Introduction to GNOME Control Center

The GNOME Control Center package contains the GNOME settings manager.



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Package Information

GNOME Control Center Dependencies


AccountsService-23.13.9, colord-gtk-0.3.0, gnome-online-accounts-3.48.0, gnome-settings-daemon-44.1, gsound-1.0.3, libgtop-2.40.0, libpwquality-1.4.5, MIT Kerberos V5-1.21.2, shared-mime-info-2.2, and UDisks-2.10.1



Xvfb (from Xorg-Server-21.1.8 or Xwayland-23.2.0) and dbusmock-0.29.1 (both for tests)

Optional Runtime Dependencies

cups-pk-helper-0.2.7 (Printers panel), gnome-color-manager-3.36.0 (Color panel), gnome-shell-44.4 (Applications panel), and sound-theme-freedesktop-0.8 (Additional Sound Effects in Sound panel)



Recommended dependencies are not strictly required for this package to build and function, but you may not get expected results at runtime if you don't install them.

Installation of GNOME Control Center



If upgrading from gnome-control-center-41 or earlier, remove a desktop file that would result in duplicated menu entries. As the root user:

rm -f /usr/share/applications/gnome-control-center.desktop

Install GNOME Control Center by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

To test the results, issue: GTK_A11Y=none ninja test. Note that you must have the python-dbusmock module installed in order for the tests to complete successfully.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dibus=false: Use this switch if you have not installed the recommended IBus dependency.


Installed Programs: gnome-control-center
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gnome-control-center, /usr/share/pixmaps/faces, and /usr/share/sounds/gnome

Short Descriptions


is a graphical user interface used to configure various aspects of GNOME