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Just start typing your password and the screen will just go away. No need to press/swipe/whatever anything at all.


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As a workaround, you can press esc instead of dragging with the cursor. The mouse wheel might also work. There's an extension that partially disables the drag-up curtain (you can start typing the password immediately). And another extension that should do a similar thing.


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From the comment by 'xaeth' on this Ergo Project blog post, I have learned that Alt+Esc will cycle through all windows without grouping by application. This was the simplest solution for me, and I'm glad it saved me from having to install other programs. If testing with Alt+Esc turns out favorably for you, then you can go to System Settings > Keyboard > ...


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Open dconf-editor Go to org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings Move the value '<Alt>Tab' from switch-applications to switch-windows Optionally move '<Shift><Alt>Tab' from switch-applications-backward to switch-windows-backward Close dconf-editor Press <Alt>F2, then type r to restart Gnome. The last step does not always appear to be ...


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The Windows Alt Tab extension by tglman is very useful. You can also fork it on GitHub.


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Little help - Alt+Tab and then when you have grouped windows Alt+` helps a bit.


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I found how to do this here: Start gconf-editor and set /apps/mutter/general/overlay_key to empty string, then restart gnome-shell. From gnome-shell 3.4 onwards, use: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ''


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You can also use gnome-tweak-tool to change the key back to Alt. The option is called Modifier to use for modified window click actions or Window Action Key (in 3.10 and later versions) and is available under the Windows category. See http://www.ryanlerch.org/blog/alt-click-drag-to-move-windows-no-longer-works-in-fedora-18-gnome-3-8/.


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You can edit the file /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu to change the structure of the applications menu (re-order, add, remove, edit sections of the applications menu). In this file you will see your applications menu in XML structure and referencing .directory files - these are the application category definition files and can usually be found at ...


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This is known as Message tray in GNOME 3. It contains all the notifications that you have not acted upon or that permanently reside in it. It also shows the status icons of your running programs (which uses it). The message tray is hidden by default. It appears when you move your mouse to the bottom screen edge and let the mouse rest there for a short ...


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Find the .desktop file for Firefox in /usr/share/applications/, copy it to ~/.local/share/applications/, and edit the Exec= line. You may need to restart GNOME Shell – Alt-F2, r.


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There's no way to create a VPN connection from the network menu in Gnome Shell 3.2. But if you open the network manager connection edit directly (nm-connection-editor) then you can add them and they will appear in the gnome-shell network menu to use after that.


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AlternateTab Substitute Alt-Tab with a window based switcher that does not group by application. This extension is part of Classic Mode and is officially supported by GNOME. Please do not report bugs using the form below, use GNOME Bugzilla instead. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/15/alternatetab/


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This did what I needed: gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/mouse_button_modifier --type string "<Alt>" I figured it out based on another question: Gnome3 - Change window drag shortcut It seems that alt-click-drag is usually enabled and I found several questions wanting to disable it. My case was the opposite. The feature was disabled, and I ...


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I have got the same problem, OpenOffice + black theme looks ugly. Is seems there's nothing which is as convenient as the old GTK2_RC_FILES variable, but take a look at this: An application can cause GTK+ to parse a specific CSS style sheet by calling gtk_css_provider_load_from_file() and adding the provider with gtk_style_context_add_provider() or ...


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Usually, gdm/session start-up scripts redirect stderr & stdout to either: ~/.xsession-errors or ~/.cache/gdm/session.log With systemd and recent gdm versions, everything is redirected to systemd journal, so one way to get that output is: journalctl -b _PID=$(pgrep gnome-session)


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I found this in an Arch Linux forum and it appears to work to remove the swipe screen (screen shield) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0 Found here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1351594#p1351594


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I have also used this feature regularly in Gnome on Fedora, and was disappointed or frustrated that it seemed to have disappeared as of Fedora 18. All is not lost, it's just moved one key over! What used to be Alt+drag is now Super+drag. Super is the Windows/Apple/Meta key next to the Alt key on most keyboards. In the process of finding that, I also ...


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Did you try the Ctrl key? This works me in Gnome 3.2.


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From a terminal on Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME 3: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn sudo service networking restart use + in network setting to add OpenVPN.


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Try using scrot. The command for it would be something like scrot ~/images/filename.png -cd 2 which would take a screenshot in 2 seconds. Or while true; do scrot -cd 2 $(date +%F_%R:%S).png; done


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So I think what you're alluding to is that although Gnome Shell presents a version of the "Applications" menu, it doesn't (AFAIK) present the "System" menu anywhere. So, you have to still might want to add a launcher for the tool you want to run somewhere in the Applications menu tree. That's easy but not trivial: Click on your name up in the upper ...


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Running Gnome version 3.14.0 on OpenSUSE 13.2, here. To perform the Alt-drag capability out-of-the-box, use Super+drag.


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I had this same problem after upgrading. The dconf path is org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys. The predefined shortcuts live there. Custom shortcuts live further down under custom-keybindings/custom0 (or custom1, and so on). Changing <Super> to <Mod4> in my shortcuts fixed the problem.


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The js files are now embedded inside libgnome-shell.so. gresource list /usr/lib/gnome-shell/libgnome-shell.so You can create a simple script to extract the resources: #! /bin/sh gs=/usr/lib/gnome-shell/libgnome-shell.so cd $HOME/gnome-shell-js mkdir -p ui/components ui/status misc perf extensionPrefs gdm for r in `gresource list $gs`; do gresource ...


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If you want to stick to Debian stable/testing/unstable packages, I think you are out of luck. Debian is usually cautiously slow in updating its packages. If you are willing to use packages from Debian's experimental repo, I did notice that some GNOME 3.6 packages are available there (like gnome-shell), but keep in mind that these packages are not guaranteed ...


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I have several systems that I don't want update or other messages. I would prefer to just check logs. Unless you want to go into each program (i.e. Network settings » Disable Notifications), yet still get system messages. You could: su - chmod 000 /usr/libexec/notification-daemon reboot This should work on most GNOME3 systems but kills all messages.


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Your question helped me find an answer to my exact same problem :-) You were near the solution ! In dconf-editor, select /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout. You will then see 2 names : object-id-list and toplevel-id-list. You have to clean these 2 values in order to go back to a usable interface. For example, if you have ['menu-bar', 'menu-bar-1', ...


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With older gnome-shell versions (prior to 3.8 or 3.10, I'm not sure): disable: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.notifications enable false enable: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.notifications enable true With newer gnome-shell versions: disable: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.notifications show-banners false enable: gsettings set ...


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If using any of the usb kvms by Trendnet like TRENDnet Tk-409, TRENDnet Tk-407 etc on linux distros Install numlockx then use numlock + numlock to change to another pc.



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