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 Gnome Shell will not work in Pantheon.
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/applications/nautilus.desktop with this command:
sudo -H scratch-text-editor /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop
And then change the line OnlyShowIn=GNOME;...
The answer (thanks to Giovanni Caligaris on google+) is to install gnome-calendar, gnome-online-accounts and then use the command
To access the gnome settings and set your account there.
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 designed for Pantheon/Granite may break in GNOME.
I'd recommend installing a version of Ubuntu that is configured to work with your desktop environment of choice....
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-before-i-reboot for more details.
To add an extra button would require to edit the source code of Pantheon, which would require that you manually compile Pantheon ...
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 as usual (gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface
I couldn't find a way out of TTY1, so I just did
sudo service lightdm restart
You can modify gamma settings (colors and effectively contrast too) using xrandr tool.
First determine the output name of your monitor:
ravan@ravan:~$ xrandr -q | grep connected
VGA1 connected primary 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 410mm x 230mm
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
In the ...
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 both desktops are diferents, pantheon uses gtk 3.14 and the latest version of gnome use gtk 3.20, so if you install one the other broke.
Any way if you still ...
Check if you have broken soft links in /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 have any, specially the which command, there's your answer. Just remove the broken link and relink again:
sudo rm which
sudo ln -s /bin/which ...
"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 installed, just Pantheon.
The current recommended system specifications are as follows:
Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor
1 GB of system ...
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-desktop-icons false" (without quotes)
The problem happens because when you start nemo file manager, it will attempt to manage your desktop (which you do not want, ...
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 as your theme again. If you don't want to use the command line you could install Gnome-tweak-tool or elementary tweak for changing.
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: use sudo checkinstall instead of sudo make install, to install the files as a deb managable by your package manager.
You probably have to install checkinstall ...
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 the line Exec=gnome-session --session=pantheon to kill your old session.
(There is a gnome.desktop file too with a similar line to remove, if for some reason ...