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Sharing your desktop with Google Hangouts, dual monitor and GNOME Shell

Problem It turns out there's already an open issue in the Chromium tracker about this annoying inconvenience. Existing options offered by Hangouts have major drawbacks: Share Entire Screen: If you ...
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What is the file location of GNOME favorites?

They are stored in ~/.config/dconf/user, the dconf database. You can’t edit that file directly, you need to use gsettings (for command-line access or use in scripts) or dconf-editor. The favourites ...
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Super+1, Super+2, Super+3, etc. keys can not be remapped in Gnome

It turns out that some keyboard shortcuts in Gnome do not show up in Settings → Devices → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts. These "hidden" shortcuts are accessible by using the dconf-editor command. In ...
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Can't uninstall Gnome Shell Extension

Since the remove buttons are no longer available in gnome-shell 3.26, the only way I know is deleting the extension directory itself. With Nautilus Open Nautilus and show hidden files (press CTRL + ...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3 without GDM?

Super+L works in Fedora 24 which is running Gnome 3.20
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

See shelltile. It's a neat little extension that allows the corner snapping, as well as other very useful features. Update: Due to recent versions of Gnome being unsupported, consider Tiling-Assistant....
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Can't uninstall Gnome Shell Extension

There are two folders for gnome-shell extensions: ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions for user-side /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions for system-side
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RHEL 7, GNOME shell - decrease desktop icon size

Run this in a terminal : gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level small
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How to change the Gnome panel time format?

Go to System Settings (from the aggregate menu) and select Date & Time. Use the drop down menu on Time Format to select AM/PM: or fire up dconf-editor, go to org/gnome/desktop/interface/clock-...
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Scaling/HiDPI issue for QT5 applications under GNOME

I had some issues getting Viber to run properly on my HiDPI display. By default Viber would be massive to the point where I had to full-screen it in order to use it. The solution was to disable ...
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Gnome3+: How do I remove favorites from Dash via terminal?

The key you want is favorite-apps, the schema ID is org.gnome.shell. Now to list your favorite apps you can simply run gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps or dconf read /org/gnome/shell/...
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Set static number of workspaces in gnome-shell with dconf

As you've found out, you can do this via tweak-tool: and indeed, the changes are now done in the dconf database so if you prefer doing it in terminal you need to toggle dynamic-workspaces to false ...
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How does one run GNOME Shell in a window? (nested session)

env GNOME_SHELL_SLOWDOWN_FACTOR=2 \ MUTTER_DEBUG_DUMMY_MODE_SPECS=1024x768 \ dbus-run-session -- gnome-shell --nested \ --wayland Source
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Cannot reassign shortcut SUPER+M under GNOME

It doesn't work as that's one of the default gnome-shell shortcuts. So gnome-shell actually grabs it even if you set it to execute some custom action. You'll have to remove it first from the default ...
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Gnome-shell show battery percentage

Turns out it's pretty simple: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true And to turn it back off: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage false ...
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Set window transparency in Gnome

You could change window opacity/transparency by changing property _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY via xprop command. Run: xprop -format _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 32c -set _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 0x7FFFFFFF and ...
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Scaling/HiDPI issue for QT5 applications under GNOME

According to the Archlinux Wiki: Since Qt 5.6, Qt 5 applications can be instructed to honor screen DPI by setting the QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR environment variable. So, you just need to ...
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Remove touchpad two-finger right-click

I came across https://askubuntu.com/questions/999631/ubuntu-17-10-disable-touchpad-bottom-right-corner-right-click That pointed me in the right direction. Running gsettings list-recursively org....
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Disable auto resizing of windows when dragged to the top and/or screen edges

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling false You may also have to run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides edge-tiling false
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Gnome Shell Integration in Chrome not working

You want to install the "chrome-gnome-shell" (and probably also the "GNOME Shell Integration" Chrome Extension) You can find instructions to install chrome-gnome-shell for your distro here on the ...
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Sharing your desktop with Google Hangouts, dual monitor and GNOME Shell

Updated News Good news for everybody: We have the medicine, and you won't need workaround anymore. ; ) This bug was fixed in Chromium 83 Beta (dev/unstable). I have tested the version 83.0.4103.14 (...
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gnome-shell error log

I'd start with journald's logs. Try one of these: $ journalctl /usr/bin/gnome-shell $ journalctl /usr/bin/gnome-session If the logs are not there then try this: $ journalctl -xe Googling I did ...
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How to get alt+right mouse to resize windows again!

If you install GNOME Tweaks, there's an option to "Resize with secondary click". Checking it will enable Super+RMB to resize windows.
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Sharing your desktop with Google Hangouts, dual monitor and GNOME Shell

I think I have found a better workaround than using vlc. We just need to create a fake webcam that shows our screen. # Unload sudo rmmod v4l2loopback # Load module sudo modprobe v4l2loopback video_nr=...
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

I suggest the extension Put Window. It has many customization options, ability to modify hot keys, etc.. Similar to all extensions it can be installed and activated at extensions.gnome.org
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

Save custom keyboard shortcuts You can save/backup/export custom shortcuts/keybindings using just dconf and sed Export dconf dump / | sed -n '/\[org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys/,/^$/p' &...
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Disabling keyboard shortcut for changing display setup in gnome-shell

I suggest you to try this (it works for me): Go in the dconf-editor via the command "dconf-editor" in a terminal, then go at: /org/gnome/mutter/keybindings/switch-monitor and disable "use default ...
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notify-send - How to display full message when message is longer than one line?

notify-send works like this: notify-send [OPTION...] <SUMMARY> [BODY] Now, as you only have one (quoted) string, that's being used for the SUMMARY and the BODY is empty. Just use blank or ...
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Debian Jessie unable to install GNOME extension, the native host connector is not detected

Yes, you should install the GNOME Shell integration for Chrome. The Debian 9 package’s dependencies are satisfiable in Debian 8, so wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/chrome-gnome-shell/...
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Copying [use of cp] issue

.* will expand to your hidden file, ., and ... This is an unfortunate part of how Bash filename expansion works: there is a directory entry called .., which consists of an initial . and then any ...
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