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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problem with Gnome and how to upgrade it

I have gnome 3.10.4 installed on Ubuntu 14.04 from software center. problem: when I click on full screen for video on youtube, I get a notification about it and when I click on it, the full screen of ...
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Unable to Install ATI Radeon HD 7560M graphic card driver on Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64 bit on Dell Inspiron 3521. I have ATI Radeon 7560M HD Series Graphics Card. I tried installing ATI Graphics card in different ways. 1)Selecting fglrx from Additional ...
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Gnome Shell Lock Screen problem in Ubuntu 14.04

There is no option for lock Screen. Whenever I switch on from suspend mode, It doesn't show any lock screen.
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Hibernate (and other settings buttons) doing nothing when clicked, Ubuntu 12.10, gnome-classic [on hold]

I am uncertain if it's related to how many times the system has been suspended, hibernated or just simply total time without a restart but a number of settings items in my gnome-classic tool bar just ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language doesn't work on Gnome shell

I currently assume Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. I mostly use Gnome shell (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) which I installed (I didn't install the whole Gnome desktop package). I recently noticed a problem in changing ...
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Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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Gesture to minimize window in Gnome Shell

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell chosen as Desktop Manager. I'm getting used to how the windows are resized as they are dragged on some edge of the screen (e.g. maximized when dragged on the top, ...
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positions of minute and hour changed in gnome shell [on hold]

Suddenly I found out the position of hour and minute interchangeably changed, As you can see in image below: What should I do? I use ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell.
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How to theme window decorations through gtk3 css on Ubuntu Gnome?

I have looked everywhere, but I cannot find out how to theme the window decorations in Gnome through gtk3 css. I know it can be done, but I have no idea how.
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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How do I set a user profile pic in GNOME?

I simply want to get an image in gnome like this one: And here is how mine looks like: To clarify, I want to add my name near the arrow as above and when I click on it I want to get an image I ...
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How to get notification bar in Gnome Core Ubuntu Server

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.10, with Gnome Core GUI. It is fun, except for one thing: there is no notification bar (or status bar) as in Ubuntu Desktop. So far, I cannot use indicator applet, or ...
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Full screen issue with flash player

I have an issue regarding flash player, in some cases it works perfectly fine (Youtube), but when trying to use the full screen feature on Facebook or Twitch.tv it succeeds the first time, however if ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool extension settings are not saved

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME 3.12 and encounter a problem with the Tweak Tool. Whenever I restart my machine all extension settings are getting set back do default, which is ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Status icons dissappeared from the panel, help!

Recently I was installing and uninstalling useful icons, they appears next to Volume, Network, Battery, Date, Time, etc. But now they are gone! any idea for how to bring back them? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Evolution calendar error

evolution will not sync with my Google, every time I reinstall the same error apears; that is for authentication with my Gmail, when I put in the correct password it refuses to work, saying that the ...
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In Gnome Shell, what is the toggle button located between settings and lock-screen?

See circled red in image for more detail. This button toggles to show a lock symbol next to what is currently in the image.
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How do you really use Ubuntu? [on hold]

Okay, I recently switched to Ubuntu but just realized I'm actually wasting my time. I know this question will get closed cause it's not really a question, but hey, I'm gonna post it anyway. All that ...
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GNOME : Gnome-shell extensions and customization

Other than theme tweaking what are the gnome-shell customizations possible? Also what are the best gnome-shell extensions (you feel)? I like sticky notes, and that is the only shell-extension i ...
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Failed to start session at login after upgrading to 14.10

After being prompted to upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 I can no longer login. I can get to the terminal and login from there. I've tried to reinstall ubuntu-desktop but it complains about missing ...
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Restore previous applications on restart in Ubuntu 13.04 easily?

How to restore previous applications when I restart the computer in Ubuntu 13.04? This post (How do I save sessions or reopen last-used applications?) is not in 13.04 and I actually tried to use what ...
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Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout

I'm norwegian so I have the norwegian keyboard as default, but now I need to write something in spanish, so I added the spanish keyboard layout. However, when I try to change between them the label in ...
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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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Steam crashing Gnome shell [on hold]

Gnome shell crash, freeze and disappears when I open Steam. *Using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS with Gnome 3.12 *Oibaf video drivers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWnbnMQnuDQ&feature=youtu.be ...
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Virtualbox GNOME graphical user interface corrupted [on hold]

It seems that fonts, icons, etc. are corrupted and I cannot login. How can I fix this problem?
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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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Selected option is not visible? [on hold]

Today i update my OS Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. there is some fonts and chorme update. after update my system when i right click or select any option that is not visible. how can i solve this or revert ...
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Adding custom applications to Gnome launcher

Looking for a utility that allows me insert an item into the list of applications that GNOME knows about. For example: I have downloaded Eclipse EE (I have some very special plugins that I need to ...
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How To Decrease space between indicators in Gnome Shell?

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I have noticed that padding between two indicators are too much in shell, which I would like to decrease it. I tried using shell extension available but it ...
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Gnome Xmonad broken after upgraded to 14.10

After upgraded to 14.10, gnome-settings-daemon cannot be loaded properly /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session. is there anyone has the same problem?
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Desktop Icons Off Screen Combined Display Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome 13.14

I have two monitors side by side both with the same 1680x1050 resolution, but one is lower than the other. But if I arrange them as such in the display settings then any icons that I have at the top ...
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How to make Ubuntu Gnome display bigger in Virtualbox?

I am doing a project for my operating systems class. In Virtualbox, I have already installed the Guest additions and restarted, but it is still the same screen resolution. I am using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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How to add and change window theme in gnome shell?

I know how to change , but what I want to know is how to add a new window theme(note:not gtk+ or gnome shell theme). I download many themes and they work well. I can change the GTK theme,icon theme ...
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How do I use wmctrl to detect if a window is present?

I am doing some UI automation and I want to perform some task based on the window being present. The window only opens up in same cases. The command that I want to use is: wmctrl -a "Confirm New ...
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How can I disable the lock session (not just in a specific gnome-session but for anyone who uses a certain machine)

I have several machines running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and there are a lot of users that log in and out of them (not local users). I wish to prevent any possibility of a user locking the screen in a ...
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Installed MATE on Lubuntu and still have leftovers from LXDE

I didn't like Unity and wanted that old Ubuntu look that it had back when I first touched linux (Ubuntu 6.04 it was I believe). I first installed gnome via apt get, then I installed MATE and removed ...
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ...
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Bluetooth problems after installing Gnome on 14.04 LTS

A week ago I installed Ubuntu - mainly for web development - as I thought it will save me some time. Now, I had the issue that Unity crashed once in a while, it either froze or disappeared, ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04

i'm not new on ubuntu but i want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04 . i want to change the following things : Lockscreen with another one mooore design and have notifs and music ...
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How to fix no menu bar in 14.04/Metacity?

I am trying to develop a kiosk configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 with Metacity window manager. I have a session script that looks like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash metacity --replace & while true; do ...
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gnome control center crashing when opening deja-dup

When I try to open backup at the gnome control center, it crashes. I could figure in /var/log/apport.log that the command line it uses is: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real deja-dup When I use this ...
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Scale title bars and menu in Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome

I've installed gnome in my new 14.04 (not the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution). I've noticed the title bars are huge though, and I would like to change. The things is that this solution from here is not ...
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Making Google Calendar and Gmail the “Default Applications” for calendar and mail

I wish to integrate the Gmail and Google Calendar web interfaces with Unity. This means several things. In System Info > Default Applications set firefox 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox' ...
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Is it possible to have the menu bar in the title bar in Ubuntu Flashback mode?

I've never used Unity, but I came across this cool Unity feature of having the menu bar in title bar. I'm talking about this: ...
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No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...