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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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Automatically Remember current Running Applications

Hello Guys I am facing an odd issue, I am trying to enable the auto-save-session on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, I try to follow some answers already here, but I wasn't able to restore my gnome session. I ...
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How to Access a Shared Google Calendar

I have installed both gnome-calendar and evolution and can access my google calendar from both. My wife has shared her google calendar with me and I can see it on my calendar when I access it in a web ...
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Locked screen in Ubuntu 18.04LTS… frozen? Cannot unlock

I have recently installed 18.04LTS in my server machine. When the screen gets locked, I see a digital clock. I now see that the date is from a few days ago, possibly the last time I used the Gnome ...
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Right click does not work even after using Gnome Tweaks

Ubuntu 18.04.1 64 bit I have a touchpad that is split at the bottom for right and left clicks. The sides are not separate buttons. When I boot Windows, depressing the bottom-right corner produces ...
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How to set different scaling on multi monitor (3 monitors)

I have 3 monitors, the left one is 4k, while the other 2 are 1080p. The problem I am having is that if I have the 1080p monitors on normal scaling, the 4k monitor is basically unusable because ...
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Alternative for ocs-url

OCS-Url (An install helper program for items served via OpenCollaborationServices) is deprecated and also not work with ubuntu18.04 (crash with SIGABRT). Is there any alternate for that program? It is ...
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How could I apply different font size on different screen?

I have two screens with the same resolution 1080p but one is 14-inch while another 23.8-inch, so I would like to apply different font size on them ( for example, 14-pixel in the small screen and 11-...
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About upgrading to Gnome 3.30 [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I am not thinking of upgrading to 18.10. Will I get the gnome update from 3.28.2 to 3.30? Thank you.
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Ubuntu 18.10 - Issue with screen inactivity and lock screen

Clean installation of Ubuntu 18.10 beta I want the screen to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity, but I do not want the system to be locked when it is activated again. So I do : gsettings set org....
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Wasted Screen Space on Gnome / Ubuntu

A year or so ago, I asked this question Wasted screen space due to multiple horizontal bars at the top when an application is open in GNOME desktop In the end I decided to stick with 16.04 LTS. I am ...
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How to set LANGUAGE in locale permanently

After running into this bug: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-control-center/issues/236 I can't get my locale fixed. It is impossible to fix it with gnome-control-center, and "export LANGUAGE=gd:...
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Is it normal that GPU does not show up in System Monitor? Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop

I installed the relevant drivers but was surprised to see that I could not monitor my GPU. I even installed nvidia-smi, but no luck. I do think that the GPU is working correctly, so why doesn't it ...
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How can I solve this error related to gnome-terminal & software updater?

Due to this error, my terminal is neither opening from shortcut key (CTRL+ALT+T] nor from launcher. It only opens from "Open Terminal" option by right clicking on desktop. prateek@Home-Alone:~$ sudo ...
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Unreadable desktop text with theme

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with unity user interface kernel 4.15.18-041518-generic gtk amd64 version 3.22 I installed two themes from b00merang: https://b00merang.weebly.com/windows-10.html -...
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Ubuntu 18.04 screen saver / lock - how to turn it off? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04 anytime I walk away from the computer this screen appears after 5 minutes, no matter what settings I put in Privacy > Screen Lock: First of all I want to ask you guys: what is this ...
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gnome-terminal will not load, sudo gnome-terminal will

My gnome-terminal appears to have stopped working. Clicking the icon, Ctrl+Alt+T, and Alt+F2 -> gnome-terminal all have the same effect: the mouse changes to a spinner, the icon shows that gnome-...
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How do I switch back and forth between Ubuntu Classic and Core

To switch to Ubuntu Classic from core: sudo snap install classic --devmode --edge sudo classic But how do I switch back to core? I acknowledge that the purpose of Core is for IoT but Classic is ...
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Very weird flickering on desktop

Shortly after installing Ubuntu 18.04 in my computer I noticed that very frequently and without any apparent reason the desktop and specially Google Chrome windows (although not exclusively) start ...
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Keyboard layout for shortcuts stays national for some app on unbuntu 18.04 gnome shell

The national keyboard layout of my computer is in French. I added in the settings language and region another layout (or "input source") which is English (US). When I switch to that US layout, the ...
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Sluggish/Laggy Ubuntu - gnome-shell too much CPU

it started off from super sluggish behaviour on my Ubuntu 18.04 VB on Windows 10 Host. I updated and upgraded all of the packages. Updated Windows. Grepped for errors in syslog. And then I noticed ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't recognize Wine windows

Since Ubuntu 18.04 I'm more or less forced to use Gnome Shell (also given the discontinuation of Unity...) Wine apps used to run fine in Unity 7 (7.5.0). They still run fine in Gnome Shell (3.28.3) ...
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Why does spotify not block the gnome session when playing music?

I am a bit curious that spotify does not block the gnome session when playing music by default. Is there a way to make it blocking? Edit: The term I was looking for was 'inhibiting' (as e.g. YouTube ...
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upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 have left me in a login loop

pretty straight forward. whenever I enter my password correctly, it flashes to black and then return me to the login screen. I've googled this a lot and nothing have worked. when I run the command ...
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Creating a python “applet” for ubuntu (gnome) utility panel

I'm interested in creating an applet for the gnome "utility panel" in python. I really don't even need any interactivity. I just want to display some text and have it change occasionally based on ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - do not close on 'close' button just minimize

Is it possible to remap the close button to minimize a window just like the minimize button does? I would like to keep all three buttons but prevent windows from closing. When the close button is ...
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Automatically suspend 18.04.1 at idle login screen

This PC is often left in a logged out state at the login screen. I have set power options to automatically suspend on idle, and these do work if a user is logged in. They do not work if the computer ...
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What is the gnome on ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 and where can I find it? [duplicate]

Which git can I find the gnome on ubuntu 18.04 and see the source code of the applications?
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Ubuntu 18.04 video issues in all browsers

An odd issue since clean install of 18.04 (using standard Ubuntu Gnome 3 or straight up Gnome 3) - video stutters only in browsers, absolutely fine otherwise. This effects all browsers and all types ...
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Activities Overview Hot Corner still activated despite being set to 'Off' in Tweaks [closed]

Despite the Tweaks application having the hot corner set to Off, and setting it On then turning it Off again, the hot corner still activates when my cursor hits the top left corner of my monitor. I ...
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How to decrease volume of sound effects in Ubuntu 18.04?

What I am asking about: Steps To Reproduce: Increase system volume to 100% Open terminal Use autocompletion unsuccessfully, press TAB several times and notice annoying "water boom" that is a bit too ...
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Activities overview doesn't work in Gnome [closed]

I am Debian/Testing user and using Gnome 3.30.1. Activities overview ( the button on an upper left corner) works at the beginning but some time later (it looks totally random) it stops working. When ...
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18.04 lost all settings

I installed 18.04.1 from scratch on my desktop computer and used settings and gnome-tweak-tool to set several of my preferences, like icon sizes, mouse sloppy focus, and many more. After I rebooted my ...
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Accidentally rebound shift+Space and now I can't add a space while typing in caps

In short, I, in setting up my keyboard for multiple languages (I often have to type obscure characters for papers) I managed to accidentally rebind the "select next input" hotkey to Lshift+space ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop has no icons and is not responding

After I login to the Ubuntu 18.04 desktop (with gnome), only the background and the cursor can move. The launcher and desktop icons have gone. If I press shortcut "Ctrl + Alt + T", no reaction. In a ...
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Can I uninstall Compiz on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 installation that I have been upgrading from LTS to LTS since 12.04 (and it works!) I use mostly Xfce and KDE, but sometimes I log into the default Ubuntu desktop (previously ...
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GNOME network manager error when connecting to hidden WiFi network

Screenshot I tried to connect to a hidden wifi network with WPA-PSK but when I would choose the "WiFi security" option only "none" option I got. I use Ubuntu 16.04 net install. I installed the GNOME ...
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virtualization problem

I installed Gnome Boxes on Ubuntu 18.04 and then tried to get the Windows 10 OS onto that. In order to download the Windows files I was required to use a Windows machine and load them onto a flash ...
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Video player is freezing after using Dash to Dock GNOME extension in Ubuntu 18.04

Since I installed the GNOME extension Dash to Dock, the (default) video player is freezing when I click the close button or minimize button. What's the problem and how can I fix it?
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I need to leave the gnome desktop - but it seems all attempts are blocked

I am getting regular crashes of gnome desktop.(which entails reboot every time) Also i simply don't like the gnome desktop especially for package management. I want the old system. I have attempted to ...
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Missing system tray icons Ubuntu Gnome 18.04

I have ubuntu 18.04 and I am using the default Gnome. I updated and all of the system tray icons were missing. Is this a bug? Can we fix this? I cannot see any of the unread messages that I have in ...
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Virtualbox - Guest screen bugged with fullscreen

Host: Ubuntu 18.04 64bit (with Gnome 3.28.1) Guest: Windows 7 Professional 64bit (with GuestAdditions installed) Virtualbox: 5.2.10_Ubuntu r121806 Those are bug I always encountered and I never found ...
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Blank Screen after login Ubuntu 18.04 no desktop

I am getting a getting blank screen and no desktop after logging in putting in the right credentials. I force restarted my laptop once as it was stuck after sleep and from then on I am just getting ...
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How to configure L2TP/IPsec VPN on Ubuntu 18.04 gui? [closed]

I am trying to make L2TP/IPsec VPN available in GUI on network settings on ubuntu 18.04 but with no luck. I tried the following: $ sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp Reading package lists... ...
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reload option in nautilus (files) does not work

ubuntu 18.04, gnome shell 3.28.3, files version 3.26.4. When I open a window in Files (Nautilus), on the top right of the window is a "hamburger" menu button. When I click on that, a dropdown menu ...
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can't install GIMP Flatpak

I'm reading GIMP's Flatpak documentation here. I go ahead and issue the following command after installing Flatpak on my Ubuntu 18.04 system flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/...
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After Dell Optiplex 755 Ubuntu 18.04 Installation, Gnome shell crahes during boottime

Booting from Live-UBS Ubuntu works, also open apps graphics looks OK. Previous it ran Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for several years without problems. Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on exactly same 2nd HW system i own, ...
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Ubuntu GNOME desktop development [duplicate]

Can we use GTK and Glade in Ubuntu 16.04 which are meant to be used for GNOME environment. I have to develop a python GUI in Ubuntu 16.04. Is it possible ?
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How to set fractional scaling on wayland to 75%

I have recently come into possesion of an old laptop ,with a 13.3 inch 1366 x 768p screen. The problem is that everything is wayy too large on that screen and I am unable to snap windows side by side ...
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How can I hide a running program icon from the notification bar and Launcher in Gnome?

This question may have already been asked, but all I could find about it was for Unity. How am I able to hide a program from the dash? I'm using Dash to Panel in Gnome 18.04, but I don't think that ...
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Can I use those Plasma KDE desktop effects on gnome shell?

I have noticed that there is a collection of beautiful desktop effects that can be used in KDE Plasma. I used them on Plasma. But I like to use those beautiful effects on gnome too. Specially that '...