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

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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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Fedora 29, keeps crashing and logs out

Most of the time I get loged out and after I log in back all applications which were opened are closed. I am using Fedora 29 and GNOME Shell 3.30.1. Logs for one of such crashes: Unrecoverable ...
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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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Download and install Gnome Shell Open Terminal from extensions.gnome.org

I keep getting that nag screen at startup. I don't want the extension. I have tried removing it in Firefox, Web, and Chrome. I have also tried removing it in Tweaks -> extension. I have tried ...
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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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CentOS7 how to get xscreensaver working at login screen?

I was able to place the xscreensaver.desktop shown below in /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart to run xscreensaver at the login screen. I can see that the xscreensaver process is running as gdm user. ...
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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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GNOME 3.24 background/wallpaper noise

If I set GNOME 3.24 to use a solid color for its background, it still has something which I can only describe as noise. How to get rid of it? It seems to be a kind of filter on top of the solid color. ...
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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 two or 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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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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Unable to click GNOME Panel

I'm on a fresh Arch Linux install with GNOME Shell. I was able to install Chromium and am currently writing this post with it. Unfortunately I'm unable to click the GNOME Panel (where I would be able ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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Start gnome as another user on display :1

I logged in a console as a second user and I tried running startx, xinit, gnome-session, gnome-shell and all their combinations (in bg &). X starts in display :1, I see the mouse pointer, but I ...
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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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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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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 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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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: http://wiki.gentoo.org/...
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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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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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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 ...