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Questions tagged [ubuntu-gnome]

Ubuntu GNOME is an official Ubuntu flavor that provides a GNOME desktop environment based on the Ubuntu distribution.

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Playonlinux MS Office 2013 applications constantly in the foreground in ubuntu 18.04

I have successfully installed MS Office 2013. But e.g. an open Excel is constantly in the foreground unless I minimize the application manually. And (second but maybe related problem) the minimized ...
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How to group applications using terminal or configuration file?

In the "Show Applications" tab in Ubuntu it is possible to group icons together using the create a folder and then add to folder option in the Ubuntu Software (which is described in detail here) ...
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Want Gnome 3.28.2 shell theme CSS documentation

In pursuit of making some changes I accidentally deleted multiple lines in the Gnome theme CSS file. Is there any way to go back to the original state or replace another default CSS file with that one?...
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Listen for dbus signal “screen awake” gnome ubuntu 18.04

Playing around with dbus for the first time (apologies in advance for noobness). I want to do something similar to this question except that instead of monitoring the system waking up, I want to ...
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Login loop Xcfe

Since today my Xubuntu is not logging anymore via GUI. I can only open the terminal and login from there. I have tried everything in here Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but still have a black ...
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Stuck in tty. Can login in tty and run commands

I am stuck in tty and sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop throws an error. What steps should i follow?
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Ubuntu 18.10 stuck in bootloop

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 two days ago on my laptop which is old one (4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD). After installing finished, and the first boot it went well. I installed all the necessary software I ...
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Reinstall just one default application

I am a newbie in the Linux world and at first, I wanna apologize for the questions that might seem dumb. I have just downloaded Ubuntu 18.10 and while I was trying to get familiarized with gnome ...
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Slow Fresh Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu (Cosmic Cuttlefish 18.10) into a fresh (empty) 1TB disk drive, and man... I can't even login into the user, typing takes some time to refresh on the screen, and ...
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MEGASync “permission denied” when trying to open (some) files

I have this problem in both Ubuntu Gnome and Cinammon but since I've now removed Gnome, I only have Cinammon to work with. The problem is this... I have set up MEGA to sync to a partition that is ...
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dealing with duplicate applications present after trying out Desktop Enironments

I have been trying a lot of desktop environments (the original installed one is ubuntu gnome distro) I've uninstalled KDE and a bunch of other desktop environments. Now I have a lot of duplicate ...
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Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu Gnome only Ubuntu Unity

So to preface this, I am fairly new to Ubuntu. My plug in Amazon Basics Gaming Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu. But if I load up into Unity by pressing the icon next to my name on the log on screen ...
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About downloads using wget

I was downloading a file using wget, about 700MBs were downloaded but some MBs were still left, and the terminal was still downloading the file, but eventually, my system turned off. What will happen ...
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Accidentally removed gnome from bionic beaver - ubuntu-desktop doesnt install [duplicate]

Hi guys I accidentally did an autoremove and somehow my gnome desktop was completely wiped out leaving me with just the shell access to my ubuntu 18.04 - I'm trying to reinstall the ubuntu desktop but ...
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Ubuntu is stuck on the loading phase when connecting an online account

Whenever I attempt to add Google as an online account through the settings, it gets stuck with Loading "accounts.google.com" in the bottom-left corner of the window that appears. This behaviour seems ...
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How can I add a command-line option to a favourited application? [duplicate]

I have a 4k display, so by default Spotify is incredibly zoomed out. To fix this, I had a look at this post, which recommends adding a command line option. This works when I launch Spotify through the ...
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Frozen context menu 18.04

1-3 times per day I go to right-click an open program on my taskbar and I get the standard context menu except nothing can be selected (can't click exit, and the menu continues to overshadow ...
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VSCode overrides default HTML viewer

I want my default application to open .html files to be Chrome but on Ubuntu 18.04 every time I open vscode it overrides my set default. Not sure how to enable this permanently, does anyone know how ...
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Pidgin show panel icon in Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2

Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2 When I click on Pidgin messenger icon it runs in background. But is no any indicators to see it connected or not, what is my current status.. Some solution to add icon into panel ...
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Night Mode not working 18.04

Night Mode not working in ubuntu 18.04 even after enable from settings. Help me. This problem appeared 2-3 days ago. Before that it was working fine. I tried to install redshit & f.lux as well but ...
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Automatic locking screen doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.10

After upgrading ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10 I noticed, that closing lid of laptop doesn't lock screen. And after opening it back it's enough to just use touchpad to unlock screen, no password is required. ...
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GUI option for adding new folder in Gnome even if Nautilus is not full of items [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome on Wayland. Today I needed to ad a folder to my Home directory and I couldn't find a simple way to do it in Nautilus. Eventually I remembered the "Control + Shift + ...
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Is it possilbe to add notes on folders or files?

I am working on Linux 18.04, I want to write a note for some folders ¿are there any tools for doing it? I was thinking over one option in the contextual menu ¿is it posible?
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Login screen not working when Ethernet cable connected

I recently update my OS to Ubuntu 18.04. after this update, i restarted my computer. It boots well. Displayed login screen but hanged. I couldn't not login. I removed my Ethernet cable and restarted ...
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Gnome Energy Saving: How to turn of the watch screen?

I want to keep energy saving (12 minutes) but don't like the lock screen with the watch, whenever I come back. This two things unfortunately seem interlinked in Gnome. How can I get rid of the watch ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu's installation loading screen

yesterday I tried to install the Ubuntu distro on my PC (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce 950m, 8gb RAM). However I wasn't able to do it. Every time it got to the prole screen with the dots in freezed. I ...
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Can't disable screen rotation

So the problem is that my laptop screen rotates to portrait mode: It happens when i close my lid and reopen it (made so closing the lid does nothing but disables screen) or doing alt+f2 and then 'r'. ...
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Low fps in ubuntu 18.04 with nvidia card

I have a question that I cannot really find an answer to even though many people talked about it. This is my current situation: Using Ubuntu 18.04 Using a laptop, which means I cannot just take out ...
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Why does GNOME Shell integration not work on any browsers upon install, 18.04.1 usb multiwriter install

Exactly what the question says, when I install Ubuntu 18.04.1 fresh on my Dell Optiplex 9010, I get an error code on every single one of my browsers that native gnome shell host connection (or ...
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How can I adjust preferences for gedit that no longer appear in the preferences menu in Ubuntu 18.04

In 16.04 with Unity I have (gedit - Version 3.18.3) Which has the preference menu shown below: As you can see, there are a number of useful options here, the one I miss the most is Display line ...
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Ubuntu asks for password exactly every 5 minutes [closed]

Ubuntu 18.04 and I have a folder open via right click and "open as administrator" (it's on a disk from another Linux machine, plugged into sata) and I'm copying 300GB of files to this folder. Every 5 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 - upgrade to gnome 3.30

I am a new Linux user and I heard about the new gnome 3.30, can someone help me with the steps to upgrade my gnome? I have gnome 3.28 Kernel 4.18.7 Note: I don't wish to upgrade to 18.10 Thanks, ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive (18.04) [duplicate]

Running Kubuntu 18.04. I created a bootable USB using KDE Partition Manager and a Ubuntu Gnome ISO file. It contains boot, casper, etc. folders. But when I reboot with this USB drive attached, it ...
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Switching back from terminal (CTRL+ALT+Fn) takes a while on Ubuntu 18.04

When I switch to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F3, F4 etc.) and then switch back to graphical environment/Gnome (Ctrl + Alt + F1 or F2), I can see Gnome' screen for a very short period and then the screen ...
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Can't disable hover click

I removed the checkmark as instructed in order to disable the annoying hover click (I also tried keeping it on and lengthening the time of dwell, but that's not good enough. When I'm in scribus, for ...
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How to disable “Mouse battery low” notification in Ubuntu 18.04?

Notification blocks for example tabs from browser and is very annoying overall. Mouse works fine and will most likely continue working over a month, and battery is really simple to swap. Therefore ...
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How to hide time and show only percentage?

How to hide time and show only percentage in power settings menu: In my case I want to hide 2:41 (time) and show percentage only .
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Screen-Sharing “no network selected for sharing” problem in unity control center (18.04)

I'm using ubuntu unity desktop unity control center > sharing > screen sharing > no network selected for sharing connection is working fine / but don't show in sharing setting / please check ...
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when opening applications, Ubuntu is automatically crashing back to the login screen

This is happening on all applications with the exception of gnome and Ubuntu based apps (I.e. tweaks) update: this is happening with even standard applications (like files, help, software and the ...
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How can I get the “Ubuntu with Wayland” option on 18.04?

I made sure to check /etc/gdm3/custom.conf to make sure that WaylandEnable=false was commented out. I made to sure to be on the latest Nvidia driver (390). When I click the cog icon on the login ...
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Unable to Login even after trying correct password

I thought of creating another standard user account but just after I clicked add user it took me to my login screen. After entering my root password it says that it's incorrect. Even in tty4 it does ...
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ubuntu 18.04 Black screen after login

In ubuntu 18.04 after discovering that the wrong nvidia driver was polluting my kernel.log I've tried different combination of nvidia drivers with no success. When I sudo service gdm start the login ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Application Menus not Usable

I encountered a really weird problem with certain applications on a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.1: I installed GScan2PDF and tried to use it: I open the Scan Sub-window and click the Scan button. ...
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Why mouse is keep sliding to the nearest button or link?

It seems that by default Ubuntu Gnome keeps re-adjusting my mouse every time my mouse cursor is near buttons on the Gnome interface or Links in the Firefox browser. Why this happens, and how to ...
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Unresponsive Application Menus of GTK Applications - Ubuntu 18.04

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.1. i installed GScan2PDF v2.1.4 (from Jeffrey Ratcliffe's PPA). Something really weird happens when i try to crop a scanned document: I open GScan2PDF. I click ...
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Gnome-software installed list

How does Gnome-software populates the installed application list i.e. how it finds out which all application are installed in the system.
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Please help.. Ubuntu 18.04 title bar look stretched

Ok so I have Surface Pro 3 and I have Ubuntu 18.04 on it because I like it so much But I have a problem, the title bar look stretched I tried gtk.css, it worked on apps like Firefox but it never ...
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Adjust Windows Storage Allocation for Ubuntu Installation

I am going to dual boot my windows 7 laptop with ubuntu. I would like to know if it's possible to allocate storage from the e drive to Ubuntu while allocating storage
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Icon image is not getting displayed in Ubuntu 17 and 18

I am trying to install a software using a download manager in Ubuntu. When I do it on Ubuntu 14 and 16 the download manager icon appears in the launcher bar. But when I do the same in Ubuntu 17 and 18 ...
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Ubuntu 18 keeps processes running

I noticed my Ubuntu keeps process running after ending an application. For instance after closing my vscode it still appears to be in the process and still takes up memory and I end up having multiple ...