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

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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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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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Which socket is gnome-shell reading from continuously?

strace shows that the GNOME shell is continuously trying to read from a socket, which is often not available (or doesn't contain any data to read from): strace -p gnome-shell-pid -e trace=recvfrom ...
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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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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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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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Customized keyboard shorcuts with gnome-shell

I would like to customize some keystrokes in gnome-shell and I have two problems: I would like to have Shift+Enter launch Emacs but gnome-shell doesn't want me to use this shortcut. How can I ...
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handling multiple window managers, multiple .xsessionrc files?

I have just installed xmonad on my laptop with Debian jessie, and like it so far... I have previously used the default gnome-shell desktop (/window?) -manager, and still want to keep it 100% intact ...
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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 can I change the 'active' monitor on gnome-shell?

I'm using debian 8.2 with gnome3 (gnome shell) with 2 monitors. Primary/Secondary screen is configured correctly. When I start up my system and open up an application using ALT+F2 or by using a ...
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How to move window buttons to the gnome shell 3.16 panel

For older versions of gnome shell, there were extensions to move the window buttons (like close, maximize and minimize) from the window's title bar to the top panel. Window Buttons Buttons to Panel ...
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Shifting GNOME 3 top-left hot corner to left screen edge

I would like to trigger the visualization of the GNOME3 Activities Panel by moving the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen, instead of using the top-left screen corner. I have seen ...
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GSettings is reset during reboot

Formatting is a pain, especially due to all the package installation, configurations and so on. To make this easier, I made a large script with simple config files that is easily changed. So once I ...
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Can't install gnome shell extensions

Just did a fairly minimal install of OpenSUSE 13.1, including gnome-shell 3.10.1. [Long frustrated rant deleted] I can't get GNOME shell extensions to work at all. Initially when I went to the ...
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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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How to place Empathy in Gnome 3's messaging bar?

For consistency between Skype and Empathy, I'd like to put Empathy into the bottom messaging bar in Gnome 3 (Gnome Shell, if you will). Is there a way to do this? (I use Gnome 3.4, although answers ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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gnome-shell takes over the CPU

I have Debian 8.5 with the gnome desktop. Very often the gnome-shell is using the CPU over 70% (sometimes over 100%). Why is this happening? mostly until now when I run a python-pygame project CPU ...
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Is it possible to change the default window animation in Gnome Shell (preferably to fade in/out)?

Instead of the default zoom in/out animations when opening and closing windows in Gnome Shell, is it possible to have a fade in/out animation? I am mostly interested in this because when opening a ...
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Bash Completion hangs all inputs

When I try to bash complete in terminal my computer stops responding to inputs, although the mouse can still be moved. After a few seconds it picks back up and everything continues normally. I'm ...
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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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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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How do I allocate a key shortcut to moving GNOME 3 workspaces up/down?

In GNOME 3, in the Keyboard Shortcuts area of the Keyboard settings page, it is possible to allocate shortcuts to move between workspaces and move windows between workspaces. Unfortunately, however, ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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How to use Gnome's extensions

I have been trying to install some Gnome extensions from the site https://extensions.gnome.org. I get the dialogue asking if I want to install, but after I select yes, it fails silently. This is the ...
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Automatically lock but not darken gnome shell when inactive

Gnome Shell 3.8 can be configured to darken and eventually turn off the screen after a given period without user activity. (The corresponding setting can be found at Settings/Performance.) From there ...
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Sound events in Gnome 3

I've installed Gnome 3 yesterday. I use Gnome Shell. There are no any sound when a window closes and no any sound when I switch windows. Can sound be added (at least when I close a window)?
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Turn off autohide feature of GNOME shell bottom panel

This one is specific to Gnome shell 3. I like bottom panel of GNOME Shell, but its autohide feature is a turn-offs. There are a lots of extensions out there, but none provides this facility. You can ...
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Why is clutter not working?

I've managed to install Gnome 3 on Debian testing. However, it is just running in fallback-mode. When want to start mutter or gnome-shell, there seems to be a problem with Clutter: # mutter --...
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Fedora 15 Gnome Shell Pauses on certain wireless networks

Whenever I connect to my girlfriend's wireless network, gnome shell will "pause" randomly. Gnome shell quits updating or drawing. The clock is set to use seconds, and will pause for anywhere from 1 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(...