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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(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadble

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by chaning the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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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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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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Prevent gnome power manager from showing keyboard battery

My gnome toolbar shows a battery indicator which is always wrong. I recently figured out why; as when clicked it shows both my internal battery status and my keyboard status as two separate items: ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday I rebooted my laptop. After that, I discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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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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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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Mouse cursor leaving “trails” / artifacts

On Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, my mouse cursor leaves strange "trails" all around the screen. This happens when the cursor moves over or leaves a dynamic screen element (anything that changes on hover) such ...
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hard crash on gnome x login after 15.10 upgrade

I recently updated to 15.10 and I am running Ubuntu Gnome on a Celeron NUC DCCP847DYE. NUC has latest BIOS. The machine boots up to Gnome user list login screen, but any login action causes a complete ...
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Software GUI does not run locally but works if using SSH with X forwarding?

The software I am trying to use is QualNet EDU 7.3. The GUI executable is located at ~/Scalable/qualnet-edu/7.3/bin/QualNetGUI. My Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS, using Linux kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. If I ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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Battery indicator disappears on connecting the power

I removed Unity and installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. Now the battery indicator disappears on connecting power. The indicator-power-service appears to be there but it isn't working. On running it from ...
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Wrong distro and logo in GNOME control center

I want to edit the logo in gnome-control-center details, but I can't find the location where the image is stored. It also represents the wrong version (screenshot). Because I'm building my own distro, ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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Desktop Icons Off Screen Combined Display Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome 13.14

I have two monitors side by side both with the same 1680x1050 resolution, but one is lower than the other. But if I arrange them as such in the display settings then any icons that I have at the top ...
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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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Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
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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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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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UI font has rendering glitches in GNOME Shell

I don't really know how to describe this problem in English. A picture can say more words - look at the tabs at the top of the linked image. The current font settings are shown as well. I don't ...
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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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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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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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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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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 to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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How can I wake my laptop from suspend only on power button?

My Lenovo G560 wakes up from suspend in my backpack sometimes and I hate it. I would power off the whole system, but gnome shell (which I like) starts very slowly. Is there a way to make the system ...
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Unity + Gnome 3 broke on update — NVidia card — OpenGL working

Think the title is fairly clear (system specs below) I cannot get Unity (2d works) nor Gnome 3 to load properly since an update run last Friday thus far I've tried installing propietary drivers ...
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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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Higher than 1440p in Gnome Boxes with Spice?

Is it possible to increase the maximum resolution in Gnome Boxes(QEMU KVM) to 4K? Currently it is limited to 1440p. I'm using the Spice drivers. Host: Ubuntu 15.10 w/ GNOME Guest: Windows Server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on Alt+Tab

Not always. Sometimes. When I click Alt+Tab it freezes and then log off. After that I need to login again. It really annoys. I found this question but answer is not worked for me. It's already checked ...
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Change the login screen theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Can anyone show me a way to change the default login screen theme with the ones available at http://www.gnome-look.org ? For eg, this http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HexLogin?content=169840 ...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain ...
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Scale title bars and menu doesn't always work as expected

I set scaling factor to 1.38. Menu and title bars indeed always scale properly. What's wrong is that often after I restart computer, window content or top right corner menu content are not scaled ...