Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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

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a gdm-owned /usr/bin/gnome-shell consumes ever more resident RAM in pop!os 20.04: the process should not exist

This is pop!os 20.04 running under X. According to this issue https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gdm/-/issues/222 once upon a time gnome kept open two gnome shells, one for the user and one for the ...
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can't make system tray transparent like rest of the bar in polybar

I am on Pop OS and trying to setup a system tray in my polybar. Here are the relevant parts of my config: [colors] background = #885e697a [bar/top] ... tray-position = right tray-detached = true tray-...
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GNOME3 on Ubuntu 20.04 Scailing Error

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and GNOME 3.36.3(installed by default). My computer is a laptop, but I connected HDMI to an external monitor and disabled default monitor of the laptop. I used this ...
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Is there a Gnome Shell extension that provides MacOS-style directory access from the panel?

I love working in Linux, and prefer it over both MacOS and Windows. One thing I do miss from MacOS is the way directories can be added to the dock and show files when clicked. Typically this is for ...
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What is ERROR:stun_port.cc(76)?

In my freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04, /var/log/syslog is filled with this error Jul 7 06:52:53 ubuntu1 gnome-shell[721097]: [2087104:15:0707/065253.266768:ERROR:stun_port.cc(76)] Binding error ...
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Start application in different workspace when launched in Gnome 3.36

How do I automatically start an application in a different workspace from the current one? I have viewed these questions: First Second And the gnome extension Automove Windows, But they bind a ...
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simple bash script mount drive

I want to, after a short delay, mount one or two drives labeled achive1 and archive2 respectively. /dev/sdb1,/mnt/cee17e82-ab0d-424a-988c-70abe8f30f91 /dev/sdc1,/mnt/6c5d1f6c-3113-4cb9-b64e-...
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Limiting the gnome-shell frame-rate

Is it possible to limit the Gnome-shell's Frame-rate for the sake of lower GPU usage ?
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After upgrade to Fedora 32 my apps are not searchable in gnome

After upgrading F31 to latest Fedora32 I am unable to use gnome UI to start apps. When I try to search the app by name - it says "Searching" and that's it. No apps come up. For example I have chrome ...
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Gnome Shell resource extraction

I'm trying to extract gnome-shell resource using gresource extract using this script: #!/bin/bash declare -a n; n=$(gresource list gnome-shell-theme.gresource | cat | tr '\n' ' ') for r in ${n[@]} do ...
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Pop!_OS lock screen stays grey even after changing background in gdm3.css and pop.css

I am using Pop!_OS 19.10 with the default GNOME desktop environment. I changed the login background image through the #lockDialogGroup part inside gdm3.css at /etc/alternatives/gdm3.css, and it did ...
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window manager hangs shortly after ssh session is closed

Possibly related to my other question My RHEL7 machine sometimes gets into a situation where (in a gnome session) I can move the mouse but cannot click on anything or type in a any windows. I can alt-...
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Ubuntu 19.10 has experienced an internal error

I faced this error after booting the system. And this error continues to persist, and leads to system crash eventually.
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gnome 3 shell: Make icon for current window in top bar colour, not black and white?

So Gnome 3 Shell does not show a window icon and title in the window top bar. Instead, the icon and title of the active window are in the top bar. So far, so good - but the icon is black-and-white. ...
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Gnome3 shell: lower panel with active windows and traditional tray

I want to try and get the feel that I need on Gnome3 Shell, but the long list of extensions is not helping. So as a minimal possible change, I want to add a lower panel, of similar height as the top ...
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Why does Dash to Panel keep resetting Action/Click action?

I use Tweak UI to edit Dash to Panel's settings. Under Tweaks > Extensions > Dash to Panel > Action, I edit the Click action setting to the Toggle single / Preview multiple choice. Why does this ...
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gnome-shell --replace from different user

I'm trying to run a script that invokes setsid gnome-shell --replace from the root account (that's a pre-requisite of the script, it needs to run from root). The problem I'm having is that the script ...
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gnome shell : How to activate 3D desktop

I'm using fedora 31 with gnome shell and I would like to know if it is possible to get a 3D desktop like Compiz. thank you!
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Xorg laggy with AMD GPU

THE PROBLEM I recently installed Ubuntu 19.10 on my desktop PC. For some odd reason, whenever I log into Gnome in Xorg mode, everything lags to the point where it's unusable. This doesn't happen when ...
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How to run script before logout, while X session is still active?

I'm running arch with LightDM and GNOME on Xorg. I'd like to run a custom script (which saves all info about open windows, like position, etc.) whenever the current user session is about to close (...
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how can I set a right click and open terminal in context menu

I am using Debian 10.1 See the following screenshot. I am used to a Ubuntu environment where I do a right click and terminal opens. Is this kind of a thing possible for Debian environment. If it is ...
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gnome-control-center not running

Today, just after a software upgrade which involved samba-libs, the gnome-conrol-center utility didn't start anymore when I tried to launch it from the small "tools" icon located at the top-right ...
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Mute all sound when locking device

I'm working on Ubuntu 18.04, though I'd like to have a way to completely mute sound when I lock my device, this is for 2 differents situations: First avoid someone to unplug my headset and listen to ...
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How to start GNOME temporarily with a different GUI language with Wayland?

I know how to start a GNOME session in a console tty under Wayland (original source) and also the LANG=en-US trick that usually works in Linux applications. Now from the previously linked source I ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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Short periodic freezes every few seconds. Everything except the mouse

My computer freezes every 1 or 2 seconds for a short period as well. So 1 or 2 seconds working and 1 or 2 seconds not working. Everything stops working except for the mouse. The first time I ...
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xbindkeys not working when native Gnome 3.30.1 windows are focused

this is archlinux speaking, fresh install with Gnome 3.30.1. After having installed xbindkeys and setup a ~/.xbindkeysrc file with: # corresponds to ctrl+Y on my machine, according to `xbindkeys -k` ...
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How to change gnome shell theme with a bash script?

I wanted to created a script which automatically changes light and dark theme at a certain time. I managed to change the gtk-theme but couldn't find a way to change the shell theme. Any help will be ...
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A way to export/import gpaste settings

TLDR: how can I export/import settings for gpaste? I am using gpaste on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. And as always migrating from previous Ubuntu installation not as easy as I would want to because ...
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gnome-shell next window command line

I trying to make a script for window switching by hotkey, and one of the features I would to see is "if selecting window is active, switch to previous window" i tried the following: #!/bin/bash ...
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Gnome 3: How to disable inner hot corners when using multiple monitors?

Using Debian buster and Gnome 3. I have two displays, then 8 corners. 1------2|3-----4 | | | | | | 5------6|7-----8 The hot corners launching the activities menu are 1 ...
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Profile a Gnome Shell extension

An extension I'm working on is having severe performance issues, causing the screen or gnome to freeze and other issues. I'd like to fix it, but I have no idea how or where to start. Is there a way ...
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Persistent Crashes on Suspend

I am running Fedora 27 with GNOME. I have been experiencing crashes that occur every time I suspend the computer (when I close my laptop). When I open it, I am logged out, and when I log in again, it ...
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Can I trigger VPN connection based on online status?

I use my machine (GNOME desktop) on my home wifi, at public wifi locations and with no wifi connection. How can I set up a trigger so that as soon as my machine connects to the internet, it ...
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Ungrouping separate processes with the same name from the taskbar

I'm using Gnome Shell with the Dash To Dock extension, but Ubuntu Unity has the same issue: I use firefox as my main browser and want to use the firefox developer edition for, well, developing. But ...
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How to remove rounded corners in Kali Linux (kali-rolling)

In /usr/share/themes/my_custom_theme/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css I have: @import url("/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css"); /* GLOBALS */ #panel .panel-corner, #panel .panel-corner:...
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How to change style of Gnome 3 workspace switcher/dock background?

Since I've seen the following picture from this /r/unixporn/ thread I got curious how to achieve such nice looking workspace dock style: Knowing about how to achieve the grid switcher would be nice ...
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How can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1?

I'd like to know how can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1? I have installed Dock-to-dash which provides an excellent dock, however it is on the LHS. The settings options are exactly as ...
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How to define a custom screenshot in Gnome 3 and to assign it to a keyboard shortcut?

I work under Debian Testing with Gnome shell 3.14.2 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I would like to create a custom 'screenshot' command based on scrot: scrot -s -b '%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%...
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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows (...
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Sharing a LAN printer over a subnet [Gnome-Shell]

Two scenarios for you: ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER DESKTOP1 [96.96.96.10] [96.96.96.11] ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER ROUTER2 [96.96.96.10] [96.96.96.11] [192....
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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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how to tell hibernate, if battery low

I need to tell to power-manager (with gnome-shell) , if battery is low,pm-hibernate will be run. Now i want to tell via gsettings commmand. How can i do it?
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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Tray Icon Missing Rssowl Fedora 18

I have been an avid user of RSSOwl & now have ported mine OS to Fedora 18. Everything works fine including the transfer of .rssowl2 (backup folder) to new Fedora. However when minimised or exited ...
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How do I troubleshoot a process that kills GNOME Shell?

Whenever I killall evolution and occasionally when I use the GUI to quit, I am kicked out of my GNOME Shell session and have to log in again. I obviously want to determine the cause but I don't know ...
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Garbage collect my gnome-shell memory!

I use Gnome/Wayland (Fedora distro) almost exclusively and enjoy its features. However, gnome-shell consistently consumes more and more memory as a result of it not releasing unused memory. ...
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CentOS 7: GNOME-Shell in multi-user.target / runlevel 3

I have a server on which I have installed CentOS 7, Server with GUI. Now, I have set my server to boot to multi-user.target isolation level (or run level 3 in old speak). I am unable to understand why ...
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Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian 7

I need to upgrade gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian7 (with gnome-classic). How?
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keyboard shortcut to show history Gnome Clipboard Indicator

Moving from Windows 10 to Linux. I installed the Gnome shell extension Clipboard Indicator. I would like to open the clipboard history with a keyboard shortcut and then use arrow keys and enter to ...

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