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

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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....
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is it possible to configure the default sorting of the file list at gnome's Open File dialog?

I want the file list to be displayed always sorted by "modified" column (descending). My gnome-shell version is: Package: gnome-shell Version: 3.4.2-7+deb7u1
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Where can I find the source code of Gnome-Shell 3.10 Status Indicator/Bar?

In Gnome Shell 3.10 indicators (sound, network,..) were merged in single status bar. I read that applications need to make gnome shell extensions to show an icon there. So I searched for default ...
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Using constants in gnome-shell theme css

Is that possible to use kind of constants in gnome-shell.css theme file? Something linke @import url("/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css"); @PANEL_ALPHA:0.5; #panel { background-...
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crazy layout with GNOME 3 in Mint 14

I've installed GNOME 3 in Mint 14 with sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but now I have a problem. The general functionality is ok, but the windows look like the windows in Mint or rather like the ...
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Give an icon to the Gnome Shell 3.6 activities button

In previous versions of gnome-shell in Gnome 3, it was possible to use an icon in place of the "Activities" text in the left upper corner. These tutorials tell how to achieve this, the second one even ...
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Force Epiphany to open links in Chrome (in Gnome 3)

Chrome Web Apps don't get a separate dock icon in Gnome 3. A way around this is to use Epiphany for web apps, but the downside is that all links will open in a new Epiphany window. How can I have ...
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GNOME Shell - display path of files in Activities window

One feature that I really like of GNOME Shell is the possibility to just type the name of a file in the Activities window and have a list of matching files shown, so that you can open them. However, ...
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Gnome 3 on FreeBSD 9

I recently installed FreeBSD 9-Release and I want to install Gnome 3 after having installed marcuscom ports. However after a long time, it stops with an error in libgdata. How can I solve this ...
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Bring hidden Gnome 3 notifications back

I was working with Gnome 3 network settings, and accidentally clicked the "Hide" button on a VPN disconnect notification. Unfortunately, this means whenever my VPN gets disconnected, it doesn't say ...
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Systemd: How to unmount network mounts automatically on suspend

I have a few Ubuntu 19.04 (soon to be 19.10) systems running systemd, and they all mount NAS-served mounts using systemd units. I'm also using automount units to make sure the mounts are only mounted ...
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Refreshing Ubuntu gnome shell background after coming back from sleep

I'm experiencing a known but very annoying bug with gnome shell where while using Nvidia drivers, every time computer suspends it messes up background image until I manually press Alt + F2 and type r. ...
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GNOME 3.30 - changing activities overview close button

I have GNOME 3.30 and tried to run 3.32 theme (Adwaita - refresh) which works somehow. Only the GNOME-SHELL Activities close button (picture) looks weird (there's a smudge behind the button). How can ...
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Gnome 3.32.2 deadly freezes on ubuntu 19.04 when working in PHPStorm

I don't know exactly what the problem is, in phpstorm, or gnome-shell, because writing here. gnome-shell freezes, when I working in PHPStorm. But freeze staring after click on any buttons in ...
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Do not resize window on drag after super right/left

In GNOME one can press Super⇨ (Move window leftmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇦ (Move window rightmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇧ (Maximize) Super⇩ (Restore) Right / Left option gives a nice way ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 randomly crashes ever since GNOME was installed [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5577. It was working fine till I installed GNOME 3.18 on it. Now it keeps freezing randomly and a forced shut down is the only thing I can do in ...
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Keyboard backlight on GNOME?

I have an Asus VivoBook S510U running Debian buster/sid with GNOME 3.28.2 and still using XORG. A couple of months ago I was able to use the function keys to change keyboard backlight and I was also ...
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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 ...
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Fullscreen mode in apps causes gnome-shell to hit 80-100% CPU, even after closing app

On Gnome 9.5, if I use VScode's "Zen Mode" (ctrl-k + z) or fullscreen mode (f11), gnome-shell CPU usage (viewed through top) skyrockets from 0-10% usage to 80-100%. This happens even if I quickly ...
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How to show the gnome3 activities menu only on the monitor where it was triggered?

Additional information: Whenever the gnome3 activities menu is triggered (e.g. when I'm using the gnome search tool to search for a program) the menus effect is triggered on all monitors e.g. showing ...
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Set focus to a window using xprop

I'm using the following to remove the windows border in my emacs when it starts up (--fullscreen is not an option as it also covers gnome shell's taskbar). xprop -f -id xid _MOTIF_WM_HINTS 32c -set ...
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Can't reassign shortcut Super+O under Gnome

Kernel: Linux 4.15.7-1-ARCH GNOME: 3.26.2 I am unable to assign a program to Super+O. When I try setting it in Gnome settings, it doesn't even get registered as a shortcut (i.e. I open the "Pick ...
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Why I am getting logged out from gnome session when i insert any usb drive or unmount any usb drive

OS - Fedora 27 Kernel - 4.14.14-300.fc27.x86_64 Whenever I plug in any usb drive or try to unmount an already plugged in usb drive I get logged out from gnome session. After logging back in again, ...
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CentOS7 how to get xscreensaver working at login screen?

I was able to place the xscreensaver.desktop shown below in /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart to run xscreensaver at the login screen. I can see that the xscreensaver process is running as gdm user. ...
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GNOME - disable minimum width & height restrictions for all windows

I am using Gnome 3.22 and it is great. But there are some windows which have minimum width and minimum height defined and this is bad! How bad this is can be noticed when you start using any kind of ...
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Can I use .desktop to treat a process as a separate app?

I would like to run a special instance of application foo on the GNOME desktop. Normally all foo windows are grouped together, but I'd like one instance to be treated as a separate application bar: ...
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How can I remove the sound indicator from the top menu of the gnome-shell?

I am using manjaro linux with gnome shell 3.24.3. There is a sound indicator in top menu. How can I remove it ? I searched couple of hours, but I can not find something useful.
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How to avoid terminal exit when a startup tmux session detached

I have set my zsh auto start a tmux session when there is no one, like this if [[ ! $TERM =~ screen ]]; then exec tmux fi Yeah, this works fine, however when I detach the session, the terminal(...
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gnome shell how to access eye of gnome application menu

So I'm a new archlinux user coming from ubuntu (unity version). In Ubuntu, gnome application where looking like this where file, edit, view etc... where available. In the Gnome photo application it ...
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Gnome-Tweak-Tool Stopped working in Debian Jessie

I was installing an extension for gnome-tweak-tool and and when I added the .zip file that I got off github Gnome-Tweak-Tools told me I needed to restart I clicked Restart Session and all of my Gnome-...
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How to safely upgrade GTK+ version?

I'm installing trying to install an extension that requires gtk+ 3.16 but my current version is 3.14 on Debian Jessie 8. The error message that the extension gives me is gtkbuilder: required gtk+ ...
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Update GNOME Shell brightness slider automatically on brightness change

Up till GNOME 3.22, this extension works, but on GNOME 3.24 it doesn't. I would like to set a different brightness level for plugged-in and on-battery states, which I can do with the following command:...
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How to fix “Add to Favorites” menu item when adding Konsole to Gnome 3 favorites

Normally in Gnome 3 to add an Application the Favorites, you can launch it, then right click the app icon in the doc and select "Add to Favorites". But on Ubuntu 16.04 specifically for the "Konsole" ...
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gnome-shell in Linux Fedora “fakes” exit

My question is about the behaviour of gnome-shell, started on login through the GNOME display manager, in a Fedora 24 framework. If I issue from the Linux console the command ps -aux (after logging ...
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How to get my third thumb button work under gnome-shell? How to find out what is stealing the button event, or how to get around it?

Arch linux. Gnome-shell. Logitech M705. I would like to use my m705 logitech mouses extra thumb button in gnome shell. I was used it w/o any problem in elementary os. But now I can't because it is ...
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How to run program from specific viewport (not how to move it there)

Is there a way to run a program from a specific viewport (monitor)? All explanations I found, were about moving a window after it has been created, which is not what I am trying to do. Why: I have ...
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Problems with Java and Meow

I installed the program Meow on Ubuntu 14.4, Gnome Shell 3.10.4 (it's a GNOME menu editor). The system updated to Java 8. When I run the program from the command line I get this: meow Exception in ...
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How do you add a mouse event to Gnome Shell?

Say, I wanted a middle mouse button click on an icon in the dash to open that program without closing the Activities view (like ctrl+click does). How would I do that? Do I have to create a Gnome Shell ...
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GRUB: Display GRUB on external display connected to laptop?

I am on Ubuntu Gnome Lenovo Y50-70 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 inbuilt ...
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Installing Unity on RHEL 7 / Horizontal workspaces (Grid) on Gnome 3.14.2

My university has recently upgraded from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 and it is a total mess. It comes with Gnome 3.14.2 and I have been unsuccessful in getting the horizontal grid in the work-space. I have ...
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Turn htop into widget

I am a big fan of htop and would like to know if it is possible to turn it into a widget? I currently use Fedora 23 with Gnome 3.18.5. Currently I just open a terminal, resize it so show only the ...
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Custom command when pressing Power Button on GNOME 3.20

I'm using GNOME 3.20 (on Archlinux, with systemd and no acpid). Since GNOME only allows three options as actions for when pressing the power button (hibernate, sleep, or nothing), i'd like to execute ...
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gnome-tweak-tools statup applications location

Where does gnome-tweak-tool save startup jobs? I'd like to find where gnome stores its startup jobs and the way it configures its files I have been searching for hours and i couldn't find anything, ...
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How do I install Skype Integration to Debian 8.4?

I am on Debian 8.4 and want to install Skype integration for GNOME which I found here: Skype integration for GNOME But, I am getting an error. Click on the switch ("OFF" => "ON") Click on the ...
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GNOME-SHELL tray with several rows

How can I make the tray use several rows, not just one? Using RHEL7.2
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how can i make trisquel look like gnome 3?

I need to change the trisquel 7.0 look to become like that i knew that trisquel uses GNOME 3.4.2 but it looks strange, so is there a way that can i follow to replace the trisquel look with the ...
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How to open automounted devices with thunar in gnome shell?

I'm would like to open automounted devices in Gnome Shell with Thunar, instead of Nautilus. Specifically, from the notification that is shown after a device is mounted. I thought of editing /usr/...
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Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist

I got this error in ~/.xsession-errors, openConnection: connect: No such file or directory cannot connect to brltty at :0 Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist. There is no kaccessible in ...
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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 boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...