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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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open ...
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Cannot resume from suspend ubuntu 16.04 Gnome

I have laptop lenovo g40-45 with ubuntu 16.04 Gnome installed. The problem is that after suspend, i just got blank screen and cannot do anything but force-shutdown from power button. I had ubuntu ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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Google Calendar not appearing in gnome-calendar

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 and also upgraded GNOME to 3.20 and my Google calendar isn't showing events & isn't listed in settings either. The Google account is set up correctly in ...
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Unable to open tor in Ubunutu Gnome 16.04

I tried to installed tor from terminal by the following command sudo apt-get install tor Now i can't open Tor browser. I can't find it in my programs. I tried to open it using terminal. My ...
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How to not show minimized windows in GNOMEs activities overview?

In the overview every open Program is shown, but I only want to spread the windows that aren't minimized. Is there a way to disable this feature?
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it

Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it. Looking for something wider, Windows style maybe.
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Change cursor size

how do I change the cursor size? I tried with dconf-tools but using dconf-tools to change the cursor-size number, it changes the cursor size in several kinds of windows, such as in firefox, ...
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Few questions about Gnome-Shell customization/bugs [on hold]

Previously I used Unity, now trying Gnome-Shell. Have few questions. Really need help with them. Thank you all! Google chrome doesn’t have quicklist. (menu item on RMC - open incognito window) ...
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Unity DE missing touchpad settings, but in Gnome Shell they are

I have problem with touchpad settings in ubuntu 16.04. In unity DE I have only mouse settings, but in gnome-shell all is fine and touchpad can be customized. Can it be fixed without full system ...
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Is it possible to make gnome-screenshot save the image automatically without showing the confirmation dialog window?

Is it possible to make gnome-screenshot save the image automatically without showing the confirmation dialog window? I make a lot of screenshots and it would be convenient if I did not have to ...
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Networkmanager does not know that I am online, after resuming from hibernate

The following question is very close to this question. When closing the lid of my notebook or going to hybernate and waking up my Ubuntu Mate 16.04 machine, the nm-applet shows, that I am offline. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Conky does not work right

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and I installed icon and theme and much. Finally I installed conky-manager but it doesn't work correct like this.
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Gnome calendar can't stop asking for password

Why does it pop up every now and then to ask for my password? How do I fix this?
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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Display issues (shadowing?) 14.04

This is showed when i open software center, Unreadable letters and description as you see, if i put focus on another program like this: The letters become magically readable... what is ...
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Reverse Scrolling in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20. After upgrading from GNOME 3.18 to 3.20, my mouse settings are reset. I can't find options in Mouse & Touchpad Settings to set Reverse Scrolling ...
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How to pin gnome-terminal to Docky in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I have found that in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 that I am unable to pin gnome-terminal to Docky, there simply is not an option even though it was pinned there before and there is not a problem ...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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How do i disable Automatic Brightness in Ubuntu-Gnome [16.04/15.10]

Before someone points me to this I would like to point out that I want to completely disable the auto-brightness change feature as it doesn't work at all for me and neither am I interested in any ...
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Is there any plugin/extension/add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird Notifications in GNOME

The question is pretty straightforward. The default notifications by Thunderbird don't really work in GNOME. I have had to install an extension (add-on) called 'Enhanced Desktop Notifications' which ...
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Unknowingly removed gnome and gconf2 [duplicate]

I removed gnome and gconf2 unknowingly and I am unable to login into Ubuntu.Please help me.
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Installing Gnome-Network Manager

I use Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS), I want to create Hot-Spot, My Desktop Environment is Xfce, I want a graphical Gnome3 Network manager in order to create a Hot-Spot, I tried to Install by using this Command, ...
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How to get GNOME Shell Calendar to sync with Google Calendar with Thunderbird installed?

On GNOME Shell, I want to use the Calendar and have it synced with my Google Calendar account, but I have Thunderbird on my computer. I have seen a couple of posts making Thunderbird default through ...
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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Installing Nvidia Graphics drivers on Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04

I am using Ubntu-GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 When I install Nvidia graphic drivers by sudo apt-get install nvidia-361 , I am facing the following problems. During the installation of Nvidia-361, it ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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How to find the version of Gnome in my current Ubuntu 16.04 os via terminal? [duplicate]

I wanted to check the version of my desktop environment which is currently Gnome. And l would love to know that from command line. How can l do that?
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How to write en and em dashes?

I am a bit of a Grammar Nazi, so I like my grammar to be correct, I understand that for you to be able to type en and em dashes that you have to configure the COMPOSE key or something like that but I ...
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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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ubuntu gnome 16.04 freezes after login [duplicate]

If i have my second display pluged in everything freezes after a couple of seconds after login. I'm running version 16.04. The grahpics card is a gtx960m and i have driver version 361.42. It only ...
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KDEConnect or similar under GNOME

I'm a KDE-User (Kubuntu, openSUSE, ArchLinux) since years. I pretty like GNOME and I'm thinking about switching over to GNOME - but every time I think about it I think: "Oh hey, wait a moment, you ...
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How do I upgrade the BIOS or use “force_addr= 0xaddr”?

I am absolutely new in Linux system. I have installed Gnome Ubuntu-16.04 in a virtual machine using vbox in Windows 8.1. After installing, it says to restart. When I clicked to restart, I receive the ...
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Super key not working in GNOME [on hold]

I am using GNOME 3.20.2 on Debian, and recently the windows key stopped working on my keyboard, I have tried to set 'Super is mapped to the Win-keys' in the typing tab of gnome-tweak-tool, but for ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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How to make partitions mount at startup in Ubuntu gnome 16.04?

How do you make windows partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on windows partition.
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How to download a GNOME extension manually

I can't install this extension: link because it is outdated. The vast majority of "outdated" extensions work normally after modifying the metadata.json file, so I want to download it anyway, fix it ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome Login difficulties

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome. Always when I want to login my password is rejected as wrong and I cannot login - but when I click on the Gnome Button and and choose the desktop environment again ...
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wifi still sleeping when resume

When I put my desktop in hybernate and then put it back on the wifi is gone. It is simular to the problem described here. But to fix it you have to run a command sudo nmcli nm sleep false. But the nm ...
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GNOME launcher and settings dissappeared

After a reboot the launcher or dock on the left vanished and hitting the super key no longer brings the launcher, search or focus back again. OI tried reinstalling tweak tools but it doesn't work any ...
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Remove title bar from GNOME but keep window controls

I want to remove the title bar from maximized GNOME applications, but every extension that does this also removes the window controls. How do I get rid of the title and keep the controls?
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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winmail.dat attachments on Evolution (Ubuntu Gnome 13.10)

Evolution doesn't show the attachments in the mails sent from Outlook, instead it shows a winmail.dat file. I have already installed evolution-plugins-experimental and restarted Evolution. I also ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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16.04 Gnome Cairo-Dock stuck in login loop

I've done a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 (only OS on system). I have no problems logging in using the GNOME desktop option. Switching to Cairo at the login, however, goes into a login loop: ...
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Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
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Screen teraing with Compton

I'm using an AMD R7 370 over HDMI, running GNOME with Metacity, with Compton as my compositing manager, and I'm getting screen tearing to the point where I can't use Ubuntu. Why am I getting screen ...