Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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How do I add eclipse to my gnome shell favorites?

I run gnome shell 3.6 and Eclipse 4.2. I installed Eclipse manually, in my /opt directory, because the Ubuntu package for Eclipse is very outdated. I've created a .desktop file for it, and placed in ...
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Gnome suggests me to open external HDDs with Anjuta

When I attach an external HDD, GNOME suggests opening it with Anjuta: How can I make it open with Nautilus instead?
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

I love the window snap feature of the Gnome 3 shell. However, it only allows you to maximize windows or to snap to the left or right half of the screen. Is there a way to snap to quarters of the ...
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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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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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Gnome3+: How do I remove favorites from Dash via terminal?

I'm guessing I need to edit one of the schemas available in gsettings but I don't know which one. and when I listed all the schemas, there's just too many of them.
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Does Gnome Shell use Mutter?

In Wikipedia is written that Gnome Shell in Gnome 3 uses Mutter window manager. But ps x | grep mutter shows that Mutter is not running. Moreover I had experience with working Gnome Shell before I ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I don'...
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Spotify controls (next, previous etc) via context menu in gnome favorites

I've added Spotify launcher to Gnome Shell Dash so it's now a favorite app. How do I add next / prev / play-pause / stop commands to Spotify context menu ? For those who still find this unclear, the ...
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How do I disable a keyboard shortcut in gnome-shell?

There are tutorials all over the web on how to set various functionalities to activate on a keyboard shortcut, but so far I'm unable to figure out how to un-set a keyboard shortcut. That is, how do I ...
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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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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Disable workspace switch overlay effect

I run Debian testing with Gnome 3.12. After installing "Workspace Grid" extension the workspace switch animation became increasingly annoying. I'm talking about that thing in the middle of the screen ...
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Showing thumbnails or some kind of preview in the Gnome workspace switcher popup?

The workspace switcher popup doesn't provide previews by default. Is there any way to enable them? The Workspace List that shows up on the right when super key is pressed does have preview.
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How do I resize GNOME shell top bar

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and installed gnome-shell, but I found the top bar is larger than it normally is, how can I change its size?
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Set focus to newly open window

I use Archlinux 3.17.2-1 with gnome-shell 3.14.1.5-1 I use keyboard shortcut to open various applications, for instance Ctrl+Alt+G opens gnome-terminal and Ctrl+Alt+T opens xfce4-terminal When ...
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Difference between Gnome3 and Gnome-shell

What is the difference between gnome3 and gnome-shell, if any?
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Access the GNOME shell aggregate menu per keyboard

Is it possible to access the aggregate menu, or system menu, located in the top right corner on the activities bar of the GNOME shell interface, with a keyboard shortcut? If not, can such a shortcut ...
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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 Shell favorites: how running software is determined

I am using firefox to run some web applications as "stand alones": I create a new profile with firefox, specific for that application, set the first page, do the login and customize the UI depending ...
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Is it possible to execute a sub-command from a Gnome Shell launcher?

I've got an alias set up to launch my text editor in a way that keeps it local to the specific desktop I'm working on in Gnome Shell: alias geany="geany --socket-file=/tmp/geany-sock-$(xprop -root ...
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How to start the keyring daemon after a gnome-shell crash?

When gnome-shell crashes on Linux Mint 12 it usually comes up again within a couple seconds. When it doesn't, it seems that it takes the keyring daemon with it, because after restarting with while ...
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GLIB_GSETTINGS not found while compiling gnome extension

having failed to install a gnome extension from their website I looked for another way on Google. The guide I found was like: sudo apt-get install gnome-common git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-...
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.desktop file. Correct exec path

I use Fedora. There are a number of programmes packaged in a security spin. Included desktop files work but open the programmes with root priviliges. How can I edit the desktop file shown here to ...
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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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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option "...