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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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Cannot get dual monitor setup working in Ubuntu Bionic

I have an Intel NUC (NUC7i5BNH) that has an Intel Iris Plus 640 chipset for graphics. The NUC provides a USB 3.1 Type C port instead of DisplayPort. To this box I have attached two Dell U2415 monitors ...
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Why are some .desktop files prefixed with “org.kde.” or “org.gnome.”?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 ls /usr/share/applications apport-kde-mime.desktop okularApplication_chm.desktop org.kde.kmail2.desktop boot-repair.desktop ...
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Enable show-battery-percentage systemwide

How can I enable the battery percentage for my entire system? gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true Only works for one profile at a time. I checked on /usr/share/...
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New version of gnome-initial-setup causes Java problems

I just did a minor upgrade, and then I suddenly started having Java Problems. The stack trace looks like: java.awt.AWTError: Assistive Technology not found: org.GNOME.Accessibility.AtkWrapper ...
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Make Alt + Tab behavior in Ubuntu 18.04 same as in Ubuntu 16

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18.04. The Alt + Tab behavior has changed. I already installed a gnome extension to remove the delay as recommended in this answer: GNOME : Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Hibernate feature questions

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Gen). I am trying to make it hibernate when I close the lid. The hibernate function is working when I go to the power switch (Gnome 3 ...
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Do changes in Gnome “Tweaks” require reboot to come into effect?

Title says it all... When I change a setting in the Gnome "Tweaks" tool, they do not come into effect; will reboot / re-login later to see if that helps; for now: frustrating! for instance the "...
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Gnome gconf-editor crippled in 18.04 [duplicate]

I want to modify preferences for gnome-terminal and gnome-editor from the command line. To do this I need to know the various relevant key-value pairs and gconf-editor used to display them for all ...
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Applets missing from top panel

Just installed Dropbox recently, only to have a square with a red x over it appear in the top panel instead of the Dropbox logo. This 'placeholder' isn't even clickable and it goes away if I turn '...
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Cisco Anyconnect vs network-manager-openconnect-gnome settings?

I currently have and use the official Cisco Any Connect Client. When I connect to it all it asks me for is my username and password. When I try to connect to the same server using the package from ...
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Gnome Tweak Tool crashes & forces logout when selecting fonts

I've been having this problem now for about an hour and I haven't been able to find anything on the internet that's related to the issue I'm having. Essentially I'm trying to change the fonts on my ...
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What is the black arrow in top right corner on top of all windows?

I think I've got this weird arrow since I installed Ubuntu 18.04. It is annoying, because I can't click a tab in a browser which is under this arrow. And I am just worried, what that is. It is always ...
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All icons of pCloud are blurred in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using pCloud on Ubuntu 18.04.1 for couple of days. I am trying to replace Dropbox as they will ditch the encrypted file system on Ubuntu. The problem I noticed with pCloud is that, the icons are ...
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Question/Suggestion: Ubuntu 18.04: Workspace save/restore

I have just upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. A suggestion/question related to workspace switching: The active workspace state (e.g., focus window and its size) should be saved when switching to a new ...
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Why do keyboard shortcuts stop working in Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome

I just updated from Ubuntu 16.04 Unity to Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. The update went well except for one thing: some times IntelliJ Ultimate keyboard shortcuts simply stop working. They work for some ...
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18.04 - gnome How to disable automatic screen brightness

I 've been searching around on the web about this problem but nothing seems to be working since I cannot see those menu options people are suggesting. The problem is intense when for example I work ...
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How can I add an addional option to open URLs from GnomeTerminal using Chrome's “incognito” mode?

The menu is offering "Open Link" and "Copy Link", but for some cases (like Spam or Phishing E-Mails) I'd like to have a context-menu entry "Open Link in Incognito". How can this be done?
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`gnome-screenshot -a` doesn't copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04

For some reason, gnome-screenshot -a allows me to select a rectangle but doesn't seem to copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04. No errors are produced and the command returns 0. I assume ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (Standard Gnome). I recently was using app designer on MATLAB when all of a sudden, I started seeing an icon in my launchpad (image link here). I want to remove it but I can't ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, session log out when monitor is turned off

I'm trying to setup a HTPC using Ubuntu 18.04 and MythTV. I was able to finally get MythTV working but when I turn the TV off (using a Sony TV as a monitor), I seem to be logged out, and MythFrontend ...
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The icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3 is acting abnormally? [duplicate]

Whenever I click on that 'lock' icon, it just freezes my screen for a few moments then everything gets back to normal. I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04 and I vaguely remember that ...
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kdenlive appimage file: how to get it to show in list of applications

I downloaded kdenlive, a video editor, and I now have a kdenlive.appimage file on my Desktop now. How can I can get that .appimage file to show as an application in the apps view? I tried dragging ...
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Appfolders Management on Homepage

How can I add "appfolders" (folders in the view) on Ubuntu Homepage. The GNOME shell extension named "Appfolders Management extension" able to create custom folder view but can't do it on the desktop ...
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Alt+F2 not working properly

While trying to restart the gnome shell, I entered r after pressing Alt+F2 and it responded with a message of 'restarting' but nothing happened. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.
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Extensions in gnome 3 are not working. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.

I installed Netspeed and Nightlight slider extensions to my Gnome 3 but these are not working even after I restarted the gnome and then the whole OS. I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04.
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Gnome keeps asking to install extension on login

This has been a problem for very long time that I haven't gotten around to fixing. I once installed this extension called Only Blank with Closed Lid - Switch. It never worked and I wanted to get rid ...
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Weird menu display on top-left on Ubuntu 18.04

Sometimes a menu displays on top-left of my screen. I can't hide or click on it. It will appear until I log out. Is there anyone has the same problem?
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Where can I find more information on a bug that causes rendering issues with ubuntu-gnome textareas in 18.04?

I'm encountering a bug in Ubuntu Gnome. Many text-areas show their background in the place of the text-area; this makes typing there hard, since you cannot see what is typed. Example is the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchscreen Kiosk – Disable Multi-Touch Gestures

I'm running a kiosk touchscreen through Chromium. I've got it setup so that a Chromium application is running with the --kiosk flag, which prevents access to the OS. The problem I have is with the ...
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How to enable sticky edges in 18.04?

I upgraded 16.04 to 18.04 LTS. How can I re-enable sticky edges in the new gnome? I cannot find anything in settings or tweak configuration...
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Gnome overview laggy when running scaling_governor=powersave

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 with an i7-8550u CPU which should handle Gnome without any issues. The Ubuntu version is 18.04. But now experience the following problem: When setting the scaling governor to ...
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How can I end 18.04.1 download correctly?

I downloaded the 18.04.1 .iso of 1.8 GB four times and every time it failed right at the end with the same error: Aug 14 21:34:08 Charles-PC gnome-session[2018]: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 causing unable to use gnome and other problems 08/14/2018 [closed]

On 08/14/2018, my ubuntu recommended me to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. The upgrade went on horribly wrong. In the middle of the installation, it tells me it encounters failure and your ubuntu will ...
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How can I restart the GUI in Ubuntu 18? [duplicate]

I'd like to restart the GUI in Ubuntu 18 (using the standard Gnome interface), without rebooting. How can I do this? I've found both these questions (Restart Only GUI Session Or Restart Only ...
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Non blinking gnome-terminal that always displays

Similar to this question How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal? I want my gnome-terminal instances to always display. For some reason when I follow the above questions steps it does ...
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Night light and Redshift don't work

I installed Ubuntu on a disk partition just two days ago and everything work like a charm. The only problem I'm having is with the screen temperature color. In Windows I use f.lux and I set the color ...
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How to find current version of Gnome for Ubuntu 18.04 from internet? [duplicate]

I'm writing this in Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. I'm looking at Gnome Extensions for Ubuntu 18.04 that work with Gnome version 3.24 and breaks with version 3.26. How can I find out using browser (google ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Slow when press Super key or clicking Show Applications

I used to have Deepin installed but recently I’ve been trying out Ubuntu 18.04.1 (GNOME 3.28.2) but it doesn’t feel as fluid compared to Deepin. When I press the Windows key or Super key, it freezes ...
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How to disable a monitor gnome/linux

Since gnome uses wayland for login, (I know i can disable it in /etc/gdm3/custom.conf and then use xrandr or xorg.conf, but that's not the way i want) Is there a way to disable, enable a monitor? This ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashes into login screen

Whenever I try to do either of the following: open information about a Wi-Fi connection in the WiFi settings open Activity Log Manager app try to Save As file in VS Code try to Add Printer, all of a ...
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Lock Screen on closing lid(not suspend) Ubuntu 16.04 gnome

I was previously using Ubuntu 16.04 Unity. I changed to gnome. Earlier it used to lock the screen when I closed the lid. I could listen to music without any trouble. Now on closing the lid it suspends ...
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18.04 - touchpad right area press not working on ASUS X555L

I have recently upgraded to 18.04.1 LTS from 16.04 LTS. In 16.04 the right side of the touchpad would give me the same as a mouse right click, so that I could see an icon's properties etc. I am aware ...
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How can I change the default wallpaper for new users?

I found some old questions about this, yet not for 18.04. We're deploying desktops via PXE/Preseed installations, and I'd like to change the default wallpaper. I found how to change the login screen ...
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Suspend Button in interactive power button menu

Is there a way/extension to add a suspend entry (besides the Cancel, Restart and Power Off buttons) to the interactive menu when the physical power button is pressed in gnome? Edit: I am not looking ...
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Something happend to my desktop environment when I tried to change it

Im not quite sure what happend and how to fix it. It tried to switch my DE to Budgie and followed this guide: http://tipsonubuntu.com/2016/11/09/install-budgie-desktop-ubuntu-16-04-16-10/ (even ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 If Desktop -> “Show Icons” is Enabled, It Causes Multiple (Unclickable) Icons

My desktop icons are duplicated if this option is enabled, but only 1 of the icons are clickable (the other icon is a "shadow" if that makes any sense). Any idea on how to fix this? I need "Show Icons"...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Save and Restore Workspace Layout (w/ Multiple Workspaces)

I am using a large 4K monitor with multiple work spaces each having multiple applications. When rebooting Ubuntu 18.04, the locations of the application windows are lost and it takes me several ...
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Ubuntu on Spectre 13t-af001ng

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 along side windows on Hp spectre 13t-af001ng. Its very slow from the start especially after getting connected with wifi, what can be the possibility to improve this. Is ...
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xcape slow in GNOME 3

I'm using xcape to get left Alt to emit escape when pressed & released alone (among other remappings). Unfortunately since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 I've noticed that it's significantly laggier ...
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GIMP mapping matrix text is horizontal but should be rotated to vertical - bug, or can I fix this?

Using 18.04, GNOME 3.28.2 on Xorg, GIMP 2.8.22. In case anyone else has even seen this - the text on the mapping matrix for brush dynamics is not properly rotated to the vertical orientation. Any ...