Hot answers tagged

5 votes

Install a Gnome Shell extension

This is likely due to the fact that elementary is running the Pantheon desktop not Gnome Shell. While Pantheon is built upon GTK3, it is not a Gnome Shell desktop. Therefore many things that work in ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Sync GNOME Calendar on elementary OS

The answer (thanks to Giovanni Caligaris on google+) is to install gnome-calendar, gnome-online-accounts and then use the command XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center To access the gnome ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

The .desktop file for nautilus by default shows only when the desktop environment is Unity or Gnome. To show Nautilus on slingshot you'll need to edit the desktop entry. Edit the file /usr/share/...
user avatar
3 votes

Elementary Gnome tweak not working

As Philip Scott (the tweaks dev) replies here, the issue is being taken care of. So I guess we'll have to wait a little until the update will be deployed in the PPA.
user avatar
  • 907
3 votes

Can I install another desktop environment in elementary OS?

It's probably possible to remove Pantheon/Granite and install GNOME on elementary OS, but it's also a bad idea. :) Installing GNOME would likely result in an unstable OS. In addition, apps that are ...
user avatar
  • 2,131
3 votes
Accepted

How do I backup within elementary OS?

You can try Aptik Migration Utility. To install it: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install aptik
user avatar
  • 4,565
3 votes

Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

First off, grub supports rebooting in to a specific OS, so you might want to use that instead. See https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/43196/how-can-i-tell-grub-i-want-to-reboot-into-windows-...
user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
Accepted

Display Scaling Crashes Pantheon, No Way to Fix

After tons of troubleshooting, the following solved it: Log in as normal. Immediately after logging in as the affected user bring up TTY1 with Ctl-Fn-Alt-F1 Enter export DISPLAY=:0.0 Set gsetting ...
user avatar
  • 81
2 votes
Accepted

How to adjust display colors in elementary OS

You can modify gamma settings (colors and effectively contrast too) using xrandr tool. First determine the output name of your monitor: For example: ravan@ravan:~$ xrandr -q | grep connected VGA1 ...
user avatar
  • 7,877
2 votes

Use only Gnome on Elementary OS

why not use ubuntu gnome directly than elementary? The problem is that you can't use the latest version of gnome and keep pantheon and other elementary apps, this is because the gtk version used in ...
user avatar
  • 468
2 votes

Unable to start Pantheon

Check if you have broken soft links in /usr/bin: cd /usr/bin for x in * .[!.]* ..?*; do if [ -L "$x" ] && ! [ -e "$x" ]; then echo "$x"; fi; done This will list all broken soft links. If you ...
user avatar
2 votes

How heavy is elementary over classic ubuntu?

"additional apps pre-installed" implies that original Ubuntu and Gnome apps are present. Except where no alternative is available, they are not. We don't ship with both the Unity and Pantheon desktop ...
user avatar
  • 4,930
2 votes
Accepted

How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

To close that annoying desktop windows, type in terminal "nemo --quit" (without quotes) And then to make sure this does not happen again, type in terminal: "gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-...
user avatar
  • 36
2 votes
Accepted

Theme unexpectedly changed to Gnome

Maybe the elementary-theme isn't deleted, but it just changed it somehow? Try opening terminal and execute: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme elementary This will set elementary ...
user avatar
  • 444
2 votes

Pantheon File Manager Fork?

Pantheon (Files) is (was) a fork of Marlin. However I think nowadays it is almost entirely rewritten https://launchpad.net/pantheon-files https://launchpad.net/marlin
user avatar
  • 4,492
2 votes

How do I create webapps in elementaryOS?

It's no longer supported since Elementary switched from a system Epiphany to a flatpak version of Epiphany, which has never supported web apps. Sorry. There is good news: there is some work in ...
user avatar
1 vote

Calculator keyboard shortcut

Go to Settings → Keyboard → Shortcuts → Custom. Then add a new custom shortcut with command: flatpak run io.elementary.calculator Finally, set the key to launch it as any key combination you like.
user avatar
  • 322
1 vote

How to remove GNOME Build Tools?

If make uninstall does not work, your're probably out of luck. You can still search for the installed files in the jhbuild folder, and delete the from your filesystem manually. For future installs: ...
user avatar
  • 76
1 vote

Unable to start Pantheon

First get to a TTY terminal/command prompt with Ctrl+Alt+F1. (If it won't open, boot the computer into safe mode.) Then edit this file: gksudo gedit /usr/share/xsessions/pantheon.desktop and remove ...
user avatar
  • 4,224

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible