I have a Fedora 21 box set up with the latest GNOME Desktop. I would like to completely disable the hotspot / hot corner / Activities or whatever it is called. I have read that using the Applications Menu GNOME shell extension (enabled via gnome-tweak-tool) will do the trick, but it does not (though it does properly disaply a classic applications menu).

I've also read that you can force the disabling of it by manually modifying this file:


but that file is not on my system.

$ rpm -qv gnome-shell gnome-session

One other note - not sure if it matters - I am choosing the GNOME Classic session when logging in, versus the default GNOME Desktop.

I have found no other alternative solutions to try.

  • Shell files now come as a binary. Try extensions.gnome.org Apr 10, 2015 at 15:42
  • @don, i'm not sure what your comment or suggestion mean. Went to the website (been there already), nothing for me to do there. The applications menu extension is already on my system.
    – atreyu
    Apr 10, 2015 at 19:18
  • so if you search for "hot corner" on that site you don't get any results ? like, extensions that deactivate it ? Apr 10, 2015 at 19:20
  • @don, ah, okay. i did not search for "hot corner" before - i was only looking for "application menu". i did find some hot corner links on that website, so i'll try them on Monday and update...thanks.
    – atreyu
    Apr 12, 2015 at 14:58

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Go to extensions.gnome.org and install the extension No Topleft Hot Corner.

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