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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GNOME-SESSION-FALLBACK in trouble. Maybe someone can help

If you have multiple tasks opened on the bottom bar, you have to walk the bar one task at a time and extend each enough to close it by one means or another. You can logout or reboot in order to make ...
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How to remove the scroll limit fade (edge-overshot effect)?

When scrolling in any list of files or some other apps, when the bottom or top is reached, ubuntu displays some kind of "fade" effect like with scrolling in android noting the limit. How can this ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 slow stepper scrolling in terminal

Upgrade to 15.10, the stepper scrolling in GNOME Terminal is unresponsive, requiring between 4 and 7 clicks to scroll one line. I use a theme with scrollbar steppers (the arrows either end of the ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04 With Gnome 3.12) Compiz not showing Top Panel but effects working

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.12. try to start Compiz with "compiz --replace". but no Top panel started. at the terminal, where i started the command, showing "compiz (decor) - Warn: No default ...
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Disable Manual option to change date and time in ubuntu

I have a non root user in my ubuntu desktops the user can change the time manually from Gnome. I have installed a NTP Server in my environment. Now, I don't want this user to be able to set the time ...
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How to create colored borders for all windows?

Is there a simple gtk.css tweak (or similar) that allows me to have a colored border on all created GNOME/Unity windows? Something like this on web page: body { border: 10px solid #000000; }
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Desktop envivornment switching from unity to gnome resulted in blank background with side panel

I tried to switch from unity desktop envivornment to gnome using the following commands sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop And the result is a blank ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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Can't execute Remarkable markdown editor Ubuntu 15.10 gnome

I tried to download and install Remarkable using the .deb from their website via software centre. Each time it crashes when I attempt to execute it. This is the result from terminal: ...
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How to make desktop icons less fat on Gnome 3.16?

I am contemplating putting these icons on a diet too, however before I start on their diet plan, I am going to try whatever you guys have on offer... So the problem at hand is that although I have now ...
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Choose window manager from command line

I didn't know what Window Manager I should use: I like both Gnome/Unity of Ubuntu and LXDE of Lubuntu: sometimes I need lightweight (example maximize battery - Lubuntu), sometimes I need (want) Unity ...
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Nothing shows after login, tty1 doesn't work

I'm using gnome, gdm and ubuntu 15.10. The gdm shows normally and I can login. However after I input the password it freezes on a blank screen with the color of gdm(that light bluish grey). ...
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GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error

Using GNOME Mplayer everytime I play a video, I get the annoying dialog pop-out in the screenshot below.
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Twitter Account missing on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I'm trying out GNOME as an alternative to Unity on Ubuntu 15.10 and installed the ubuntu-gnome-desktop package for that. When I added some online accounts, I noticed the twitter account missing in the ...
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How to configure tracker-extract so it has a higher nice value?

I suffer each time I return from a pause and I find my desktop stalled because the priority of tracker-extract consumes too much CPU (sometimes 104%), so I have to kill thru terminal the task ...
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Unable to open system settings

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I tried to open the system settings icon the launcher and the panel on the top right corner of the screen. I tried running gnome-control-center and ...
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To be granted root rights while browsing files/directories with Nautilus 2.30

I'd like to know if there a way to be granted root rights while using Nautilus 2.30 ? For example I'd like to move some old folders of long unused users from the home directory - remains of previous ...
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Gnome shell - Remove bottom panel

I have tried many solutions, but bottom bar is still there. Tried with Tweak Tool but there's no option Remove bottom bar extension in this version. Any help? OS: Ubuntu 14.04
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Issues with gnome appearance

I just installed GNOME DE on my Ubuntu, and I have a disgusting problem, I got rounded windows with sharp corners. Will be grateful for any suggestions
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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“Built-in Display” Bug after fresh install

Thanks in advance for any advice offered. I have been searching for answers since last night, but most queries I've found have disimiliar variables. I am a total novice with this OS, which calls ...
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Clickable Gnome-style notifications in Unity

I was looking for a way to get gnome style notifications in Unity. Or at least, if there´s a way of making the default Unity notifications interactive and clickable? As it is by default only a ...
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Login to desktop environment only for some users

i have a system with kubuntu on it and two different desktop environments. Is it possible to restrict the login for one of the two environments for a special user group? Like users of the group ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the time when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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Ubuntu 14.04 ; Gnome 3.10 launcher is stuck off screen

sorry if this is off topic. i am posting here and hoping somebody knows how to fix this. I installed Ubuntu studio version 14.04 LTS and then installed gnome desktop. the left launcher where ...
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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Automatically unlock other keyring than “Login” on login (not auto-login)

I have two keyrings: "Login" and "Default keyring". "Login" contains only a few keys, including the unlock password for "Default keyring", and is unlocked automatically on login (which requires a ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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When will Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 be released? [duplicate]

Please tell the date of release for the stable version of the GNOME flavor.
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How do I set a shortcut to screenshot a selected area?

In gnome's screen shot program, the quick keys PrtScn captures the entire screen and alt+PrtScn captures the active window. Is there a way to script or set up the third capture option of a selected ...
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GDM not starting after installing GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Server 15.10

First thing after installing Ubuntu Server 15.10, I got all the updates and installed GNOME 3.16.4: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell But after a reboot I ...
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Console login redisplays login screen after entering password

I attempted to login the console using 'ubuntu default' and after a very brief moment of displaying the desktop background I am returned to the login screen. It was working flawlessly until a few ...
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Will I be able to run Gnome 2 in 11.10?

Will there be a way to eliminate Gnome 3 in 11.10 and install Gnome 2 on that sytem?
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Installed gnome and now desktop is empty

I recently installed gnome using: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop Now I rebooted my system and it all looked fine however the desktop remains empty, I can ...
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How to disable the drop shadow effect at the edge of windows in Gnome Shell?

Here is: I try to find in gnome-tweak-tool, but I have no luck. I'm using Gnome Shell v3.8.3 on Ubuntu Gnome 13.04.
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How to switch off gdm?

Because after update - gnome and gdm are not working, and I need to switch off gdm as display-manager. Now am logged in with bodhi-linux ... how can I disable gdm for to log in into ubuntu to proceed ...
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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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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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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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How to remap keys to a mouse button

I want to remap the right Ctrl or right Alt key to a right mouse button.I used different tools like xev ,xmodmap and xdotool,butit didn't worked.
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Only COPY doesn't work on terminal [closed]

I'm using RHEL5 64 bit, Gnome terminal 2.16.0. I can copy external text and paste it into the terminal, but i'm not able to copy anything from within the terminal. ctrl+shift+C doesn't work. ...
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How do I install KDE?

I want to have both KDE and Gnome shells on Ubuntu. Ubuntu only has Gnome installed by default. How do I install KDE?
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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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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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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Email on failed login attempt?

I was wondering if it is possible to set it up in such a way that on a failed login Ubuntu will send me an email? And of course if the computer is not connected to the internet when the attempt ...
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14.04.3 - Ubuntu GNOME - Can't boot

After selecting Ubuntu GNOME in GRUB, the boot freezes at the logo. Last things that I've done are sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I've also installed Android Studio from the ...
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Can't get workrave window to display under Ubuntu Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 which is using gnome shell 3.10.4. I installed workrave through the terminal and the first time it launched the small window with the countdown timer displayed and it ...