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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Terminal not launching in ubuntu 18.02

My terminal stopped launching suddenly. I tried running in vscode terminal sudo gedit /usr/bin/gnome-terminal and it returned No protocol specified Unable to init server: Could not connect: ...
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Ubuntu 20.4 freezes Gnome session when I connect USB 3.0 HDD 1GB

When I connect usb HDD 1GB into usb 3.0 port gnome session gives me notification that Backup volume is inserted and then Gnome gets completely frozen. Nothing works except moving mouse. When I force ...
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“Open With Other Application” on Desktop not working as expected

The current Ubuntu 20.04 behavior for "Open With Other Application" seems to work differently on the Desktop compared to Files/Nautilus. Example: I configured VS Code IDE to be the default ...
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Strange ugly mixed dark and light theme in Gnome

Today I completely removed KDE Plasma from Ubuntu and installed Gnome instead. I set Adwaita as the theme. The problem is that some parts of apps look strange, as if they still use the breeze dark ...
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How to remove gnome completely and install unity?

I recently removed mate desktop environment and installed unity desktop . I found out that there are a lot of gnome processes currently going in task manager. What are they? If I remove gnome ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Visual Glitches after suspend

I recently had to format my laptop, installed a Ubuntu 20.04, and I realize that some strange visual glitches are appearing after a suspension, they were little ones, but now, they grew. I've had this ...
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Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on linux system

I am trying to use bbmap (pileup.sh in= my.fa out=new.txt) to check the sequencing depth of assembly scaffolds derived from illumina reads. Using Linux, I installed java jdk as you see: $ java -...
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Minimize, maximize and close buttons are gone on Ubuntu 18.04

Something caused the minimize, maximize and close buttons to disappear for maximized windows on Ubuntu 18.04. Only some GNOME setting windows show them correctly when maximized. Minimize, maximize ...
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after plymouth problem occur in boot screen with written statement. and the boot screen blinks with it

/dev/sda5: clean, 269656/3049886, 386959/2964800 blocks. /dev/sda5: clean, 269656/3049886, 386959/2964800 blocks. /dev/sda5: clean, 269656/3049886, 386959/2964800 blocks. coming several times during ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME default layout for UK extended keyboard

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with keyboard "English (UK, extended, with Win keys)". I'm confused about where to find certain characters. For example, AltGr+1 gives superscript 1, AltGr+3 ...
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The ability to control Spotify specific notifications from the Ubuntu 20.04 desktop's notifications settings are missing

Is there a fix for the notification controls missing from the setting for Spotify? Need to stop just pop-ups, not all the notifications. OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Spotify version: 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15 (...
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How to disable auto input volume adjustment in Sound Settings

How do you disable automatic input volume adjustment? I'm trying to record audio, and I'm finding my input levels are constantly being thrown off because Gnome/PulseAudio/ALSA/something is ...
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Thumbnails stopped working in GNOME

After a system clean-up, my Nautilus doesn't show thumbnails for new images any more. I reinstalled every package with the words “thumbnail” or “preview” in description, but nothing works. What did ...
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Reinstall Gnome

I tried to update from 16.04 to 20.04, and as is customary, everything went to hell. The GUI was not launching at first, but I got through that by fixing broken packages and reinstalling the linux ...
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How to make “Locate Pointer” action aoccure upon click!

I enabled the "Control to locate mouse pointer" setting and am wondering if I can make that action occur upon mouse click! Gnome 3.36.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Mouse Logitech G402
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What property does gnome use to group application windows?

I want to run two instances of a terminal emulator (urxvt) and have them appear as separate applications. I have two .desktop files and thus two entries in the launcher but when I launch the second ...
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I'm trying to use SSHFS to transfer files via SSH to my Raspberry Pi web server, specifically using the GUI

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 20.04. So as per the question title I am trying to transfer HTML/CSS etc files to my Raspberry Pi where I am running an Apache web server. I have been searching ...
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How do I jump to specific settings via vanilla gnome-shell search?

I have installed vanilla GNOME Shell 3.36.3. I want to quickly jump to its specific settings yet when I start the search via super and I type to search, e.g. for "Display" all I see are ...
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How do I make the right click context menu always appear below the mouse like macOS?

On macOS, if your cursor is near the bottom of the screen, the context menu appears below your cursor, but offset by the bottom of the screen, like this: . However, on Ubuntu, the menu opens above the ...
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Replace gsd-screensaver-proxy with light-locker

I'm currently using a fork of Antergos web-greeter because I don't like the default. However I can't use the default screensaver because if I lock through that I can simply press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to ...
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How to remove useless Brightness Slider UBUNTU Gnome

I am using desktop and external monitors on it and the brightness slider on the panel and settings doesn't work... Anyone knew how to remove it? I also tried using ubuntu on virtual box and on its ...
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GNOME Preferences and Settings are not getting saved

I updated my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS today. All my preferences and settings got reset. From GNOME Settings, I am unable to retain my changes. Say, I want to enable touchpad click, the settings are not ...
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Ubuntu 20.4 is very slow to my laptop [closed]

is this specs affecting the speed of Ubuntu?? İ tried everything that İ found to speed up but without any result please help!!
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upowerd: “energy_full is greater than energy_full_design” - causes laptop to suspend prematurely (Lenovo Thinkpad T440P)

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS x86_64 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p. The laptop only runs for about 20 minutes on battery power. In the process of troubleshooting this issue, I have installed tlp and ...
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Ubuntu is unusable after installing gnome

I have Ubuntu with no graphic user interface, I typed sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop to install the Gnome GUI, but now every time I boot up the computer I get a solid purple color screen ...
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Why I'm facing this problem “The application Passwords and Keys has closed unexpectedly” and how to solve it?

Error message screenshot Details: https://imgur.com/a/GrjcC6f About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 - Clean installation with this options: Minimal installation Custom partitions Download updates ...
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Boot stuck at random phases

It all started with a very minor printing problem - I could not find the A3 page size in my HP printer. I tried to reinstall hplip, but it said it needed an old version of some python package. So I ...
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In Ubuntu 20.04, I cannot get the displayed time on menu bar to show day, date and time including seconds [duplicate]

I have recently updated my laptop from 17.10 to 20.04. One of the features I liked was that quite easily I was able to display on my menu bar the time with day, date, and time including seconds. I ...
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How to open an app through the terminal without rendering that terminal window useless for other commands? [duplicate]

I am trying to use the terminal to open the file explorer nautilus. When I type the command nautilus into the terminal, I see the following output (nautilus:5814): Gtk-WARNING **: 07:26:19.884: Theme ...
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Problem with fixed frequencies using CPUFreq Gnome extension

I installed CPUFreq Gnome extension on two different PCs with Ubuntu 18.04. One has a Haswell the other one Skylake CPU. I set minimum and maximum frequencies to be equal and turn Frequency Boost off. ...
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In chrome Gnome is not working (Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected.) in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have uninstall the firefox and installed chromium after that i am getting the message Although "GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer ...
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Ghostly mouse trail after upgrading 19.04 to 20.04

Since upgrading to 20.04 I've been getting a ghostly mouse trail on my desktop. I found this... I have the exact same problem after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 18.04. I have found that the ...
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Wallpapers appear blurred and zoomed on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop

Is there any fix for blurry wallpapers? My wallpapers appear blurred and zoomed when I use them. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, GNOME version 3.36.2. Here is the screenshot of my desktop: Here is the ...
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Keep Gnome system menu open always

Is there a way I can keep open the top right corner "System Menu" options? Example: In the picture below I opened Power-off/Logout menu, can it be remained open always so that I can save a ...
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Setting will not open on screen

I'm using a Samsung rc530 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 that is freshly installed. I have tried sudo apt install gnome_control_center and it tells me settings are installed. If I right click on setting I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashing after restart

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 installed in virtualbox. When I started minikube I got an error about insufficient disk space. I closed Ubuntu 18.04, restarted but the OS crashed. Here is an image of the ...
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gdm3 not starting on ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 as I was having this issue as well (with a different error). I was hoping upgrading would fix it. After upgrading Ubuntu worked a few times but now it ...
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I installed lubuntu desktop environments, now when I try to switch to Gnome the screen remain black

I had Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome, I tried to add lubuntu desktop environments. Now in the login screen (gdm3) I can change desktop environment in: Lubuntu Lxqt Openbox Ubuntu (which is Gnome) When I ...
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Will Gnome Window Rendering fixes be backported to Bionic Ubuntu 18.04?

Does anyone know officially if the recently identified bugs by Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt and applied fixes to GNOME and Mutter; will get backported to all Ubuntu LTS versions; in my case ...
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Bash Recursive Script Failure

I build the script that is mandatory for use in GUI interface (for a reason). The script is designed to relaunch itself in gnome terminal in all conditions. The basic stub of the script is looking ...
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Caribou Opens Even With The Setting Disabled

I'm using a Dell Latitude E7470 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa and GNOME version 3.36.2. My problem is that the on-screen keyboard opens up even if the setting is disabled. Pretty much the same ...
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Set Maximum Size for Maximized Windows

Is there a way to set the maximum allowed size for maximized windows? Let me explain, I wish that the maximized windows do not cover the entire desktop, but I can set a margin or area to leave a part ...
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How to remove all the packages that come with gnome? [duplicate]

I have recently switched from gnome to unity and have removed gnome with sudo apt remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo apt remove gnome-shell I have also purged config files like below sudo apt purge ...
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Ubuntu directly booting into terminal on startup

I think I broke Gnome. Ubuntu is directly booting into terminal. Tried startx.. didnt work. Created a new source.list file.. that didn't work too. Then tried installing gnome-shell but it showed there ...
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how to make thumbnail cache permanent?

I'm trying to thumbnail an entire image directory consisting of upwards of 100,000 files, a thousand per sub-directory, to minimize delays displaying the thumbnails for each directory. (Making it ...
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xps 7390 system hung overnight (task: PID blocked for more than 120 seconds)

I have left my laptop in screen-locked state (Super+L) overnight, and recently noticed an increasing frequency of finding it hung in the morning. I'm pasting part of the log here. A longer version can ...
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Are both APT and APT-GET both different repositories? [duplicate]

I always wonder if APT and APT-GET are both different repositories? Are they different repositories?
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CPU frequency stuck at low value after installing gnome extensions

I have experimented with different gnome extensions to control the performance and battery life on my laptop. Notably, I installed and uninstalled these two extensions: CPU Power Manager cpufreq I ...
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How do I increase the width of the resizing area in Ubuntu 20.04?

It is very hard to resize a window in Ubuntu 20.04. The resizing UI widget has to be precisely placed (< 5 pixels). The answer to How do I increase the resize margin on windows? does not work for ...
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Settings does not open for Ubuntu 20.04

I've just updated my ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 but some packages appear to have been removed. As a result I cannot open my settings through GUI or the Command line. It gives me instances of problem ...

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