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

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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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Can't reassign shortcut Super+O under Gnome

Kernel: Linux 4.15.7-1-ARCH GNOME: 3.26.2 I am unable to assign a program to Super+O. When I try setting it in Gnome settings, it doesn't even get registered as a shortcut (i.e. I open the "Pick ...
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Profile a Gnome Shell extension

An extension I'm working on is having severe performance issues, causing the screen or gnome to freeze and other issues. I'd like to fix it, but I have no idea how or where to start. Is there a way ...
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Set window transparency in Gnome

I'd like to make my IDE window partially transparent. I achieved this in Unity using compiz as described in the accepted answer to: How to make a window transparent in gnome. However I don't believe ...
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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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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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Why I am getting logged out from gnome session when i insert any usb drive or unmount any usb drive

OS - Fedora 27 Kernel - 4.14.14-300.fc27.x86_64 Whenever I plug in any usb drive or try to unmount an already plugged in usb drive I get logged out from gnome session. After logging back in again, ...
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gnome-shell crashes when mounting, umounting usb drives

When I plug/unplug (mount/umount) any usb flash drive, every GUI application is killed and I get back to gnome login page. On the other hand the non-gui applications keep working (e.g those that had ...
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Gnome “auto-move windows”-extension does not show all applications

I really love the extension "auto-move windows", but it is rather limited: the "Add Rule" Button shows a list which only contains certain applications -- those that installed through apt, I suppose. (...
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CentOS7 how to get xscreensaver working at login screen?

I was able to place the xscreensaver.desktop shown below in /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart to run xscreensaver at the login screen. I can see that the xscreensaver process is running as gdm user. ...
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Persistent Crashes on Suspend

I am running Fedora 27 with GNOME. I have been experiencing crashes that occur every time I suspend the computer (when I close my laptop). When I open it, I am logged out, and when I log in again, it ...
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GNOME - disable minimum width & height restrictions for all windows

I am using Gnome 3.22 and it is great. But there are some windows which have minimum width and minimum height defined and this is bad! How bad this is can be noticed when you start using any kind of ...
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Is there jitsi SIP-client for Ubuntu or Debian which has command-line interface?

Is there jitsi SIP-client for Ubuntu or Debian which has command-line interface? So, for example, I can make calls without using jitsi GUI, just sending commands to the application.
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How to install Gnome Shell Extension “Night light slider” & “Pause night light” with apt

If i type "night..." into my global search window, software recommends the 2 packages: Night light slider and Pause night light. How do I install this packages with apt? I have done some apt search ....
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Ubuntu 17.10 - Weird overlay over the dock after using Gnome Tweaks

I made some tweaks using the Gnome tweaks and added many extensions and at the end i ended up like this. Everytime when i open new applications the dock got covered by the new tab like windows for ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard shortcuts sometimes stop working until reboot

This in Debian Stretch. It is very annoying, as I have multiple shortcuts, such as going to home directory, taking screenshot etc., which stop working altogether, until I reboot the computer. I have ...
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What is the file location of GNOME favorites? [duplicate]

I want to directly inspect the contents of my GNOME favorites bar. What is the file location for this bar? (Similar questions focus on creating custom .desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications, ...
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Can I use .desktop to treat a process as a separate app?

I would like to run a special instance of application foo on the GNOME desktop. Normally all foo windows are grouped together, but I'd like one instance to be treated as a separate application bar: ...
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Choose the calendars appearing in the GNOME shell panel

When clicking the clock, or date and time, in the Panel of GNOME shell, a popup displays a calendar browsable for events from connected or local calendars. (As far as I know, the date is fetched from ...
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How can I install GNU IceCat on a Debian-based system?

GNU IceCat is the primary target for the LibreJS extension, making it a stable platform for running that extension. So, I'd like to install Ice Cat on my Debian-based systems (running Debian, Ubuntu ...
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Where did the status icons go in GNOME 3.26.x and what can I do to bring them back?

I updated to the newest, 3.26.1, version of GNOME several hours ago, and I don't see the list of background applications that used to be located in the bottom-left corner of the screen, on a hidden ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 (gnome shell) and workspaces grid previews

Is it possible, with gnome-shell, to get NxN workspaces (for example 3x3) with previews, like this was possible with unity ? If yes, how ? Thanks a lot.
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Can I trigger VPN connection based on online status?

I use my machine (GNOME desktop) on my home wifi, at public wifi locations and with no wifi connection. How can I set up a trigger so that as soon as my machine connects to the internet, it ...
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Can I force a second “Network Login” (captive portal) prompt from GNOME Shell?

I am running GNOME Shell and I have installed network-manager-connectivity-debian. When I first connect to a WiFi hotspot a "Network Login" window opens (a chromeless browser), and I can enter my ...
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How to permanently set the position of a window in Looking Glass?

This command currently allows you to temporarily set the position of a window in in Looking Glass: global.get_window_actors()[1].set_position(0, 15) However, when you then move the window ...
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Ungrouping separate processes with the same name from the taskbar

I'm using Gnome Shell with the Dash To Dock extension, but Ubuntu Unity has the same issue: I use firefox as my main browser and want to use the firefox developer edition for, well, developing. But ...
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How can I minimise all GNOME/Wayland windows from the command line?

Before switching to Wayland I would minimise all GNOME Shell windows with the following command: wmctrl -k on ...but both wmctrl and xdotool are X11-only applications. What CLI command can I use to ...
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How to close the selected window via keyboard while in gnome-shell overview mode?

Press Super. You can browse the windows by TAB. I am thinking how to you can close the window without mouse or touchpad. Unsuccessful attempts backspace alt+fn+f4 (Tyler's proposal) The feature ...
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How can I remove the sound indicator from the top menu of the gnome-shell?

I am using manjaro linux with gnome shell 3.24.3. There is a sound indicator in top menu. How can I remove it ? I searched couple of hours, but I can not find something useful.
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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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how to open multiple windows of terminal in gnome-shell?

I am using xterm. I want to open two separate instances in arch linux. However when I click on the icon it does do any activity. I have used Ubuntu before. It was normal to open multiple ...
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Hide icons from Gnome launcher applications page in Fedora 26

We are trying to hide application icons from the Gnome launcher. Note, this is not the Dash panel on the left, this is when you click the Applications icon in the dash panel and it shows you all the ...
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Is there a way to set each user with its own language?

I use a fresh Mageia 6 with gnome-shell and 64bit. I have two accounts (or users), is there a way to set each account with its own language for example my account is in English and the other account ...
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Map Capslock to Control on Wayland

I've updated to Fedora 26 and now my Capslock key behaves strangely (or not at all). In Fedora 25 the xkb setting worked perfectly for both my Ctrl and Caps changes. I've selected "Caps as Ctrl" in ...
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Lid closed not automatically detected on thinkpad T430 with debian 9

I've recently updated to Debian 9 my T430 and I got stuck in this behavior. Previously, when docked, I used to turn it on from the dock power button, and it used to use the external display(s) ...
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How to remove rounded corners in Kali Linux (kali-rolling)

In /usr/share/themes/my_custom_theme/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css I have: @import url("/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css"); /* GLOBALS */ #panel .panel-corner, #panel .panel-corner:...
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How to avoid terminal exit when a startup tmux session detached

I have set my zsh auto start a tmux session when there is no one, like this if [[ ! $TERM =~ screen ]]; then exec tmux fi Yeah, this works fine, however when I detach the session, the terminal(...
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Gnome shell - alt-tab prioritize current workspace

Is there a way to tweak the alt-tab behaviour in Gnome Shell to prioritize the current workspace? Currently, alt-tab prioritizes windows used most recently, instead of windows in the current ...
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Gnome-Terminal keypress gets stuck and repeats forever

Problem: GNome terminal repeats key press, like it was stuck or I am holding the key in. e.g. I would type: hello then a second later this would happen: hellooooooooooooooooooooo -continue ...
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Remove the Alt+F1 hotkey from Gnome Shell

I want to remove the functionality of Alt+F1 in Gnome Shell. I've tried poking around gconf-editor and dconf-editor, as well as the normal Keyboard settings (super → "keyboard" → click Keyboard), but ...
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gnome shell how to access eye of gnome application menu

So I'm a new archlinux user coming from ubuntu (unity version). In Ubuntu, gnome application where looking like this where file, edit, view etc... where available. In the Gnome photo application it ...
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Gnome-Tweak-Tool Stopped working in Debian Jessie

I was installing an extension for gnome-tweak-tool and and when I added the .zip file that I got off github Gnome-Tweak-Tools told me I needed to restart I clicked Restart Session and all of my Gnome-...
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How to safely upgrade GTK+ version?

I'm installing trying to install an extension that requires gtk+ 3.16 but my current version is 3.14 on Debian Jessie 8. The error message that the extension gives me is gtkbuilder: required gtk+ ...
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Update GNOME Shell brightness slider automatically on brightness change

Up till GNOME 3.22, this extension works, but on GNOME 3.24 it doesn't. I would like to set a different brightness level for plugged-in and on-battery states, which I can do with the following command:...
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Gnome-shell show battery percentage

I'm running Gnome Shell 3.20.4. Is there a way to show the battery percentage next to the icon? Gnome Shell is using a reduced set of icons for the battery, thus not being accurate. Since the icon ...
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How to fix “Add to Favorites” menu item when adding Konsole to Gnome 3 favorites

Normally in Gnome 3 to add an Application the Favorites, you can launch it, then right click the app icon in the doc and select "Add to Favorites". But on Ubuntu 16.04 specifically for the "Konsole" ...