two days ago, and it works perfectly fine (I'm impressed!). I wanted to test other desktop environments, so I installed Kubuntu, Gnome3, and Xubuntu. All of them work fine, ...
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Error while setting up MPD & Sonata…I am stumped

I've tried and tried and re-tried installing MPD and Sonata on ubuntuGNOME 14.04 following this guide and this one. The last time I tried, I got to the stage where the user starts mpd by typing 'MPD' ...
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Only one Workspace in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4

My gnome-shell seems to have only one workspace. I cannot switch to another workspace by using the Ctrl+Alt+Down/Up combination and using the Super Key always shows me one workspace only. If I attempt ...
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Is it stable to install GNOME 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 before, and it worked fine for me until I tried to update it. When I tried to update, the Ubuntu Software Center broke, and I can't install anything. I have ...
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A light alternative to gnome-system-monitor?

As I'm programming a little game, I often use gnome-system-monitor to check if there's any memory leak in my program. But the monitor takes too much lime to launch and is pretty slow. Could you ...
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GNOME problem in Ubuntu 13.04

I installed GNOME 3.8 in Ubuntu 13.04, and the UI in Unity also changed. And I kept getting messages that there was an error in my system and the error has to be reported. This actually started after ...
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GNOME 3 privacy settings in Ubuntu 13.04

Is it possible to change the GNOME 3 privacy settings in Ubuntu Raring? What I am missing is, for example, the configuration for the lock screen notifications.
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What is the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? [closed]

I want to know the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? Why there are so many versions of desktop for Linux? & is Apple Mac based on Gnome?
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Simulate power button using command?

When I hit the power button on my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04.1 without any modifications), I receive a pop window saying Goodbye, what would you like to do? Lock Suspend Restart Shutdown How can I get ...
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How to disable bottom panel/message tray in Gnome Shell 3.4?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. After enabling Bottom panel extension (to remove annoying Message tray/bottom panel/hot-corner at the bottom; You know what I am talking about(: ), still a ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to a Version that supports MacBook retina

I have Ubuntu LTS 14.04 with Gnome 3 as GUI installed on my MacBook ( it's a persent ) and some things don not work very well. Like Chromium is eye hurting small and my thunderbold interfaces do not ...
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Image viewer, full screen: cover instead of contain

I have a 16:9 screen on my laptop and I shot 4:3 pictures. Whenever I look at one of these 4:3 pictures in full screen with the GNOME Image Viewer, the image is contained vertically and centered ...
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Can not switch language with keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. But now, When I change the language from toolbar, It still types English. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. Edit: I have removed ...
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Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
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Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
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Unity's Messaging Menu (indicator) in Gnome Shell

Is there any way to use the Messaging Menu from Unity in Gnome Shell? I've tried the AppIndicator Gnome Shell extension, but that does not seem to work for the Messaging Menu.
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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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Can't mount USB devices, shut down etc. as a user

I tried gnome3 and gnome3-staging ppas to test running Gnome 3.8. After a while I decided that Gnome 3.8 wasn't for me, so I did a ppa-purge of both the ppas. As described in gnome3-staging ppa ...
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Gnome 3 and multiple monitors - parts of the screens staying black

I've got a Radeon HD 7870, and Ubuntu 14.04; it's running fine with software drivers, but I'm trying to get some acceleration running. Ideally I would get both my monitors running (both attached by ...
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Is it possible to forward Windows… windows into Linux? (Like unity/seamless or xypher)

If this is a "bad question" or otherwise something you mods want to close... please at least direct me somewhere that could answer it, because that kind of thing happens to me a lot and I end up ...
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Nautilus suddenly closes when attempt to drag a file or folder

I'm an x86-64 Ubuntu 14.04 user with gnome-shell interface. I left click on the icon of a file or a folder of Nautilus and when I just attempt to drag it, Nautilus immediately closes. This does not ...
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Coding own applicaion for Gnome-shell Calendar

1) I'm looking to write a calendar application in python that will interact with gnome-shell-calendar. I've asked around, and I was told that the Gnome-shell calendar uses evolution-data-sever to ...