Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

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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" ...
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gnome-shell in Linux Fedora “fakes” exit

My question is about the behaviour of gnome-shell, started on login through the GNOME display manager, in a Fedora 24 framework. If I issue from the Linux console the command ps -aux (after logging ...
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Debian Jessie unable to install GNOME extension, the native host connector is not detected

I have a Debian Jessie 64bit 8.7 and Google Chrome Stable 57.0.2987.110. When I visited the GNOME Shell extensions site, I saw the following information: Although GNOME Shell integration ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get my third thumb button work under gnome-shell? How to find out what is stealing the button event, or how to get around it?

Arch linux. Gnome-shell. Logitech M705. I would like to use my m705 logitech mouses extra thumb button in gnome shell. I was used it w/o any problem in elementary os. But now I can't because it is ...
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Launch Gnome Terminal with Shell Level 1?

Gnome allows the default Terminal Profile to be changed for new Terminals created with Ctrl+Alt+T. But what if I want to: Create a new terminal with a specific profile from the command line gnome-...
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Desktop icon without image in Gnome (Debian Jessie)

Following the lessons learned here, I tried to add an icon to SoulSeek, the file sharing network. The problem is, different from RStudio which has a png file in one of its directories, SoulSeek runs ...
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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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Custom Keyboard shortcut delayed on gnome 3.22

I'm running Gnome 3.22 on a debian stretch, recently installed from scratch, up to date, and since 1 or 2 days ago my custom keyboard shortcuts and some basic actions have had some rather inconvenient ...
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How to run program from specific viewport (not how to move it there)

Is there a way to run a program from a specific viewport (monitor)? All explanations I found, were about moving a window after it has been created, which is not what I am trying to do. Why: I have ...
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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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How to change style of Gnome 3 workspace switcher/dock background?

Since I've seen the following picture from this /r/unixporn/ thread I got curious how to achieve such nice looking workspace dock style: Knowing about how to achieve the grid switcher would be nice ...
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How to stop a stickied application from launching new instance if already running?

I have a program that I have written in Python and added to Gnome with a desktop file. When I click the stickied icon in Gnome to launch it, it duplicates the icon on my task bar and opens a new ...
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libopencc1 in bad state

My debian 8 is broken. I this message It seems that libopencc1 is broken and gnome-shell does not work anymore. I tried reinstalling, removing, purging it and it won't work. I also tried sudo apt-...
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Problems with Java and Meow

I installed the program Meow on Ubuntu 14.4, Gnome Shell 3.10.4 (it's a GNOME menu editor). The system updated to Java 8. When I run the program from the command line I get this: meow Exception in ...
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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 you add a mouse event to Gnome Shell?

Say, I wanted a middle mouse button click on an icon in the dash to open that program without closing the Activities view (like ctrl+click does). How would I do that? Do I have to create a Gnome Shell ...
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Scaling problem using Ultra HD resolution between a laptop and a monitor

I have a laptop using Arch Linux and Gnome Shell. My graphics card is an Intel HD 520. My laptop's screen resolution is 3200×1800. At work I connect my laptop to a monitor which has resolution ...
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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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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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why does gnome 3 lag in all distributions?

For some reason every single animation in gnome 3 lags a lot on my laptop (lenovo e330). I have tried the most recent version of a lot of different distros: ubuntu gnome, debian, centos, antergos, ...
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How to fix the “keyboard setting” not opening

Here's my system info from uname -a: Linux fu457 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux GNOME Shell 3.21.91 Now, when I go to 'Settings' and click on 'Keyboard' ...
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How to customize the shortcut that brings up the “search” screen in Fedora?

I using Fedora 24. When you hit 'Super', on the top of the screen, there is a search box allowing type to search. I'd like to add a custom shortcut of it. It should work like 'ctrl + space' to bring ...
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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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Installing Unity on RHEL 7 / Horizontal workspaces (Grid) on Gnome 3.14.2

My university has recently upgraded from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 and it is a total mess. It comes with Gnome 3.14.2 and I have been unsuccessful in getting the horizontal grid in the work-space. I have ...
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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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notify-send - How to display full message when message is longer than one line?

Let's say I use notify-send with this long messages: notify-send 'd: title, up/down: zoom, w: win_to_img, </>: rotate, *: orig, Enter/0: blah blah blah' But it truncates the message, showing ...
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CentOS 7: GNOME-Shell in multi-user.target / runlevel 3

I have a server on which I have installed CentOS 7, Server with GUI. Now, I have set my server to boot to multi-user.target isolation level (or run level 3 in old speak). I am unable to understand why ...
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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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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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Turn htop into widget

I am a big fan of htop and would like to know if it is possible to turn it into a widget? I currently use Fedora 23 with Gnome 3.18.5. Currently I just open a terminal, resize it so show only the ...
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Custom command when pressing Power Button on GNOME 3.20

I'm using GNOME 3.20 (on Archlinux, with systemd and no acpid). Since GNOME only allows three options as actions for when pressing the power button (hibernate, sleep, or nothing), i'd like to execute ...
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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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gnome-tweak-tools statup applications location

Where does gnome-tweak-tool save startup jobs? I'd like to find where gnome stores its startup jobs and the way it configures its files I have been searching for hours and i couldn't find anything, ...
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How do I install Skype Integration to Debian 8.4?

I am on Debian 8.4 and want to install Skype integration for GNOME which I found here: Skype integration for GNOME But, I am getting an error. Click on the switch ("OFF" => "ON") Click on the ...
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GNOME-SHELL tray with several rows

How can I make the tray use several rows, not just one? Using RHEL7.2
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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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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 run gnome javascript extensions (gjs) from terminal

I created an extension for gnome shell and want to be able to start it using a keyboard shortcut (something like ctrl+space). I didn't find good documentation or tutorials that helped me creating the ...
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How to write a simple mutter plugin?

I want to create a very simple Desktop Environment using mutter or libmutter. I found out that mutter is a very simple wm but it can only be customized if I write a plugin for it. so I want to create ...
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Get current screen brightness level

The brightness keys on my laptop work ok, and gnome shell displays a level bar when changing it. But the level bar doesn't display any values (absolute nor relative). How can I retrieve the current ...
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how can i make trisquel look like gnome 3?

I need to change the trisquel 7.0 look to become like that i knew that trisquel uses GNOME 3.4.2 but it looks strange, so is there a way that can i follow to replace the trisquel look with the ...
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How to change gnome-shell titlebar height [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the height of the titlebar in gnome-shell? As it's currently too big for my taste, I'd like to make it a bit smaller. Some themes get it right, but I don't know exactly ...
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Fuzzy display after system upgrade

I'm getting a fuzzy image on my Ubuntu after the latest automatic system upgrade. (please ignore the reflections in the image, but a screenshot would not show the fuzziness). I think these may be ...