Privacy policy of Gnome apps

Hello all,
I have read the gnome privacy page: <a href="" title=""></a>
The privacy policy applies for Gnome Foundation’s general operations, supporter program, websites and events as stated on the web page.
There is no mention privacy policy of Gnome apps.

Is there any general privacy policy for Gnome apps?
Should one contact individual Gnome app developer for that specific application's privacy policy?

Thank you.

Multiple Process/Application Instances

I am running GNOME 3.22.2 on a recently installed Debian 9 system. When
I have a process, an xterm or emacs for example, in one workspace and
then switch to another workspace and click on the emacs or xterm icon, I
get kicked back to the first workspace. I did discover that if I do
that to an xterm a little dropdown appears at the screen top. When I
select the dropdown the menu item "new" appears among others, and when I
select it I get a new xterm instance.

colse caption or subtitles

when is gnome going to have support for close caption or subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing .

List with drawl

Please remove my name from this mailing list and tell mecwhennhas been done
thank you.

<a href="mailto: ... at gmail dot com"> ... at gmail dot com</a>

how to handle "switch user" event in c/c++ application?

Hi !
I'm developing pam module and want to know how handle "switch user" event
from gnome desktop using c/c++.

Rename terminal/terminal tabs

Hey guys/gals,

I'm sure you've been asked this countless times but is there an effective
way to name terminals or terminal tabs?

I have tried added the following to . bashrc


Then set title by: Kali> set-title "new terminal title"

The only issue with this is after I name a new terminal and copy and paste
a string into the terminal it behaves strangely and the text wraps around
and ultimately can't execute the function.



TechEvent Telegram Channel

Hi Folks,

I writing the mail on behalf of GlobalTechEvent community. We just started
Telegram Channel where we are trying to post all Technical Related event
which is happening in India right now. If anyone would like to join this
channel. Please feel free to join the channel.

One more thing if anyone wants to post your Technical related event on our
channel you can also connect with @kavingates (on Telegram).

Our channel link - <a href="" title=""></a>
Kavin Gates - <a href="" title=""></a>

Thanks in advance


Improving Gnome Project through dreams, ideas, and suggestions

First of all, let me say to the Gnome Community team that I love the Gnome
project. All of you are making an amazing work and please, continue
improving the people lives and feelings like mine. Nowadays what it define
which Linux distribution I use, it’s based on the Gnome experience that I
can have with it.

Please continue with this amazing project.

When starting evolution monitor info written to syslog and periodically there after

This is on an upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04->18.04. Running

apt-cache policy gdm3
Installed: 3.28.2-0ubuntu1.4
Candidate: 3.28.2-0ubuntu1.4

This is what's being written to syslog:

<a href="" title=""></a>

Is there any way I can suppress this output? Makes my syslog quite large.

"application not responding"

Hello group,

is there any way to disable these messages "... not responding".
It's really annoying, some applications just need time to compute. E.g.
importing large amounts of data in gnucash or openoffice.
and is this a bug: Usage of the mouse on the specific desktop is
limited if this message is shown (is that a bug? I had this issue since
openSUSE Leap 42.3). cannot click any buttons/menus, mid click paste,
scroll using wheels..

gdm loops into gdm

Hello... Here is acer 3830TG with nvidia cuda geforce 540M. Solus Linux
3.999 is running with gnome.

I made a failure with nvidia package.
I thought nvidia video package for 32 bit would be necessary for
Installation of steam.

So I made rollback and removed nvidia 32 bit package. This affected gnome
with gdm so that gdm is not booting into desktop any more.

Cannot start a gnome-3.28.x wayland session with elogind


Any suggestions on how to start a gnome wayland with elogind (mutter-3.28.2 is compiled against it) would be gratefully received.

I've compiled gnome-3.28.x and can start an X11 session by calling gnome-session from startx.

I know wayland works because I can start weston like this:

$ XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/1001 weston-launch

..and it reports WAYLAND_DISPLAY=wayland-0

However, when I try to start a gnome wayland session like this:

$ XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/1001 gnome-session

..I get:

(gnome-shell:2746): mutter: Failed to create

Scripting window position


Is it possible to modify a window's position from an external program
such as a python script?

For example, I would like a script to move my current Firefox window to
the left bottom corner of the Desktop and have a size of 400x400.

I'm not sure if this is going in the right direction, but I found the
GTK library has functions to get and set window positions, but I'm not
sure how to specify the particular window instance, such as the Firefoxwindow in the example above.

Creating a simple GTK+ ToDo application with Ruby

Hello everybody,

I published a tutorial
for creating a simple GTK+ ToDo application with Ruby.

<a href="" title=""></a>


file-roller / gnome-terminal not opening?

(basically very bare setup, relying on deb dependencies to pull needed)

file-roller (and gnome-terminal) are not opening.

Mailing lists and attachments

I'm new on GNOME mailing lists (and mailman in general) and I made a post
where I included an attachment. The attachment (a 21 kB PNG image) did not
show up in my post:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Is it not possible to include small attachments? Did I do it wrong, or
should I have uploaded it to a service and included a link instead? What's
the normal procedure?

I realize this is a noob question that I should be able to find somewhere,
but I'm sorry to say that I have not been able to do so.


Print all In new window Cannot start gnome on laptop with 2 graphic cards intel and nvidia


I've got a laptop which requires bumblebee drivers. After last restart
yesterday I'm not able to start gnome anymore normally using login manager.

After entering my credentials it shows me a black screen with cursor in the
middle and it freezes completely.

Going into terminal using Ctrl + Alt + F2 on login manager and starting
gnome using startx has the same effect


when I first run "optirun startx" which will give an error about missing
mouse pointer and will exit; using startx command without optirun works
fine and gnome starts...

Ekhem... what is that about?

Documentations access issue


I'm loocking for glibmm KeyFile documentation, but the link :

<a href="" title=""></a>

give me a page with gnome header and footer but no documentation betwen

this two elements...

It's not the first time that I notice this kind of problems, generally this
get away

after a moment but it's very annoying and for KeyFile it seems not going


How about adopting Kotlin in GNOME?

I've been thinking about what language I should choose if and when I
start writing a significant program using G* libraries. I don't want to
write GObjects in C any more. All that boilerplate, casting macros,
manual set up of vtables and explicit reference counting. I will make
mistakes with it.

C++ is an improvement, but tends to add more complexity and is still
prone to runtime bugs such as buffer overruns, and there are some quirks
in its G* bindings.

Vala is very attractive, but I'm afraid I have to side with the

SYN_DROPPED event from "HID 1241:1166

Could someone tell me what the below means?

localhost /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-x-session[2965]: (II) SYN_DROPPED event
from "HID 1241:1166" - some input events have been lost.

Makefile: missing separator

Hello list,

i'im using that lines in a for my new project:

# AppData
appdatadir = $(datadir)/appdata
appdata_in_files =
appstream_XML = $(

The created Makefile looks like:
# AppData
%.xml: $(INTLTOOL_MERGE) $(wildcard
$(top_srcdir)/po/*.po) ; $(INTLTOOL_V_MERGE)LC_ALL=C $(INTLTOOL_MERGE)
$(top_builddir)/po/.intltool-merge-cache $(top_srcdir)/po $< $@

How to change default umask in gnome 3.22?

I login to session with GDM. I then open gedit. Documents I save all have rw-r--r--.

I have tried setting umask to 077 at /etc/login.defs, ~/.profile, ~/.gnomerc, ~/.xsessionrc. None of these have any effect.

It appears systemd now manages umask in gnome 3.22. Can someone please describe how I can change the default umask setting?

Default applications

opensuse 42.3
linux 4.4.76-1-default x86_64
gnome 3.20.2

After upgrading from 42.2 to 42.3 the system now has Inkscape set as
the default PDF viewer, a poor choice.
At one time ISTR the apps were set using the Tweak Tool. Not so any

Where might I find the assignment of default applications?

Recent files in Nautilus not working as a FIFO structure

Hello everyone!

Nautilus file manager (currently ver. 3.22.3-1 in Debian 9 with Gnome
desktop) offers the Recent files list.

As a user who is used to the recent files feature in some popular
applications (e.g. LibreOffice, MS Office, MS Windows Explorer) I
would expect it to work as a FIFO (first in, first out) structure: the
most recently opened document goes on top of the list and pushes the
previous list members downwards.

Duplicate camera icon

opensuse 42.2
linux 4.4.74-18.20-default x86_64
gnome 3.20.2

Whenever I connect a camera (a Nikon) with a USB port, two camera
icons appear on the desktop. They are mirrors; whatever is done with one
icon is shadowed with the other.
Is there a way to have only one icon for cameras?

Facing problems with GNOME Characters


I'm using GNOME 3.22.2 as shipped with Debian 9. I find that the old
Character Map (gucharmap, I assume), which was the default character map
application in GNOME 2 has been replaced with a new generation JavaScript

It looks cool, but doesn't show any non-English letter unless you
explicitly search for it. What was the cause for this replacement?

I didn't find anything related to the character map application on to file a bug, and that's why I'm using this list. Should I use
some other list?


Could someone explain to me what this is about. 

<a href="" title=""></a>

It intermittently keeps getting written multiple times to my syslog.
System is Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Gnome Shell

apt-cache policy gnome-shell
  Installed: 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2
  Candidate: 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2 500
        500 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial-updates/universe
amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.18.4-0ubuntu3 500
        500 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial/universe amd64

How is it that GNOME still does not allow changing date format within a locale?

I am using the en_US locale. I need LC_CURRENCY, LC_NUMERIC, AND
LC_PAPER to be formatted per the en_US locale. But I need LC_TIME and
LC_MEASUREMENT set to international standards (e.g., en_DK). I can set
this in Debian, but the GNOME DE overrides it and prevents it within the
GNOME DE. So why does GNOME not allow the changing of formats within a
locale? Settings > Region & Language only allows changing the locale.
Different locales give different formats but do not allow using U.S.
locale with Denmark's date format (for example). Why not?


I stated getting hundreds of lines of what's shown here - https://paste I logged out and back in to no avail. System info is:

  Installed: 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2
  Candidate: 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.2 500

Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release: 16.04

Any idea what could be causing this and how to stop it?


updating GIMP

I currently have GIMP 2.6.11 installed on a Dell D600 running WinXP, but
would like to update to the latest possible version. How do I do that?


Gnome 3 advertisement

Dear Gnome3 Sirs:

First, a little history.
A couple of days ago, the website poped up in my PC just when
it had just booted. Because of this (or maybe not, maybe it was just a
fluke) I could not surf the internet for several minutes for the first
time in years. I had to turn off the modem-router and restart it and
reboot my machine and finally, the internet connection was restored again.

I can see you are promoting Gnome3 and so I have decided to send you
this mail. I have been a loyal fan of Gnome for more than a decade.

Why are there no desktop icons with Wayland?

Hi there,

I'm coming back to Gnome following up the announced death of Unity, and had
one question that I couldn't find any answer for: why are there no desktop
icons in Gnome/Wayland? Is this a design decision, or a purely technical
decision that will get resolved in the (hopefully) near future?


-- Sébastien


I've been seeing this in my syslog almost all day long - https://pasteb seems like every place I ask about, Ubuntu-Gnome list,
Ubuntu questions I get ignored. I'm going to log-out and back in to see
if it fixes this.  It appears to somehow be tied to anything I do on
the system.

"Ubuntu Unity is dead: Desktop will switch back to GNOME next year"

<a href="" title=""></a>

GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

My syslog is filling up with these lines:

localhost org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3485]: (gnome-shell:3485): GLib-
GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)'
localhost org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3485]: (gnome-shell:3485): GLib-
GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)'
localhost org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3485]: (gnome-shell:3485): Clutter-
CRITICAL **: clutter_layout_manager_get_child_meta: assertion
'CLUTTER_IS_LAYOUT_MANAGER (manager)' failed

My system is:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release: 16.04

Display switching off

Hello Gnome list,
I have a CentOS 7.3 OS with gnome 3.14.0 desktop.
Everything works perfectly, except my dualdisplay setup...
Displays work, I'm happy, but then when I don't use them for X min, they go
in suspend, and only the primary display comes back after typing/using the
When I go to gnome settings->display I see my primary display active and my
secondary switched off. When I switch it on all works again...
How can I trigger this change on wake-up of display one?

Or maybe accomplish the same in some other way...


Best regards,

Paperwork : a personal document manager


(sorry if it's not the correct mailing-list for this kind of discussions)

For the last few years, I've been the main developer of a program
called Paperwork ( <a href="" title=""></a> ;
<a href="" title=""></a> ).
I'm currently wondering, could Paperwork become part of the Gnome project ?

Quick presentation:
Paperwork is a personal document manager. It manages scanned documents
and PDFs. It's designed to be easy and fast to use.

Extension connector failure

opensuse 42.2
linux 4.4.49-16-default x86_64
gnome 3.20.2
firefox 52.0.0

I went to check for an extension update (OpenWeather) and was told to
install an extension (Gnome Shell Integration 8.2) and a program (GNOME
Shell integration for Chrome).
Since I am interested only in Firefox, I did not install the connector
for Chrome.
When I go to the Gnome extensions page, the following is displayed:
"An unexpected error occurred"

Gee. An "unexpected" error. The worst kind.
There is no further information. No log entries. Nothing.

Is there a fix for this?

Gnome Screenshot Aplication Feature Request

First of all I am sorry if I am emailing this to a wrong address but I
could not find any other way to get my feature request out.

Iam sure that a lot people use gnome screenshot application for making
presentations or sending instructions. I would be nice to have way of
taking multiple screenshots without having to close and reopen
application itself.

What I would like to see is an option of going back to main screenshot
screen after pressing "copy to clipboard " right now application closes
and I have to reopen it to create another screenshot.

failed to connect to device:

The entire syslog entry 

Mar  6 18:59:44 localhost systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Mar  6 18:59:44 localhost gnome-settings-daemon.desktop[2530]: (gnome-
settings-daemon:2530): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to connect to
device: Failed to connect to missing device
Mar  6 18:59:44 localhost gnome-settings-daemon.desktop[2530]: (gnome-
settings-daemon:2530): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to connect to
device: Failed to connect to missing device

I have filed bug

(colord:1544): Cd-WARNING **: failed to get session [pid 584]: No such device or address

The entire warning is below. This happens every seven minutes.


This e-mailing list looks like a graveyard of desperate GNOME questions.


Epiphany & Importing Bookmarks

Hello List,

is there any way to import bookmarks in epiphany from a file?
I'll checked the menu, but it looks like, that i just can save one url
as bookmark at a time. But now way to import more from a file.


Sascha Manns
Email: <a href="mailto:Sascha. ... at mailbox dot org">Sascha. ... at mailbox dot org</a> | Blog: <a href="" title=""></a>
GPG: 0x168428cdb1f20ab1

dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly.

The complete notation in my syslog that is written about every two
minutes throughout an hour is:

Feb 24 15:02:03 localhost tracker-extract.desktop[3603]: (tracker-
extract:3603): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file
'/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied.  dconf will not work
Feb 24 15:04:05 localhost tracker-extract.desktop[3603]: (tracker-
extract:3603): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file
'/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied.  dconf will not work

I submitted this bug in Jan of this year on Ubuntu Launchpad - https://

Customize some keyboard shortcuts


I'm having a hard time to configure the keyboard shortcuts of my new
gnome-shell 3.22 session.

I would like:

1- To bind "Emacs" to "Shift+Enter". For some reason it seemes to be
impossible to use Shift+enter for a shortcut. Is there a workaround ?

2- I used to have volume down and volume up in Ctrl+PageDown and
Ctrl+PageUp. I tried to use "amixer -q set Master 5%+ unmute" and
"amixer -q set Master 5%- unmute" for this (my config in Xfce) but both
cut the audio (while working from a terminal).

3- I am using ncmpcpp (mpd client) for music.

Intltool to gettext

Hello list,

sorry for the encrypted mail. Used the false button.

Here the original message:

just now i'm a little bit irritated. 
In that article <a href="" title=""></a>
it is proposed to remove all intltool stuff in the configs. Also it

In this article <a href="" title=""></a>
omeSoftware it is mentioned to use that rules for managing the appdata

But now, what to do?

Intltool to gettext

Hello list,

just now i'm a little bit irritated.
In that article <a href="" title=""></a>
it is proposed to remove all intltool stuff in the configs. Also it

In this article <a href="" title=""></a>
omeSoftware it is mentioned to use that rules for managing the appdata

But now, what to do? Is there any newer handling for the appdata files?
And is this the right list?


change the login theme

i'm trying to install a new login theme from,
let us say this one for example:

i've followed this tutorial and succeed to change the background of the login page
<a href="" title=""></a>
the tutorial states to decompile the gresource file at /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
then add an xml file with the <gresources> tag and all the other files in the new theme dir in a <file> tag,,, i was able to change the background

but my question is how to install t

Re: Gnome 3 keybindings in source ? Where are ctrl-c … (cut, copy and paste) defined?

This does not work, editing or creating a custom shortcut are for assigning
keyboard shortcuts to executable commands.

What i want to do is modify an hardcoded shortcut to an internal behaviour

Re: Gnome 3 keybindings in source ? Where are ctrl-c ? (cut, copy and paste) defined?

This does not work, editing or creating a custom shortcut are for assigning
keyboard shortcuts to executable commands.

What i want to do is modify an hardcoded shortcut to an internal behaviour

Gnome 3 keybindings in source ? Where are ctrl-c … (cut, copy and paste) defined?

Hi all,

After upgrading and got last version of Gnome+Wayland, it kind of mostly
broke Autokey (even login with Gnome3 on Xorg). After so much time spent
trying to get Command+c to copy instead of Control+c (i use a Mac keyboard
and frequently switch computers), i am at a point where i am about to get
rid of Gnome 3 altogether, just because it does not allow me to redefine
Cut Copy and Paste keyboard shortcuts.

change fonts after distro update (opensuse 42.2)

i've recently updated my opensuse linux distro from leap 42.1 to 42.2
which come with gnome ver 3.20.2 (the prev came with 3.16.2)

my problem is the fonts in the new distro looks small, dense and blurry and really hearts my eyes
as i spend all of my time looking at the computer screen
if you look at the following pics you will see the different between the two versions:
<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>

the gnome-tweak-tool shows fonts are the same in both versions which isn't true(i think):
<a href="" title=""></a>

my question is
1-how can

grouping and labeling workspaces?

When I have a lot of projects going concurrently, I try to set up
different things on different workspaces. One particular project or
activity may have 3 to 5 workspaces.

Is there a way to group the workspaces and have the workspace switcher
emphasize workspaces in the group that I'm currently interested in?

Is there also a way to put labels on the workspaces in the switcher, or
to colour-code them, e.g.

file name "title" for apps shown in bottom bar

In the bottom bar within gnome I have a lot of apps open and running.
There are so many that, unfortunately, the buttons aren't very wide and
consequently there are displayed only the icons for the and I can't see
the relevant file names.

failed to connect to device: Failed to connect to missing device /org/freedesktop/ColorManager/devices/cups_HP_LaserJet_1020

Distro is Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Gnome version info:

Installed: 3.20.1-1ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04.1
  Candidate: 3.20.1-1ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.20.1-1ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04.1 500
        500 <a href="" title=""></a>
xenial/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.18.3-0ubuntu2 500
        500 <a href="" title=""></a> xenial/universe amd64

What I get in syslog is:

Nov 21 03:33:26 localhost systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Nov 21 03:33:27 localhost gnome-settings-daemon.desktop[2456]: (gnome-

Origin of the name "Yelp" for GNOME's help viewer

Dear gnome-list mailing list subscribers,

I would like to say that the name for the Yelp help viewer for GNOME may
have came, if not from a passage of similar lineage, from the following
passage from the television cartoon film short based on Dr. Seuss'
"Horton Hears a Who!":

"He was splashing, enjoying the jungle's great joys,
When Horton, the elephant, heard a small noise.
. .

Is there anything to do about this error?

opensuse 42.1
gnome 3.16.2

A lot of these errors are logged in /var/log/messages. What are the
consequences of the error? Is there anything to do?

2016-11-14T15:30:35.060434-07:00 sma-station14l gnome-session[3448]:
(gnome-shell:3521): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_editable:
assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed

cannot log in with GNOME after upgrading gnome-shell from 3.18.3 to 3.20.3


i have encountered a strange problem after upgrading NixOS from 16.03 to
16.09, which upgraded gnome-shell from 3.18.3 to 3.20.3: i cannot log in
with GNOME anymore.

I can still log in from console or with other graphical desktop

What is strange is that i have a second test account, and i still can
log into that account with GNOME.

What could be a cause for this behavior?

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