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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Why does gnome lose track of my chromium window?

This has been driving me crazy for months. When I have a Chromium window open for a while, gnome and/or just the sidebar loses track of it, note in the screenshot how I have a window open but there is ...
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Desktop sometimes locks up/freezes. What are some common log files,etc I can look at for troubleshooting?

I'm running the most current release of stock Ubuntu 20.04. The only desktop extensions I have installed are what comes out of box with Ubuntu. I have an AMD GPU, using out of box Ubuntu AMD drivers ...
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Small icons broken after attempting to manually install Adwaita Icon Theme

So I was modifying the appearance of my desktop and as the Adwaita icons were not showing up when I selected them inside Gnome tweaks I tried to re-install the Adwaita Icon Theme by following these ...
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Bug after restarting gnome shell

Whenever I restart the gnome shell and go to activities overview, instead of normally seeing all windows of one workspaces, I see all windows of all workspaces jumbled together. Also, all the preview ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.0, 256 bits) used instead of NVIDIA graphic card or INTEL internal graphic shared card

I'm using : ubuntu 20.04, gnome 3.36.4, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 and Intel UHD Graphics 630. I 've installed Nvidia-driver-435 till about a month ago and now Nvidia-driver-450 but the graphic card ...
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Ubuntu memory problem [closed]

Ubuntu 20.04 is using a lot of memory, even with just 4 apps open. Edit: I think found the problem.Swap memory doesnt start until memory %100.I'ts should be start working while %5 free ram
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Top bar corruption/rendering issue

Installed Focal last week. For the most part things are working okay (still miss Unity) except that half the time when I come back from the lockscreen, the top bar turns transparent with oversized ...
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How to change the colour of that popup which appears when we click on system tray?

When we click the system icons where network, sound, etc. are located. We get a pop-up like this: And it's background is black in this picture, in some themes it is white. How to change this without ...
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Unable to unbind [Super]+[1..9] in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm currently running Ubuntu 20.04.1 with gnome 3.36.3. I've installed Terminator and mapped it to being the default terminal. I used to be able to use [Super]+[1] to have Terminator insert the ...
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I can't get my startup script running

I have been following the tutorial How to run script on startup on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Server/Desktop to try to run something on startup: I've done everything exactly how they ask, and the script ...
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How to change font display size?

Last week, fonts in Ubuntu 20.04 have grown a lot bigger. How do I revert them to the old size? I can't find desktop icon font size in settings or tweak tool.
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Ubuntu 20.04: Unable to change background/dock icon size using gsettings from command line but can change from dconf editor

I want to change the background and dock icon size using 'gsettings' to include it in a shell script. But this happens: (base) hrishikesh@hrishikesh-OMEN-by-HP-Laptop-15-dc1xxx:~$ gsettings set org....
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How can i repair my laptop get freeze in homescreen

My laptop with ubuntu20 installed got freeze when in boot and show the homescreen. What i did before it goes like that is i edit grub file from /etc/default/grub i change the GRUB_DEFAULT from "...
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@^ screen symbols on login

I got this sign this morning. Can't type anything on browser. Can't right click on pictures folder but can do right click on the desktop. Also getting this during login in, the "@^ sign" was ...
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Gnome-system-monitor does not launch even after apt installation

As instructed in other SO questions (Clicking on the system monitor button does not work anymore from one day to the next (Ubuntu 18.04)) I have installed the apt version of gnome-system-monitor, but ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Bluetooth device only connects after removing it

Most of my Bluetooth devices only connects sucessfully after i remove it. Tried to update packages but no use. It even turn off my bluetooth sometimes... Demo: System info: ....
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Weird character appear when opening file using Vim after installing vim-gnome

I am trying to learn Vim and using .vimrc from this link. Everything works fine but after I installed vim-gnome via sudo apt-get install vim-gnome to use xterm_clipboard, weird characters keep ...
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My Ubuntu theme is messed up?

Today after reboot my Ubuntu theme changed and became like this. Now I'm a Linux noob by all means and I've only been using Ubuntu for a week and before that, I was a Windows 10 user, but I searched ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome, changing window theme from standard to dark doesn't work

I tried to install a theme and somehow it went wrong and I was not satisfied with the results so I removed. After that I tried to restore the initial settings and everything got restored, when I try ...
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Turn specific animations off on Gnome

Simple, I want to disable minimise & maximise animations as i hate them but want to keep workspace and other animations as they work for me and i like them. I know we can do it in KDE but Can i do ...
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Is there a way to show folder sizes in Ubuntu 20.04 with the Files application?

I am currently in Ubuntu 20.04 and would like a way to sort folders based on disk usage, like in Mac OS. However, it appears Files only sorts by how many items are contained within a folder. I am ...
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Screen rotation shortcuts in login without editing files

I have a netbook that allows screen rotation. The problem is that it only will rotate sideways, and once it does, won't get horizontal again, no matter how I move the machine. To add to the problem, ...
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How can I restore gnome settings for a user after a gnome crash set gnome to the factory default?

I have a Dell Latitude 7300 and the Dell D6000 docking station doesn't seem to play well with Ubuntu. The docking station crashes the gnome session (Ubuntu 20.04) every so often. This last crash, it ...
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Gnome mahjongg window drawing error

I have been playing Gnome mahjongg for a long time since the installation of Ubuntu. But, recently something happened (which I don't know of), and Mahjongg all of a sudden doesn't draw anything. When ...
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GSettings key hi-dpi-factor not found in schema

I am almost a beginner to ubuntu. I installed a "netspeed" extension using the guide from here ubuntuhandbook. Its working fine but when I open gnome-tweaks to configure its settings, it ...
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Gnome Crashed my sistem

I installed gnome-tweaks today and tried installing some icons, when i did, many of my icons disappeared and now those applications won't open. Even the terminal is dead, lucky enough, i have another ...
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How to fix menu padding in GTK 3 theme?

I found a fantastic theme called "ceres" but this theme has a little bug (at least for me) i dont know how to resize context menu space See reference image i want to modify the space between ...
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Unable to install Unity on 20.10 due to gvfs-bin [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla and just ran sudo apt dist-upgrade to get the latest changes. I noticed that gnome-control-center was set to be removed, with unity-control-center set to be installed....
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Can I have multiple themes and desktops?

Can I have a switch or a selection to switch between desktops and themes and name them. And then select with the name? For example I want to have some changes on desktop some settings and theme and ...
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Terminal and xterm on ubuntu 18.04 doesn't work after update to python3.8

I updated python version to 3.8 and changed the command python3 to use the 3.8 version. After that, my terminal app doesn't open anymore and I found out that happens because it uses python 3.6 version....
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Failed to load session Ubuntu desktop LTS 20.04 internet Not connecting

I am beginner in Ubuntu Linux .I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Laptop when i tried to login on (GNOME)GUI mode showing Failed to start session i tried to logd-in command line using (Alt+Ctrl+F1). I ...
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How to display all windows names in the Gnome overview screen without mouse over - Ubtuntu 20.04.1

In Gnome Activities overview screen, window names will be displayed only on mouse hover. But I want to display names of the windows without hovering. How to do that in Ubuntu 20.04.1?
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Show Window Previews in Dock

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am aware of the option to show window previews in Dash-to-dock when e.g. middle clicking an application (and a similar option in Dash-to-panel). Using the python IDE, ...
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Remap a key in Ubuntu 20.04, Wayland

I think I\ve looked all over the whole internet for an answer now, but I can\t find it. I have a keyboard where the tilde key should be mapped to the bar/pipe key. Before Wayland I used this config ➜ ...
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Cannot find or change some keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 20.04

I know 2 ways that a user can change Shortcuts in Ubuntu. Settings | keyboard Shortcuts | ... dconf Editor But sometimes, it's not that easy to find out what a shortcut is or how to change it. My ...
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Gnome-screenshot sometimes fails

I use gnome-screenshot through a command in my shortcut manager: sh -c 'gnome-screenshot -acf ~/Pictures/temp && cat ~/Pictures/temp | xclip -i -selection clipboard -target image/png' It is ...
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After upgrading to 20.04 my GNOME session dies constantly. How do I troubleshoot?

I know my Asus laptop is not the best for Linux. I've had problems with all previous versions of Ubuntu, but only with suspend/resume. I was randomly unable to resume after being suspended. However, ...
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How to install Gnome 3.38 in Ubuntu 20.04?

I know that Gnome 3.38 is a flagship feature of Ubuntu 20.10 - but will we be able to install 3.38 on 20.04 so we don't have to give up LTS status?
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“gnome-extensions: command not found” after install

I install gnome-shell-extensions (already installed): ┌jack@comp:~ └sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Change Application Windows by scrolling in Ubuntu 18.04

I was using Ubuntu 18.04, in which I was able to switch between application windows by scrolling on the app icons in the side pane. But when I reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 this feature is not available. ...
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How do I install global Gnome Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm attempting to install extensions that will be readily available for new users on the same machine. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Desktop Environment, Gnome-Tweaks tool, and I have enabled shell ...
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Ubuntu Bluetooth device config file location

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME. I had a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I lost and replaced with new ones, and I am stuck trying to figure out how to remove the old ones, or even just reset ...
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Change owner through graphical interface in standard Ubuntu (with Gnome Shell)

Users can be confronted with the need to change ownership of a drive. One obviously can use the terminal, but is there currently a supported way to change ownership using a graphical tool in Ubuntu ...
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How do I disable the location in gnome-maps

How do I disable the location bubble in gnome-maps? I'm using i3 and don't have most of the gnome-settings packages installed, but it seems like even if you disable location services in gnome, the ...
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Window key stops working once a day or so

Once in a while the Window-key (used as Super-key) stops triggering the usual desktop operations. Usually it works just fine, but once or twice per day it seems to stop working. If I open Gnome Tweaks-...
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cant start R studio on ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

i used this tutorial to install RStudio https://linuxhint.com/rstudio-for-ubuntu/ but when i started on this phase sudo gdebi -n rstudio-0.99.896-amd64.deb it's says Reading package lists... Done ...
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Gnome not starting

I am trying to start gnome via xinit. My .xinitrc file is setup properly with exec gnome-session, but when I enter the command xinit into my command prompt, it starts xorg and the screen goes black. ...
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how to force to run entire desktop gui environment on nouveau

This is a such basic question that I am a bit embarrassed to ask... especially consider that I've been using Ubuntu as my main desktop since version 8.04. I am using generic Ubuntu 20.04 desktop ...
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Adjust volume via dbus

I am using an application (VMWare Workstation) which hijacks the media keys on my keyboard, so I want to use another input device (Elgato Stream Deck) to send generic media commands like 'volume up' ...
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Restore Original Login Screen on Ubuntu 20.04

On a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 installation, I installed Unity and configured it to use lightdm in the installation wizard. The login screen looks different, where we now have the option to select the ...

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