With two monitors connected, the "Activities overview" is very annoying me when every time I click the applications button on Ubuntu 18.04.


You may use a GNOME shell extension called Hide Activities Button. This extension hides the Activities button from the top bar.

Note that you'll still be able access the Activities overview by pressing the Super key (usually the key with Windows logo).

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    Thanks but is there any way to disabled the Activities Overview even when I press the Super key or click on the "Applications" button in left bottom corner? – Devymex Nov 6 '18 at 0:39
  • @Devymex Run the following command in Terminal gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-show-apps-button false to get rid of the "Show Applications" icon. – pomsky Nov 6 '18 at 6:10
  • In addition to this, you also may disable the <Super> key, and disable (or change) the <Super+a>, <Super+s> and <Alt+F1) hotkeys. Then you will have a hard time showing the activities or applications overview. – vanadium Nov 6 '18 at 8:07
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    I want neither to hide the "Show Applications" button nor disable the Super key, but just disable the "Activities Overview" when I press super key or click on the "Show Applications". Is it possible? – Devymex Nov 8 '18 at 3:33
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    Oh, I'm sorry! I just realized the "Activities Overview" will shown up only if two monitors is connected! The Master monitor shows the "Applications" and the slave monitor shows the annoying "Activities Overview". The "Activities Overview" showing up with a very slow animation and I need press Esc twice to close it. I do not want my slave monitor is covered by any panel when the "Applications" shown up. – Devymex Nov 9 '18 at 6:22

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