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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Weird green tick marks on icons on desktop

I'm quite new to Ubuntu, in fact, just installed and set it up some hours ago. However, after installing some applications, I realized all of my .desktop files have green tickmarks next to them. What ...
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Ubuntu fresh install + vino = blank screen

So I installed ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS with gnome desktop on a fresh computer. After install, I enabled screen sharing on it. Then when I try to connect to it, I'm able to get inside but I don't get to ...
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XKB for mapping lock + wasd makes shift not usable

I edited my keyboard layout to make lock + WASD act as arrows, I did this on Xmodmap on other distros but here doesn't seem to work. XKB solution works fine but I have one problem, i cannot use shift ...
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Changes via “gsettings set” for GNOME animations have to be restored after every boot (and require toggling between values) on Ubuntu 20.04

I’m turning GNOME animations off via the following command in the terminal: gsettings set "org.gnome.desktop.interface" "enable-animations" "false" This works the very ...
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Icons are not being displayed correctly

I can change basically any section from Tweaks → Appearance → Themes properly, except for the Icons, which doesn't seem to be applied for most of the options. Here's my Home folder using Yaru for ...
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Disable Window Pairing

I regularly snap windows to the edges of my screen, so I have two open each of which take up 50% of the space. The problem is, when snapping a window to 50% if there's another window also snapped to ...
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Static noise whilst any media is playing

I have taken the step from Microsoft to Linux, with great joy, apart from this one annoying thing called static that pops up and continues playing over/with whatever media I'm listening to / watching. ...
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sudden random ubuntu 20.04 crashes

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop, been using for 3 weeks, in the beginning it crashed 2 times at random time, but I didn't face the problem till today, when It has been crashed for 3 times ...
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Intellij Idea not showing up in apps and cannot add it to Favorites

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 quite recently upgraded from 18.04. I have desktop entry for Intellij Idea (manually installed in /opt/) from which I can launch it but for some reason it is not show in Apps ...
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How to get a Pure Black Ubuntu Theme

I need a pure black theme for Ubuntu Gnome. The themes that I am finding are greyish-black. Please recommend some pure black theme that I can use with Ubuntu.
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Edge scrolling on Ubuntu Gnome, not working as like Ubuntu Unity - 20.04

The edge scrolling on Ubuntu Gnome 20.04 suddenly stops working. And overall is not as smooth as Ubuntu Unity 20.04. I simply change the Gnome DE to Unity, and the scroll works excellently. Change it ...
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GNOME stop detecting opened desktop apps instances on dash to dock

Sometimes GNOME's dash to dock add-on loses open app instances and launch a new one, when I already am using one instance, this is not a workspace issue because the apps are opened in same workspace. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 dies on boot when on battery

My Inspiron dies if I try and boot it in battery mode. It is fine if connected to the mains. I believe this is the relevant part of syslog is below but would be happy to e-mail the full file.:- Jun 18 ...
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How to minimize using hot corner in ubuntu gnome?

I want to enable minimization of the currently active window in the Custom Hot Corners extension. How can I do it?
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How to fix “GLib-GIO-ERROR Settings schema 'org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser' is not installed”?

After updating my ubuntu 20.04 installation first inkscape "Save as" led to a crash of the program complaining about the FileChooser. While trying to fix the problem, now also nautilus . ...
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Why does starting a terminal on a different tty end up opening the program on the graphical console?

I have tried starting gnome-terminal on my tty3 using startx gnome-terminal and it ends up opening a terminal window in my GNOME session which I can access using Ctrl-Alt-F2. xterm opens up on tty3 as ...
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Display section of GNOME Settings gets saturated when selected

When I click the Display section of the Settings it changes color. It only behaves like this when I click on the display section, sometimes when I click some other section it gets fixed, but mostly ...
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Random freezing in Ubuntu 20.04

I have been enjoying a smooth Ubuntu experience until recently. Just sometimes after using Firefox, it tends to freeze up Firefox, System Monitor and other related apps (even the screenshot took). Yet ...
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How do I hide the VPN key icon from the top bar?

I want to hide the VPN key icon from the top bar in ubuntu 20.04
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Gnome-Tweaks it's broken with the new Ubuntu Realese. Please help

just then I was performing another new Ubuntu 21.04 installation, and today (not this error few weeks ago) I get install gnome-tweaks and cannot be possible, because it say that I have the unmet ...
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Changing terminal emulator from gnome-terminal to kitty breaks some functionality

I've switched from gnome terminal to kitty. I ran sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator and selected my terminal. However, some actions still ran using the default gnome terminal. I ...
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Apps become transparent when the desktop is directly behind them

I'm new to Ubuntu and installed some well-known apps, but now my file explorer becomes transparent when I hover over it if the desktop is directly behind. The same happens with WPS office. However, if ...
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How to clean icon home file from my desktop ? ubuntu 20.04 lts [duplicate]

How to clean my desktop? I tried to install pspp for my statistic exam. After rebooting, my desktop has many files like that. How to fix that? I have used Tweaks but cannot do it.
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pitcture display failure in LibreImpress

I am using ubuntu 20.04lts in a laptop with 20GB RAM. When the RAM usage is full around 15GB, the slides in LibreImpress can not display correctly. All the figures in slides can not been seen clearly ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 started acting strange, shortcuts not working suddenly and cant click on windows (can only drag them)

I cannot explain properly what is happening as I have no idea what is happening. Basically from what I've experienced up to now is the following. Super (windows key) doesn't open all of the open ...
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How to upgrade GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Gnome 3.36.8. But I like the new GNOME 40 look. I've been using this system for almost 2 years, and I've many programs installed here and everything set up ...
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Using Ubuntu Nautilus (File Manager), how do I get proper context menu items in list view? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and Gnome Files (Nautilus) v3.36.3-stable. I prefer the Ubuntu Files to display my files in a List View (with file details) instead of the icon view. However, when I want to ...
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Resize Corner takes a lot of space in GNOME

The resize corner takes a lot of space. At least half an inch of space in all four sides of any window of a program. How should I scale it down. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
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`Package 'gnome-software' has no installation candidate` on Ubuntu 21.04

I'm new to linux and trying to install gnome-software on my machine but the command is not working. I am getting this error: E: Package 'gnome-software' has no installation candidate. The command I'm ...
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Remote desktop not working when screen goes blank after upgrade to 21.04

I just upgraded a dual screen workstation from 20.10 to 21.04. I use this workstation via remote desktop very often. After the distro upgrade, I noticed that the remote desktop connection interrupts ...
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Anydesk won't start in KDE Neon 5.22 [closed]

I installed NVIDIA latest drivers for my graphics card and then tried to install anydesk. Everything goes as expected until I try to start anydesk. It gives me this error: (anydesk:15325): Gtk-...
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crouton with ubuntu focal fossa (GNOME not working and other issues)

so recently i tried installing focal fossa on my chromebook with GNOME. (i did it because what do you expect xenial is dead. so yeah. it did not install right the first time but my next try worked... ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Guest on VMware Workstation 16 Gnome Forgets UI Scale On Resolution Change

I am running Ubuntu 21.04 VMs in VMware Workstation Pro 16.1.2 build-17966106. When toggling between full screen and normal mode (which causes VMware to poke the guest tools to change the virtual ...
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Misbehaviour while moving desktop icons on 20.04.2 (GNOME 3.36.8)

Every time I move an item on the desktop into a subfolder it reorders all icons on the desktop. Also newly created folders or files are placed at a random position rather than where I right clicked. ...
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How can I change the date and time format in GNOME Shell's top bar?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I want date and time in GNOME Shell's top bar to have the following format: Sun Jun 13 07:26AM IST 2021 instead of the current: Jun 13 12:53 PM How can I achieve this?
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Capture commands executed when a setting is changed

Let's say I go to Settings → Sound → Output Device → HDMI. Is there a way to debug/log/capture the shell command which gets executed to save this setting?
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why my ubuntu 20.04 does not has a dock

I have been using ubuntu 18.04 and it has no dock so I upgraded my ubuntu to 20.04 but, still, the dock doesn't show up I tried many ways but nothing worked in the tweak tool I don't have an extension ...
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Icon of Gnome Pomodoro does not show up. How do I fix it?

I've been using gnome-pomodoro already in Ubuntu 21.04 and it worked just fine (sudo apt install gnome-shell-pomodoro). However, I had to reinstall Ubtunu for some unrelated reason and now pomodoro ...
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User account not appearing in setting or login screen

After a partial upgrade, I was presented with gnome initial setup where I was forced to create a new user. With this new user I noticed the my old user was not gone, it was just not appearing on the ...
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Upgrading to 21.04 leads to “screen lock requires gnome display manager” and random freezes while inactive

I upgraded my workstation (AMD threadripper + NVidia RTX 3080) from Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.04 with do-release-upgrade. After the upgrade when I logged in, there was a popup message saying "screen ...
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Removing snap, reinstalling gnome

I would like to get rid of snap forever and found a very nice manual for that. However, I wonder if it has any bad consequences to uninstall the last remaining snap applications on my computer. snap ...
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Expose animation plays forward but not backward

When I pres the superkey to trigger expose, the windows animate into place. However, when I hit the superkey again to leave expose, the windows just glitch back into their original position. Anyone ...
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How can I fix this weird behavior with the epiphany browser?

Something weird is happening with the epiphany browser (gnome web). A few days ago, it stopped working. I can still see the icon, though: Unfortunately, clicking the icon does not trigger the opening ...
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How to open/read a mysql .err error log

can anyone teach me how to open a MySQL .err log in ubuntu gnome? i tried to use text editor or nano to open it but it is completely blank. Does it require a special software to open it? thank you for ...
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How to disable hover to click on top bar?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with GNOME. When I go to the top bar and click on the Applications button, the applications menu opens up. However, while taking the mouse to my required application, it ...
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Disable gvfsd & goa-daemon for ssh login (or any non-real user login)

After I upgraded to the latest Ubuntu 20.04. I noticed users that login via ssh (even for users just do port forwarding or system user e.g. gdm) have gvfsd & goa-daemon & all their related ...
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plz help. ubuntu crashing a lot! accompained by several error while force restart using power button

so i shifted to ubuntu 20.04LTS from windows 10 few days ago and as of now i am facing huge troubles using ubuntu. the first one being apps crashing a lot and then not opening. like firefox closes ...
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gnome apps missing from taskbar in Ubuntu 18.04

Why did all my gnome apps disappear from my taskbar(?) when I restarted to complete updates? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and Gnome 3.28.4 EDIT: fixed misspelling and version number in title
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gnome-control-center can't start bluetooth-services. how to fix it?

In Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-control-center, I can't start bluetooth service despite having toggled the "Start Toggle" widget. This was not the case previously. Also, I noticed that whenever I ...
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Firefox 89 light theme conflict with Plata

I have this possibly simple issue with the Plata theme and Firefox 89 Light theme. The minimise, maximise and close buttons are almost of the same colour as the toolbar and are not visible while using ...

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