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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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Desktop launchers not trusted on SMB shared folder

I'll have about 100 machines running Ubuntu 18.04 and I need them to access a shared folder on a windows server so Linux users can "see" .desktop launchers. The problem is that launchers are "...
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XMonad gnome session with background

I'm running XMonad in a Gnome session in Ubuntu 19.04 and want to set and configure the background image aka. wallpaper of the desktop. Currently I use xloadimage to load a background image however I ...
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Switch between two versions of Gnome shell

In my Ubuntu 18.04.2 Machine i have GNOME shell 3.28 by default. I installed GNOME shell 3.30 snap package using command: snap install --edge gnome-3-30-1804 But my GNOME version isn't changed to 3....
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black screen after login 18.04

after login into my main account, I get a black screen that lasts up to an hour after which the desktop will usually load and works like normal. zany130@andres-X470-AORUS-ULTRA-GAMING OS: Ubuntu ...
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upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 19.04, now desktop is not working

I have got a notif to upgrade Ubuntu from 18.04 to 19.04, after several minutes of the upgrading software doing its job, I was prompted to reboot my laptop which I did, them the Ubuntu desktop wasn't ...
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dconf-editor loses settings

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 on a new ASUS laptop, and dconf-editor does not keep the changes that I make in executable-text-activation (in /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences). I think that ...
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Gnome Software - is there a search function?

I've just installed Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on a small netbook. Now I want to install a couple of specific applications (Konquerer or similar for one) and darn if I can find a search bar anywhere in the ...
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Can some programs found in Ubuntu 18.04 be installed in other desktop environments?

Ubuntu 18.04 has programs such as Zoom (in Universal Access) and Night Light (in Displays). However, when I run Zoom, I see that gnome-shell is the responsible process in top. And there aren't ....
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Gnome desktop symbolic link icon cannot change

Is there a way to change the icon of a symbolic link on the gnome desktop? I want to use a unique icon for the link to the Windows partition, however, simply going to properties and changing the icon ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Gnome freezes randomly

I have Ubuntu 19.04 Gnome latest, my Kernel is Linux Lenovo-V310 5.0.0-15-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP. Freezing occurs randomly but some features become disabled before the freeze. for example Media keys ...
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The image from quick create in hyper-v for Ubuntu 18.04.2 doesn't allow me to install anything

I've created a new VM from using the Quick Create function in Hyper-V on windows 10. Once the VM is setup (I've picked language settings, created a password etc) I then tried to install Visual Studio ...
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Language Change - Desktop still uses old name / Ubuntu 19.4, Gnome

I've just installed Ubuntu choosing German in the first place, but then changed the system language to English afterwards. Ubuntu asked me to changed the names of the system folders to English, so it ...
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How to troubleshoot Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04

Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 18.04 has started to randomly become unresponsive some weeks ago. It was not a big deal at that time be cause it rarely happened. Since then it went worse and now this happens ...
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Wallpapers won't load right after sleep

This is a somewhat similar bug to this: Disco Dingo 19.04 background error It might even be the same, but unlike whoever asked this, I get this problem with every single wallpaper I try. I even get ...
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Nautilus Action Configuration tool in Ubuntu 19.04

I want to create a new action for opening specific filetypes with an other application. I do not want to change the default application and I do not want to open the dialog for choosing an other ...
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Washed out primary screen colors Ubuntu 19.04

I recently dual booted my MSI GP63, and installed ubuntu 19.04, but my laptop screen looks little washed out even after installing nvidia drivers version: 418, But when i connect to secondary ...
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Battery percentage/graph not indicated in top bar

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and tried everything to know the battery percentage but nothing is working. Even on Gnome Tweaks everything else works fine, but there is no response in top bar when I put the "...
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I can not seem to find a qestion I have asked in the past [migrated]

I am new ubuntu and askubuntu. I asked a question today, but do not know how i get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion. it concerted how to make a desktop icon in gnome
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Keyboard backlight not working after fresh install of Ubuntu bionic

I have a Samsung Odyssey laptop which has both Nvidia and intel graphics. I am dual booting windows10 and Ubuntu18.04 but the keyboard backlight doesn’t work after pressing the hot keys (Fn + F9) when ...
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Having gnome and bspwm running concurrently

I just installed ubuntu 18.04 and wanted to try out bspwm window manager. I followed this tutorial doing the "with display manager" path. At the end of this, it tells you to restart your current ...
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bind keyboard linux ubuntu

In windows, I used autohotkey to this work: When I press J + E it returns ↑. When I press J + D it returns ↓. When I press J + S it returns ←. When I press J + F it returns →. When I press J + K ...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) 3.32.1 path bar has an extra box

I'm not too sure how to describe this but after upgrading to Ubuntu 19.04 the nautilus file manager tool has this odd looking sort of light coloured box that extends beyond the file path. It doesn't ...
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Gnome crashed and return to login interface

My machine crashed around 07:03 and return to the login interface. Here are the xsession-errors log the short excerpt May 14 07:03:43 alpha /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-x-session[2523]: open file /home/...
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Newly installed packages mucked my display

The following is an extract of my dpkg logs: 2019-05-12 11:59:54 install libqt5positioning5:amd64 <none> 5.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu2 2019-05-12 11:59:56 install libqt5printsupport5:amd64 <none> 5....
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Snaps: core18 and gnome-3-28-1804 on Ubuntu 19.04

My notebook was initially running Ubuntu 18.10. Then I upgraded it to 19.04. When I run a snap list command, I get the following output: Name Version Rev Tracking ...
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Missing Settings in Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME 3.28.2

I found that in my system, some settings items are missing, for example are missing 'users', 'online accounts' and others setups. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with GNOME 3.28.2. I'm able to see full ...
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How to fix broken login screen on Ubuntu 19.04?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 19.04 and I installed gnome tweaks to install themes. Unfortunately I installed a login screen theme without backing up the original. Because of that theme my login ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome: System Menu on all Monitors

so I am using Multi Monitors to have the menus on all monitors, and currently am getting partial success. My goal is having the EXACT same menu at the top at all times: Activities (Done), App Menu (I ...
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Kdenlive color picker / dropper selects interface instead of video

This problem appears to be specific to Kdenlive so far. On Xubuntu 16.04, using the color picker of e.g. the "White Balance" effect to color correct a video automatically would select a pixel from the ...
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How to set custom screenlock in Ubuntu 19.04?

How to setup custom screenlock to work when the lid of the laptop closes in Ubuntu 19.0? I would like to use slock (suckless-tools) as my screenlock when the lid of the laptop closes.
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 18.04 wont boot, gets stuck in [OK] Started GNOME Display Manager

After a sudden shutdown during an OpenFoam simulation my guest Ubuntu OS won't boot on Virtualbox 6.0.. Every time I try to initiate the virtual machine it gets stuck in the following command: "[OK] ...
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GNOME To Do doesn't sync with Google calendar anymore

I've been using the GNOME To Do app on Ubuntu for a while now on several machines, and it worked without much effort. However, recently I noticed that changes are not synced anymore. If I make a ...
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KDE and gnome canvas

Is gnome canvas supported by KDE ? Etherape Crashes when opened within KDE and complains that gnome canvas isnt supported. If this is true is there a way of importing "gnome canvas". Or are there any ...
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Theme issue with Gnome Characters snap using the Communitheme snap

I have this problem I described here where a snap (Gname Characters) says it can't find theme resources (from a snap): Where and how to report bugs with Gnome Snaps from Canonical? What can I do to ...
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Where and how to report bugs with Gnome Snaps from Canonical? [duplicate]

I tried to get advice in the Snapcraft forums but no one answered so far: https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/where-or-how-do-i-report-this-bug-with-gnome-characters-and-communitheme-snap/10654 I'm using ...
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Change icon size Nautilus sidebar Ubuntu 19.04 Yaru Theme [duplicate]

I am trying to increase icon size of Nautilus sidebar, looks very tiny. I tried tweaking gtk.css file following this I can change font size, color etc, icon-size: doesn't seems to be working. I found ...
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How can I make the Application menu Show (Recent) Files?

I would like to search for files in the same way im opening applications (opening via the 'windows'-/ super-button). Actually, there is already an entry that shows some files, listed in an extra menu ...
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fix GUI after Disco Dingo upgrade

After an upgrade of my system from 18.10 to 19.04, I find myself unable to use Ubuntu GUI anymore. On boot, the login screen appear, but it's very unresponsive (like a slide show), and when I try to ...
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Ubuntu Shell theme option is not showing in my tweak tool

I have installed gnome teak tool and its working fine. I can add and change GTK and ICON themes, But the option for GNOME Shell Theme is not showing that should show under Cursor, please see the ...
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In Ubuntu 19.04, “Indicator Stickynotes” stopped working. Doesn't open. Doesn't show in taskbar

pranav@inspiron-5548:~$indicator-stickynotes Indicator stickynotes already running. That's the terminal approach. And below given gif is GUI approach of opening this app: As u can see in gif above, ...
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Change default file manager Ubuntu 18.04

I use Thunar instead of Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04. This works fine, but any application still uses Nautilus instead of Thunar when saving/opening etc or when opening directories/mounted drives from the ...
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How can I change the time range displayed in GNOME Calendar?

Currently in the weekly calendar view, my day starts at 5am and ends at 12am, but I will never have anything that early or late. How can I change this range?
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Setting gnome scaling factor through CLI is not working [closed]

If I run gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2 nothing happens, I have to set it through the GUI. Anyone got any idea whats going on? My problem is that every time I run a xrandr ...
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Unity LightDM background and gnome “lockscreen”

I've recently added Gnome3.18 in my Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to keep with lightdm-unity-greeter, for some reason it uses my background picture in the login screen instead of my "lock screen" ...
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Delete files from mounted drives [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 19.04 and I cannot remove files from my internal mounted hard drive. I tried in terminal too but it is read only. Any ideas how to fix this issue?
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How to return back Ubuntu 18 default GNOME desktop? [duplicate]

After thousands Gnome Tweaks options changing and hundreds Extensions i want to return back my Desktop back to default view. I mean get back panel, dash, apps menu, hot corners and shortkeys.
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How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform?

I am able to follow these links to configure Gnome 2 onto my VM in GCP successfully. Installing and configuring Ubuntu Desktop for Google Cloud Platform Graphical user interface (GUI) for Google ...
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How do I stop/fix a process (tracker-extract) from using an extreme amount of memory and causing system hangs?

The process tracker-extract, running from usr/lib/tracker/tracker-extract, is hanging my PC shortly after I log in by skyrocketing memory usage until the system is rendered unusable. What can I do to ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Gnome Freezes

My Ubuntu 19.04 on vmware with vmware tools installed and 3d acceleration enabled freezes the gnome UI from time to time. It seems to be reproducable when starting certain applications from the app ...
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Chrome videos are zoomed in

I have a problem with Chrome. Everything is fine, but videos seem to be zoomed in and cropped by their bounding boxes. It happens on multiple sites (youtube, 9gag etc.). On Firefox it works just ...