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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All UI elements in apps ugly and grey (14.04)

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm having a weird problem that I can't find any mention of online. Basically, all UI elements in apps look grey, Windows 98-style. (Gparted) (Geany IDE) ...
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How can I add the Network Manager Applet to the panel after removing?

In rearranging the panel, I removed the Network Manager Applet. I tried to add it back, but it doesn't show up in the list (Add To Panel). I can start it up and see it as a running process ...
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Pass to the script keyboard key pressed after hotkey has invoked a Bash script

I assigned a custom hotkey Ctrl+Q to launch my bash script. #!/bin/bash read -s -n 1 key zenity --info --text "$key pressed" I'd like to have a script to detect which key followed the hotkey. Say ...
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How do you save time with gnome-session-fallback and hotkeys?

As a developer I love to work with my keyboard. Not only do I save time with hotkeys when developing. Which hotkeys could I use in addition, to the ones I use, to get quicker in working on my ...
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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Startup Application with unknown source

After update to 15.04 I have abiword starting by itself upon login to GNOME or Unity. It does not happen in openbox or blackbox. How do I prevent this application from starting without removing the ...
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How to make a window transparent in Gnome?

I'm working with many GIS applications under Gnome. It sometimes is very convenient to place one map over another to quickly spot differences. There used to be a KDE trick to make any window (not ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts gnome flashback top menubar

II have compiz (I think. I dont know how to look for that) Ubuntu 14.04 gnome 3 with gnome session-flashback) that works pretty good. but obviously I can not add more icons on the top meny bar, so I ...
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So wide desktop on Gnome

My desktop has become so wide and I only can see the left half of it. sometimes applications appear on right half and I cannot access them. How can I make it fit to my monitor? I tried to change some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gnome cant load desktop

I have problem with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On Ubuntu I have installed gnome and lubuntu desktop and I´m using gnome. Yesterday I have installed security update and virtualbox update. When I run ubuntu ...
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Gnome flashback interface styling related on Ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to get the window for shutdown/restart from Unity, with the blurred background and all, on Gnome flashback? On flashback, I currently get the old basic window.
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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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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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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Dark interface at applications after installing gnome-desktop

I wanted to give the gnome desktop a try, so I installed it (gnome-desktop package). After rebooting I could select the Gnome DE just fine. I wanted then to go back to using Unity, so I selected ...
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Stop or disable keyboard/mouse/input grab from shell

I am trying to debug a full-screen application which uses OIS for input. The program grabs control of mouse and keyboard. When I hit a breakpoint (i'm using gdb), I cannot continue, step, or do ...
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Region and Language settings crash

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 14.04 Gnome on an Asus Chromebook. All settings have been working fine but the Region and Language settings keep crashing. There is no specific ...
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Glitchy Top Bar @ 1080p Resolution

Just installed Ubuntu and I have the Gnome3 shell running on it. At the very top of the screen, a small 1-2 pixel white bar that cover the entire width of the screen keeps twitching out. My top bar is ...
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AppKeys Ubuntu Gnome extension opens news instances of chrome

Ave! I normally pin my chrome on (Super+1), Editor ( Super+2) and Firefox ( Super+3). And thanks to this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/413/dash-hotkeys/ i dont regret switching ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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Asus X750JA and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just bought an Asus X750JA with windows installed. I decided to use Ubuntu Gnome. The problem is that Ubuntu didn't installed the touchpad drivers. The pad is recognized, but the functions of ...
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Gnome 3.16 HiDPI scaling only accepts integers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3.16, which is working really great on my machine (despite what I found on many forums around the web). Having a high DPI screen however (13.3" with ...
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Screen locking in Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome Desktop) [on hold]

I had trouble because I could no longer lock my desktop with [Ctrl][Alt][l] after switching to Ubuntu 15.04 (I'm using the Gnome Desktop). One way that works to lock your screen is to run the below ...
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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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GNOME-Shell separated dual monitor workspace switch

I have a dual-monitor setup using GNOME-Shell. Is it possible to configure GNOME-Shell to have separted workspaces for the two monitors? I mean, if I switch the workspace on monitor 1, then also the ...
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Login loop after entering domain (v. 14.04)

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, please take note that i'm a beginner in this OS. My problem started when I followed this guide on 'how to join a Windows domain with ubuntu.', i did steps ...
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nvidia control panel reporting 60hz on 144hz monitor. how to make ubuntu output 144hz?

OK, I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 wit gnome shell 3.16.1 and nvidia control panel 349.16 (think that's the newest one, correct me if i'm wrong) I have no idea why it says 60hz under the name of my ...
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Hide Title Bar When Maximized in GNOME 3.16

In GNOME 3.14 and 3.12, I had a modification in metacity-theme-3.xml which basically hides the title bar from any window when it's maximized. I preferred this method to the Maximus Two extension ...
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Some Gnome3 workspace management actions missing on Ubuntu 15.04

I use Ubuntu with the Gnome3 shell. Right-clicking a window title provides a number of useful actions for managing the association between windows and workspaces. Up to Ubuntu 15.04, these actions ...
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gnome not showing up, no log in, screen no cursor just loading screen

I'm using ubuntu gnome 14.04 and yesterday i install Nvidia Driver manually :( After installing Nvidia Driver and after system reboot no gnome log in screen showing up :( All i have is gnome loading ...
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Error when running startx on CentOS machine [closed]

whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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Why isn't Gnome Color applying my color profile?

I'm trying to use the Gnome Color (default Color app in /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real color) to manage my laptop's color profile. However, only some of the color profile actually change the ...
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My 15.04 system keeps crashing 30 seconds after login , back to the login window

My 15.04 system keeps crashing 30 seconds after login , back to the login window. This happened after i downloaded Gnome desktop , then realized that i already ( according to terminal ) had it. The ...
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Change Thai font in Gnome

I'm learning Thai language, so I added Thai keyboard in Gnome. After some months thai font appearance has changed, by itself, in every program (gedit, iceweasel, ecc..) and now letters are smaller, ...
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Google Chrome won't Start - Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”

Google Chrome won't start after a recent apt-get upgrade. I can't figure out what I'm missing, and google doesn't turn up many results for these errors: $ google-chrome ...
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How can I solve the Chrome performance problems on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I installed Google Chrome on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 from http://www.google.com/chrome/ , without an existing browser profile in ~/.config. Syptoms: Typing in a form textfield on a web site is stuttering ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files ...
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Conflict while moving windows between screens in GNOME with Compiz PUT & Grid plugins

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two screens. I've enabled Compiz' plugins PUT & Grid simultaneously, have set up a shortcut, say Ctrl+Super+O in Grid to place a window to, e.g. the right corner. When ...
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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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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 does not automatically change display layout

When I used Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3 and connected an external monitor using HDMI, it automatically detected it and changed the layout (turned off the laptop screen, set the external monitor as the ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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Ubuntu 15 Hotkeys Are Broken

I have been searching around and not totally sure how to approach this issue with the Ubuntu Hotkeys. For example CTRL+ALT+T, my custom Hotkey SUPER+E for nautlius don't work. There are a few others. ...
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
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Classic workspace switcher for Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS, want row of 12 panels

With Too much baggage on my Ubuntu 12.04 I did a Format and new install of Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS. For those not familiar, this is a Ubuntu without Unity desktop, but a Gnome desktop. I am missing ...
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Upgrading to gnome 3.16

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I installed gnome on top of that. Now I am using gnome shell. I heard 3.16 has many improvement. I am thinking about upgrading. My question is that, if I upgrade to gnome ...
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Integrate thunderbird in gnome

I'm using gnome shell. Many of the gnome apps (e.g. gnome contacts, the calender in the panel) use the evolution address book/calendar.. How can I tell them to use the data from thunderbird? I tried ...
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Graphics changed after relogin on Ubuntu 15.04

So, a little background. While trying to fix the issue with chrome and other video player freezing when waking up from suspend, I think I accidentally changed some settings. And from my history I'm ...