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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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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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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every gnome shell themes I use - renders the search unusable

I've downloaded the gnome-shell theme extention. Using the default theme has no problem, but as soon as I try using one of the themes, clicking the "windows" key, then writing something to start ...
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No privacy options in Ubuntu Gnome

Running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 updated till date. In System Settings, there is no 'Privacy' Settings option. In the Help for system settings, it does mention 'Privacy' settings (like what appears on the ...
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Gnome 14.04 64-bit: HDMI Resolution 1920x1080 but displayed as 640x480

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu gnome 14.04 64 bit. During the installation I had my 22" screen attached to it and the image looked good and no problems at all. Problem I connected my tv with ...
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save sticky notes 3.5.92 on Ubuntu 14.04

I remember when I used Gnome sticky notes in Ubuntu older version -- it used to retain notes states whenever restarted the system. I have upgraded os to Ubuntu version 14.04 and default sticky notes ...
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Unable to login as user using GNOME session

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with GNOME3 Team's GNOME3-Staging PPA and now unable to login (as user) because of an issue about DBus. I know that because trying sudo restart dbus takes forever. ...
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Black/blank screen when connecting to freenx server on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm attempting to log into my Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 14.04 server edition. I'm running FreeNX. I installed FreeNX more-or-less following the instructions in the Ubuntu FreeNX ...
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Why is Gnome-Shell thinking my “d” key minimizes all windows?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (in gnome-shell) and I am unable to use my "d" key. Regular gnome-2 works perfectly fine, but for some reason I cannot use my "d" key in gnome-3. I recently installed it and ...
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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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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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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How can turn on vsync in gnome shell?

That's my problem, I can not turn on vsync (or vertical synchronization) in gnome shell, so that videos are "choppy" vertically. I must say that I have a HD integrated graphics intel sandy bridge, in ...
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Add a startup application in the background in UbuntuGNOME 14.04

I want transmission to startup when I login but would rather the window not pop up, I just want it to start minimized with it's app indicator. How can I add transmission to my startup applications but ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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Force Quit panel applet freezes Gnome

I have used the "force quit" panel applet for ages, with gnome and mate. But recently, (several months) when I am in gnome, the force quit applet freezes my system. The window appears saying press to ...
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Uninstall Gnome completly from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

When I installed GNOME on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system, there was problem with my GUI. After installing Gnome there are other problems as well. If you have any idea how to uninstall gnome completely, ...
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How to group windows in gnome overview

Is there a way to have windows grouped by application in the gnome shell "overview" (sorry, I don't know the correct term) that appears when pressing the super key?
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How to disable notifications for a specific application?

I recently installed the native Linux Spotify client on my Ubuntu 14.04, which works like a charm. The only thing that really really annoys me is that I get a notification for each new song that ...
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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How can I install Typing Break?

I've just upgraded to beta 2 of Oneiric/11.10 and the typing break has gone. I've gone into the system settings and looked in "Keyboard Layout" and "Keyboard" and can't find anything. Has it just ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 results in system without desktop environment

Yesterday I had a perfectly stable and responsive ubuntu 12(.10?) on my dell xps3. I made the mistake to say yes to the update to 14.04. Installation went fine, but after reboot I was looking at 5 ...
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop?

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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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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Running KDE Connect in vanilla Ubuntu

So I'm new to Ubuntu but not inexperienced with customizing open source software, and I recently learned about an application called KDE Connect -- ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Facebook login error

I am not able to login into Facebook on online accounts of Gnome Ubuntu 13.10. Always get this message (shown in screenshot) Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to ...
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How do I disable desktop icons? (no nautilus in gconf-editor)

I switched my file manager from nautilus to nemo. I installed nemo and changed in the files /usr/share/applicatons/nautilus-home.desktop and nautilus-folder-handler.desktop to Exec=nemo With nemo ...
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How can I wipe my hard drive from the Debian command line to install Ubuntu to a blank hard drive?

So here's my dilemma. I tried to install Debian and it wiped out Windows entirely after I installed the GRUB Bootloader. Thinking, "ok, I'll just get it back after I finish installing Debian," I ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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dual monitor problem on gnome shell

I have ubuntu 14.04 with unity and have installed two other desktops for it (lubuntu and gnome-shell). After the installation of these two, I could easily log in and out of each session of these ...
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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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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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Where to Start to create a Unity/Gnome3 Hybrid? [closed]

First, is it possible to take some features from Unity, and some from Gnome3 and make a custom Shell? As background, I've been using Unity for a while, and was fairly satisfied with it. However, ...
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Unable to connect to VPN using gnome-network-manager

I originally wanted auto-connect vpn upon login, but after much trial and error and connection issues it looks like my network manager is corrupt. Unity ubuntu 1404 When I try to connect via ...
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Installed Gnome Shell desktop environment on Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working?

I had installed the gnome shell desktop environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working. I had been told that after installing it; I would be getting options at the log in time -'asking me' which ...
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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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Wlan disconnects often

I am using a lenovo T440 with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3.10.4 and Kernel 3.13.0-32-generic. My WLAN disconnects often. So I researched a bit about the problem and found out that maybe the module isn't ...
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Try to install gnome shell in saucy

I try to install gnome-shell in saucy but it won't work. And I installed the 13.10 in parallels desktop on a Mac. sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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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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Gnome 3.12 logout button gone from menu

Logout entry from gnome menu has disappeared all of a sudden. How can I get it back? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit wit Gnome 3.12
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How do I create the “Gnome-Desktop-Item-Edit” program's launch icon with root privileges and more?

I personally dont prefer running commands in terminal to achieve a task and prefer apps to execute the job. Creating launcher for apps is one such command where I prefer the gnome-desktop-item-edit ...
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File operation window cannot be restored

After I minimised a file operations window showing me the progress of copying a 100 gb file, I cannot restore it in any way. I tried the proposed solutions from When copying files and the focus is ...
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How to upgrade gnome shell from 3.12.2 to 3.14? [closed]

I am using gnome shell 3.12.0 in ubuntu 14.04. How can I upgrade to the latest gnome shell 3.14?
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Gnome 3.4 work at fallback mode with two monitors

I have: Ubunte 12.04 NVidia 8400 GS installed nvidia-common And xorg.conf like that: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 295.33 ...
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Tried Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. How can I get Unity back?

I am running 13.10 and installed GNOME 3.10 with the gnome3-next ppa from Team GNOME, as explained in an article on Webupd8. How can I get back to Unity? I did a ppa purge and now sort of have ...
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How can I delete files and folders which are in another partition with Del key?

I am not able to delete files by pressing the Del key once in my data partition. However, I can do it with files in my home folder. I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. It's a NTFS partition with rw ...
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gnome-elf-thumbnailer error while upgrading

I was attempting an "apt-get upgrade" through terminal. It came back with this error message: "Errors were encountered while processing: gnome-elf-thumbnailer" Now with looking at the line of ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - 100% CPU usage alternating between cores

I've noticed my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 has been getting a bit sluggish lately - things like Gnome Shell overview animation are jerky where they were lightning fast, Elder Scrolls Online is stuttering and ...
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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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Disadvantages Installing Gnome on Ubuntu unity

I want to install Gnome on Ubuntu unity i want to know is there a risk of getting my Ubuntu not work after boot are there other disadvantages of installing gnome on Ubuntu unity.