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 do I uninstall paper theme from my computer?

I installed this them from the site: https://snwh.org/paper But it's been giving me trouble and making my computer slow. How do I uninstall the whole thing?
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Tried to install Paper desktop theme but it froze my computer

I'm running Gnome shell on my laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install the Paper desktop theme. https://snwh.org/paper/download Everything was going well until I got to sudo apt-get ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

Edit: Fixed it back then when the patch rolled out with add VPN config. No longer use Linux/Ubuntu now. I installed the OpenVPN Network-Manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 multiple monitor issue

I'm having issues trying to setup my dual monitor setup in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (GNOME 3.20). I use my external monitor in portrait mode as primary screen (Dell 2209WAf - 1680x1050) and my laptop as ...
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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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Switched to GNOME, no password prompt on wakeup

After months of using Ubuntu I decided to switch from Unity to GNOME. Everything is working fine except it seems like some settings haven't carried over. When I close my laptop and reopen it, it doesn'...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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How to set unity as default after installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 16.04?

Recently I installed gnome-desktop in my Unity Ubuntu 16.04.Now I want to set my Unity desktop environment as default. I installed Gnome by using these commands : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-...
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How do I install software from the Gnome Extensions Website?

I have installed Gnome Addon, but when I go to the Gnome Shell Extensions, I still can't find any ON/OFF sliders.
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Clipboard manager(s) not pasting

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have tried two clipboard managers -- Diodon and an extension from Gnome. They both copy as they should but I can't get them to paste. When I used Diodon in 12.04, ...
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Can anyone help with ubuntu and virtual machines

I've been testing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, in a virtual machine. i have no problems, but when i put the ISO image on a USB and try to use it, it seems to load and I can open the terminal but I can't change ...
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Adding to the documention in the gnome-builder side bar

Gnome builder features a sidebar which contains documentation for various api. On my system it seems to have three pieces of documentation: "Shell" (seems to be a C++ api for the gnome shell) "St" (...
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User account history showing incorrectly

I have found that in System Settings > User Accounts that if you select an account and then select the button called History (which is meant to show the login history for that account), it will ...
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How to set cursor position with command/script?

I have a script which resets some things, and at the end of it I need it to set the cursor to certain coordinates, either to a custom set or to the centre of the screen (where it is reset to by ...
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Printing service not available

Sorry if this question looks familiar: I tried solutions proposed by google searches but they either are not working or are too technical for me. I messed with cups a few days ago, I don't recall ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Blender 2.77a GPU render not active

I run Ubunru Gnome 16.04. My laptop has Nvidia GT 740M and I installed nvidia-364 driver.I installed CUDA-TOOLS 7.5. How can I enable GPU rendering for Blender 2.77a? 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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Unity shows nothing after login

After logging in, unity show only the wallpaper and the cursor. I've tried gnome and shows only a blank screen after logging. Something similar happens with flashback. So no window manager is working. ...
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Start up script - ubuntu16

I am trying to write a script which will run at startup. Issue is that I am trying to run this as root, on user login. Could someone advise me which is the best way here? I am on ubuntu-16, and I am ...
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How to make Gnome's “Activities” bar always visible?

I just installed Gnome, and when I click on "Activities" a convenient bar shows up from the left, allowing me to switch to other applications. Unfortunately, the bar hides as soon as I choose an ...
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Removing the Firefox top panel

I would like to remove this top panel in Firefox (I'm using Firefox Developer Edition): I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. How do I remove the top panel hilighted in the picture above?
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Set Wine application icons in Cinnamon or Gnome3

In the above screenshot you can see that I am using a Wine application, Nemo file browser & Firefox, however, I want to use a specific icon for this Wine application too! To be precise I am using ...
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Has anybody a working AOL account in Gnome?

In Ubuntu-Gnome's online accounts I'm trying to add AOL as a SMTP/IMAP account. But it never connects. It works though using Evolution only. Maybe it's a control panel bug?
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Cannot move windows to second screen

I have an external monitor plugged into my notebook, but I cannot move windows from the bottom screen (built-in screen) to the upper screen (external monitor). The windows stick at the top border (...
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Ubuntu Gnome - Touchpad notification randomly shows up after use. Cant find out what it is

I cannot find out what this notification/icon is when I use the touchpad. Its semi-random and very annoying. The Touchpad and Mouse settings menu displays only point speed and handedness, nothing at ...
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Gnome Shell is slower than Unity? [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu on my Asus F5SL laptop (T5750 Dual Core Processor 2.0Ghz, AMD HD 3470, 4GB RAM) with unity. I was curious about gnome and I've just purged everthing about unity like; sudo apt ...
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How to edit the Applications Menu in GNOME 3?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, with Gnome 3.18. Using extensions I have gotten rid of the dash panel and only use the Applications Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. (I don't have Unity.) ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for Python too (PyGTK), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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Installed GNOME 3 ppa on Ubuntu 16.04 now cannot log-in to Ubuntu 16.04 anymore

I am running (or was) Ubuntu 16.04 and wanted to try out GNOME. I think I might have messed things up here by adding the GNOME 3 ppa. What I intended to do was get it so that when I restart, I would ...
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How to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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Ctrl modifier key not working

I have just installed a fresh new Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am having a weird problem. The left and right Ctrl keys are not working as modifiers. I can see them both doing what they should in xev but if ...
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How to install Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I tried installing the Arc Theme on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 using the following commands: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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Ellipses in GNOME status bar?

Recently whenever I wake my computer up from standby, the status bar in GNOME ends up like this: I have no idea why this happens, the ellipses won't go away no matter what until I perform a reboot. ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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How to change Show Applications button on Gnome dash

I'm using Ubuntu with Gnome desktop. I was wondering how to change the Show Applications button icon on the dash ?
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How to set the menu show delay to 0 in gnome-fallback

When I'm moving my mouse down in the gnome-fallback gnome-panel menu, submenus (e.g. Accessories, Games, Graphics) appear slowly. When I move my mouse back up, they still appear slowly. I want 0 delay ...
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04- NVIDIA driver not installed, still screen tearing occurs

My DELL laptop has NVIDIA and Intel cards. I am running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 fresh install with all recent updates. I have not installed any proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Still screen tearing is occuring ...
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IP Messenger not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Do anybody got success using IP Messenger in ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? I'm getting error while launching ip-messenger. FileName:ipmsg.c Function:create_lock_file Line:157 Can not setup lock file:/tmp/...
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Mouse stops working in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

This bug is really weird, cause my mouse works completely fine just before logging on to Gnome desktop. But just after I enter my password and press Enter my mouse just hangs in thin air, not ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 OS updates through the Software application not completed

The Software application sends a notification indicating that OS updates are available. When I click the install button it starts installing the updates but then gets stuck at about 10% of the process....
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What's the official name for that area on the top of the screen?

What's the official name for that area on the top of the screen, similar to the Mac Menu Bar, where you see icons representing running apps?
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadable

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by changing the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/...
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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Some tray icons disappear after shutdown overlay

I just installed and updated Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my desktop PC. If I click on the power button (top right icon on the desktop), then I click the larger power icon, then I cancel the operation, ...
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How can I update Gnome system monitor?

I noticed there's a new version of Gnome system monitor while my version is 3.18.2. I tried to remove and reinstall it but I still have the same version. Opening Software Updater doesn't recommend me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Python Gobject broken Help?

I don't know what broke it, but my python Gobject library is missing something ... When I try to run most tools like gnome-tweak-tool which require GTK, I get an error saying : Traceback (most ...