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Questions tagged [gnome]

GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-based 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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Libreoffice 6.1 w/ ubuntu 18.04 - menu bar “file” “tools” “edit” etc. has disappeared

I Upgraded from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 recently, and when I did the menubar for libreoffice disappeared. I also noticed that the menubar for Google-chrome also disappeared. I know that the update from ...
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Get the Gnome shortcuts on other flavors

Is there a way to get all the Gnome shortcut on another Ubuntu flavor? I've tried import Compiz config files, but it didn't work.
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Default screen temperature in Gnome

I can configure the screen temperature to be always 4000 for example by using this script: #!/bin/bash gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color active true gsettings set org.gnome....
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Strange characters displayed after awakening from regular sleep Ubuntu 18.04

After awakening from a regular sleep in Ubuntu 18.04, I often notice strange characters bugs in the Gnome interface. I link screenshots to this post. The only way I found to fix it is to perform a ...
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Gnome calendar asks credentials for public ical

I am using ubuntu 18.10. When I tried to add this public ical to gnome-calendar from here then this appeared this is a public ical address and it should not require password. In ubuntu 16.04 it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. - Desktop icons are missing in flashback metacity when dragged from menu to desktop

I just installed a fresh 18.04 and use flashback metacity. Up until now everything is working fine ... yet the desktop icons are missing for applications/links added to the desktop. See picture. How ...
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Hide desktop icons for certain mounted volumes

I have fixed and removable disks/volumes and they all show an icon on the desktop. I only want the removable mounts shown. There is a dconf setting to show/hide icons, but it shows/hides all of them. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 shows the same icon for all applications at the desktop?

1.I have tried creating my own .desktop files for some apps. 2.I have also tried copying the .desktop files directly from usr/share/applications but it shows the same icons for all .desktop files ...
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18.04 Cannot change lock screen background

Before you mark the question as a duplicate, I read all of the posts regarding this, but nothing helped me. I'd like to change the background picture of the lock screen. I changed the ubuntu.css ...
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How to completely remove network-manager [duplicate]

A few days ago, my computer WiFi was getting interrupted. Because of this, I connected the modem directly to the computer. But I still had a problem connecting to the Internet, and sometimes my ...
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How to make GIMP 2.10 titlebar black

By default, Gimp 2.10.6 in Ubuntu 18.10 uses a dark theme. However, in a vanilla Gnome session using the default Adwaita theme, or with any other light theme, the title bar is light. Is there a way to ...
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GDebi Package Installer not launching, and won't install .deb files on the ~/Desktop 18.10

This morning I discovered that I can't launch GDebi. When I try to launch it from the SUPER menu, it puts its name in the top bar with a spinning cursor, stays there for about 10 seconds, and then ...
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How to make Wacom Bamboo pen scrolling works? CTL-460

I have my good old Wacom Bamboo Pen (CTL-460) but it does not work in a system as it should. No stylus settings and can't scroll pages in Chrome and Chromium like it is on Windows 10 what I get used ...
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Tiny font size on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Overall the font looks little blurry and smaller, I managed to fix it on certain applications but mysql workbench just does not seem to get fixed: On the sidebaryou can see how small & unreadable ...
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How to enable wayland with nouveau in ubuntu 18.10?

I don't see cogwheel, so I can't logout and choose gnome on wayland. I haven't changed any configuration, so #WaylandEnable=false is commented in gdm config and stuff like that. Is there a bug I can ...
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gnome-control-center crashes on 18.04 with GLIB assert error

Thanks for any help: gnome-control-center (gnome-control-center:23766): GLib-CRITICAL **: 12:47:04.571: g_variant_builder_end: assertion '!GVSB(builder)->uniform_item_types || GVSB(builder)->...
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Window painting issue in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

It seems that windows don't repaint when I open a calculator, Bluefish or gEdit. It's impossible to use those applications. example of the problem in Calculator example of the problem in gEdit I ...
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Fonts are not rendering properly (pixelated) in Firefox, Libreoffice, and parts of the desktop

When I entitle "Fonts are not rendering properly", it is an euphemism : they are really ugly. I've looked for an solution for hours and tried many things, without success. Last resort : posting a ...
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How to stop useless notifications? [closed]

every time I copy something to the clipboard I get a stupid absolutely unnecessary notification, how do I disable this? I understand if i click in a copy to clipboard link or button, but EVERY TIME? ...
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Icon for Thunderbird not updating

I am using a custom icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome) but the icon for Thunderbird has not changed/updated. Every other app icon seems to be updated. And I did check to make sure that there is a ...
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gnome-panel not getting displayed on aws ec2 instance

I followed this youtube guide for displaying the GUI of my aws ec2 instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAoJ7JZHr0 The connection through VNC Viewer is established successfully but the desktop ...
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Natively install Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

Questions: Is there an Ubuntu 18.04 which is bundled with Unity instead of Gnome3? Description: I liked the Gnome look and feel for a desktop computer with a large screen but for a laptop I ...
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How to make active window visually stand out more in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome 3

I would like to tweak my system so that the window under focus stands out more. The contrast in the title bar between active and inactive windows is quite hard to see. I hit this issue the most when ...
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18.04 — how do I keep the lock screen background when logging in?

I have a really pretty wallpaper for my lock screen. However when I press enter to log in, it's replaced by an unsightly solid purple background. How do I keep the wallpaper image there while logging ...
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Ubuntu (GNOME) default video player name

I want to report a bug with the default video player in Ubuntu. Based on this instructions I need to also know the program name. On the icon it's named "Videos" but using ubuntu-bug videos returns an ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME Opera Browser prevent toggle menu by pressing Alt

When you press single Alt button or in combination with another key i always see this menu: How to prevent this behavior only for Opera browser in GNOME? Because some similar behavior have another ...
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Very frequent log entries of gnome-software

Every 5 seconds or so, gnome-software writes something like that in the syslog: Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]: Only 0 apps for recent list, hiding Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]...
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Blur and unclear content on Ubuntu gnome desktop on VM being accessed through VNC viewer

This is how my Ubuntu gnome desktop appears like when accessed remotely through VNC viewer. The content appears very blurry and very difficult to read. I have set up this Ubuntu gnome desktop on ...
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Gedit and Bluefish freezing and not loading minified script files

Gedit and Bluefish not loading minified 1.6 MB JS file the processes freezes the whole system and a message pops after one to five minutes asking whether to wait or quit the app . The same file opens ...
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How to make that a dark GTK theme does not affect the elements of the web page [duplicate]

Is it possible to make that a dark GTK theme, like the default Adwaita-Dark, does not affect the elements of the web page? I mean with dark themes, sometimes, happens that text input elements become ...
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Application Menu - Gnome Tweaks - Toggle On & Off Reverse Function. Ubuntu 18.04

I am Struggling to Understand the behavior of Application Menu in Gnome Tweaks.. when the toggle button shows its on - icon is not visible. when the toggle button shows its off - a icon is visible on ...
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Clock only shows up on Prime Monitor?

So one personal complaint I have about Ubuntu is that the clock only shows up on the primary monitor. And I'd love to have it on the none-prime monitor. This sounds great in theory. The problem, is ...
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How can I disable the hot corner /Activities corner using the Terminal?

How can I disable the hot corner /Activities corner using the Terminal? I know I can use the Tweak Tool, as mentioned here, but I am writing a little bash script to reconfigure my Ubuntu Gnome ...
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Formatting drive from Gnome Files causes it to mount as Root, Must Use Gparted

Using Ubuntu 18.04 "Gnome Files" file browser. If I right click on a drive and select format: It allows me to format the drive, but when I unplug and remount it, the drive is owned by root. I ...
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Booting into two different GNOME configurations randomly. How to investigate?

Short description: I have an Ubuntu 18.04 installation and everything looks normal during boot up to and including the login screen. When I login my GNOME setup could be either: The configuration I ...
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xdotool Up displaying extra characters

I'm trying to use xdotool to configure touchpad gestures on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. This works fine: xdotool key ctrl+alt+Down However this: xdotool key ctrl+alt+Up does not change workspaces ...
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env GTK_THEME cannot apply to the title bar

I use this command to launch libreoffice: env GTK_THEME=365os-new-blue libreoffice But title bar cannot change to the 365os-new-blue theme: I want to apply 365os-new-blue theme to the title too: ...
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18.04 not booting into Gnome GUI

For some reason my clean installed 18.04.01 will not boot to home screen. I get a huge list (looking like responses from a terminal) finishing in: [ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager. I left ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 + Katoolin gnome-control-center [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04, and one of the first things I did was install katoolin in order to download some pentesting tools. After completing this, I consistently run into errors using ...
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Eclipse's popups randomly change size and position after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

After I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, the popup windows of Eclipse's inspect wizard (the ones that popup on hover) started randomly changing sizes and positions. Most of the time they are so ...
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settings icon missing in Ubuntu 18.10

in the system menu on the top bar beside the lock button there is supposed to be a gnome control center icon, recently it just disappeared on my laptop running Ubuntu 18.10
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Find what starts on login

What are all the places where things can start from, at login of Ubuntu (Gnome)? There's an application that crashes every time I log in and I want to remove it (but not the application itself ...
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“System tray” integration for Pidgin

Is there a way to have a regular "system tray" icon for Pidgin in Gnome Shell? With the Gnome Shell Extension, it does not work so smooth and I cannot open the contacts list with clicking on it.
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Login loop on 18.10 after attempting to change login screen color

I have my Ubuntu 18.10 just installed on my SSD and somehow I broke the desktop. I was trying to change the login screen color following this forum: How can I change the purple background color of ...
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Changing Selection color in ubuntu[18.10] themes

I use Ant Dracula theme for my ubuntu. But selection color is pink color, which I want to change to different color. How can I change? Theme Link is https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1099856/ and on ...
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cannot access gnome shell after editing gdm3.css

while trying to change the background colour of the applications panel: How can I change the background colour for the applications panel in Ubuntu 18.04? i edited gdm3.css and after rebooting, it ...
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Menu bar nautilus missed in Ubuntu 18.04

I don't know if it is normal, but the nautilus menu bar doesn't appear in Ubuntu 18.04. Now only using shortcut keys to copy, select all, cut, paste, etc. I didn't find answers after much search about ...
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Unable to set suspend timeout

At some point Suspend when inactive stopped working on my system. It used to work, but now regardless whether I set it via System Settings or dconf-editor, sleep-inactive-ac-timeout goes back to 0 ...
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18.10, Gnome3, Win+P, “external/built-in only” have no effects

Mirror and Join Displays work, but External Only and Built-in Only have no effects. Ubuntu 18.10 and the graphics card is AMD. I think the graphics card is working with automatically installed driver. ...
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How to remove/change sliding animation on lockscreen? [duplicate]

Is there any proper way to remove or, even better, change sliding animation from clock to auth form similarly as Windows goes a little zoom-in?