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

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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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screen corruption on resume, is it a nvidia-powerd issue?

Since some recent update, I suffer screen corruption on resume. I need to login, and kill -3 gnome-shell everytime. It has been suggested that it could be an issue with nvidia-powerd, but I ...
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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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gnome shell doesnt start after login

i need to your help emergency .after crashed my system , restart it , after login its stuck in black screen . i go to tty and get some logs , i know its related to limits policy but when change it ...
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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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POP OS 21.10 GNOME Crash

I'm a newbie Linux user who has been distro hopping for a while. I tried many distros, but there is always some issue. I assume I'm doing something wrong, but the best DE for my computer is GNOME. ...
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Log file is flooded with "gnome-shell[4263]: Usage of object.actor is deprecated for InputSourceIndicator#012get@resource:///org/gnome

My log files are flooded with messages like gnome-shell[4263]: Usage of object.actor is deprecated for InputSourceIndicator#012get@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/environment.js:287:29#012disable@/home/...
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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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Gnome feeds not work

I was using gnome feeds in debian 11 well, but from some days ago from reinstalling debian 11 it loads articles very late or never. I wait for much time but the app does not show nothing even articles'...
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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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How to allow multiple keyboard layouts and variants on Gnome login?

First of all, I am not sure any more: Does Gnome Shell (version 40) allow switching keyboard layouts on the login screen, at all? As for configuring it, there is some confusion around a "login ...
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How to dynamically switch terminal colors for all open terminals?

I use gnome-terminal on Ubuntu / Fedora. For color schemes I use base16-shell, along with its corresponding settings for my editor vi. I have configured my .bashrc to set the base16 theme on start up. ...
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How do apps switch to a window on another workspace in Gnome Shell?

In Gnome Shell, certain apps can switch workspace to another window. For example, if you have Firefox windows on two workspaces and you type the URL of a tab already open in another workspace, it ...
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Horizontal Display on Gnome

I'm stuck trying to find a way to get the login screen to display horizintally upon bootup. I'd prefer the login page on the monitor on the left but whatever. Any ideas here? I'm using Gnome
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How to make Dolphin the default file manager on RHEL 8?

I installed Dolphin successfully, its icon is in Application → System Tools and it works well. But, in Settings → Details → Default Applications there's everything else just not File Manager. Why this?...
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Screen saver / lock screen disables all extensions

It happened to me a few times now that after returning from the screen saver / lock screen (which doesn't lock when logged in from remote via RDP/Xvnc) all extensions are deactivated without further ...
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How do I send a window to the back (lower it) in GNOME Shell?

Most window managers let you send a window to the back. For example, in MS Windows, it's AltEsc. In twm (and the like), you can configure it. In fvwm2 it's called the "lower" function. ...
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how to make St.Icon be able to show the gif file in St.BoxLayout

how to make St.Icon be able to show the gif file in St.BoxLayout. I have created this extension. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/4405/replace-activities-text/ When I select any gif file, it ...
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How to assign hotkeys to more than 4 worksapces in Gnome 40?

I am using Gnome 40 on Arch and I have hotkeys assigned for each of the 4 workspaces. But I'd like to set up hotkeys also for the 5th and the 6th workspace (e.g. super+5, super+6). How can I do that ...
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How to add the output from an app to the topbar

Recently I installed the Argos extension to add plugins to the topbar. I managed to successfully install two or three things made by someone else, then I tried to do one on my own, basically what I ...
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Latest system update on Arch + Gnome hangs at "session 1 of user" [duplicate]

Just ran the latest updates on my Arch + Gnome system and on reboot it hangs with the last message of "Session 1 of user elijah". I can press ctrl + alt + f3 to get a TTY, but not F2 TTY, ...
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How can I run a shell script that exports env vars for graphical applications under Gnome3/Wayland

I've read this but it's quite old, and even the more recent things I've found Wayland was still brand new as the default. What I'm really trying to do is run nvm.sh, in my home directory, which ...
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How to change the gnome backgrounds default search directory?

I'm using Debian10.10 and gnome 3.30.2 When I change the background from settings as shown below, the gnome checks for wallpapers in the /home/prithvi/Pictures/ but, I want gnome to check for ...
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How to disable auto menu in Gnome after login?

For a few weeks, GNOME has always been showing the "application menu" as if I pressed the Windows / Super key after login using GDM and I have to press the Super key again to hide it every ...
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What is gnome-shell doing when I edit in emacs?

For work I run a gnome-shell session on a RedHat 7.8 virtual machine. I do all my work in an emacs window. In an xterm running top, I see that gnome-shell has a burst of activity whenever I do ...
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How to perform action bound to a keyboard shortcut in Gnome from terminal?

How can I perform an action of any Gnome 3 keyboard shortcut in the terminal? For example: I can use dconf-editor to navigate through all keyboard shortcuts and get the dconf path. Let's say: /org/...
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Where Did Gnome Go?

Gnome is no longer running. I migrated hardware to a new tower and moved /var to a new harddrive nvme0n1p3/nvmeVg-var. I believe this is the root of the issue. when I type gnome-session --version the ...
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Gnome Left Menu Gone

Months ago I changed kernels temporarily from 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 to 5.8.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 then I reverted back to 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 within a few hours. Once I loaded up 3.10.0-...
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Minimize, Maximize, Close icons not showing in GNOME

Minimize, Maximize, Close icons are missing in my GNOME desktop of Kali Linux. However, when I click in the place they are supposed to be, they do what they are supposed to do. Weirdly, Firefox is ...
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GNOME Shell extension stopped working after reboot

I'm trying to debug a Gnome Shell extension called multi-monitor addon. I'm running PopOS. I was using the multi-monitor addon just fine for quite some time, and yesterday I rebooted and the extension ...
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How does one run GNOME Shell in a window? (nested session)

I am running GNOME Shell under Wayland and I would like to debug extensions in a nested session so that I don't have to restart the compositor, how can I do that?
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Is the log-in shell the parent of shells in gnome terminal?

I have somehow thought that all shells that are invoked by a terminal emulator or any other way while a user is logged in are subshells of the log-in shell. Is this correct? If it matters, I am ...
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Fedora 33 - gnome-terminal doesn't show up in wmctrl

A while ago I wrote a wmctrl-based script I used to implement a hotkey to focus into running gnome-terminal instance in order to avoid using mouse when I need to run anything in terminal. After an ...
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Gnome popup menu overflow [closed]

I just changed the theme on my desktop and the contents of the wifi password prompt overflows the menu. What modifications could I make to the gnome-shell.css file to fix this?
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Spaces in .desktop file Exec path

I'm trying to create a .desktop file that runs a shell script that's in the same folder as the .desktop file. So far I got the following to work: Exec=bash -xc 'cd "$(dirname %k)" && ...
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Fractional scaling in GNOME + Wayland above 200%

I've successfully enabled fractional scaling on my GNOME 3.38 + Wayland in Arch as stated here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI#Wayland However, in gnome control center it now only shows ...
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Command line tool to install GNOME Shell extensions

Is it possible to install an extension from https://extensions.gnome.org/ without using GNOME Shell integration browser add-on? I'm looking for a tool that will be able to search and install ...
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Locate and add favorite apps Linux Mint 20 via CLI

I know, that you can add applications with right click -> Add to favorites. But I want to add / remove the favorites via script. I was trying to use the solution from this question but When ...
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Keep displayed workspace after gnome-shell restart (Alt-F2+r)

I'm currently following a tutorial in Youtube on how to develop a gnome extension. My IDE is currently in workspace 2 and every time I restart my gnome-shell via Alt-F2+r I will be back in workspace 1....
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a gdm-owned /usr/bin/gnome-shell consumes ever more resident RAM in pop!os 20.04: the process should not exist

This is pop!os 20.04 running under X. According to this issue https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gdm/-/issues/222 once upon a time gnome kept open two gnome shells, one for the user and one for the ...
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How can I change my trackball's scroll method in GNOME on Wayland?

I like using libinput's on-button scrolling feature to make my trackball a scroll wheel when holding down BTN_BACK. The Arch Linux wiki describes how to configure this feature in Xorg. When I used ...
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