Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
152 views

How can I change my trackball's scroll method in GNOME on Wayland?

I like using libinput's on-button scrolling feature to make my trackball a scroll wheel when holding down BTN_BACK. The Arch Linux wiki describes how to configure this feature in Xorg. When I used ...
2
votes
1answer
340 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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'...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Change default sort order in Nautilus “by type”

The default sort order in Files 3.30.5 (or Nautilus) has been changed to sorting alphabetically by name: I prefer my view(s) to be sorted by type, so every time I open up a new instance, I don't have ...
2
votes
1answer
654 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
13k views

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 Ctrl+Alt+F1 and I launch ...
2
votes
1answer
492 views

.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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 -...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
442 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
765 views

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). ...
2
votes
1answer
993 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

GNOME shell removing actor and adding it back is not working properly

GNOME 3.36 I am trying to remove the "Poweroff/logout" button from System Menu. For removing this button, I am using the below command in Terminal gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.Shell --...
2
votes
0answers
234 views

GNOME lock screen - programatically remove screen dimming

I am Using Ubuntu 18.04 and Higher Versions. The gnome-lock screen/ gnome-screensaver what ever it is called, There are two possibilities of locking the screen in my use case: Lock the screen with ...
2
votes
0answers
450 views

Xorg stuck with got pause for 226:0

After a I run startx, some text is printed and then instead of changing to gnome it gets stuck at the tty. However if I run with wayland, everything works. The tail of the log: ... [ 71.564] (II) ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

Gnome shell : why do I need to type TAB or DOWN arrow to loop through open windows in overview

When I press Super on Gnome shell, I get the overview of the current workspace with all open windows. However I can't select any window using the arrow keys unless I press one time on the DOWN key or ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

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/...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Find out exact cause of a process' high CPU usage (gnome-shell)

This question might be specific to gnome-shell, which is constantly using 60-80% CPU on my system. (4.1GHz CPU frequency, arch linux, up-to-date software) How can I find out what exactly is the cause ...
2
votes
0answers
265 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
59 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
167 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

GRUB: Display GRUB on external display connected to laptop?

I am using Ubuntu Gnome on a Lenovo Y50-70 with a 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 ...
2
votes
0answers
848 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
459 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
456 views

GNOME Boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my Windows virtual machines for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine. When I ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

How to use media keys in GNOME Shell with local and web media players

Whenever I open a media player (i.e. Rhythmbox, Banshee...), I am able to control them with the media keys (play/pause, next song, etc.). Now I would like to pass those media keys to my web browser as ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

How to hide mouse cursor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cursor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument -nocursor to X server with the GDM Display manager. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
102 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
207 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
171 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
236 views

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)?
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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 --...
2
votes
1answer
278 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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-...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 ...

1 2 3
4
5
8