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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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed Virtual-box and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I know how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drag&drop it in the desktop trash ...
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is possible to upgrade evolution mail client to 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04?

is possible to upgrade evolution mail client to v3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04 without having to install the full gnome stack?
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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Gnome 3 - how can I turn on some extention?

I've got fresh Ubuntu Gnome (14) installed on new workstation and for some reason it does not show up a list of opened windows so I need to click activities to change window. Obviously it's annoying ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Installing california calendar 0.4.0 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

First to mention, I am new to linux, so this might be a stupid question: Is it possible to install california 0.4 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS? If yes, how? I had installed Version 0.1.4, but I had problems ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Ubuntu 15.0 (Gnome): touch screen stops working after locking the system

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome) on my Dell 13 7000, after I lock the system the touch screen stops working, also some Gnome shell shortcuts stop working. Restarting Gnome shell ...
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Stuck at “starting version 219” on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I know this question has been asked before, but I have tried the solutions, and they have not worked. First, I found this website about it. I tried the solution it gave: sudo systemctl enable ...
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How do I enable the PPTP addition dialogue when using a regular user in Debian Wheezie under Gnome Unity?

I just installed openvpn, pptp and vpnc. Under the user I am using, I am unable to create a PPTP connection as the dialogue is grayed out. Under the root user login, I can with no problems, however I ...
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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts [on hold]

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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How can I tell Firefox to visual highlight focus cursor to make it more visually noticeable?

How might I highlight the current focus cursor in Firefox? That is, how do I make the cursor that moves focus when pressing the tab key more visual? Given my current desk situation, my keyboard is ...
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How to install icons on Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome shell?

I have installed gnome-shell 3.10 and gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I have found icon pack that I want to use, but there is to many how to's and none of them works. I have downloaded icon ...
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gnome-desktop-item-edit question

I installed gnome-desktop-item-edit via: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel App seems to work however when I try to launch a script via the desktop it seems to just crash ...
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System tray groups

Does anyone know of a plugin for Gnome 3 where I can place system tay icons into a drop down like windows has. Please don't hate but it is kinda nice on windows to have only three or four system try ...
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How to recover gnome-classic?

I changed the configuration of the keyboard shortcut from the dconf editor (I changed the switch-input-source and switch-input-source-backward). When I set the value of the ...
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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Cannot Log In to Gnome 3.16 Dekstop

I have installed Gnome 3.16 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (previously updated from 14.04) via: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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Mapping mouse buttons with a generic mouse

I own a generic mouse I bought on eBay that worked well on any version of Windows with about anything, from games to regular applications, all buttons could be mapped with no issues and no extra ...
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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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Ubuntu Vivid Windows title from left side to right side with gnome shell?

I want to make windows UI and for this I need to move close,min,max icons (on windows title bar not gnome desktop's title bar) And I said on title that I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet so Previous ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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How to change “Menu Key” to Ctrl

I know the easy ways to remap caps lock, etc, but I haven't found out how to change my Menu key to be an additional Ctrl key. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
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Make Gnome shortcuts available to other users

I have used Alacarte to add some shortcuts to my games start folder. Now I would like to make these shortcuts available for all users. How can I do this?
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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File system root low disk space

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 a month back. It all worked perfect but after two days I repeatedly got the notification - File system root low disk space 0 MB left. I had installed everything ...
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Gnome Shell multi desktop changes focus to other screen

I use Gnome-Shell with 2 Displays. One if the display is fixed. So there is only one Workspace on there. The other display has dynamic workspaces enabled. When I work on the dynamic workspace and ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GDM Login Banner, with User List Disabled

I've seen several posts and absolutely no replies (or rather few helpful ones -- even seen a few stating to "use LightDM") on this issue. We use GDM instead of LightDM due to a bug/feature in LightDM ...
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Want to turn off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS, Gnome Classic and I want to turn off the auto-maximizing of windows that occurs when I drag a window to the top of the screen. I admit to being confused about the ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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Password prompts dither after entering password for authentication

I'm having a problem with my new Ubuntu installation. Any password prompt (except in Terminal!) dithers after I enter my password. I have tried changing my password; I was successful but it didn't ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

I installed the OpenVPN Network-Manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, which also installs the gnome package. This made it possible to import configurations under 13.10, but ...
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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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How can the gnome3 activities hotspot be definitely disabled

I'm looking for a definitive solution to the problem of disabling the Gnome3 activities hotspot, if one exists. I find this feature disruptive and irritating and I really want it gone. So far I have ...
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Why does my Wireless connection block my internet traffic?

I am on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and experincing a strange "bug". When i have wireless activated and connect my coble bound network - it looks like everything is fine (in the menu bar i see a connection on ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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VRAM usage from DE

I'm using NVIDIA GT 705 /1gbDD3.64bit.48CudaCores/, Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3. While playing Heroes of the Storm VRAM usage is going up to 945 so here is the question: Will it makes difference if i ...
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How to replace Nautilius with Nemo in Gnome 3

I would like to replace Nautilus(Default gnome shell file manager) with Nemo file manger in Gnome 3. How can I do that ?
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How to update libsoup to the latest version

I would like to update my libsoup to the latest version as found in the launchpad for libsoup2.4. The last time I tried to install it from source I ended up with a bricked Linux system. Can I update ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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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.