Questions tagged [gnome]

This is a very general tag that should only be used for questions referring to GNOME in general and not a specific component. GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-based software that provides the desktop environment GNOME Shell.

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Ubuntu 20.04 boots to terminal screen instead of gnome desktop; have to use startx to get the desktop

Running Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome desktop. I decided to try the Lubuntu desktop but didn't like it. So I looked up how to remove it and did so. Now on boot, instead of getting the gnome desktop, I get a ...
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How to run google-chrome-stable from a remote SSH session on Ubuntu 20.04?

I have installed google-chrome-stable on my Ubuntu 20.04 instance. I also installed a Gnome desktop on this machine. I know from htop that the gnome-shell is running and working (have tested it using ...
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Sceen is unresponsive and refreshes constantly in Ubuntu 20.04

After I login, none of the icons are clickable, after sometime the cursor shifts to the lower-right corner and the screen refreshes. These sequence of events keeps repeating itself. I reinstalled xorg ...
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Understand (TTY)s and (TTYS)s

As I know tty1 for gui login page tty2 for gui using tty3-6 for user using The question is what are tty0,tty7-63 and ttys0-31 used for?
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Why is there org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher?

From what I know there is a freedesktop spec for Status*. So I would be expecting org.freedesktop entries in my DBUS Session. Instead it seems like everyone is using org.kde.*. On my standard Ubuntu/...
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switch-applications keybindings has no effect in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

after upgrading from 20 to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, "switch-applications" is not working even though i have set it to '<Super>Tab'. Tried all possible ways from last 3 days didn't help ...
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Is it possible to change the labels of icons in the GNOME app grid?

I have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with GNOME 42.2, and I want to change icon labels in the app grid (the "Show Applications" button that is 9 small squares arranged in a grid). I've tried using ...
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Can't access Nautilus (File) settings/preferences on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I'm trying to access Nautilus settings in order to change default list columns (and more generally to explore all available options). The setting pane should look like this : But... The "...
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How can the Firefox file-save dialog be set to use the Enter key to save in GNOME Shell 42.2?

In my work I must save hundreds of images using Firefox each day. I require the use of the keyboard for this. The usual task is to right-click an image in a web page, select "v" for "...
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How can I stop notifications from keeping my monitor awake?

Running Ubuntu 22.04 (Wayland + Gnome), it seems that notifications (e.g., Thunderbird indicating new mail, or snapd informing me I need to exit an app so it can update) will wake up the sleeping ...
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CXXABI_1.3.11 and GLIBCXX_3.4.22 not found needed for minecraft launcher on 16.04 ubuntu run through crouton [closed]

I am trying to run minecraft on my old work chromebook but being a chromebook it cant do much so i used crouton to install linux 16.04 on to it with has a few missing things in it such as the CXXABI_1....
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RDP Remote server very slow

I was wondering if there was a recommended way to speed up a remote desktop/server connection I have installed the GNOME Ubuntu desktop GUI on my Ubuntu 20.04 server alongside XRDP I am connecting to ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Stuck before shutdown

I am having the issue that my laptop does neither power off nor reboot - and it never did right from the first startup after installation - it's just stuck at somewhat random lines like (sorry for ...
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Gnome shell restart is not working in Ubuntu 22.04 using ALT+F2

Two days ago I have install Ubuntu 22.04. I was trying to restart the gnome shell using ALT+Fn+F2. The command prompt opened but when I wrote 'r' and enter it is not restarting. The following message ...
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Can't paste file name in Save dialog in Ubuntu 22.04

I just upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04. With the old version, I could paste (Ctrl+V) the file name when saving a file from Chrome browser. The new version allows for typing or editing the file name, ...
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Can we set our user profile picture in settings as a GIF?

When going to "Users" in Settings, we have an option to set our user profile picture in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Is there any way we can set it up as a GIF? Thanks.
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Unable to locate GNOME Shell settings or version after 06/29/22 updates

Ubuntu 22.04 on X11 graphics Platform using Firefox 101.0.1 "Unable to locate GNOME Shell settings or version. Make sure it is installed and running." error message appeared after installing ...
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how to install .deb app packages using gnome-software

I'm using ubuntu mate 22.04 and after installing gnome-software the sources only show flatpaks and snaps, while I am able to install .deb using synaptics & apt, I'd like to use gnome software for ...
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How can I sync gnome Evolution memos to Nextcloud?

Using Ubuntu 22.04 I've tried syncing a memo list with CalDAV but I get an error message stating "incorrect file format." I suppose I could just sync the Evolution data folder to Nextcloud, ...
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Power-off / Reboot dialog gnome-session-quit regression in 22.04

In 20.04 I have mapped CTLR ALT Delete to gnome-session-quit --reboot --power-off That isn't possible anymore in 22.04, I only get the first parameter (reboot) option. And that regression is IMHO a ...
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Issues theming Ubuntu 22.04 into Breeze Dark

I am on a quest to have a complete breeze dark themed experience on Ubuntu with Gnome. I have a few problems that get in the way. Qt5 Configuration Tool does not work well with some Qt applications I ...
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Top bar became transparent all of a sudden

My top bar used to be with solid black background. All off a sudden it has become transparent with smaller font size today. How do i fix this?
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Gnome 42: Go to next active static workspace keyboard shortcut

I have 8 static workspaces and depending on the application type (e.g. browser, media, email etc), I distribute my windows between them. Sometimes I will have windows in workspace 1 (browser) and ...
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Finding the number assigned to monitors (i.e., system with more than one monitor connected) by ubuntu using gsettings command

On systems with more than one monitors ubuntu assigns numbers to each monitor to identify them. I would like to query the numbers assigned to the monitors along with the interface names. Example: DP-1 ...
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Transmission Gtk-WARNING **: <time> cannot open display: :0.0

Ubuntu 22.04 I'm trying to use crontab to launch Transmission at 22:04 and kill it at 07:00. To launch it at 22:04, I use: 04 22 * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 transmission-gtk But I get the error: (...
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Gnome shell extention ubuntu dock

This bug ubuntu dock not removing unmounted dvd/cd drives Is marked as fixed, but in ubuntu 20.04 it still seams to be bugged, is there any way I can update this, or fix it, even if its a workaround, ...
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Gnome custom keyboard shortcut for monitor brightness increase not working

In Ubuntu 22.04 I can control my external monitor using ddccontrol. To increase brightness by 5%, I can type ddccontrol -r 0x10 -W 5 dev:/dev/i2c-6. To decrease brightness by 5%, I can type ddccontrol ...
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Compiling gnome-todo fails

After installing numerous dependencies by trial and error $ git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-todo $ cd gnome-todo/ $ ~/.local/bin/meson builddir $ cd builddir/ $ ~/.local/bin/meson ...
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Not identified error

Anyone had the same problem with ubuntu 22.04 LTS I have error that appear every seconds and disappear when i play youtube videos And when I paused the videos it autoplays after 5 seconds
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Gnome overview of windows is small in new Ubuntu 21

Hello I have upgraded Ubuntu and now when I press the "Windows" key for window overview, the window previews are smaller than in previous Ubuntu version. Can I make it as big as before, ...
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GJS imports source files

I'am writing my own small extension for GNOME. For an IDE i use Visual Studio Code. As usually at the beggining of extension.js there are some imports: const Main = imports.ui.main; const St = imports....
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Installing PeaZip. Need Nautilus Scripts Folder for Context Menu Addition. Where Is It?

The instructions for PeaZip seem to say that, if I want PeaZip to appear in the Nautilus context menu, I should copy a specified PeaZip program folder to the system's Nautilus scripts folder. The ...
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Remove the "Lock Screen" shortcut from the gnome menu on 22.04

I'm trying to remove the shortcut to "Lock Screen" from the start menu, but I can't seem to find the .desktop file that would be associated with it. Whenever I go to take a screenshot, I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS auto-resumes all media

I recently installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS. And I'm facing some bugs in ubuntu like whatever videos i pause in any app, it auto-resumes in 5seconds. I think there is some bug in gnome notifications, ...
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Map "CTRL+ENTER" to another key inside gnome-terminal

Intro Is there any way of mapping CTRL+ENTER to an F-key? (Inside the terminal ofcourse only) I've looked everywhere, I've tried so many things that I can't even recall. I had no luck and so I decide ...
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Ubuntu crash. Tried to reinstall gdm but no network so cannot install after uninstall

I have a windows ubuntu dual boot and was having an external monitor issue in ubuntu but not in window. So while trying to update drivers and restart, I guess the desktop crashed and so I tried to ...
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org.gnome.nautilus is repeatedly making entries into syslog

org.gnome.nautilus is repeatedly making entries into syslog i'm not sure what is causing it and i don't know how to fix it below are 10 of the last entries into syslog: Jun 16 14:31:00 deep-blue org....
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How to Change System Colors in Ubuntu 22.04

How does one change or customize the system / GUI colors and other properties (fonts, title bars, sliders, borders) for Ubuntu 22.04? I have rooted around looking for the GUI app that one would ...
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gnome-todo (Ubuntu "To Do") lacks help, how does it store lists?

I would like to know where and how "To Do" stores the lists, but the burger menu is disabled and it (gnome-todo) does not even have a --version option. But here it is: ~$ apt show gnome-todo ...
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Disable darkened / shaded screen on Authentication Required prompt?

When the "Authentication Required" window appears, everything behind it, and everything on other screens, are darkened. Is it possible to disable this shading effect? Example
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No WiFi from Gnome GUI, can see in Terminal

I've come across an interesting problem where I am unable to see any wireless networks (or manage my wireless connections) from the user interface (Gnome 42), but I am both connected to the internet ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 How do I enable the display of my favorite applications in the gnome menu?

At Ubuntu 22.04 if you add apps to favorites, it will appear in the dock, but it will no longer be displayed in the menu. How to disable it? I used to deal with Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 20.04, so this ...
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GTK Style selection not available in qt5ct after re-installation 22.04

As per @Archisman Panigrahi advice, I'm posting a new question regarding qt5ct. I've recently reinstall 22.04 and found that the Style drop-down menu only has Fusion and Windows, hence, I am unable to ...
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Opening appearance settings changes icon scheme back to default Yaru

Ubuntu 22.04 So I installed Papyrus icons through the terminal and set them as the icons through Tweaks. After I open the Appearance section in settings, the icons change back to normal. How do I ...
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Gnome file explorer window opens in the background instead of foreground

With some applications, when I use some sort of "open file" or "save file" IO function, the file manager window will open behind the caller application window instead of the ...
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Alternating Individual Windows Freezing on Ubuntu

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome), and recently ran into a weird issue where a single window kept being unresponsive to click - it would show context when highlighting, but never respond. When I xkill'd ...
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Update Background via the commandline Ubuntu 22.04

I have a script that I have been running for years on my computer that updates the background image to a new image every minute and functions as a clock. I was wondering how to update the desktop ...
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Paste location in Ubuntu download dialog box

I generally download things to different folders deep inside the $USER/Desktop. I wish I could simply press CRTL + L in Nautilus to get the full path and paste it into the Download dialog box. But it ...
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Orchis-theme error : stylesheet.css not exist!

hello when i use ./install.sh in src/gnome-shell/extensions/dash-to-panel i have an error : ./install.sh stylesheet.css not exist!
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Xbindkeys does not work if GNOME Lock Screen is active

Xbindkeys can be used to control music volume using side mouse buttons. And it works fine until Lock Screen is activated. I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (GNOME 42.1 on X11). xdotool is used to actually ...
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