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

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Set GSettings setting only for a specific application

A certain application needed a font change to be easier to read. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface document-font-name "Cantarell 25" The application itself doesn't have a settings ...
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Rocky Linux - Gnome Shell Integration extensions.gnome.org The add-on downloaded from this site could not be installed because it appears corrupt

I have a new installation of Rocky Linux Desktop Linux version 5.14.0-284.11.1.el9_2.x86_64 ([email protected]) (gcc (GCC) 11.3.1 20221121 (Red Hat 11.3.1-4), GNU ld ...
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Is it possible to switch between items copied in the clipboard?

I'm using Clipboard Indicator listed here: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/779/clipboard-indicator/ This allows me to keep multiple items in the clipboard and select or use them without having ...
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Gnome, Win/Alt+Tab, show thumbnail instead of app icon?

Both Alt+Tab/Win+Tab shows a switcher pop-up like below. Can I make actual window thumbnail show instead of the icon? Gnome 41.3, Manjaro, Wayland.
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Gnome: how to make an "desktop file ID" for xterm?

I've figured out how to run dconf and can edit /org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps . I want to add xterm to the list of apps, but I can't figure out the format to write it. I tried just adding 'xterm....
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Install gnome-shell extension on command line?

I'm looking for a way to reliably install gnome-shell extensions on the command line. At the end of the day, I'd like to have an Ansible playbook. As an example, I'd like to install custom-hot-corners-...
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How to disable the "hide all windows" button on the top right of Gnome

After upgrading my desktop to Debian 11 (from 10), Gnome (3.38) has an invisible button on the top right that hides all windows. How can I disable that?
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gnome-shell keyboard shortcuts (or extensions) for switching workspaces by most recently used (MRU) order?

Having recently switched to gnome, I see there's no shortcut for switch to the previously used workspace - only absolute, next/prev (+/- 1), and first/last: ❯ gsettings list-recursively | grep 'org\....
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gnome-shell spamming on /var/log/syslog

Moved from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66061925/gnome-shell-spamming-on-var-log-syslog because it was closed there without a solution; and it's also currently happening to me (I am running ...
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How to use xbindkeys to switch workspaces in Gnome overview?

Here is my ~/.xbindkeysrc config: "gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.Shell --object-path /org/gnome/Shell --method org.gnome.Shell.Eval 'imports.ui.main.wm._showWorkspaceSwitcher(global....
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Gnome Shell extensions cannot be activated

I have several Gnome shell extensions that are suddenly disabled since the last reboot and cannot be enabled. I have not made any changes to the system (not consciously). All of the extensions worked ...
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Display scaling setting - difference between Gnome Tweaks and Gnome Display

Both tools seem to offer a way to change the scaling of the display, however it is not clear to me how they are related and which controls what. Also, they don't seem to be in sync. What is the ...
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Gnome Activities Overview has no search bar

After upgrading to Fedora 31 my Activities Overview (when I press super) has no search bar. Typing something like 'terminal' and hitting enter also has no result, so it's not just a display issue. ...
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Change default reminder times available in Gnome Calendar on Linux

Does anyone know how to change the default reminder times available in Gnome Calendar? The possible selections are: 5 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes 1 hour 1 day 2 days 3 days 1 week I'd like to add: ...
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How to recompile libgnome-shell.so

How would one recompile libgnome-shell.so? The getShell scirpt extracts the resources from lib-gnome-shell.so and puts them in $HOME/GNOME_SHELL. getShell #!/bin/bash # found this script and ...
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Intel Integrated graphics GDM leaves ghosts/leftovers (also in gnome shell)

I'm using an updated version of Arch linux, and get constant ghosts on GDM + Gnome Shell. Here is an example: I tried both modsetting and intel driver. I tried DRI 3 and 2 I tried SNA and UXA I ...
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How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform?

I am able to follow these links to configure Gnome 2 onto my VM in GCP successfully. Installing and configuring Ubuntu Desktop for Google Cloud Platform Graphical user interface (GUI) for Google ...
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Gnome 3.32.0 Super+n keyboard shortcuts not working

This problem seems to come and go with different Gnome releases but it's definitely back in Gnome 3.32.0. I have a custom shortcut that uses Super+1 (Emacs) but it instead launches Firefox. On another ...
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Gnome Shell / Screencast / UPDATE_POINTER_TIME

System: Ubuntu 18 x64 I use Gnome Shell's built-in screen recorder with shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Alt+R. It works nice with one exception: It creates a nice 30 frame output video, but it updates the mouse ...
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How to remove "starred" tab in gnome's nautilus?

I have a lot of network drives and a few bookmarks and I don't like having my file manager maximized, so I prefer an interface that's as clean as possible. This Starred tab however blocks this for me....
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Firefox always try to open zip files with Evince

I dont have any clue why Firefox try to open files with Evince, my desktop is gnome shell when I run xdg-mime query default application/zip I got org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop and Files (aka Nautilus) ...
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How to force GNOME to use Wayland?

TL;DR gnome-shell does not want to be a Wayland compositor. Edit: Sometimes it does want to be, sometimes it doesn't. Log Dec 31 06:55:26 speedy-desktop gnome-shell[393]: Can't initialize KMS ...
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How can I switch from GNOME Classic to GNOME Shell on CentOS 7 over RDP?

My situation is that I'm connecting to a CentOS 7 VM from a Windows machine using Remote Desktop Connection. I've followed the standard advice and installed xrdp and tigervnc, as well as the "GNOME ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 / Gnome Shell - xmodmap does not work

I recently switched to ubuntu17.10 with the new gnome shell. With my old .Xmodmap file containing: keycode 66 = Mode_switch keysym apostrophe = apostrophe quotedbl adiaeresis Adiaeresis keysym ...
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Gnome Activities search does not show most files

I need some help for a problem regarding Gnome file search: I can't find most files in Gnome Activities search even if those files are correctly indexed and found by tracker. As you can see from the ...
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Gnome 3.26 won't respect monitors.xml

I'm using Gnome-Shell 3.26 on Arch with 3 monitors (connected through a mini displayport to 3 HDMI hub). This hardware setup has worked fine with earlier versions of the software. The problem I'm ...
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Draw a border around the active window in Gnome Shell

I am using the shellshape extension for tiling in the gnome shell, and the paper gtk theme by Sam Hewitt. I want to modify one small thing in the theme, that's I would like to draw a thin border ...
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Gnome / Fedora26 Switching Windows is very slow

I'm using Gnome / Fedora 26. When I click "master" key (i.e. Windows button on the keyboard) - I get a preview of all open apps on the screen, and this operation is fast. However switching to another ...
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Is it possible to make a gnome-shell window uncloseable

Is it possible to make a gnome-shell gnome-terminal window uncloseable? For example even if the "X" is clicked or even if the user types "exit" at the prompt the window does not close (in the latter ...
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Firefox weird behaviours - copying does not work with Gnome

When using Firefox, sometimes my C-c is automatically disabled and does nothing after that (copying with right click -> copy still works, so does clicking with the middle mouse button). Restarting ...
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Gnome hangs up after wake up

Every time I press "login" when my laptop wakes up from the sleep state, Gnome GUI hang up for 30 secs to 5 minutes. No keyboard shortcuts are effective and the mouse pointer can still move, but I'm ...
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Prevent gnome from changing the workspace on focus when using multiple monitors

Currently I'm using two monitors, one for exclusively viewing and editing code, another for doing everything else. I have hotkeys set up to focus on either sublime, or firefox or the terminal like ...
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How can I restart the GNOME shell on Wayland?

When making changes to extensions or installing applications I have sometimes found it neccessary to restart the GNOME shell for the changes to take effect. In the past, pressing Alt + F2, typing 'r' ...
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gnome 3.22: how to change the PATH for the shell?

It seems gnome 3.22 has changed how it gets its $PATH. In previous versions I think either the .bashrc or the .bash_profile were taken into account. Now they're not anymore. I also tried ~/.profile to ...
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Gnome 3 on bash on Ubuntu on Windows

Is it possible to replace explorer.exe with Gnome3 on Windows10's Linux Subsystem? I've seen tutorials with Cgywin, but I was wondering if some one has gotten it to use WSL? I ran into problems with ...
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How to set default display for new windows in Gnome 3

I have 2 displays, a monitor and a TV. The first one I use all the time and it has set as primary in Gnome settings, but a TV is turned on only when watching movies from a sofa. Mainly, everything is ...
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Is there a Gnome Shell shortcut to minimize a window?

F11 makes a window go full screen. Is there a shortcut that minimizes a window? I am using Arch Linux with Gnome Shell.
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my tab key behaves strangely in CentOS gnome terminal only in empty shell prompt

In my CentOS 6.7 GNOME desktop, something went wrong while I was trying to show a document to my daughter. I must have pressed some keys by accident. The strange behavior is, when I press tab key in a ...
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Reduce the height of title/head-bars and their corner radius in Gnome 3.19+

Is there an entry in gnome-shell.css that control the corner radius of "title bar" (if I use the correct term) of most windows? As shown in the picture . I want to reduce the corner radius, since ...
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How to activate window snapping in Gnome Shell?

Gnome 3.X usually provides window snapping (tiling) and it is triggered by moving a window to the left or right edge of your screen. However, on my desktop this feature isn't working. Moving a window ...
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How to find the cause for high CPU usage of gnome-shell?

I'm on a Linux Fedora 23 and I recently noticed that my gnome-shell process constantly uses 100% of one CPU (reported by htop, no visible applications running). There are some hints out there which ...
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"power button action" Missing in Fedora 23

I Recently upgraded to Fedora 23. I noticed "power button action" is missing from gnome-tweak-tool. It is also not available in dconf-editor. Even in terminal It is not available. [Abhinav@...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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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 0....
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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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Gnome 3: how to get a terminal with transparent background?

I would like to make the background of Gnome Terminal transparent. I know this feature has been removed from Gnome but I find it very helpful. I am wondering what's the best way to achieve this. I'm ...
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How to move systray icons to the top panel on Fedora 21?

I used gnome-shell-classic-systray package on Ubuntu 14.10, and it worked great - but now that I've moved to Fedora 21, I can't find a way to move systray icons/applets (such as Skype, Dropbox, etc.) ...
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Can't multi-select with shift key on Fedora 21

On Fedora 21 when I do Shift+Left Click with text or anything else, the selection doesn't work. Instead the "dragging hand" cursor appears and I can move window with a mouse. The window sticks to the ...
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Gnome 3.14 system menu new button

Just installed Gnome 3.14 on Arch. What's the function of this new button on system menu?
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