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

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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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Set static number of workspaces in gnome-shell with dconf

How to set the behavior of gnome-shell workspaces (static instead of dynamic) via dconf? I configured i3 style keyboard shortcuts to switch to specific workspace with Super+<num> but gnome-...
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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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How to get the latest GNOME shell in Fedora?

I want to try gnome-shell 3.5 but I don't see it in the repos, I'm using Fedora 17, is there any way adding gnome-shell 3.5 to my repos? Please note the question was asked on Aug 2012. Now I'm using ...
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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 make gnome-shell calendar open calendar app when clicking onto calendar entry?

In gnome-shell's top bar, calendar items are shown. This is great. However, I miss the possibility to click onto an item and then see more details/or simply to be led to the specific event item in ...
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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 apt search ....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hide icons from Gnome launcher applications page in Fedora 26

We are trying to hide application icons from the Gnome launcher. Note, this is not the Dash panel on the left, this is when you click the Applications icon in the dash panel and it shows you all the ...
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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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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 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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gnome login fail after a upgrade: oh no something has gone wrong

I upgraded my Kali Linux version 2 and now when I try to login in my Desktop I got this error message "oh no something has gone wrong". I go to the console mode with Crtl+Alt+F1 and I launch gnome-...
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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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.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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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax -...
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Reset Nautilus “Computer” folder list

In my setup I tend to symlink major user folders in Linux to their Windows equivalents, IE Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. Usually I make sure nautilus isn't running before I do it and ...
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How to create a custom region in gnome3?

Gnome3 doesn't include my region. I need: calendar week to start on monday british-english spelling 8.5x11 as the default document size for printing celsius for temperatures miles for distances ...
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Install Gnome-Shell theme without gnome-tweak-tool?

I've just installed fedora 17 and gnome-tweak-tool, but it crashes everytime and I can't change the theme. Any other way to do that?
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Wrong Opera Icon in Gnome Shell

I am using Opera 11.60 on ArchLinux (64bit) with Gnome3 and KDE4. Since I installed KDE4 last week Gnome3 shows the wrong Icon for Opera in the upper left corner and in the task switcher (alt+tab). ...