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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Adding XBMC/Kodi to autostart in a minimised state?

Is there a way to add Kodi to the autostart list, but have it load minimised or just running the in the tray? I'm running Gnome 16.04
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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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how to install gnom from terminal? [on hold]

After base installation of debian linux i was getting a black screen with root as login but no GUI, i googled a bit and found DE was needed so i opted for gnome but i have no idea how to install it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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Gnome-Terminal : Hide tab bar in fullscreen mode

How to hide tab bar only in full screen mode for gnome-terminal? (when I press F11)
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3 — Skype login issues

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3. I can't sign in on Skype.It says that It can't recognize my account info. I tried the same info on web and it works,but I can't even start Skype Beta for ...
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Google Chrome and Firefox very slow

I have a problem since I moved on Gnome3.Google Chrome and Firefox runs slow on some sites,sometimes it won't load the page or page crashes! I have this problem only on Gnome3 and I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10.4 = no IBus menu

Belatedly, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome 3.10.4 and the IBus menu (for Chinese input) is gone. Packages are installed: ibus 1.5.5-1ubuntu3.2, ibus-pinyin1.5.0-1ubuntu1, ibus-sunpinyin 2....
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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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Software center error, tried recommended commands, no dice [duplicate]

Software center just closes, error message sent. Here is what I am left with. Thanks in advance. rustybucket@rustybucket:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean [sudo] password for rustybucket: Reading package ...
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Lost menu after installing classicmenu-indicator

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I have gotten rid of the dash on the side and am using an application menu on the top bar by using Gnome extensions. I want to get the old style menu that I can edit ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: How to get rid of GNOME Environment completely

I installed GNOME Desktop like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ubuntu-gnome-default-settings sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I apply a different GTK3 theme from the main one to an individual application?

For example, can I keep Ambiance as main theme but assign elementary theme to elementary's app?
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Unable to downgrade GNOME from 3.20 to 3.18

I'd like to downgrade GNOME because 3.20 on my Ubuntu 16.04 is a mess. There are countless sources on the Internet (including askubuntu) saying how to do this, and it's always: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
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Stuck at gdm login loop after failed boot and fsck

So I must've power off my laptop the hard way yesterday when I was in a rush. After trying to boot it today, it popped up with Ash (or whatever it is called - the prompt was: initramfs$ or something ...
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multiple 4k monitors on 16.04, issues

The problem is supporting two external 4k monitors from a notebook that has a built in 4k display. I can run either external 4k monitor from HDMI or mDP just fine on all desktops (Unity, Gnome, Gnome ...
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Installation just crashes with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my XPS 13, and every time after entering the user details (username, password, computer name, ...), the installer just closes. No error message, nothing. ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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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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Suspend not working on Ubuntu 16.04 for Dell 3537

I was on Ubuntu (vanilla, with Unity) 14.04 until yesterday, and since the new LTS version came out, I decided to go for an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 clean install. Since I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (64-...
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Remnants of Runlevel 5 when I drop down to Runlevel 3

I changed my VBoxed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to boot to the multi-user.target by creating a symlink of multi-user.target as /etc/systemd/system/default.target. When I want to go up to the GUI, I just run ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 slow boot time

I am very new to linux and am currently dual-booting my pc with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. I was somewhat surprised by the long boot time compared to Windows 10. I know that Windows 10 has a special ...
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How to completely uninstall gnome-shell and all extensions?

I'm having a bit of trouble getting gnome-shell to work ever since I installed an extension (I don't know which) on 11.10. So what I would like to know is: How can I completely uninstall EVERYTHING ...
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No shown files and right-click

I've installed Gnome desktop besides Unity. It was very unstable system, therefore, I removed Gnome but it was not completely removed. Now, welcome icon of Gnome is shown. No files shown on desktop ...
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Nautilus: two icons

When I add Nautilus to my favorites in GNOME Shell, it adds 2 icons. If I remove one of them, they both disappear. How can I get only 1 icon like it should? I already tried reinstalling Nautilus to no ...
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How do I disable gnome-keyring ssh integration?

I don't want gnome-keyring to get in the way of my git commits, partially because it locks the entire screen while asking for a password, even on KDE (though I have now switched to GNOME). While I do ...
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Gnome 3.18 Activities overview and application list very slow with Ubuntu 15.10

Ok, any help would be great: After updating to 15.10 and Gnome 3.18, the activities overview has become very unresponsive. Arranging windows from desktop to desktop is slow and when opening and ...
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Why “Ubuntu light” font is rendered with normal width when set as interface font in gnome?

I'm trying to get sharp fonts on my hidpi screen of gnome Ubuntu 16.04. I can get results with "Sawasdee" font, but not with "Ubuntu Light" font which looks better to my taste. Any one knows how to ...
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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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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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Cannot change resolution with Xrandr

First Things First I have looked at dozens of questions and none of them answer mine, nor are they the same case. Most of them are people who don't know how to use Xrandr. I know how to use Xrandr. I ...
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Gnome configuration files

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and had installed Gnome. Now i am quad-booting and want to copy all my customization (extensions, arrangement, font selection, themes, etc..) made to gnome in Ubuntu to a ...
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12.04 - Cannot unlock user account although it is an admin account

I am having problems similar to these, but in this post no one managed to solve it. How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time This issued is bothering me a lot, because it also ...
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Will Ubuntu (GNOME) 16.10 use GNOME 3.22?

I can't find it anywhere, not on here, not on Ubuntu news websites, etc. Will 16.10 eventually ship with 3.22?
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How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Gnome and suddenly I can't unlock system settings such as Users and time & date: the unlock icon is grayed out even though I'm an administrator and terminal ...
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How to work touch pad in ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

In my ubunutu version 15.10 didnot work touch pad.how to solve this
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Where has the gnome terminal GTK3 style configuration moved to in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04, I could style the appearance of the gnome terminal and its tabs by creating a file /home/$user/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and putting CSS code into it e.g. TerminalWindow ....
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Gnome Software in Ubuntu 16.04 not loading/searching apps or updates [on hold]

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04. The Gnome Software Center is working very slow. When I type something to search it just shows the loading icon forever. Same issue with the Updates screen. I ...
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Xubuntu becomes very laggy after hours

When I start my laptop, there is no problems : no lag, it's not superfluid but it's OK. After few hours (~4/5 hours) Ubuntu and Gnome suddenly become very very slow : 3 or 4 seconds of delay when I ...
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How to only append to clipboard (but not overwrite current data)?

I have a rather large file, I need to copy the entire contents somewhere, but when I scroll down the page all the data I have selected becomes unselected. I could just copy and paste block by block, ...
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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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Themes are not changing on Ubuntu 16.04

I used unity-tweak-tool for changing themes it worked. Suddenly it stopped working. The font seems to be tiny than before. I tried by removing unity-tweak-tool and from System Settings > Appearance. ...
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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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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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100% CPU on gnome-shell

Twice a day the gnome-shell is stuck on 100% overlloading one of the core. Killing the process seems to provide a temp solution. How can I find the reason for this issue?
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Gnome crashes when I drag to reorder favorites in Activities. Why?

I recently installed gnome-shell to try it out (I've been using openbox alone, which I think I still prefer!) and my problem is that Gnome crashes (sometimes just restarts the DE, sometimes actually ...