Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

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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 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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Remove the Alt+F1 hotkey from Gnome Shell

I want to remove the functionality of Alt+F1 in Gnome Shell. I've tried poking around gconf-editor and dconf-editor, as well as the normal Keyboard settings (super → "keyboard" → click Keyboard), but ...
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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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How to close the selected window via keyboard while in gnome-shell overview mode?

Press Super. You can browse the windows by TAB. I am thinking how to you can close the window without mouse or touchpad. Unsuccessful attempts backspace alt+fn+f4 (Tyler's proposal) The feature ...
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Map Capslock to Control on Wayland

I've updated to Fedora 26 and now my Capslock key behaves strangely (or not at all). In Fedora 25 the xkb setting worked perfectly for both my Ctrl and Caps changes. I've selected "Caps as Ctrl" in ...
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Disabling keyboard shortcut for changing display setup in gnome-shell

When I press the right super key + P, gnome-shell switchtes between different display settings (how my monitors are arranged and what there resoluiton is). Sometimes I press the combination ...
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Battery low custom rule (hibernation)

I love to abuse my laptop battery by using my laptop for quite some time (up to 25 minutes) even after the battery meter hits 0%. However, sometimes I forget about that or I am just away. This causes ...
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem with gdm on debian

I wanted to fix one problem and created another. I had a gnome-shell process which was taking up a lot of my CPU. I tried pkill gnome-shell and after that I couldn't do anything and was forced to ...
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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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dbus Failed to connect to system bus: Error.LimitsExceeded: The maximum number of active connections for UID 1019 has been reached

(title was unable to create 50+ VNC+Gnome sessions (dubs/systemctl limits) ) I am trying to create 50 VNC display session on a CentOS 7.6 machine. I created a local user. Once logged in, I could ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 quickly switch between displays in fedora 18

I have installed Fedora after using Windows 7. I have two screens connected to my computer: a TV and a 19" monitor. I only want one screen active at a time. I'd like to be able to switch which ...
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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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Preloading gnome-shell before getting login dialog from gdm, is it possible?

Is there anyway to (pre)load gnome-shell before getting user account login dialog from gdm? The problem is after login from gdm I have to wait for gnome-shell to be ready with non-responsive , no ...
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Login loop in Fedora 28

After updating from Fedora 27 to to 28 when I tried to login, I am facing a login loop. After giving correct password, again login screen is coming. I checked journalctl and saw that gnome-shell is ...
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How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?

I normally enjoy using Gnome 3 and gnome-shell in Fedora 16. However, I would like to temporarily run a non-compositing window manager such as metacity so that some wine games can have full control of ...
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Jerky animations with gnome shell 3.12

Since I upgraded to Gnome Shell 3.12 on ArchLinux x86_64, shell animations (i.e. windows overview) became very jerky on my Intel HD graphics 3000. This happens with both latest kernel 3.14.1 and ...
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Meta key does not open “Activities” menu in Gnome 3

I've started using the Gnome 3 packages that just came through the Debian testing repositories, and encountered a problem. Hitting the Super/Meta/Windows key would not open "Activities" menu. Other ...
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Why “source” doesn't work in a script run as a Gnome's Desktop Entry?

I have a desktop entry pointing to IntelliJ IDEA IDE. I wanted to add . ~/.bashrc at the beginning of the idea.sh script that is being executed by Desktop Entry. The point of that is that IDEA wasn't ...
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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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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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Make GNOME Terminal send correct numeric keypad keycodes to vim

I use the vim-mark plugin, which allows me to make multiple highlights of different colours. It has some default key maps that uses the numeric keypad (<k1> ... <k9> and <C-k1> ... &...
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Debian 'bullseye' - mouse pointer disappears on GNOME3 backgrounds

Since some recent upgrades on my Debian system, I experience the mouse pointer disappearing in front of Gnome backgrounds, meaning the top-bar, the desktop and system window. As soon as the pointer is ...
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Understanding AutostartCondition key in .desktop files

CentOS 7.x with GNOME 3 Shell by default provides the following *.desktop files under /etc/xdg/autostart/ with AutostartCondition key: # gnome-welcome-tour.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Configure switch between sources in GNOME

I'm using GNOME 3.28.0 (in Arch Linux). I do also use two languages, so I constantly switch back and forth between those. I'm trying to configure the shortcut(s) to switch between sources – inside ...
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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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Can't disable GNOME Shell hotspot / hot corner / Activities “feature”

I have a Fedora 21 box set up with the latest GNOME Desktop. I would like to completely disable the hotspot / hot corner / Activities or whatever it is called. I have read that using the ...
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Save and restore terminal tabs with custom tabs title

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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Debian 7.6 Wheezy Gnome upgrade

I Downloaded Debian 2 weeks ago I got 7.6. The thing is that it has Gnome 3.4.2, I am aware that it probably won't support Gnome 3.10 and above. I won't put add the Ubuntu repositories, because I don'...
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Remove old icons in Gnome 3

I have been installing several version of Komodo editor. (The installation consist of extracting a .tar.gz archive and then running an .sh script as root.) Yesterday I installed Gnome 3. Now I see ...
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Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog

I have sometimes problem when during entering password for su other window appears and steals the focus ("wait - did I just entered root password on public IRC chatroom?" - it did not happened but ...
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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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