The Activities overview in GNOME Shell is where you can manage windows, applications and workspaces.

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switching kde activities in command line

I started taking a course on bash scripting, and i'm still a newbie in bash scripting...please i wan't to know whether it's possible to control and switch kde activities in kubuntu via the command ...
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Is it possible to make Gnome Shell open with the activities overview?

When booting in to Gnome Shell, the first thing I do is open the activities overview. There is a perceptible delay before it opens for the first time which is no big deal, but bugs me nevertheless. ...
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How to set Applications as the default view in GNOME Shell Activities

In Gnome Shell 3.10, when I click on the activities button I want to launch the application view instead of the window-overview. I allready found this question: unfortunately this solution doesn't ...
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always show notifications in activity overview (gnome shell 3.10)

I want the notification bar to be always shown when I use activity overview. In some version of Gnome Shell (maybe 3.2 or 3.4) it was by default so I was wondering if it can be done in Gnome Shell ...
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Gnome Application Folders

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. In Gnome Activities under All Applications there is some folders containing apps. For example there is a folder called Utilities which containing Archive Manager, ...
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Is it possible to move the top activities bar of gnome shell to the bottom of the screen?

I have set up a normal user account in my computer as a guest account, which lots of my friends use. I love the gnome shell, and I set it as the desktop environment. The problem users of my computer ...
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Missing icons in Gnome-Shell overview

There are applications icons missing in my Gnome-Shell 3.8.2 overview, but this wasn't like that on a fresh install with Gnome3-PPA enabled. I do not have or had the Gnome3-Staging-PPA enabled. I had ...
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No recent files in GNOME Shell

I upgraded from an almost default install of 11.10 to 12.04. All went well. I can boot into GNOME Shell. Get Activities overview, except that there are no recent files! In 11.10, I used to get Recent ...
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How do I turn off Gnome Shell Activities Animations?

I'd like to turn off the animation (windows zoom back) effect when the activities overview is activated because it really gets slow and laggy with a lot of open windows. Is there ANY way to do this, ...
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On-the-fly file search in gnome 3?

I recently switched to Gnome 3 (on Onereic 11.10). I was a big fan of gnome-do (on Gnome 2), where I heavily used the "files and folders"-plugin. This allows to configure a list of files and folder to ...
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Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items

I am using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I am getting annoyed when dash search lists Recent Items. I have tried many ways to prevent it like Deleting activity.sqlite and activity.sqlite-journal files ...
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Activity log manager is not preventing Zeitgeist from logging files

I am running Gnome Shell and I do not like Zeitgeist indexing all my files. This makes the overview search in gnome-shell very slow. I do not want the overview to search recent files, so I installed ...
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How to set Applications as the default view in GNOME Shell Activities when there are no windows open?

If there are no windows opened, it doesn't make any sense to have the Windows view as default when we go through Activities.
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Bind GNOME-Shell activities overview to custom mouse button

I have a Logitech G500 mouse which has a third button between the usual "backward" and "forward" mouse buttons. I want to bind the GNOME-Shell activies overview to that button button. I tried to do ...
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Disable automatic activation of Gnome Shell activities on mouse over

I have been searching for a way to disable the "hot corner" feature of the Activities button in Gnome Shell. I would prefer it to require a click such that I don't keep accidentally activating it upon ...