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

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How to use third party notification area with gnome shell

I'm using gnome-shell 3.0.2 on Arch Linux and I want to use AWN's notification area plugin. However when I try to activate the plugin it complains that there's already a notification area running. ...
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chrome-gnome-shell fails due to json Python module conflict

Quite recently, the Gnome Shell Integration plugin started failing on both Firefox and Chrome. After some investigation I updated the requests module from pip3 but got another error: File "/usr/...
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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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Why do GNOME randomly starts on Wayland or X11?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.28.0 in Arch Linux 4.15.15-1-ARCH. I've noticed that whenever I restart the computer, sometimes on the login screen (I'm using GDM) I don't have the option to start GNOME ...
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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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Is there jitsi SIP-client for Ubuntu or Debian which has command-line interface?

Is there jitsi SIP-client for Ubuntu or Debian which has command-line interface? So, for example, I can make calls without using jitsi GUI, just sending commands to the application.
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How to permanently set the position of a window in Looking Glass?

This command currently allows you to temporarily set the position of a window in in Looking Glass: global.get_window_actors()[1].set_position(0, 15) However, when you then move the window ...
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Lid closed not automatically detected on thinkpad T430 with debian 9

I've recently updated to Debian 9 my T430 and I got stuck in this behavior. Previously, when docked, I used to turn it on from the dock power button, and it used to use the external display(s) ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change the default window animation in Gnome Shell (preferably to fade in/out)?

Instead of the default zoom in/out animations when opening and closing windows in Gnome Shell, is it possible to have a fade in/out animation? I am mostly interested in this because when opening a ...
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Bash Completion hangs all inputs

When I try to bash complete in terminal my computer stops responding to inputs, although the mouse can still be moved. After a few seconds it picks back up and everything continues normally. I'm ...
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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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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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How do I allocate a key shortcut to moving GNOME 3 workspaces up/down?

In GNOME 3, in the Keyboard Shortcuts area of the Keyboard settings page, it is possible to allocate shortcuts to move between workspaces and move windows between workspaces. Unfortunately, however, ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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How to use Gnome's extensions

I have been trying to install some Gnome extensions from the site https://extensions.gnome.org. I get the dialogue asking if I want to install, but after I select yes, it fails silently. This is the ...
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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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Automatically lock but not darken gnome shell when inactive

Gnome Shell 3.8 can be configured to darken and eventually turn off the screen after a given period without user activity. (The corresponding setting can be found at Settings/Performance.) From there ...
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Sound events in Gnome 3

I've installed Gnome 3 yesterday. I use Gnome Shell. There are no any sound when a window closes and no any sound when I switch windows. Can sound be added (at least when I close a window)?
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Turn off autohide feature of GNOME shell bottom panel

This one is specific to Gnome shell 3. I like bottom panel of GNOME Shell, but its autohide feature is a turn-offs. There are a lots of extensions out there, but none provides this facility. You can ...
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Why is clutter not working?

I've managed to install Gnome 3 on Debian testing. However, it is just running in fallback-mode. When want to start mutter or gnome-shell, there seems to be a problem with Clutter: # mutter --...
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Fedora 15 Gnome Shell Pauses on certain wireless networks

Whenever I connect to my girlfriend's wireless network, gnome shell will "pause" randomly. Gnome shell quits updating or drawing. The clock is set to use seconds, and will pause for anywhere from 1 to ...
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gnome-control-center fails to start, timeout

gnome-control-center wont start, when I try to start from the terminal I am presented with: Failed to register: Timeout was reached I have tried reinstalling gnome-control-center via pacman. This ...
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extensions.gnome.org is not working on fedora 17

Using Fedora 17, when I click an extension to install from gnome shell extensions site, it won't install! How to know what the problem is?
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Error installing gnome-shell-extension-common from AUR on Arch

I'm new to Arch Linux and just wanted to theme my Gnome Shell by installing gnome-shell-extension-user-theme for the Gnome Tweak Tool. However I keep getting an error when trying to build gnome-shell-...
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Install Cinnamon on Debian

Is it possible to install Cinnamon on Debian unstable? There is no packages for Debian on their official download page, and when i tried to add PPA to my repositories list, it won't install because ...
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Slow response time with Gnome shell in Virtualbox fullscreen mode

Today I installed Fedora 15 in a VBox VM to try out Gnome 3. After installing the guest extensions almost everything works fine. Except for the slow response time in fullscreen mode (HOST+F). By that ...
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How to pass variables to gnome-terminal command

I am trying to use variables to construct the --command arg for gnome-terminal. My shell script look like this: buildId="aa-bb-cc" versionCode="123456" daily="daily" gnome-terminal -e 'sh -c "while ...
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Changing keybindings for arrows in Alt+Tab application switcher in Gnome 3

In Gnome 3 you can enter dconf-editor and navigate through lots of settings. Amongst others you can navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/ to find that Alt+Tab brings up the application ...
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Can I force a second “Network Login” (captive portal) prompt from GNOME Shell?

I am running GNOME Shell and I have installed network-manager-connectivity-debian. When I first connect to a WiFi hotspot a "Network Login" window opens (a chromeless browser), and I can enter my ...
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how to open multiple windows of terminal in gnome-shell?

I am using xterm. I want to open two separate instances in arch linux. However when I click on the icon it does do any activity. I have used Ubuntu before. It was normal to open multiple ...
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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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IPython Qt Console doesn't have a title in GNOME app switcher

When I use the app switcher in GNOME 3.16, the IPython Qt Console (version 3.1.0) doesn't have a title under its icon (see image, and compare with Chromium). I also noticed that the icon doesn't have ...
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What this thing is called and how to disable it? (Gnome-shell related)

The thing indicating current open application. I know there are some extensions concerning it but I'm yet to find a way to disable it, either by good ol' editing or an extension.
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How do I install user theme extension in Gnome in Fedora 16?

Upon going to the user themes extension webpage, I get the following message: This extension is incompatible with your version of GNOME. This extension supports the GNOME unstable release, 3.3.2 I ...
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Gnome3: How to add more search options

In gnome3, when I hit Windows button a new view with windows/applications appear. I can also do some search there and can choose from two options: wiki and google. Is there any way to add some other ...
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Can't install gnome-shell-extension-appindicator on Debian Unstable (Sid)

I understand that with the new Gnome 3 desktop, the System Tray is not enabled by default, and it has to be manually applied by installing gnome-shell-extension-appindicator, however I cannot install ...
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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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How can I change the text color in gnome top bar?

I want to change the text color of notification from green to black for example. I'm using Xenlism Minimalism, that is the great shell for me, but the only issue is that the text color is light green ...
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How can I tell which GNOME Shell extensions are local packages?

I have installed GNOME Shell extensions from two sources: my distribution repository (i.e. installed as a local package) https://extensions.gnome.org Sometimes I get prompted with an upgrade from ...
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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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Ubuntu 17.10 - Weird overlay over the dock after using Gnome Tweaks

I made some tweaks using the Gnome tweaks and added many extensions and at the end i ended up like this. Everytime when i open new applications the dock got covered by the new tab like windows for ...
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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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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 add a trash icon to the Gnome 3 favorites?

I'd like to add a trash icon to the Gnome 3 favorites vertical bar on the left of the desktop.
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how to keep track gnome extensions download and install progress?

For example, I open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at Transparent Windows Extension But how do I know when it will complete downloading and installing? There's no notification or ...
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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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what is the difference between graphical environment, user interface, graphical shell and a windowing system?

What is the difference between graphical environment, user interface, graphical shell and a windowing system? How they cooperate and how are they built on top of each other? For example, from en....