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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Menus intermittently take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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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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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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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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write and wall commands in gnome-terminal 16.04

Recently I noticed that the write and wall commands don't work either in GNOME Terminal (after opening new terminal window) or in Terminix (after splitting terminal window). Neither the expected ...
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How can I add additional options to drive mount notifications?

When I plug in a USB drive or a USB stick, I would like to add more options (like rsync files OR backup to device, ...) to the popup menu. When one option is clicked, I'd simply like to start a shell ...
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How to fix missing characters from font after awakening from suspend?

I find that often after awakening from suspend on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 (I have only found this issue on the latest version, though I have not tried with GNOME 3.18 on 16.04) that I get ...
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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Installed GNOME 3 ppa on Ubuntu 16.04 now cannot log-in to Ubuntu 16.04 anymore

I am running (or was) Ubuntu 16.04 and wanted to try out GNOME. I think I might have messed things up here by adding the GNOME 3 ppa. What I intended to do was get it so that when I restart, I would ...
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How to enable natural scrolling for GNOME terminal in 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu, freshly installed 14.04 on Dell Inspiron laptop. I enabled 'two finger scrolling' and 'natural scrolling' from 'Mouse and Touchpad' settings. Natural scrolling with two-finger ...
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How can I use GNOME OSTree with Ubuntu Server minimal

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu based OS using GNOME's OSTree.But I need apt-get and other Ubuntu commands .I am OK with not modifying the root directory by using a chroot to install packages ....
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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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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 - last screen flashes when waking up

I recently upgraded 15.04 to 15.10, and then I started to see my last desktop screen flashes before the lockscreen shows up when I open my laptop. Might not be a big trouble, but I'm little bit ...
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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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Triple Screen working on GNOME Shell but not on Unity

I'm trying to use my triple-screen setup on Unity, and after a lot of failures, I have still not been able to make it work. Today, as a last resort, I tried on GNOME Shell and ... it worked ! The ...
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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 can I reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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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 Alt+...
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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 21:25:...
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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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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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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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GNOME Shell showing black on some windows

I installed GNOME 13.10.04 today and everything it's ok but there are black areas popping out inside the windows. I can't take a screenshot because it appears without those black areas in them. ...
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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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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 contacts....
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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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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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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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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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Quit option in Gnome Fileroller

Every time I extracted a file from fileroller it shows me three options: Quit - Close - Show files But I upgrade the fileroller this time I have only two options: Close and Show files I'm ...