The Gnome Shell is a window manager for the Gnome 3 desktop environment.

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My PC is not a phone - how do I remove the swipey pre-log in screen from Gnome 3?

I'm currently running centos 7 (the server with gui config) on a VM. I'd like to keep the log in screen, but the 'phone' style pre-login lock screen that requires a swipe to access the main login ...
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How to prevent Gnome-shell's Alt+Tab from grouping windows from similar apps?

I love pretty much everything about how Gnome Shell handles app-switching through Alt+Tab. My one gripe with it, though, is how it forces the user to use Alt+` to switch between windows of the same ...
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Disable default Gnome Shell Super Key Mapping

Gnome Shell by default uses the Super (Windows) key to display the activities overview. But I'd prefer to use the Super key to invoke Synapse. Right now I have to press Super+Super+Spacebar in order ...
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How do I setup a Gnome 3.2 VPN connection (Fedora 16)

I just switched to Gnome 3 on a new laptop to try it out. Lots of things are different, but I think I can get used to them. But I'm having a real problem trying to figure out how to get the new ...
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Gnome Shell 3.4 and a “Super key” related shortcut

Is there a possibility to add a custom shortcut containing the super key. For example I add "gnome-terminal" as a custom shortcut and want to apply "Super+t". This is also shown, but doesn't work. ...
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Gnome Shell Extension Key Binding

What is the simplest way to (globally) bind a key combination (e.g. <Super>+A) to a function in a gnome shell extension? Inspecting a couple of extensions, I ran into the following code: ...
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How to view the notification area in GNOME?

I've just updated my machine from Debian Wheezy to Debian Testing. The GNOME version is 3.8.4 but I have an annoying problem. The bottom notification area is gone and I don't know how to make it ...
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How to enable dragging windows with alt-click in gnome 3 / gnome shell

Dragging windows around with alt-click has always been one of my favorite features on a linux desktop: no need to aim at the window title to drag, just press alt, click anywhere within the window and ...
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Commandline options in Gnome 3 launchers

I have several firefox profiles and I would like to be asked which to load when I start firefox. In Gnome2, I had a launcher with the command firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote How can I do this ...
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How to override GTK3 / Gnome Shell themes per application

I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...
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gnome-shell shortcut for opening new instance

In gnome-shell hitting enter for a search result opens the application in the current workspace or brings up the currently open instance of the app. Is it possible to have a shortcut (like: Alt + ...
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Disable “Window is Ready” Notification in Gnome Shell?

It's just annoying. I know what happens on my system and if I want to check a software, I can do it on my own. Though I don't know how to disable that. Turning off every notification panel doesn't ...
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Can I configure GNOME 3 to move a window to it's own workspace when maximized?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.10 and would like to have each maximized window moved to its own workspace automatically. Ideally I'd also like GNOME to prevent any workspace from having more than one ...
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Any way to view stdout of a program after it has been started in gnome-shell?

So, if I run a program through the menus in gnome-shell, is there a way to view stdout and stderr? Or is there some kind of hack to achieve this functionality? Or is everything just sent to ...
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How to launch Ubuntu Software Center from GNOME Shell?

I have been playing around with GNOME Shell from Ubuntu 9.10. I installed the preview which is available in Ubuntu 9.10 repositories using sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-shell --replace ...
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GNOME Shell has very high CPU and memory usage

I use Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) with the default GNOME 3 desktop and run VirtualBox to have a Windows 8.1 guest. My host has 16GB RAM and a Core i7 CPU with 8 processor cores. When I start the Windows 8.1 ...
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How can I extend Lisa's taskbar across both monitors?

I've just installed Linux Mint 12 Lisa and would like to extend the bottom taskbar to both monitors. Lisa uses a fork of Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) called Cinnamon How can I do this?
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't display applications

Applications will not show up in Gnome Shell, however they show up on the "Favourites" bar, and can be searched for. For example, if I search for something spelled incorrectly ("chrmium"), it shows ...
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Gnome-shell Application Menu customization?

I just recently switched to Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 and the Gnome Shell, but I haven't been able to successfully change the Applications menu shortcuts and groupings. I've tried both the alacarte ...
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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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Taking a proper screen shot with GNOME-Shell non-disruptively

Running Fedora 15 (moving to 16 soon) - 2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 I would like to take a screen shot every few seconds - something like: $ while true; do import -w root png:$(date +%F_%R:%S).png; sleep ...
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How to disable all Gnome 3 notifications?

A pop up shows up at the bottom on the screen in Gnome 3, when ever there are software updates or when I plug in an USB device. I have disabled notifications in the menu in the top right corner, bit ...
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Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade

Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so window maximize, minimize and close icons are not present anymore: Note: Few months ago I switched from ...
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GNOME Shell Global Menu Extension broke my GTK

I've been playing around with the GNOME 3 Shell and like it very much so far. But I've installed an extension that provides application menu pushing to the topbar. I think it's a great idea to allow ...
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Is it possible to run GNOME 3 on Windows XP/Vista/7?

I want to install GNOME Shell and its core apps and features (including Natilus, Evolution, Empathy, Multiple workspace, and more) on a Windows 7 platform. Is it possible to do that with or without ...
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How to change the titlebar's font size and height in Gnome Shell windows

Is it possible to customize the font size and other properties of the window titlebars in gnome-shell?
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Update to gnome 3.6 from 3.4 in debian wheezy

So I have a gnome 3.4 with my debian wheezy distro. How can I upgrade it to 3.6? I tried searching repos, but could not find anything. The only thing I found was for Ubuntu, and the solution 404'd on ...
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Gnome 3 fallback (gnome-panel): multiple copies of all UI elements

I just switched from an NVIDIA to an ATI graphics card and changed the graphics drivers on my Gentoo distro accordingly. Surprisingly, gnome-shell worked without any noticeable problems (I know there ...
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How to disable (and re-enable) notifications on GNOME Shell version 3.8.4 from the command line?

I am running Centos 7 with GNOME-Shell 3.8.4. I can happily disable all notifications from the top-right menu, as pictured: I need to do that from the command line, though, because I need to ...
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Why is /usr/share/gnome-shell/js missing?

I'm trying to debug a gnome-shell extension, but I don't seem the have the folder /usr/share/gnome-shell/js. I'm on fedora 20 with gnome 3.12. I couldn't find it when I had gnome 3.10 either. Were the ...
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In Gnome Shell, how do I prevent all windows of an app from getting focus when I focus just one of them?

For example, I have two monitors, each with gnome-terminal maximized. When I select one of the instances of gnome-terminal I don't want the one on the other monitor to get focus as well (because I ...
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how to change focus-mode: mouse's delay?

how can I change delay before focus when having focus-mode: mouse in gnome 3? I am used to this behaviour from my previous WM (awesome), but I decided to give a Gnome another try (last used was ...
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Gnome 3.4.2: How to display notifications a bit longer

I receive mails via Thunderbird (with extensions FireTray and GNOME Integration) and want to display the "New mail notification" a bit longer. How can I increase the length of time notifications ...
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How can I improve Nvidia graphics performance in Linux?

I'm running Fedora 16 64-bit, my graphics card is an Nvidia GTS 250. Adobe flash performance is poor compared to Windows, and GPU accelerated video decoding doesn't seem to be fully working (worked ...
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What keyboard shortcuts exist for navigating the window selection mode of the Gnome Shell

I've been playing around with the Gnome Shell on my netbook for a week or so and I like the extra space it affords me. However I wonder if I'm missing some keyboard shortcuts when switching between ...
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How to move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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gnome 3: how to remove delay on window events

Some window events in gnome 3 seem to have an associated delay. I have a fast PC so it's probably a feature of gnome 3: after clicking the X in the top-right of a window, there is a delay of about ...
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Control-L to enter path in Gnome-shell save dialog

In Gnome, I used to be able to manually enter where I wanted to save a file from the save dialog by hitting Control-L. This would focus an editable text box above the file chooser. This appears to not ...
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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: ...
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Make firefox window transparent on Gnome-Shell

How can I make the top part of Firefox (AKA the tabs/settings bar/bookmarks/url bar) transparent on Gnome-Shell? I've searched, but didn't find any answer. I mainly want to make it semi-transparent so ...
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Gnome-Shell, use the hot corner to display Application

I'm currently tweaking my new Gnome-Shell inside a VM before doing it on my current laptop and I would like to know how to display the application drawer when the mouse go on the hot corner instead of ...
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Using different .cshrc.user files

I have two .cshrc.user files for two different projects. For example, they set the same environment variables but with different values. When I'm currently switching between projects, I run a python ...
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Making application menus on top of gnome shell

Is there a way to get gnome shell components (panel, message tray) to be appear below the popup menus of other applications such as Java and Gtk Apps. The problem is when there are gtk apps which ...
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How to make Gnome Shell Alt+Tab list applications before switching to the next one?

I use Gnome Shell 3.4 and I find the Alt+Tab feature extremely powerful. Switching between opened application windows is fast and effective, at least more than trough the overview. Unfortunately, I ...
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Disable autohide for Gnome 3's bottom bar

I like to work with maximized shell windows, and very often notifications I care little about appear at the bottom of the screen, right on top of my command line that I'm writing. It would be much ...
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Incorrect locale setting on Ubuntu with Gnome Shell

I want all applications in my system to be in English language but I want all formats (dates, currency, numbers) to be localized for Germany. I set up my Gnome Shell to the correct setting but ...
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Get error messages from gnome-shell

I want to run gnome-shell on my PC. I have Ubuntu and gnome-shell is installed from ppa. When I run: gnome-shell --replace the session fails - I am on the GDM login screen and can't get any error ...
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Infinite history in centos gnome terminal

I'm using Centos 5.x gnome terminal. I would like to know how to set the terminal to hold infinite history. It is possible in KDE terminal. Don't know how to do it in gnome. Please help
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GNOME 3 Num Lock & KVM switch

I'm using Arch Linux, and I just upgraded to GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell. I have a KVM switch, which says in the instruction manual to press the Scroll Lock key twice to switch modes. Scroll Locks has ...