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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How do I change font in applications and desktop - Ubuntu 18

Newbie here. I installed gnome-tweek-tool and helped me to change fonts in most places. However, I can't change shown font in applications. Currently, in chrome, some apps, sites, desktop ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Black Artifacts around X (Close button) when using shell theme

I am currently using the Arc Application and Shell theme. These artifacts have appeared X button overlap with artifact This occurs on any shell theme other than default and it seems that the themes ...
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Is it possible to remap <Super>d to do something other than show the desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu 19.04 GNOME edition. I'm trying to remap d to run rofi instead of showing Desktop, but when I try to remap the keybinding in the Keyboard Settings, it prompts me to enter the ...
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18.04 GNOME 3 no alert/bell sounds

Following the advice of This question to fix the double-alert-sound bug, I executed gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds false this caused there to be no alert sounds at all. However, ...
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Disable Automatic Workspace Switching on Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome 3

I recently switched from mac to ubuntu for my laptop OS and was disappointed to discover one of my favorite mac configuration options, being able to disable automatic workspace switching, doesn't ...
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Gnome Xorg - Wayland problem

Until yesterday I was not really that aware whether I was using anything other than Xorg server when I logged into Gnome. However after having a sound issue and removing and reinstalling pulseaudio ...
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Ubuntu with Gnome+Wayland new touchpad gesture

Recently I loaded my Ubuntu 19.04 with Wayland instead of xorg, and I already had the newest gnome version and I noticed gnome added gesture to the touchpad to switch between workspaces. I'm looking ...
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Terminal Icon larger than should be (out of border) - Ubuntu 18 [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. Very strange and annoying thing happened. Terminal (only) icon larger than it should be and out of windows border. How can I fix that? GNOME tweaks is installed.
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Google Drive connected via GNOME failing to display files

I have 2 Google accounts connected via GNOME Online Accounts, one of them is working properly and loading quickly and the second one after around 30 seconds timeouts and throws the error below: ...
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GNOME Sushi freezes system when previewing OpenDocument in 18.04

I installed Sushi to be able to preview files. However, when I try to preview OpenDocument files, the entire system freezes. Why do OpenDocument files do this, and are there any alternatives that do ...
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CTRL+ALT+DEL causes gnome to crash / ubuntu restart

I'm experiencing a weird issue - when pressing ctrl +alt+del in ubuntu 19 - i get the standard 'restart+turn off' window. When i press escape to exit out of that menu - menu disappears.. But I get ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 Gnome Terminal will no longer launch

When I attempt to start Gnome Terminal via the favorites bar, ctrl-alt-t, Activities → Terminal it does not start. I have x-term installed and it runs fine. From the x-term shell, I run gnome-shell -...
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Desktop Doesn't Load After Login

I am a new Ubuntu user who recently downloaded 18.04 to my desktop (modified with a SSD replacing the original harddrive) but the Ubuntu desktop doesn't load after I log in. When the desktop fails to ...
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linux shows the wrong distro name

i installed ubuntu budgie not long ago and a few days ago it starts showing me that I have installed elementary os ! I missed around abit and done a bit of tweaking and i remember removing gir1.2-...
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background image look cold / different from the original image

i have ubuntu 19.04 and i have noticed that when i set an image as a background image, it looks different from the original one , the colors are different, and that's for all of my images :
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Desktop zoom in Ubuntu 18

I used to use in previous version of Ubuntu Compiz app as an enhancer and in Ubuntu 18 they decided to get rid of Gnome and move forward to Unity. So, I can't use Compiz any more which I used for ...
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Add tags to files and directories on file browser

I'd like to add a tag to the files or directories (tag=simbol). This tag would be visible on Files (3.32.1-stable). I'm using Ubuntu 19.04.
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Install font without messing up firefox

I installed the Roboto font to be able to use it in LibreOffice: mv ~/Downloads/Roboto ~/.fonts/ This works fine, the font can be used in LibreOffice as intended. However, for some reason firefox ...
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Stucking of replaced ctrl on Ubuntu on virtualbox

I using Ubuntu on VirtualBox (Host Windows10 Home 1903.) I have replace CapsLock to Ctrl only on Ubuntu. (not replace key on Windows10.) When I use vim I use Ctrl-[ (actually Caps-[ ) to back to ...
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Where can I find the layout of login screen of GDM default theme?

I'll explain it better. I want to change some colors, fonts and what I want of the default login screen. I like it and I don't want to change it, but I changed the background and now some texts are ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 desktop environment freezes

Good morning dear, I have a dell gaming Corei5 5577 with Ubuntu 19.04 and an nvidia GTX 1050TI card and an integrated intel graphics 630 HD card. I have two problems, one is that when I use the intel ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu Dock category from the GNOME settings application?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 and removed Ubuntu dock with this: sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock dock has been removed but still have the dock settings in GNOME settings: How can I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How do I move a terminal to a different workspace?

I upgraded my system for 14.04. to 18.04. To switch between workspaces I use Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down. This works fine for all applications except the terminal which follows to the new workspace. Is there a ...
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Screensaver not working at all, Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS, Gnome classic desktop, libgnome2-comm 2.32.1-5ubun. The screensaver not working at all: when power supply connected to laptop, and laptop stay idle, display newer turn off, and ...
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Verbose details shown during boot of Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My system boots properly and works fine, but during boot, I can see the verbose details about what is happening during the boot process: Is this supposed to happen? Can ...
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In 18.04 gnome-control-center finds bluetooth using default desktop, but not with fvwm

When I run gnome-control-center -v bluetooth using the Ubuntu desktop manager, things work correctly and I see Bluetooth is available and powered. When I run it using my preferred fvwm desktop ...
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GNOME Settings Won't Launch in Ubuntu 19.04

I'm configuring a relatively new installation of Disco & something happened that caused the GNOME Settings app to not be able to launch. Do I need to reinstall a package? If so, which one? I'd ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Screen Freezes but mouse moves after resolution change

I am running dual monitors. One is a 50in TV and the other a regular monitor. Everything is fine when I do not have the TV resolution at 1920x1080i. When i switch it to the HD setting it changes fine ...
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Dependency errors while install gnome-tweak-tool and gnome-shell-common [migrated]

My pop!_os 18.04 does not have minimize and maximize buttons, after check from this link, I try to install gnome-tweak-tool, then I get a series of dependency errors. x@pop-os:~$ sudo apt install ...
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How to find out which executable is invoked when starting a program using the GUI launcher?

When running something from the command-line, the which command can be used to find out which executable is actually called. That is great. I would like to be able to find out that information also ...
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What is the gsettings schema for Settings > Universal Access > Sounds Keys

look I'm using Ubuntu 19.04 and currently trying to enable the sound keys from a command line but not sure where to look for the schema. At first, I thought it was gsettings set org.gnome.desktop....
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Can edit image in Shutter on Ubuntu 19.04 [closed]

I have installed Shutter completely on Zorin OS 15 (Ubuntu 19.04), i have no error in capturing screen but i can't EDIT (CTRL + D) image after capturing it. Can't edit image After it, i press CTRL + ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Login loop upon entering the login details

I am having a login loop after removing "blacklist nvidiafb" from /etc/modprobe.d/ (It was framebuffer conf file) and putting it back with sudo nano because it looked terrible. Well, when I removed ...
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Flash player for Epiphany (GNOME Web)

does someone know if there have a way to activate flash on Epiphany browser (known also like GNOME Web)? If you check the attached screenshot you will see big gray field. There must be a video.
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High DPI - Confusing Resolution With DPI

It appears that Gnome confuses dimensions with DPI. I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 in a VM on a Macbook with 'Retina' display. I enabled High DPI via setting scale-monitor-framebuffer and x11-randr-...
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GNOME Dash to Dock problem [duplicate]

I got my laptop two days ago, a Dell G5-5587, at it came with Linux Ubuntu 16.04. It's my first time with this OS. My problem came when I tried to change the Linux dash to a dock with GNOME. I ...
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Drag & Drop files & folders on GNOME Window manager Launcher Icons

I'm a new Ubuntu 18.04 user but have been a Ubuntu user for years and used multiple desktop managers (Gnome, Unity, XFCE, etc.). One feature that I loved about XFCE is that I could drop a file or a ...
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Can I move the GNOME top bar (and status icons) to the side?

I would like to have as much vertical screen space as possible, but I like having the status icons and time visible. Is there an extension to move the "top bar" to the left or right side, perhaps as ...
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Error found when loading /etc/profile and mysql

Running Ubuntu Gnome 19.04 and getting the following popup. (sorry, computer not responding for proper screenshot) So far I tried reinstalling the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop, even mysql-common. What was ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Google Chrome only starting from terminal, not from starter?

I'm running a Ubuntu 16.04 installation with Google Chrome as my standard browser. Chrome can be started from a terminal by /usr/bin/google-chrome without issues. However I cannot start it from the ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcut from dconf Editor?

I'm following the instructions in this topic: How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal? But it doesn't work for me, maybe I'm using Ubuntu Mate, then I started trying dconf Editor What I ...
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Gnome Scheme manual please, for aisleriot

There are many card games in the aisleriot package. However, one is missing : crescent solitaire. You can play it online, for free, but it has annoying features such as a timeout. And advertisement if ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 openvz

How to install vnc server on vps ubuntu 16.04 openvz? I tried so many times and not works fine for me(errors or not connecting)
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how can i get onscreen keyboard

Ive just installed 18.04.02 from usb and in many ways it seems to be a step back from 16.10 which it replaced. I have a number of things which i had working before but cant get to work now. The most ...
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How to enable user themes in Gsettings (Gnome-Tweaks)

I am working in a chroot environment, and I need a command in terminal to set gnome-shell themes. In this case I'm wondering how I switch the "user-themes" setting on the gnome-tweaks extension tab (...
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natural scroll turn off magically

Have natural scroll enabled on both mouse and touchpad and it is working. Some times but regularly (and I don't have any clue about the reason) it stops working. Logout and login again helps. Both ...
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How to open *.htm differently than *.html?

I'm trying to get *.htm files to open in a different application than for *.html (MIME Type text/html), as generally described in GNOME Help > Add a custom MIME type for all users. I've created /usr/...
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Why is GNOME search so bad?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed with the default GNOME interface. I use the search box accessed by hitting Super all the time to find my files. But that search is extremely limited, and can basically ...
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GNOME 3 active button color [duplicate]

the active button border is so thin I can barely see it (see attached image). Is there a way to change this to a thicker border or to a fully colored active button?
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ubuntu lock screen not changing background

Before you mark this as duplicate, I've tried everything out there. I've been fiddling with gnome tweaks and added a theme by following this tutorial, https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/make-ubuntu-...