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

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Gnome Shell Integration in Chrome not working

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, which seems to also make a full reinstall of Chromium (as all my plugins were removed). Now, trying to access https://extensions.gnome.org/ to enable Gnome Shell ...
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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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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 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 I installed Eclipse manually, in my /opt directory, because the Ubuntu package for Eclipse is very outdated.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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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 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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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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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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RHEL 7, GNOME shell - decrease desktop icon size

Question: I recently installed RHEL 7.2 and.. the icons on the desktop are HUGE. How can I decrease their size?
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Linux Mint - Gnome Shell with dual monitor switch main screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with Linux Mint 12 and gnome-shell on it. Its a Intel HD 3000 Graphics card in there. When I'm at home, I have another Screen plugged in (19" 4:3) and everything works ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Cannot reassign shortcut SUPER+M under GNOME

Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.4.5-1-ARCH GNOME: 3.20.0 I am unable to make use of the shortcut SUPER+M. What I've tried so far: assigning the shortcut to the system's email program assigning the shortcut ...
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Focus “mouse” or “sloppy” do the same thing on gnome-shell

My problem is actually very annoying. I am very familiar with the mouse focus but right now it's not working. Inside gnome-tweak-tool the last option "windows" has the "windows focus mode" switch. I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the Gnome panel time format?

Gnome panel displays the time with 24hrs format but I want to change it to am/pm.
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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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How do I disable the left-(meta|windows) key binding in gnome-shell

I changed the keybinding to Show the activities overview in the panel System Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts to Shift-ESC, but the left-meta or left-windows key is still bringing it up. How do I ...
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Gnome Shell: Running shell script after session starts?

I'm a long time KDE user, never seen GNOME since may be Mandrake Linux 10 something. Yesterday I took a look at GNOME Shell on Youtube and thought it may worth a look. It actually is worth, but I ...
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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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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 3 keybindings in source ? Where are ctrl-c … (cut, copy and paste) defined?

After upgrading and getting the last version of Gnome+Wayland, it kind of mostly broke Autokey (even login with Gnome3 on Xorg). After so much time spent trying to get Command+c to copy instead of ...
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Change executable reference for app icon in in GNOME 3 launcher

I've created a custom script to launch VirtualBox that replaced the original script in ¸/usr/bin/¸. So running VirtualBox in a terminal launches my script. However, pressing super key and type "...
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How to close all applications in a workspace?

Is there a gnome 3 extension or a fedora 25 shortcut to close all opened applications in a workspace? (Closing the workspace itself by pressing an X for example). I've seen that functionality ...
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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 to remove Gnome's default pre-installed extensions?

I'm on Debian Wheezy stable with Gnome 3.4 and have several default extensions, which on the 'Installed Extensions' page at https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ (using Iceweasel's Gnome Shell ...
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Prevent monitors from going to sleep in lock screen on GNOME

I have two monitors running on my Fedora 22 machine, however due to this bug sometimes the second monitor will not wake up after the computer goes to sleep, requiring me to unplug the DisplayPort ...
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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...
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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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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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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work (...
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Restarting Gnome Shell 3.28.1 on Fedora 28

Running newer versions of Gnome (on Wayland), you can't restart the shell with Alt+F2, entering r & then Enter - which used to restart the shell without logging the user out of the session. More ...
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Replacing the SSH agent in GNOME Shell, Wayland, and SystemD

I'm using Fedora 24 (amd64), which is running GNOME 3/GNOME Shell as a desktop environment, using Wayland as the display server, and SystemD as the init. Pretty standard, out of the box, this is the ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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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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Global Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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How does GNOME Shell Extensions work?

I have switched over to GNOME Shell, and use GNOME Shell Extensions to tweak the looks and functionality of my distribution. However, I have not yet found out what technology is used to install, ...
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Where is the “About Gnome” dialog in gnome-shell?

I'm used to Gnome 2 in Debian and Fedora. But recently I've been using Gnome 3 and Gnome-shell (3.0.2). Today I noticed I wasn't able to find the About Gnome dialog. It's been helpful in the past ...
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How does one modify the title bar at top of gnome desktop?

Using Debian Wheezy (with gnome-3): My panel (tray, taskbar, launcher bar) at the top of the screen has become crowded with shortcuts, etc., and I can't figure out how to remove them. How do I ...
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Copying [use of cp] issue

I have a couple of sub-folders mounted on /mnt. One is /mnt/data, and the other is /mnt/1804iso. The /data includes data folders and files mounted from another disk, and /1804iso includes a mounted ...