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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“Are you sure you want to proceed?” message on login

I’m using Ubuntu 22.10, Gnome desktop and Xorg. Each time when I try to log in to desktop, I meet the “Are you sure you want to proceed?” message as described here. I’ve tried all sorts of ways to get ...
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cannot run nautilus-desktop

Switched to ubuntu from windows a few days ago, I could open desktop folders as usual. But since tomorrow, when I double click a folder nothing happens, it doesn't opens. I can still open it through ...
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About elevation of privilege from the first user creation

When installing Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS with gnome interface, it's asked to create a first user, and we can't override it. This user account is local to the machine, I don't want to communicate this ...
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Create .desktop launcher to start a terminal with a python virtual environment enable

Despite the similar questions/answers I can find on this forum and on others, I am not able to create a desktop launcher that start a terminal with a python environment activated. To activate the ...
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screen turns black but not off (when idle)

I have gnome set to blank the screen after 8 minutes of inactivity, but sometimes instead of turning the screen of (like xset dpms force off does) it will just go all black (but still consume power...)...
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How to remove file attributes?

The Arch Linux version of gio has a set command that has a -d option to remove an attribute: https://man.archlinux.org/man/gio.1 But this set command delete option did not work when I tried it in ...
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Ubuntu dock: configuring icon preview behaviour

This has been bugging me for months. Ubuntu 22.04, default install and behaviour. Assume that I have 3 instances of an application running (a browser, for example). The icon in the dock shows 3 dots; ...
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PipeWire hangs on logout Gnome

As the title suggest, PipeWire Multimedia Service is significantly slowing down the logout process on Gnome 43, Ubuntu 22.10. It seems to start shutting down roughly 10 seconds after all the other ...
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How to recover lost customized desktop/ubuntu/gnome settings?

My Ubuntu 20.04 system froze/crashed while trying to install anaconda, and after rebooting, I found that all my customized Ubuntu/Gnome/Desktop settings had been reset to the defaults. (Eg background ...
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How do I fix the errors I'm getting while trying to install/run GNOME? [duplicate]

I am using wsl (wsl2 I believe). I have GNOME installed, but Ubuntu will not boot into it. I have tried using the line sudo reboot like the guide says to do, but I got this error message. System has ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Screenshot Problem

I have a problem with ubuntu 22.04 LTS with the screenshot tool (Upwork) This app takes a screenshot every 10 minutes while it's running. And now every 10 minutes I get a request for permission to ...
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How do I set windows to minimize into the corner of the Dock instead of app icons?

There is a Minimize windows into application icon option in OS X. If it's enabled there is behavior like in Ubuntu. On app window minimization windows minimize into app icons, but when it's disabled ...
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Baloo file extractor process eating all my CPU

I'm on ubuntu 20.04 x86. Sometimes, a process called baloo file extractor appears and eat all my CPU ressource, making my system beeing slow. Upon research, it seems to be a file indexer for KDE ...
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Drag all windows from an app to another workspace

I'm missing a Workspaces feature from macOS: grouping windows by app. The benefit is a declutter of "Activities & Workspaces" view, displaying windows from the same application all ...
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Accidentally install ubuntu-desktop, how to get MATE back?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 22.04.1 and I had a problem where my login screen disappeared so I tried to get it back by installing ubuntu-desktop. This brought the GUI back but also replaced MATE with Gnome ...
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Gnome is misconfigured on bootup and freezes randomly on xubuntu

Gnome is misconfigured and freezes every time i boot up. Gnome also freezes randomly and i have to restart gnome from the cmd line tty3 in order to get it to work again. localhost: cat /etc/X11/...
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random crash running 20.04.5 LTS

My ubuntu installation randomly crashes and I'm very perplexed as to why. The crashes only seem to happen when I run the gnome shell from boot. When I boot into "text" mode via grub, I have ...
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Missing desktop icons after upgrade to 22.04

While on 20.04, I had some *.desktop files in ~/Desktop. Those worked and properly displayed an icon on my desktop. After the upgrade to 22.04, the icons are gone. Google told me the files should be ...
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How to enable Dock to show custom app Actions?

For some pre-installed apps (e.g. Firefox) Dock icons, be it favorite or opened, are able to show additional Actions specified in their .desktop files (e.g. as [Desktop Action open-profiles] with Name=...
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Screens turning off after 30 seconds when I connect external display

I'm using stock Ubuntu 22.04 with default installation of Gnome and Wayland on ThinkPad T14 (Intel graphics). I have disabled screen blanking in all places that I could find. System respects my will ...
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Vanilla Gnome adwaita theme still uses brown folders

I followed this answer to install the default gnome theme on my Ubuntu install. I have found though that adwaita-icon-theme-full still has the old brown adwaita icons. Is there any way I can get the ...
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How to Downgrade gtk4 [duplicate]

04 with Gnome 42.5. I wanted to install themes but others beside yaru did not work. not even adwaita. When I tried Adwaita Dark, most stuff does not change, for example close or fullscreen buttons and ...
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Gnome shell uses excessive amounts of CPU?

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04LTS, with only the Built-in extensions (i.e. Desktop Icons, AppIndicators and Dock) installed. Since updating to 22.04 I noticed that my mouse would begin to stutter frequently,...
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How do I modify the default Gnome theme?

This question details the convoluted process to install a new Gnome Shell theme, but the ones on gnome-look.org are a bit hit and miss. I would like to use the default theme and just change the ...
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Starting KDE instead of Gnome on headless Ubuntu 20.04 nomachine setup

I have Kubuntu 20.04.5 LTS installed on this Intel box with the latest update. I had a cheap monitor in there and although its resolution was only 1080, I was able to write an xrand script and bypass ...
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Troubleshooting Adwaita theme compatibility issues with 32-bit applications on Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to use a 32-bit application on Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit) and I am getting an error message "Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita"". I've installed libs ...
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What Gnomes are in use? Snaps directory is 4.1GB

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04. I seem to have four different snap versions of GNOME on my machine, and they seem to be using quite a large amount of memory. I'd love to be able to remove some, however I'm ...
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How to disable shadow when taking screenshots?

In Ubuntu desktop, one can right-click window and click “Take Screenshot”. Resulting image has shadow around window… can one disable that?
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Setting default folder for "Open a file"

I deactivated "Recent files" with this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.privacy remember-recent-files false Now, every time I click on a "Browse files" from a browser, the /home/ ...
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GDM3 Gets Stuck and Prevents Ubuntu 18.04 from Booting

A couple days ago, I rebooted my computer after making changes to my /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css file (modifying #lockDialogGroup to customize login screen), and it didn't boot back up. ...
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Cannot type square brackets with Spanish keyboard layout in Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I have just started using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS while following a coding course and cannot find how to type neither square brackets or curly braces with the usual key combinations for a Spanish keyboard ...
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Issues with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (file save dialog) using Firefox (103-108) (snap and apt) and Ubuntu 22.04

I've been having some mildly infuriating issues with saving files in firefox versions 103-108. I've tried installing firefox via both apt and snap and the problem seems to persist with both: Issue #1:...
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Setup gnome-clock's Timer via cli

I want to make some automations which includes setup the gnome-clock's Timer via command prompt. I was looking on the --help option, but I didn't find ways to control the application via cli. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS randomly freezes

The freeze happens regardless of what I'm doing, whenever I'm using the computer or I'm away. The keyboard is not responsive and the screens go to power-saving mode. However, I can access it through ...
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22.10 Startup gnome log warnings

I am running Ubuntu 22.10 with Wayland on a Linux-only laptop. There are no problems and everything seems to be running fine, but if I look at the Gnome logs on startup I see the following warnings: ...
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Removed startup applications reappear after logout

I have noticed something weird and annoying as soon as I switched to Ubuntu Desktop 22.04: One of my post-installation procedures, which I run after installing a vanilla desktop, is to remove unwanted ...
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How can I reset and manually uninstall touchpad-indicator gnome extension?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome shell 3.36.8, that has the touchpad-indicator by askmrsinh gnome extension. It worked great initially but perhaps with some recent update, has an error. I can ...
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x11vnc with xvfb and gnome session?

I usually use x11vnc against the Ubuntu gnome desktop session running on my office machine. Occasionally, the system is rebooted and with no desktop running I can't do this. I know about using x11vnc ...
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AltGr (Right Alt) key not being recognized on my Ubuntu 22.04.1

EDIT: This is the output for the following command: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options ['altwin:menu', 'compose:rctrl', 'grp:win_space_toggle', 'lv3:ralt_switch', 'lv3:...
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GNOME: enable title bar buttons via command line

I have installed gnome-tweak-tool in order to activate the minimise and maximise title bar buttons. Is there a way to do this via the command line rather than the GUI? The gnome-tweak-tool help ...
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freeze in ubuntu 20.04

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 It freezes at least 5 times a day. So I need to fix it. please help. Before I installed software called "barrier" which uses one keyboard and mouse between other ...
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"Lock" option missing from gnome control center top right panel [duplicate]

Recently I noticed that the "lock" option had gone from this menu. Above these options are network, and then a bar for sound and brightness. I reinstalled gnome-control-center to no avail (...
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How to make the top bars(title bars) of windows thinner in Ubuntu

IMHO the top is too thick and useless. Ideally I like to find the setting either in dconf or edit the file that decided how thick the upper bar should I installed tweak but it was not there and I ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 Modeset Error

I am running Ubuntu 22.10 (i7 9700KF + RTX 2080) with Nvidia driver version 525.xx, on X11. Recently I have been noticing micro-freezes (around 1-2 seconds) on unlocking, and sometimes while tab-...
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Desktop icon remains selected after double-click?

Is anyone else seeing this? I have a fairly clean Ubuntu 22.04, which updated from 20.04. When I mouse over an icon a very faint background becomes visible When I click the icon the background ...
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GNOME Network Manager - Add VPN, terminal works, browser doesn't

I have an ovpn file. When I use the terminal command sudo openvpn lab.ovpn then I can access websites on my browser and ping 10.129.36.23 (an ip on the VPN). However when I go to Settings > Network ...
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Is there anyway to let Xscreensaver work after locking your screen?

So, I installed Xscreensaver, and somehow I want the screensaver to show even after locking my desktop, is there any possible way to do that ? Thank you in advance.
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Is there any way to make game controller input prevent screen blanking on 22.04? (GNOME 42 / Wayland / Mutter)

Ubuntu does not seem to recognize input from a Sony DS3 controller as able to prevent screen blanking. The controller itself works, but this problem can be replicated when trying to play games on ...
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When will Ubuntu be getting the new file picker that Gnome got [closed]

I am referring to the infamous filepicker bug that got recently (months ago) fixed on Gnome. Any idea on when we can expect the fix to be used on Ubuntu?
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Unbootable problem with USB root hub (Ubuntu 20.04.05)

I upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 a few days back. Everything worked great and looked good. I had some issues with TimeShift and Deja-Dup, which I sorted out. When I viewed my computer the next morning ...

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