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

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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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Gnome-shell cannot adjust screen brightness on dell laptop with intel graphics

On my dell laptop (XPS 13 developer) running Fedora 21 I am in a situation similar to this, or this. I can give some more details tough. Under directory /sys/class/backlight I have: dell_backlight/...
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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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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 ...
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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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Super+1, Super+2, Super+3, etc. keys can not be remapped in Gnome

I have been using the gTile Gnome shell extension. In gTile, I defined specific preset window positions, along with the keyboard shortcuts Super+1, Super+2, etc. to apply them. This was all working ...
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How can I make the Gnome3 calendar use Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

Can it be done? I don't want to use Evolution's calendar... I want to keep using Thunderbird... I have to add some addons (like lightning) first right? My goal is to have some calendar-like on ...
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Gnome 3.10 ScreenCast + Audio on Arch

I'm trying to record my desktop (including audio) in Gnome 3.10 on Arch Linux with the built-in screen recorder (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R). According to this post (and other similar solutions that can be ...
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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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Installed program executable runs from wrong location

I installed parcellite in Ubuntu (downloaded from http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/) After installing from sources, sudo make install, I can see that it is installed at below location. However, ...
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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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Disable auto resizing of windows when dragged to the top and/or screen edges

I've been using GNOME (in Arch Linux) for a while. There is something that really bothers me (that I used to disable in Ubuntu) and it's the capability to: Maximize windows when dragging to the top ...
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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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How does battery life on a laptop compare between GNOME 2 and GNOME 3 (GNOME Shell)?

Since GNOME 3 uses hardware acceleration by default, I assume that it will be worse for battery life on my laptop, but I can't actually find anything to back this up, and by how much. Has anyone done ...
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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 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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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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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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Can I use Gnome 3 Shell “Activities” hot corner in VMWare Player VM?

I have Fedora 19 running Gnome 3 Shell installed on my laptop, and in a virtual machine running inside VMWare Player on my desktop. The VM has the proprietary VMWare tools and is up to date as of ...
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Good distribution for Gnome shell

With Ubuntu pushing Unity, what distribution would you recommend if I just want to run Gnome 3 with the new Gnome shell? Personally, I'm interested in distributions which have the polish and support ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to maximize window top/bottom half screen in Gnome?

Does somebody knows how to maximize a window to the half top or half bottom of a screen in gnome? I have found only how to do it left/right, but not top/bottom. Any ideas?
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gnome-shell error log

Where can I find gnome-shell error (or debug) log? I'm interested in mutter error/warning messages since I have a GLX problem I need to debug and I believe the key could be in gnome-shell's messages.
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Why have wireless controls disappeared from my GNOME topbar?

I recently upgraded from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28. My version of gnome-shell is 3.28.2-1.fc28. Previously, I'm used to having control of wireless networking in the top-bar (right hand side). It would ...
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How can I install GNOME shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org through Firefox on NixOS?

The website https://extensions.gnome.org is supposed to be the main tool for installing and managing GNOME shell extensions. How do I enable it on NixOS 18.03? When I accessed that website with ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool — cannot read Typing Options due to ellipsized text

I would like to use the gnome-tweak tool to remap some of my modifier keys (alt/win/meta/super or how they're all called..) My problem is that I can't really read what the options in the drop down ...
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Is Pidgin integrated with Gnome Shell?

Does Pidgin integrate well with Gnome Shell, compared to Empathy? I'm using Linux Mint 12 right now. Would I be better off installing Empathy?
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Gnome3 defaults to fallback

I'm new to Arch Linux and I've installed Gnome3. When I start it, it just offered me a fallback mode, that's not bad, I mean I've been using it for several days. But I'd like to try the standard mode ...
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How do I make Terminator gain focus on un-hiding?

I have been using Terminator as a drop-down terminal, using the hide_window key binding. It works well, but has a glaring flaw. When the Terminator window is unhidden, it doesn't have focus. And often ...
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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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How can I automatically restart gnome-shell coming out of suspend mode?

So, due to an issue with gnome-power-manager, gnome-shell, and my nvidia card, I'm left in the awkward position of coming out of suspension/sleep with my graphics broken. This problem resolves itself ...
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gnome/gtk: disable middle click paste via terminal

Configuration: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME Tweaks 3.28.1 (I believe it's pre-installed in 18.04), Middle Click Paste: OFF Problem: It's not disabling middle click paste, although it worked once (until ...
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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 do Mono applications only start from their own directory?

If I want to run the application monodevelop, I need to chdir to /usr/lib/monodevelop/Bin and then execute ./MonoDevelop.exe. This is the same for all other Mono applications such as banshee, tomboy, ...
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How to add additional Gnome-Shell and Unity workspace navigation shortcuts

I am very familiar with (and love) the workspace switching in Gnome-Shell and Unity (using Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down/Right/Left]), but being a vim fan, it would also be great if I could add an additional ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell - suspend wake up sound

I would like to be able to enable some sound file to play whenever I suspend and wake up my netbook (MSI Wind u100) but I can't found a way to do this in gnome shell. I'm using PinguyOS 11.10, which ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I add a launcher in gnome on fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 with gnome. How can I add new programs that I can invoke through the visual shell? (In particular, I'd like to be able to click on an icon to run emacs). I've installed ...
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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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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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Will Docky run on gnome 3 with gnome shell?

This is not Ubuntu specific (as I no longer use Ubuntu) but will Docky ( http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Docky_wiki ) which is in the Ubuntu repos run on gnome shell? I know it ...
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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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How to format a curl command for a special task?

There is a search page in a form http://example.com/search.php and it sends a search query via POST request. I want to fetch this request via curl command line tool to inspect a POST request. The ...

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