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 18.04 -> 20.04 alt-tab gets slow / laggy after a while

I recently updated to 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS. When my system is up for like a day, alt-tab starts to lag. Not the window switcher panel, but when I select the window I want and release keys, it ...
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Enable Sticky Edges Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and i can't find any way to enable Sticky Edges, what i want is for the cursor to briefly stop on the edge before crossing over to the second monitor i don't know ...
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Does Gnome3 have a method to filter desktop notifications?

Does Gnome3 have a method to filter desktop notifications based on notification content? If so, how? Desktop notifications are useful, and I know that it's possible to turn them off per-application. ...
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Make new windows always open in specific monitor by default

Ubuntu 18.04.2 x86_64 I have a dual monitor setup. The behaviour for opening a new window is very inconsistent among applications and it's annoying: Pressing Ctrl+N in Firefox seems to always open a ...
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How To Start VNC Session With Gnome Desktop?

I'm trying to start a VNC session with the Gnome Desktop as follows: Server Side Configure .vnc/xstartup file to: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: # unset ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 logs out unexpectedly or crashes

This problem is going on for several months. When you try to run a GUI program it suddenly exits the session gets back to the login screen where I get this notification (bubble for several seconds) ...
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Black screen problem in Ubuntu 22.04

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on my Dell laptop with [intel core i3 processor, amd-64 architecture, inbuilt graphics]. Recently I have updated my laptop to Ubuntu 22.04 from 20.04. After installing, it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 top bar text disappearing - system starts lagging a lot

I would like to know if anyone has a clue about what may be causing my top bar + sidebar text disappearing after longer uptime (few hours). System also becomes very laggy, display (except of cursor) ...
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Getting stuck on a glitch that looks like a combo of show applications and the activities screen

If I click the super key (the one with windows symbol on it), or super A or I click on the 9 dotted square for show applications, I get stuck in a screen that is a combination of show applications and ...
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`Files` application windows launch "under" pycharm?

Well since I installed pycharm through snap, the launcher seems to act strange. Whenever I launch an application from Files it shows the pycharm symbol, and all windows are below that symbol. Similar ...
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Disable modal dialog to insert password

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and I find a very annoying "feature" when I commit in git which was not present in 16.04 with Unity. I have gpgsign enabled and everytime I commit in git it opens a modal ...
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How to take a screenshot with the Night Light tint on Ubuntu 18.04

When you take a screenshot on Ubuntu 18.04 (using Gnome Screenshot), the yellow tint from the Night Light is removed from the output screenshot image. I would like the output screenshot image to ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Alt+F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also I'm facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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chrome site paswords are lost when I switch between Gnome and Kde

I installed ubuntu 20.04. I also installed the KDE desktop I login via gnome, start google chrome and save the login credentials of a site. When I login again via kde, start google chrome the ...
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Why I'm facing this problem "The application Passwords and Keys has closed unexpectedly" and how to solve it?

Details: About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 - Clean installation with this options: Minimal installation Custom partitions Download updates while installing Install third-party software Wayland ...
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20.04 restart frozen gnome

With fresh-installed 20.04 sometimes I get almost completely frozen GUI. Almost completely -- I mean I can not do Alt+F2 and r. And while the mouse pointer still moves, the system does not respond to ...
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How to make a second monitor go off after the connected laptop is closed?

I use Ubuntu 18.04.3 gnome laptop with a second monitor connected with HDMI. If I close the lid of my laptop it successfully locks (after I reopen it I have to type my password) but the windows opened ...
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Disable global search in GTK file chooser

As of Ubuntu Mate 19.04, the "Open File" dialog (GtkFileChooserDialog) will search through the whole file system instead of just the current folder whenever I start typing. How can I revert this to ...
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unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop

A laptop with a fresh installation of 18.10 would not boot to the desktop. Subsequently, I started with options and viewed my logs (journalctl -p err | grep gnome) and saw this message produced for ...
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Gnome calendar asks credentials for public ical

I am using ubuntu 18.10. When I tried to add this public ical to gnome-calendar from here then this appeared this is a public ical address and it should not require password. In ubuntu 16.04 it ...
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"System tray" integration for Pidgin

Is there a way to have a regular "system tray" icon for Pidgin in Gnome Shell? With the Gnome Shell Extension, it does not work so smooth and I cannot open the contacts list with clicking on it.
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How to maximize or make fullscreen a window across dual monitors?

Is there any way to do this in GNOME desktop environment?
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How to use normal ssh-agent on 18.04?

I am using an 18.04 installation that has been upgraded from 17.10. When it was on 17.10, I pulled the GNOME SSH/GPG agent out, in favour of using the standard, command-line SSH agent. I wrote up the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 super key switcher (gnome-shell app menu)

I notice that there is a tiny delay between pressing super key and app menu emergence. Is there a way to reduce it to zero ms ? Moreover it is very uncomfortable, that keyboard arrow keys focus is ...
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How to access Google drive using Gnome Online Accounts (GOA) in command line for Ubuntu 16.04?

Before anything, this is not (as far as I could search) a duplicate. I enabled GOA for my Google account and enabled Files, so my account showed up in Nautilus under my computer just fine. To my ...
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Gnome mail client? For Exchange, GMail and MS Live accounts

Hello what email client am I supposed to use in Ubuntu Gnome 17.04? I just switched to gnome and I can see there are online accounts to add all my three mail accounts (Exchange, GMail and MS Live). I ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04: Shortcuts and function keys stop working after a while - why is that?

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 a little while ago and noticed that frequently, at some point during a session my OS keyboard shortcuts (like CTRL+ALT+T to open up the Terminal, or ...
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How to diagnose/stop gdm-x-session spamming syslog

[Note: this is similar to issue #418 in the gnome gitlab but it happens to me constantly and I'm not running Evolution. I filed this there too, but gnome 3.28.2 is no longer supported there.] I'm not ...
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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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Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive broken

Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive to firefox creates reference to extensionless temporary file. Copying works correctly. Is there a solution to this? Ubuntu 20.04
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gnome.Shell.desktop: ERROR:ssl_client_socket_impl.cc handshake failed

I am using Xrdp to remote control my Ubuntu-18.04 desktop, but often disconnected because of reasons I can't understand. At first I thought the machine is dead, but when I went to check out Ubuntu-18....
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How to set priority for Sound Output Devices in Gnome

Using Ubuntu 19.10 I have 3 output devices in Settings -> Sound -> Output-Device: HDMI (monitor) S/PDIF (onboard) Headphone (onboard) AMD 2400G, Asus PRIME B450M-A I need this priority: Headphones ...
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gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor CPU usage

Hello :) In past versions of ubuntu, I would see nearly flatline cpu usage at idle with nothing running. In 19.04 I seem to have a new culprit occupying #1 spot almost all the time at idle: "gvfs-...
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GNOME To Do doesn't sync with Google calendar anymore

I've been using the GNOME To Do app on Ubuntu for a while now on several machines, and it worked without much effort. However, recently I noticed that changes are not synced anymore. If I make a ...
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Nvidia / Wayland / Ubuntu 18.04 : Unable to find display on any available system

System : Ubuntu 18.04, Linux 4.15.0-39-generic nvidia 390.77 driver, installed from the sources/drivers manager Gnome 3.28.2, Wayland session, gdm3 Nvidia Prime laptop, HDMI output wired on the ...
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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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How to make chrome notification show as Ubuntu's 18.04 gnome native notification?

Update [Aug 28 2019]: Recently, I noticed that web notifications "as native" are working but disappearing without being consumed. If I'm fast enough to click them while appearing, they send me to the ...
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eclipse on Ubuntu 17.10 - toolbar drop down menus and pop ups moved when using dual monitor set up

When I use eclipse oxygen on Ubuntu 17.10 with a dual monitor set up, the drop down menus and the pop ups from the toolbar are moved downwards: eclipse - drop down menu: eclipse - pop up: ...
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Modify Trackpoint sensitivity in Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome) on Wayland (Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th)

Does anybody know how to increase the sensitivity of the Trackpoint on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th generation) running with Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome on Wayland? I googled for it but all I found is that the ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 Gnome Accounts, Google credential expired everytime

I added a google account to my Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 so I have Google Calendar synchronized with Gnome Calendar. The issue is that after a while Google calendar stops to sync and I can't add new events ...
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Touchpad inertia scrolling everywhere 16.04

If I scroll with a touchpad in apps like nautilus and the software center in 16.04, I get a nice smooth result which has inertia scrolling (I think it's called that, maybe momentum or coasting). But ...
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Suspend does not work with gnome and gdm3 on 17.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 and switch to gnome-desktop and gd3m the suspend does not work anymore. When try to suspend a black screen is displayed but in a fee seconds (1-2s) the login screen ...
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The Gnome desktop slows down over time in UbuntuGNOME 16.04

I am having an annoying problem in Gnome/Gnome-Shell. After some time, like an hour or two, suddenly windows starts moving slower and jerky. When I drag them around they move in steps instead of ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Mouse trails for GNOME Shell?

I'm trying to prepare my laptop (trusty, gnome-shell) for use in presentations. As such, I'll need to do something to make the mouse more visible. 1) There's a program for Windows that does that well....
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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How do I get back my suspend option in Gnome Shell?

With the new version of Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 12.10 they turned most peoples issue around by just displaying the shutdown option which becomes suspend on pressing Alt. How do I get back my beloved ...
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How can I wake my laptop from suspend only on power button?

My Lenovo G560 wakes up from suspend in my backpack sometimes and I hate it. I would power off the whole system, but gnome shell (which I like) starts very slowly. Is there a way to make the system ...
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Gnome-Terminal : Hide tab bar in fullscreen mode

How to hide tab bar only in full screen mode for gnome-terminal? (when I press F11)

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