GNOME shell is the default user interace for the GNOME 3 desktop.

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Gnome Shell Integration in Chrome not working

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, which seems to also make a full reinstall of Chromium (as all my plugins were removed). Now, trying to access https://extensions.gnome.org/ to enable Gnome Shell ...
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Linux Mint - Gnome Shell with dual monitor switch main screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with Linux Mint 12 and gnome-shell on it. Its a Intel HD 3000 Graphics card in there. When I'm at home, I have another Screen plugged in (19" 4:3) and everything works ...
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How do I add eclipse to my gnome shell favorites?

I run gnome shell 3.6 and Eclipse 4.2. I installed Eclipse manually, in my /opt directory, because the Ubuntu package for Eclipse is very outdated. I've created a .desktop file for it, and placed in ...
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How to get alt+right mouse to resize windows again!

I'm frustrated that this was removed/altered in gnome-shell3. There are certain key bindings for resizing and moving windows like alt+right click etc, that I'd like back. I've tried to use the system ...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.8 without GDM?

There is no "Lock" option showing up in the user menu, and the standard shortcuts (Ctrl+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) don't do anything. I'm running Fedora 19 with Gnome Shell 3.8.3, and XDM 1.1.11. I'm using ...
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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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Focus “mouse” or “sloppy” do the same thing on gnome-shell

My problem is actually very annoying. I am very familiar with the mouse focus but right now it's not working. Inside gnome-tweak-tool the last option "windows" has the "windows focus mode" switch. ...
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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Where is the “About Gnome” dialog in gnome-shell?

I'm used to Gnome 2 in Debian and Fedora. But recently I've been using Gnome 3 and Gnome-shell (3.0.2). Today I noticed I wasn't able to find the About Gnome dialog. It's been helpful in the past ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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How does GNOME Shell Extensions work?

I have switched over to GNOME Shell, and use GNOME Shell Extensions to tweak the looks and functionality of my distribution. However, I have not yet found out what technology is used to install, ...
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Is there a way to search a menu bar in Gnome?

I want to search my menu bar, to easily find obscure menu items. I know that the HUD (Heads Up Display) in Unity has this feature, however I am running Gnome 3 on Debian 7. Is there a way to do this ...
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How do I disable the left-(meta|windows) key binding in gnome-shell

I changed the keybinding to Show the activities overview in the panel System Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts to Shift-ESC, but the left-meta or left-windows key is still bringing it up. How do I ...
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Where does gnome-session/gnome-shell store its configuration?

Long story short; I have a debian system that's been running the unstable tree for over a decade straight (through fire, flames, and multiple hardware upgrades, but that aside). However, a while ago ...
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Good distribution for Gnome shell

With Ubuntu pushing Unity, what distribution would you recommend if I just want to run Gnome 3 with the new Gnome shell? Personally, I'm interested in distributions which have the polish and support ...
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How can I make the Gnome3 calendar use Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

Can it be done? I don't want to use Evolution's calendar... I want to keep using Thunderbird... I have to add some addons (like lightning) first right? My goal is to have some calendar-like on ...
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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How do I resize GNOME shell top bar

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and installed gnome-shell, but I found the top bar is larger than it normally is, how can I change its size?
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How do I disable a keyboard shortcut in gnome-shell?

There are tutorials all over the web on how to set various functionalities to activate on a keyboard shortcut, but so far I'm unable to figure out how to un-set a keyboard shortcut. That is, how do I ...
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

I love the window snap feature of the Gnome 3 shell. However, it only allows you to maximize windows or to snap to the left or right half of the screen. Is there a way to snap to quarters of the ...
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Is Pidgin integrated with Gnome Shell?

Does Pidgin integrate well with Gnome Shell, compared to Empathy? I'm using Linux Mint 12 right now. Would I be better off installing Empathy?
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How does battery life on a laptop compare between GNOME 2 and GNOME 3 (GNOME Shell)?

Since GNOME 3 uses hardware acceleration by default, I assume that it will be worse for battery life on my laptop, but I can't actually find anything to back this up, and by how much. Has anyone done ...
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How can I automatically restart gnome-shell coming out of suspend mode?

So, due to an issue with gnome-power-manager, gnome-shell, and my nvidia card, I'm left in the awkward position of coming out of suspension/sleep with my graphics broken. This problem resolves itself ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell - suspend wake up sound

I would like to be able to enable some sound file to play whenever I suspend and wake up my netbook (MSI Wind u100) but I can't found a way to do this in gnome shell. I'm using PinguyOS 11.10, which ...
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Why do Mono applications only start from their own directory?

If I want to run the application monodevelop, I need to chdir to /usr/lib/monodevelop/Bin and then execute ./MonoDevelop.exe. This is the same for all other Mono applications such as banshee, tomboy, ...
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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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Will Docky run on gnome 3 with gnome shell?

This is not Ubuntu specific (as I no longer use Ubuntu) but will Docky ( http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Docky_wiki ) which is in the Ubuntu repos run on gnome shell? I know it ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...
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Gnome3 defaults to fallback

I'm new to Arch Linux and I've installed Gnome3. When I start it, it just offered me a fallback mode, that's not bad, I mean I've been using it for several days. But I'd like to try the standard mode ...
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Is it possible to execute a sub-command from a Gnome Shell launcher?

I've got an alias set up to launch my text editor in a way that keeps it local to the specific desktop I'm working on in Gnome Shell: alias geany="geany --socket-file=/tmp/geany-sock-$(xprop -root ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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GSettings is reset during reboot

Formatting is a pain, especially due to all the package installation, configurations and so on. To make this easier, I made a large script with simple config files that is easily changed. So once I ...
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Unlock Gnome shell takes a long time

I lock my GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 by Ctrl+Alt+L as usual but when I try to unlock it takes up to a minute before I get my desktop back. While waiting I get a black background and a mouse pointer. Any ...
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Preloading gnome-shell before getting login dialog from gdm, is it possible?

Is there anyway to (pre)load gnome-shell before getting user account login dialog from gdm? The problem is after login from gdm I have to wait for gnome-shell to be ready with non-responsive , no ...
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Difference between Gnome3 and Gnome-shell

What is the difference between gnome3 and gnome-shell, if any?
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How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?

I normally enjoy using Gnome 3 and gnome-shell in Fedora 16. However, I would like to temporarily run a non-compositing window manager such as metacity so that some wine games can have full control of ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work ...
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Battery low custom rule (hibernation)

I love to abuse my laptop battery by using my laptop for quite some time (up to 25 minutes) even after the battery meter hits 0%. However, sometimes I forget about that or I am just away. This causes ...
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Does Gnome Shell use Mutter?

In Wikipedia is written that Gnome Shell in Gnome 3 uses Mutter window manager. But ps x | grep mutter shows that Mutter is not running. Moreover I had experience with working Gnome Shell before I ...
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Change executable reference for app icon in in GNOME 3 launcher

I've created a custom script to launch VirtualBox that replaced the original script in ¸/usr/bin/¸. So running VirtualBox in a terminal launches my script. However, pressing super key and type ...
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Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog

I have sometimes problem when during entering password for su other window appears and steals the focus ("wait - did I just entered root password on public IRC chatroom?" - it did not happened but ...
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Global Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax ...
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Reset Nautilus “Computer” folder list

In my setup I tend to symlink major user folders in Linux to their Windows equivalents, IE Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. Usually I make sure nautilus isn't running before I do it and ...
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How to create a custom region in gnome3?

Gnome3 doesn't include my region. I need: calendar week to start on monday british-english spelling 8.5x11 as the default document size for printing celsius for temperatures miles for distances ...
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Install Gnome-Shell theme without gnome-tweak-tool?

I've just installed fedora 17 and gnome-tweak-tool, but it crashes everytime and I can't change the theme. Any other way to do that?
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How to add additional Gnome-Shell and Unity workspace navigation shortcuts

I am very familiar with (and love) the workspace switching in Gnome-Shell and Unity (using Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down/Right/Left]), but being a vim fan, it would also be great if I could add an additional ...
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Wrong Opera Icon in Gnome Shell

I am using Opera 11.60 on ArchLinux (64bit) with Gnome3 and KDE4. Since I installed KDE4 last week Gnome3 shows the wrong Icon for Opera in the upper left corner and in the task switcher (alt+tab). ...