Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

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how can I set a right click and open terminal in context menu

I am using Debian 10.1 See the following screenshot. I am used to a Ubuntu environment where I do a right click and terminal opens. Is this kind of a thing possible for Debian environment. If it is ...
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How to run script before logout, while X session is still active?

I'm running arch with LightDM and GNOME on Xorg. I'd like to run a custom script (which saves all info about open windows, like position, etc.) whenever the current user session is about to close (...
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GRUB: Display GRUB on external display connected to laptop?

I am on Ubuntu Gnome Lenovo Y50-70 GTX 860M I have been unable to successfully configure, /etc/default/grub. I want GRUB to display on my HDMI monitor but it only displays on my laptop inbuilt ...
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Systemd: How to unmount network mounts automatically on suspend

I have a few Ubuntu 19.04 (soon to be 19.10) systems running systemd, and they all mount NAS-served mounts using systemd units. I'm also using automount units to make sure the mounts are only mounted ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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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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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3 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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Refreshing Ubuntu gnome shell background after coming back from sleep

I'm experiencing a known but very annoying bug with gnome shell where while using Nvidia drivers, every time computer suspends it messes up background image until I manually press Alt + F2 and type r. ...
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chrome-gnome-shell fails due to json Python module conflict

Quite recently, the Gnome Shell Integration plugin started failing on both Firefox and Chrome. After some investigation I updated the requests module from pip3 but got another error: File "/usr/...
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GNOME Shell Extensions plugin for Firefox not working on Fedora 30

I recently upgraded from fedora 29 to fedora 30 using this guide. However when I tried going on the GNOME Shell Extensions website with the plugin installed on Firefox, I got the error below. ...
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How do I remotely debug gnome-shell through gdb on Ubuntu 19.04?

How do I remotely launch a gdb session to step through gnome-shell so I can debug a hang on Ubuntu 19.04? I've followed the Gnome wiki instructions without success. I've copied the specified ...
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Debian 'bullseye' - mouse pointer disappears on GNOME3 backgrounds

Since some recent upgrades on my Debian system, I experience the mouse pointer disappearing in front of Gnome backgrounds, meaning the top-bar, the desktop and system window. As soon as the pointer is ...
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sleep, suspend, command not working neither screen goes blank on timeout nor screen get auto lock on kali linux

I have installed Kali Linux. my problem is that the screen doesn't go blank automatically. there is no problem in settings. I have checked that in settings-> power -> DIM SCREEN WHEN INACTIVE IS ON &...
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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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Does Gnome 3 have a default serif font?

I know Cantarell is Gnome 3 default sans-serif font. But does Gnome 3 also use a serif font somewhere?
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How do you remove Mobile Broadband Networks from the Gnome menu bar?

I currently have a gnome menu that looks like this: Can anyone tell me how I can remove the 3/4G mobile networks? I have an inbuilt mobile network device, which I've never used and would rather not ...
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Configure GNOME/Wayland display configuration from command line

Is there a possibility to configure the monitor configuration of Mutter/GNOME shell from command line in a Wayland Session or is that not implemented until now? I have tried to change some things via ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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Gnome shell high CPU usage after upgrading distro

I use Debian. Today I upgraded from Debian 9 to 10. After reboot I got a issue gnome-shell use 50-100% CPU. Version of gnome - GNOME Shell 3.30.2 I use only free(main) repositories, so I use nouveau....
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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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GNOME 3.30 - changing activities overview close button

I have GNOME 3.30 and tried to run 3.32 theme (Adwaita - refresh) which works somehow. Only the GNOME-SHELL Activities close button (picture) looks weird (there's a smudge behind the button). How can ...
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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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Gnome 3.32.2 deadly freezes on ubuntu 19.04 when working in PHPStorm

I don't know exactly what the problem is, in phpstorm, or gnome-shell, because writing here. gnome-shell freezes, when I working in PHPStorm. But freeze staring after click on any buttons in ...
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Can't install gnome-shell-extension-appindicator on Debian Unstable (Sid)

I understand that with the new Gnome 3 desktop, the System Tray is not enabled by default, and it has to be manually applied by installing gnome-shell-extension-appindicator, however I cannot install ...
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GNOME 3.32.1 on Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop Freezes up to 15seconds

I did a distro upgrade from 18.04 to 19.04, during the upgrade. I had some errors due to 3rd party repositories I think, but eventually I upgraded and got my Gnome desktop to work. However, the ...
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Multiple mouse pointers unstable

(Running Debian 8.5, Gnome 3.14.1) I purchased a secondary monitor which is a touch screen. I do Android development, so the plan was to keep my main (non-touch) monitor dedicated to code and have an ...
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How to make gnome-shell calendar open calendar app when clicking onto calendar entry?

In gnome-shell's top bar, calendar items are shown. This is great. However, I miss the possibility to click onto an item and then see more details/or simply to be led to the specific event item in ...
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Remove touchpad two-finger right-click

After the latest updates (I assume to gnome-shell), my touchpad right-click switched from "pressing bottom right zone" to "two-finger tap anywhere". I find this confusing and I want to restore my ...
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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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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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Changing keybindings for arrows in Alt+Tab application switcher in Gnome 3

In Gnome 3 you can enter dconf-editor and navigate through lots of settings. Amongst others you can navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/ to find that Alt+Tab brings up the application ...
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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 created .nfs0000 file

I have a famous .nfs0000xxxxx file in my home folder. I have an sftp connection to our server, but that was working before. I don't know why I would be running an NFS server, and who would be the ...
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gnome-control-center not running

Today, just after a software upgrade which involved samba-libs, the gnome-conrol-center utility didn't start anymore when I tried to launch it from the small "tools" icon located at the top-right ...
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How to set Super/Windows key to Show All Applications menu in GNOME DE?

I am on Antergos with GNOME 3.24.3. Pressing the Super key (Windows key) opens this Activities menu/view that I don't want to use: Pressing the Super + A keys opens the menu that I want to open with ...
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Can't uninstall Gnome Shell Extension

Gnome Shell 3.18.5 notified me some extensions needed updating. I visited https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ from Firefox, updated the Firefox extension, and now I want to uninstall some of the Gnome ...
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Redefine titlebar maximize button action

In my quest to a better GUI, i wanted to have a fullscreen button instead of the current maximize button in gnome (Like macOS). I'm already using the double click on the title bar to maximize my ...
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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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Remove old icons in Gnome 3

I have been installing several version of Komodo editor. (The installation consist of extracting a .tar.gz archive and then running an .sh script as root.) Yesterday I installed Gnome 3. Now I see ...
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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 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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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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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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Super+1, Super+2, Super+3, etc. keys can not be remapped in Gnome

I have been using the gTile Gnome shell extension. In gTile, I defined specific preset window positions, along with the keyboard shortcuts Super+1, Super+2, etc. to apply them. This was all working ...
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How do I customize Gnome screen shield / curtain / login screen appearance?

Gnome desktop seems configurable in various ways: in "Gnome settings", with gnome-extensions, gnome-tweak-tool, gsettings or dconf-editor. However, apart from this procedure to change the login ...
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Sharing your desktop with Google Hangouts, dual monitor and GNOME Shell

I have a laptop with a built-in screen and an attached monitor. When I start a Google's video Hangout and share my desktop, I would like to be able to share only the attached screen, but I don't know ...
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How to find CPU per Gnome Shell Extension

I'm trying to write integration tests for a Gnome-Shell extension, and I'd like to write a test that checks to make sure the extension doesn't consume too much CPU. I can find the CPU for gnome-shell ...
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keyboard shortcut to show history Gnome Clipboard Indicator

Moving from Windows 10 to Linux. I installed the Gnome shell extension Clipboard Indicator. I would like to open the clipboard history with a keyboard shortcut and then use arrow keys and enter to ...
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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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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 ...