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

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Gnome shell crashes when login in to a standby session when the screens are connected

I'm using two external screens with two mini display ports with Debian 9.8 on Wayland with Gnome. Use case is I let the computer to go to sleep (stand by) then connect again to screens and tries to ...
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How to edit desktop script to add Spotify controls ( like save/remove to library, show song or artist detail ) to context menu in Unity Launcher

The question is inspired by this post, https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/316367/319401. I was able to add control of save/pause next/previous to the context menu like the answer said, but couldn't ...
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Copying [use of cp] issue

I have a couple of sub-folders mounted on /mnt. One is /mnt/data, and the other is /mnt/1804iso. The /data includes data folders and files mounted from another disk, and /1804iso includes a mounted ...
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Do not resize window on drag after super right/left

In GNOME one can press Super⇨ (Move window leftmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇦ (Move window rightmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇧ (Maximize) Super⇩ (Restore) Right / Left option gives a nice way ...
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Change default sort order in Nautilus “by type”

The default sort order in Files 3.30.5 (or Nautilus) has been changed to sorting alphabetically by name: I prefer my view(s) to be sorted by type, so every time I open up a new instance, I don't have ...
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Why “source” doesn't work in a script run as a Gnome's Desktop Entry?

I have a desktop entry pointing to IntelliJ IDEA IDE. I wanted to add . ~/.bashrc at the beginning of the idea.sh script that is being executed by Desktop Entry. The point of that is that IDEA wasn't ...
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Understanding AutostartCondition key in .desktop files

CentOS 7.x with GNOME 3 Shell by default provides the following *.desktop files under /etc/xdg/autostart/ with AutostartCondition key: # gnome-welcome-tour.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Set static number of workspaces in gnome-shell with dconf

How to set the behavior of gnome-shell workspaces (static instead of dynamic) via dconf? I configured i3 style keyboard shortcuts to switch to specific workspace with Super+<num> but gnome-...
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Mute all sound when locking device

I'm working on Ubuntu 18.04, though I'd like to have a way to completely mute sound when I lock my device, this is for 2 differents situations: First avoid someone to unplug my headset and listen to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 randomly crashes ever since GNOME was installed [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5577. It was working fine till I installed GNOME 3.18 on it. Now it keeps freezing randomly and a forced shut down is the only thing I can do in ...
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How to start GNOME temporarily with a different GUI language with Wayland?

I know how to start a GNOME session in a console tty under Wayland (original source) and also the LANG=en-US trick that usually works in Linux applications. Now from the previously linked source I ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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hicolor fallback icon theme not used: “Gtk-WARNING: Theme file for hicolor has no directories”

I have the Numix-Square icon theme installed and in use. Sadly, this comes with the downside that icons that are missing from that icon theme do not use the fallback, hicolor, but show as missing ...
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Can't install Gnome Shell extensions via browser

I usually install extensions for the GNOME Shell by visiting GNOME Shell Extensions in firefox, then clicking the ON/OFF button on the page for the extension I'd like to install. In Ubuntu, this works....
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How do I restore the gedit “mnemonic” (keyboard-accessible, classic) menu in GNOME Shell?

The org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides {'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <1>} method only enables a "Text Editor" tab, itself not keyboard-accessible anyway, next to "Activities", ...
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NetSpeed gnome extension applet misbehaving on arch-linux

I have installed NetSpeed extension on my arch-Linux. It is working properly until I uninstalled gnome-extra without affecting dependencies(-u --unneeded) package from my system. The problem is the ...
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Installed program executable runs from wrong location

I installed parcellite in Ubuntu (downloaded from http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/) After installing from sources, sudo make install, I can see that it is installed at below location. However, ...
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Short periodic freezes every few seconds. Everything except the mouse

My computer freezes every 1 or 2 seconds for a short period as well. So 1 or 2 seconds working and 1 or 2 seconds not working. Everything stops working except for the mouse. The first time I ...
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xbindkeys not working when native Gnome 3.30.1 windows are focused

this is archlinux speaking, fresh install with Gnome 3.30.1. After having installed xbindkeys and setup a ~/.xbindkeysrc file with: # corresponds to ctrl+Y on my machine, according to `xbindkeys -k` ...
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How to pass variables to gnome-terminal command

I am trying to use variables to construct the --command arg for gnome-terminal. My shell script look like this: buildId="aa-bb-cc" versionCode="123456" daily="daily" gnome-terminal -e 'sh -c "while ...
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Change the way how actions for FileManager are displayed

I installed FileManager-Actions to have customized actions for context menu. The application works as expected, however, I'd like to know whether it is possible to have an item displayed directly. By ...
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Change default location of the left/right split between snapped windows in Gnome

In gnome 3.28 on ubuntu 18.04 SUPER+← snaps a window to the left SUPER+→ snaps a window to the right These actions are called "View split on Left" or "View Split on Right" in the list of Gnome ...
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How can I change the text color in gnome top bar?

I want to change the text color of notification from green to black for example. I'm using Xenlism Minimalism, that is the great shell for me, but the only issue is that the text color is light green ...
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How can I tell which GNOME Shell extensions are local packages?

I have installed GNOME Shell extensions from two sources: my distribution repository (i.e. installed as a local package) https://extensions.gnome.org Sometimes I get prompted with an upgrade from ...
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Keyboard backlight on GNOME?

I have an Asus VivoBook S510U running Debian buster/sid with GNOME 3.28.2 and still using XORG. A couple of months ago I was able to use the function keys to change keyboard backlight and I was also ...
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How to maximize window top/bottom half screen in Gnome?

Does somebody knows how to maximize a window to the half top or half bottom of a screen in gnome? I have found only how to do it left/right, but not top/bottom. Any ideas?
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Find out exact cause of a process' high CPU usage (gnome-shell)

This question might be specific to gnome-shell, which is constantly using 60-80% CPU on my system. (4.1GHz CPU frequency, arch linux, up-to-date software) How can I find out what exactly is the cause ...
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Fullscreen mode in apps causes gnome-shell to hit 80-100% CPU, even after closing app

On Gnome 9.5, if I use VScode's "Zen Mode" (ctrl-k + z) or fullscreen mode (f11), gnome-shell CPU usage (viewed through top) skyrockets from 0-10% usage to 80-100%. This happens even if I quickly ...
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gnome-shell error log

Where can I find gnome-shell error (or debug) log? I'm interested in mutter error/warning messages since I have a GLX problem I need to debug and I believe the key could be in gnome-shell's messages.
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How to change gnome shell theme with a bash script?

I wanted to created a script which automatically changes light and dark theme at a certain time. I managed to change the gtk-theme but couldn't find a way to change the shell theme. Any help will be ...
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How To Change Budgie/Gnome-Shell Lock Button Behaviour

I am using Manjaro Budgie and since I don't like the flickering and general look and feel on the default gnome-screensaver, I exchanged it with i3lock via # /etc/systemd/system/wakelock@.service [...
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A way to export/import gpaste settings

TLDR: how can I export/import settings for gpaste? I am using gpaste on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. And as always migrating from previous Ubuntu installation not as easy as I would want to because ...
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How to show the gnome3 activities menu only on the monitor where it was triggered?

Additional information: Whenever the gnome3 activities menu is triggered (e.g. when I'm using the gnome search tool to search for a program) the menus effect is triggered on all monitors e.g. showing ...
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Why have wireless controls disappeared from my GNOME topbar?

I recently upgraded from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28. My version of gnome-shell is 3.28.2-1.fc28. Previously, I'm used to having control of wireless networking in the top-bar (right hand side). It would ...
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Garbage collect my gnome-shell memory!

I use Gnome/Wayland (Fedora distro) almost exclusively and enjoy its features. However, gnome-shell consistently consumes more and more memory as a result of it not releasing unused memory. ...
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Restarting Gnome Shell 3.28.1 on Fedora 28

Running newer versions of Gnome (on Wayland), you can't restart the shell with Alt+F2, entering r & then Enter - which used to restart the shell without logging the user out of the session. More ...
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gnome/gtk: disable middle click paste via terminal

Configuration: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME Tweaks 3.28.1 (I believe it's pre-installed in 18.04), Middle Click Paste: OFF Problem: It's not disabling middle click paste, although it worked once (until ...
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gnome-shell next window command line

I trying to make a script for window switching by hotkey, and one of the features I would to see is "if selecting window is active, switch to previous window" i tried the following: #!/bin/bash ...
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Login loop in Fedora 28

After updating from Fedora 27 to to 28 when I tried to login, I am facing a login loop. After giving correct password, again login screen is coming. I checked journalctl and saw that gnome-shell is ...
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Gnome 3: How to disable inner hot corners when using multiple monitors?

Using Debian buster and Gnome 3. I have two displays, then 8 corners. 1------2|3-----4 | | | | | | 5------6|7-----8 The hot corners launching the activities menu are 1 ...
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How can I install GNOME shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org through Firefox on NixOS?

The website https://extensions.gnome.org is supposed to be the main tool for installing and managing GNOME shell extensions. How do I enable it on NixOS 18.03? When I accessed that website with ...
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Why do GNOME randomly starts on Wayland or X11?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.28.0 in Arch Linux 4.15.15-1-ARCH. I've noticed that whenever I restart the computer, sometimes on the login screen (I'm using GDM) I don't have the option to start GNOME ...
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Configure switch between sources in GNOME

I'm using GNOME 3.28.0 (in Arch Linux). I do also use two languages, so I constantly switch back and forth between those. I'm trying to configure the shortcut(s) to switch between sources – inside ...
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Auto-minimized (or sent to background) application windows lose order when switching through Alt + Tab

I've been using GNOME (in Arch Linux) for a while. I do also use KeePassXC for password management. The issue is that every time I do Perform Auto-Type the KeePassXC window is auto-minimized and the ...
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Disable auto resizing of windows when dragged to the top and/or screen edges

I've been using GNOME (in Arch Linux) for a while. There is something that really bothers me (that I used to disable in Ubuntu) and it's the capability to: Maximize windows when dragging to the top ...
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Set focus to a window using xprop

I'm using the following to remove the windows border in my emacs when it starts up (--fullscreen is not an option as it also covers gnome shell's taskbar). xprop -f -id xid _MOTIF_WM_HINTS 32c -set ...
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gnome-control-center fails to start, timeout

gnome-control-center wont start, when I try to start from the terminal I am presented with: Failed to register: Timeout was reached I have tried reinstalling gnome-control-center via pacman. This ...
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Scaling/HiDPI issue for QT5 applications under GNOME

I have a problem with QT applications (i.e. picard or masterpdfeditor) under GNOME: their interface looks tiny. Instead, GTK application looks good. I would like a global solution which will work ...
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gnome-shell freezes when connecting to 4k monitor

When I connect a 4k monitor to any video output of my laptop running debian sid, the computer freezes and a fan starts spinning. This only happens if I have gnome running. If I am on a terminal, the ...
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Window-switch (Alt+Tab) stops working

From time to time, when working with actiona, the window switcher stops working. It only stops working for the workspace I am on. I have to log out/in to get it working again, which is a hassle as I ...