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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3 with keyboard?

In Fedora 24 (also Ubuntu 20.04, and probably many more distros which use Gnome) the key combination SuperShift← or SuperShift→ moves windows between monitors by default. If you play with Super + ...
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Does GNOME 3 support desktop zoom?

For those who don't mind using keyboard shortcuts instead of the mouse scrollwheel, here they are (tested with Gnome 3.14.2): Super+Alt+8 : Toggle zoom enabled/disabled (when enabled, the next two ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I had the same issue after a fresh install of arch. I checked, double checked and triple checked the locale.gen and even removed every locale except en_US.UTF-8. I was just about to give up when I ...
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

There are several extensions on the GNOME extensions site which can give you various modes of "snapping" your windows. One that works particularly well is gTile.     References ...
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Gnome 3.22: disable alt+shift keyboard layout switching

Okay, got it: this line in my /etc/default/keyboard XKBOPTIONS="grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll" .. should not contain grp:alt_shift_toggle, which is the relevant xkb option according to this ...
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How to reduce title bar height?

After Gnome 3.20, .header-bar.default-decoration doesn't work. You can put follow content into ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: /* shrink headerbars (don't forget semicolons after each property) */ ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

Sounds like you messed up your /etc/locale.gen file. If you are english/US, comment out any of the other entries in that file, UNLESS YOU NEED THEM. They are for other languages. If you are ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

Gnome 3 uses DCONF to store the preferences in a single binary file: ~/.config/dconf/user. As per the Gnome docs, it is recommended to save only the settings that you need and restore them with either ...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

create a file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css ( add the below CSS ) then you will need to reload gnome-shell: ALT + F2 and type r I was able to reduce the app Titlebar on Gnome 3.20 with the following CSS: ...
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How do I refresh Gnome 3 applications

From Desktop entries in Arch linux wiki, this works on later versions of Gnome: update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications
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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 to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

You could set the corresponding xkb option via dconf-editor. Navigate to org > gnome > desktop > input-sources and add grp:caps_toggle to your xkb-options: Note each option is enclosed in single ...
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How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

If you're looking for a way to visually edit configuration as in other answer, there's dconf-editor supplied with dconf-tools: sudo aptitude install dconf-tools If you fancy batch editing needed ...
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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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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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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.
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Double click selection in Gnome Terminal

How much is selected on double click can be configured via adding additional character classes to the default set. That means that adding a colon and other special characters that may show up in URLs ...
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How to set power button to shutdown instead of suspend?

That's caused by the latest gnome-settings-daemon updates... There is no such option in power settings because it was removed by the GNOME devs (the shutdown/power off action is considered "too ...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

Note: If you are on PopOS, there is an option to "Remove Window Titles" in the top bar menu that also controls tiling. This is what I use currently myself and it works great for only ...
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Set standard file browser for "open containing folder"

You can define the default file browser by editing the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. Open this file and change the line inode/directory as follow inode/directory=nautilus.desktop; ...
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How to save a GNOME 3 session

Try using dconf Editor, here are the steps Open dconf Editor Goto org/gnome/gnome-session Check the property called "auto_save_session" The description says "If enabled, gnome-session ...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3 without GDM?

This works for me in Gnome 3.14. Standard installation, no customization. gnome-screensaver-command --lock
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How can I add an application to the GNOME application menu?

Very good answer from Thomas Nyman. Gnome comes with gui tool gnome-desktop-item-edit assisting in creating *.desktop files. We need to use it from command line, or create a desktop file for it. ...
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How to install executables

To call a program by its name, shells search the directories in the $PATH environment variable. In Debian, the default $PATH for your user should include /home/YOUR-USER-NAME/bin (i.e. ~/bin). First ...
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How to change keyboard layout in gnome 3 from command line

Since gnome-shell exposes a JS eval interface on DBus which has access to all variables, the feat is possible with the following command: gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.Shell \ --object-path /...
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WIFI - Disable Hotspot Login Screen

For disabling it, in Ubuntu it is (no idea if it applies to Fedora): Open Settings Select Privacy Turn ‘network connectivity checking’ off The offending file in Fedora is however /usr/libexec/gnome-...
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Where does GNOME Network Manager store passwords?

Go to the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ directory, here all the connection details are saved. And use the cat command or any text editor as root to view the saved passwords. There should be ...
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What do the tags in `monitors.xml` do?

The monitors.xml file stores the monitors settings as configure by Gnome System Settings. It can store configurations for multiple monitor setups and the user's personal choice of screen resolution. ...
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How to *disable* natural scrolling?

This worked for me: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse natural-scroll false gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad natural-scroll false
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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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