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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What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?

When the battery is low, the screen gets dimmed after a few seconds already. This appears to be some special power-saving mode, and might be related to the time in ...
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Gnome Shell Extension Development

I do my first steps in developing gnome 3 shell extensions. Actually I try to realize this simple thing: I want to suppress the annoying "Application xyz is ready" notification. After a bit of ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Disable Touchpad While Typing Not Working

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work. Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work. It is really annoying, ...
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Can I make the Gnome 3 overlay show the current wallpaper rather than the wallpaper on login?

I'm using Gnome 3 (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) and I have a script that changes the wallpaper using gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri <file>. This works just fine with regards to ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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How can I order Gnome3 shell extensions at the top?

The ordering of shell extension widgets appears to be random, how can I change it? I want to have the date/time information at the left for example. My shell panel:
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Bash History Search (CTRL+R) in Ubuntu Suggestions?

Is there an extension of some kind which ties Bash's history search (which you get with CTRL+R in a terminal) into the Ubuntu search suggestions generated when searching via the Windows key (in ...
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How can I make window movement more precise while dragging?

I'd like to know if I can make the dragging of windows/items on the screen more precise. As of, the dragging of windows is very vague. For instance, it's as if the window has some sort of virtual ...
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Restore previous applications on restart in Ubuntu 13.04 easily?

How to restore previous applications when I restart the computer in Ubuntu 13.04? This post (How do I save sessions or reopen last-used applications?) is not in 13.04 and I actually tried to use what ...
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Using gnome-keyring with svn via ssh and mysql-workbench

Problem: mysql-workbench fails to connect to the keyring to connect to mysql. I'm trying to get my svn command (which uses an svn+ssh uri) to prompt me to enter my password for my local rsa secrets. ...
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Desktop background changes to dark gray in activities overview in gnome in 13.04

Since 13.04, in Gnome, when in activities overview, background changes to dark gray. In 12.10, desktop background would dim but the image would still be visible. Is this a bug or a feature? If it is ...
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“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error even though not using Mplayer

I keep getting the following error message on my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I understand this has something ...
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black screen during shutdown

Good morning. I'm testing the 13.04 64bit with Gnome-shell 3.6.3.1. It happens randomly after choosing shutdown of the machine, I receive a black screen "stuck" (no splash screen, no messages). ...
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Can change background only from Gnome, not from Unity

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and I see when I right click on the desktop and click on change desktop background, all I get is the system settings dialogue and not the change desktop ...
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Empathy 3.6, telepathy haze, libpurple and skype -> Please help me to mix them well

I'm trying to connect skype to empathy, and here is what I have done so far. I got Pidgin to display my skype contacts so Skype <-> libpurple works, but Empathy 3.6 does not show my Skype ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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title bar display glitch with ambiance and radiance window theme on background window

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and default Ambiance window theme. There is a display glitch on title bar of background windows. It can be seen on the screenshot below. The bug also occurs with ...
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File transfer indicator applet?

In gnome-shell when you do a file transfer you get a icon appear in the bar at the top, I know in unity it shows you the information in the unity Launcher, but I have that set to autohide, so I was ...
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How to record a screencast with audio in gnome shell

I'm trying to change my configuration so that the default alt + ctrl + shift + r also records audio. I've used this code: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc ...
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Saving/Applying Gnome Settings not working

I am unable to change any settings on my Gnome setup, such as favorites in Unity, adding extensions in Gnome Shell, etc.. It appears that the computer just ignores any settings. In Gnome Shell, I ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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URL protocol handlers in basic Ubuntu Desktop

There was a way to register URL protocol handlers with Gconf, which is now obsolete and there seems to be no way to do the same with DConf (or Gsettings, its recommended wrapper). How do one properly ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OSx multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubunto ...
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How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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How do I get Mint Menu in my Gnome Flashback panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I tried installing the Mint Menu package following these instructions. However, when I get to the step of actually installing, I get these errors: $ sudo apt-get install mintmenu Reading package ...
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Ubuntu Gnome / Nvidia - Triple Monitor possible?

Using default graphics it works fine without acceleration. Installed nvidia-current and the second card won't run. If I enable GPU-1 (210), even if GPU-0 (260) is still enabled it won't run and I go ...
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How can I force the gnome clock in the top menu bar to update?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I use sudo ntpdate -s time.nist.gov to update my system time, I observe that the date command returns the correct time, but the gnome clock in the top menu bar on the ...
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. My problem is that some applications do not support browsing to the parent directory with ...
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Can applications on the shell activities overview show icons?

This is the gnome activities overview It's kinds slow reading through or looking for applications that look very similar. Anyone know of a way to show icons alongside the names? It's much faster to ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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Is it possible to log programs executed from the drop down menu?

I'm trying to achieve similar functionality of bash history, but for programs executed from the drop down menu. For example, clicking and executing "Applications -> Calculator" would leave an entry ...
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.xinitrc not sourced in 13.10

I am using gnome / lightdm / ubuntu 13.10. I have some customisations I want to do in ~/.xinitrc, but it seems this file is not being sourced at startup. I've tried also with .xsessionrc and ...
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how to install global menu in gnome 3

How can I install gnome2 global menu? This one (from google) and not the one we taking here. Thanks.
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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How do I change the delay when I open Gnome 3 dash?

Is there a way of changing the delay of the dash in gnome shell, when I point the mouse to the top left corner? I'm using GNOME Shell 3.8.4
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Is there a way to change theme only for one application

I have a gnome theme that I like but it looks awful in eclipse. Is there a way to set eclipse to default theme and keep all other programs on my current theme?
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar visibility

According the manual below https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-terminal/stable/pref-scrolling.html.en There is an option (Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling) "Scrollbar visibility" so that you ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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How can I prevent close session/shutdown/reboot when certain console program is executing?

I want to disable close session/shutdown/reboot from Gnome (Unity/Lightdm) when lftp is executing. Is there any way? Perhaps with polkit?
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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Is it possible to move the top activities bar of gnome shell to the bottom of the screen?

I have set up a normal user account in my computer as a guest account, which lots of my friends use. I love the gnome shell, and I set it as the desktop environment. The problem users of my computer ...