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GNOME Shell is the default user interface for the GNOME 3 desktop.

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Gnome-Shell desktop-entry detach process

I have a vpn command : start-vpn provided by my company. On Gnome-Shell I can open a terminal, type the command start-vpn type my password close the terminal and the VPN continue to run properly. The ...
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Gnome extensions | 'native host has exited'

Running Chrome 126.0.6478.55 under AlmaLinux 8.xx (i.e., RHEL 8, CentOS 8,...). Gnome 3.32.2. Have been using a few Gnome extensions for a while, but this morning, when I pull up chrome and point it ...
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How to add new entry to Gnome Desktop's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu triggered in an empty Desktop background, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet; I understand one could achieve it with Desktop Icons extension and nautilus-...
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Gnome - Grouping does not show up in application-menu

On Gnome, I want to use the application-menu located on top left of the screen: Now I want the applications within this menu to be grouped. On the screenshot below you can see a grouping displayed by ...
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presentation setup: mirror individual window in GNOME's extended screen mode

In lectures and presentations, I sometimes switch between showing slides and live coding. When showing slides, I like to have the speaker's view on my own screen (the built-in one of my laptop) and ...
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What is this email client and how did it get here?

Earlier today, I was emailing a PDF file, and when I hit the "Email" option in the right-click menu, of all things Wine started trying to run. Somehow, a program called "A Wine ...
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How do I get around apt forcing me to upgrade packages

I am New to Linux, and I have tried Customisation on Linux using Gnome Extensions and a package called libmutter which has an older version on my system whenever I try to download any package I get ...
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Gnome animations stopped working. Debian 12

My Gnome shell animations have completely stopped working. Everything still retains it's functionality, like I can bring my dash to dock up, and moving my mouse to the upper left corner to see the ...
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Fedora, Firefox and gnome shell extensions not working

My gnome shell extension suddenly broke and doesn't allow me to either see installed extensions or install new ones. Every page has a 'An expected error occurred' message in the beginning. Here's my ...
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Keyboard Setting for Moving Windows to Different Workspaces in Gnome

Is there a GNOME/DCONF setting to set a keybind for moving windows to different workspaces? The desired behavior would be to press Super+Shift+3 (or whatever shortcut I specify), and have the both my ...
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Configure Qt darkmode

After upgrading from Fedora 37 to 39 Qt applications such as vlc aren't rendered in dark mode anymore, when starting them from a dark-mode-configured gnome shell session. Apparently, Qt application ...
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How to set single key for customization keyboard shortcuts in gnome

I'm trying to set single key to operate anything i want in gnome settings. I'm using Debian-12 and Gnome 43. Settings->Keyboard>View and Customize Shortcuts(Keyboard Shortcuts)->Custom ...
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Custom color not applying to title bar properly on Gnome

I created a gtk.css file in the .config/gtk-4.0 directory of my system. The file has the following contents: headerbar { background: #121212; border-color: #121212 } I did this so that the ...
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Unable to open Firefox private window from Desktop panel/favourites in Ubuntu 22 / Gnome

Running Firefox (latest, I assume) on Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome desktop (GNOME Shell 42.9). Initially, the Firefox launcher on the favourites on the left of the desktop was working perfectly well. Now, ...
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Consistent Icons for Zoom in Gnome Wayland on NixOS

I use zoom on Gnome Wayland in NixOS (dotfiles). The problem I’m trying to solve is that while I can see the zoom icon in the launcher/overview: I get the default application icon everywhere else: I ...
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Control panel UI/UX Ubuntu 23.04 Gnome 44 looks strange each install

Notice the rounded corners? Yet they are both fresh downloads from Ubuntu.com, tried to update and update but doesn’t seem to correct the strand issue, plus the whole background apps thing only works ...
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Disable the "background activity" notification in GNOME when opening Flatpak applications

This sort of thing started happening a while back; I thought it was going to go away (because it's super annoying), but after a couple of system updates, it looks like it's here to stay. As far as I ...
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GNOME Extensions do not install on Debian

I'm trying to install true-color-invert available at the GNOME Extensions website or similar tools. It does not appear in the Extensions application on my Debian nor the gnome-extensions list which ...
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Displays won't unsleep

Ubuntu 22.10, dual monitors (if that matters). Nvidia P620 card + Nvidia proprietary drivers 525. System set to not suspend, but to blank screen after a period. Most of the time, displays won't power ...
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Gnome shell Window auto-focus not working for specific applications

I am using fedora 37 with kernel version 6.2.9. Some of the applications like gnome-terminal and gnome software store when launched from the Dash in gnome-shell are not focused i.e. they are not being ...
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Is the GNOME Shell source code the code to the GNOME DE?

When browsing the internet, I found that there were two repositories that looked like source code to GNOME DE. One was called GNOME Utility Library and the other was called GNOME Shell. Which would I ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot due to GNOME display manager error

Ubuntu version: 22.04 last I checked, never upgraded I use XFCE on Ubuntu as my desktop environment but I have to enter my credentials through GNOME's login screen before I can use XFCE. Today I was ...
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Remove Suspend / Restart / Power Off… menu from Gnome Shell & GDM

I need to remove Suspend / Restart / Power Off… menu from Gnome Shell & GDM. I’ve been trying using Settings, Gnome Tweaks, Dconf Editor, but nothing found AFAIK. Trying to enter the Polkit conf ...
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Unable to install GNOME Extensions on Pop!_OS 22.04

I'm running Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS with the GNOME version 42.5 on a X11 Framework Laptop. In the Extensions Manager (Version 0.4.0) I can browse extensions and click on install but they won't install and ...
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How to separate gpu drivers from gnome shell

my goal is to separate the GPU drivers from all processes that are using them. lsof /dev/nvidia* tells me what processes I need to kill, after killing all the processes my PC is rebooting because ...
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Gnome 3 native elements too small

I am using manjaro, gnome 3. Previously I had i3 installed too. My gnome native app widgets are too small, for some apps (nautilus) left side file tree area fonts are too small too. Affects only ...
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Fedora 36 login screen no icons and no cusrsor

Login screen icons are not visible anymore and the cursor is a transparent white box. This happens only when in the GDM login screen. Icons and cursor works fine when inside Gnome DE. Tried ...
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How to disable GNOME workspace selection at login?

Right after session starts, GNOME wants you to select from one of the available workspaces, even if there's just one. I'd much rather have this option disabled altogether, or perhaps have the 1st one ...
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How can I make all apps use the same theme in Gnome 42 on Fedora?

After a fresh installation, not all preinstalled apps seem to be using the same theme. And changing the theme seems to only change it for some. How the window buttons of the file manager look: How ...
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How to supress specific notification from dbus?

I'm trying but not understand how to supress notification like this: What I have in dbus: method call time=1659640147.068489 sender=:1.46 -> destination=:1.18 serial=63 path=/org/freedesktop/...
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Broken Gnome Shell

I was trying to update some package in my computer but it seems now I can't even run simple sudo apt install command. Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Mesa crocus driver not being used on Debian

I have an i7-5500U chip (which I think means it's 5th gen) with Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09). I use Debian unstable and a few weeks ago the libgl1-mesa-dri package got updated from 21.3....
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How to deactivate specific hot corner in gnome shell?

I've installed "Custom Hot Corners - Extended" (link). Ok it's great. Now I would like to "deactivate" (erase, remove) specific one. How can I do that? I have this right now, but ...
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Create keyboard shortcut in Arch [gnome]

Im new to Arch and just installed it with gnome as a DE. I can run the gnome shell by clicking the icon but would like to setup a shortcut for it. I'd like to setup the shortcut like in Ubuntu, Ctrl + ...
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Supress spammy discord log

Everytime I open discord (installed using deb package), my log always spammed with these kind of message every second: Jun 25 20:14:20 pop2104 gnome-shell[102661]: [2022-06-25 20:14:20.833] [102901] (...
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When Click an Application Icon On Taskbar, Jump To the Workspace It was First Created

I am using Zorin which uses Gnome. I am attaching an screenshot first: You can see that, I have open nemo and firefox in workspace 1. Then I went to workspace 2. Now when I click nemo icon on taskbar,...
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How to turn the screen total/pitch black in GNOME?

Use case / Problem I wanna hear music in the night with my laptop/device and as such I want the screen to be black, as I don't want to get dazzled in the night. Tried workarounds/“solutions” As such, …...
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Switching automatically from X11 to wayland in RHEL 8

I'm executing a shell script inside profile.d, which needs x11 as the default gnome-session. It works fine when login into system as USER1, but the XDG_SESSION_TYPE is shifting from x11 to wayland ...
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how to make GNOME Dialog boxes

So I have played around with Zenity on a few Linux distros, but I haven't ever been able to achieve this effect: So My question is, how do I create one of these dialog boxes? I would like to have ...
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default window for Enter key when accessing overview by the keyboard

Within Gnome 41. If I press super, then Ctrl+Alt+T, then Enter, I think I am most likely to go to the terminal rather than going to the window under the cursor. The behaviour can be avoided by ...
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disable Alt+Super workspace switcher

How can I disable Alt+Super+Left/Right from switching workspace in gnome-shell? If I go into Keyboard settings there is no options I am using latest GNOME version on Arch Linux. I am on Xorg.
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How to remove the Title Bar of Gnome applications

Problem I have one Ubuntu20 Desktop(Gnome) and I want it to be fully black and ideal. As reference, I have taken one Ubuntu20 Server and Installed openbox on it. I hided the title bar of all the ...
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How to retrive information like PID, PPID, Depth in bash of all processes?

I will trigger seven dummy descendant processes using below code: #!/bin/bash if [[ "$#" -ne 1 ]]; then set -- 7 #To set command line argument to 7 when arguments aren't provided fi if ...
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Halfway translation in GNOME

I changed my GNOME's language from english to persian. Some parts are well translated, but some other not. For example most of numbers and some of apps' names. This is output of locale: LANG=fa_IR ...
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automated activation and configuration of gnome-shell extension

I'd like to automatically install and configure a gnome-shell extension, specifically the Simpler Off Menu. What I achieved so far is to download the extension, then expand the archive with correct ...
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Focus window by title in GNOME Shell 41+ under Wayland

In my shellrc I have a function to activate (focus / bring to the foreground) a window by its title, using the org.gnome.Shell Eval dbus interface. (The xdotool approach doesn’t work under Wayland.) ...
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Gnome-Extensions didn't install

I am using arch linux and on that i installed gnome and chrome-gnome-shell (I use chrome as defualt browser) and then head up to https://extensions.gnome.org/. Firstly the site loads very slowly and ...
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How to make nautilus forget an invalid ssh connection whose credentials were stored for forever?

I wanted to access some files on a remote. I used nautilus, entered ssh://my-ssh-server location bar, entered my user and password information and made it store the credentials for forever. Now I ...
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Disable "plop" sound in Debian 11 / Gnome when changing the sound volume

After update from Debian 10 to 11 and the corresponding update in Gnome, my system is full of unwanted sound effects. Terrible design I want to say to the person responsible for this, if they are by ...
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Gnome3 v40 transparent bar on the buttom

I noticed an almost half a centimeter thick transparent bar on the bottom of my screen, which is there on top of every other window, and doesn't seem to be interacting with anything, or the mouse. ...
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