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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The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Cannot login

I have booted my ubuntu 11.04 on my other PC ( I have put my disk into it and booted it) and now don't know why, when I put it back to my lappy I get this error I cannot login to the GUI. I know I ...
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My mouse automatically changes themes

My mouse is set to a theme named DMZ-White i.e. the default theme in Ubuntu but ever since I installed and uninstalled deepin de my mouse becomes white only when it's on unity-greeter or firefox or ...
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Could someone help me with THEMES in ubuntu 14.10 ,let's say NUMIX,GNOME…i feel very confused [non-duplicate]

i just now installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop.I am a newbie to this sort of Dualbooting in a system,so i thought of giving all the applications a try therefore i installed all applications i found ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome background out of focus on external 1920x1080 monitor?

I've got an external monitor (Samsung 24 inch), and when I try and set a background on gnome, on the monitor it displays slightly blurry. As far as I am aware it's not an issue with the image itself. ...
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display managers not working on 14.04

My 14.04 is up-to-date. Yesterday it was working, and I shut it down last night. But today when I booted up, the display managers weren't working properly. And continue to be broken after many ...
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How to list gnome-control-center panel names?

There's an (as far as I can tell) undocumented feature of gnome-control-center which can be used to show a specific panel directly. For example, gnome-control-center sound will display the "Sound" ...
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Gnome extensions stay in the list after being removed

I've got a little issue with gnome shell extensions. After installing some of them, I understood I didn't like them and decided to remove them. The extensions themselves (their folders in ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types [duplicate]

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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What are gnome ubuntu's default fonts and font sizes? [duplicate]

I adjusted some in gnome tweak tool but can't remember what they were! Please help!
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Nautilus opens twice in Classic Gnome [closed]

Environment: Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 with Classic Gnome Situation: Choose Nautilus of specific location Problem: It looks like Nautilus is opening 2 windows. After a while the second one dies. Question: ...
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How to open new window instead of already open window in gnome

When I have e.g. Firefox open and I press the Super key, type 'firefox' my existing window is shown. Can I change this to open a new window, instead of the already opened? Thanks.
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Login issue 14.10

I was updating my system and when I rebooted it had changed back to ubuntu 14.10 from ubuntu gnome and I was unable to login. I have not changed my password
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Weird problem with GTK/WM

Today I started experiencing this weird bug in Ubuntu, possibly in GTK? where it seems like some theme aspect is bugging out or not loading correctly. Sadly I am not familiar with this part of the ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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Cursor disappear only in gnome menu

my cursor disappear only in gnome 3.10 in menu area only. Otherwise it is viable in all windows and Desktop. Cursor disappears when going into gnome menu.
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Difference Between GNOME on Red Hat and Ubuntu? [on hold]

I am learning RHCE 6.0 course. My questions are: Can I learn it on Ubuntu? (Till now I am able to work, but in future am I supposed to install Red Hat?) What is the difference between GNOME on Red ...
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Terminal problems entering password

Every time I try to enable shell theme extension or anything in general in Terminal it asks me for a password but won't accept it.
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Blank Screen and Windows being “pasted?” after unity login

Here's what happens. Boot up into Ubuntu (Nothing out of the ordinary). Login to Ubuntu Desktop, accepts password. Password is accepted, wallpaper stays for ~1/2 second before it turns into a black ...
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Unable to load VPN connection editor in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Some time ago I created a VPN connection using Ubuntus own Network Manager, which worked fine! Now, a few months later, I want to go in and edit the connections details, but instead I get this error: ...
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ditching the X window server [on hold]

i want to get the most out of my hand me down Lenovo Thinkpad. in particular i want a fast and light desktop environment. so i was thinking of ditching X Window System altogether. i've chosen Wayland ...
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IO error after PSU change

I have just changed my PSU with better one... Plugged cables as same (and i unplug DVD) It works OK... But stuck here. Then blank screen... /etc/init.d/rc: 121: /etc/init.d/rc: ...
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How can I get an encrypted flash drive to automount in Gnome+xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I'm using the default Unity desktop environment (or using the Gnome Classic session with Metacity), a flash drive with a LUKS-encrypted filesystem that is ...
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Black Screen, problem

I'm having problems with Ubuntu since a couple of days. I have GNOME-compiz for the desktop configuration and windows effects (not a big deal, small changes). When I use Google Chrome, and I enter ...
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run python program from command line in python [on hold]

I have installed GNome in through VMware for learning Python i wanna know how to create , edit and run any python program from command line. I also wanna also know about how to do the same for c or ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
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Menu configuration for Parental Control [on hold]

I recently bought a PC for my daughter with Linux Mint Cinnamon. To prevent her from using all the programs, and stick with the one I chose (games, education, etc.), I entered to her account and ...
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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Lock screen does not unlock with correct password Gnome and Ubuntu 14.04

I had to reinstall recently. I installed normal Ubuntu 14.04. I then installed gnome/gnome shell/gdm. I then logged in my user to gnome. Since then I have been configuring my system. Yesterday, ...
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What is the point of Gnome Documents collections?

I made one called web design and put some ebooks in it... but what now??? How can I browse the documents by collections? I'm not entirely sure what the point was in making the collection as there ...
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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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how to install gtk-2.0 themes on ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual-booted my retina macbook pro and i want to use This theme. The problem is I don't know how to. I tried all the steps including the .themes folder and Ubuntu tweak tool. please help me. ...
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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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change link to bookmark

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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The letter 'C' is missing from GNOME

Well this is an odd issue that I've come across. I've just recently installed the GNOME shell and it's been having an issue with displaying an upper case C. This also happens with notifications: ...
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What program is using CTRL+SHIFT+2 in GNOME?

I want to find the GNOME configuration item of the program (built into GNOME or something installed into it) is consuming CTRL+SHIFT+2 such that it is not "seen" by other X programs such as Firefox. ...
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How can I keep Terminal always on top of other windows?

I want to keep gnome-terminal application on top of all the applications, even when it is unfocused. How can I do so?
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Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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Gnome locked screen changes my keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is set to german (QWERTZ) but whenever I return to the desktop from the lockscreen my keyboard changes to QUERTY. How can I fix this problem. I tried going to settings but the only ...
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Gnome shell hot corner not working

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual Box (windows XP host). So far I have: Installed the gnome-shell Purged the gnome-accessibility-themes Installed the gnome-standard-themes used gnome-tweak-tool to ...
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why is gnome slow on 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a dell dimension e310 and gnome is too slow! I did a software update and it helped but its still slow. I don't notice it in firefox but I notice it when i'm ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
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Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?

Whenever I try to install apps in the software center I see a popup like this: It says my nvidia drivers will be removed, I don't know if this is ok, how can I fix this problem so that I can install ...
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A few questions about booting gnome ubuntu in bios boot mode

I have installed gnome Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode. When it boots there are lots of times where it seems to switch the display off... like when you first see the grey plain Ubuntu gnome boot screen, ...
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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 ...