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Recently, Ubuntu 21.10 (Gnome 40.4.0, logging in with GNOME on Xorg) has started displaying the overview mode when I log in (normally, tapping Super achieves this). The first thing I have to do then is press Esc to return to normal.

This is the first time I have seen such behaviour, and it's unwanted. How can this be avoided?

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there seems to be few extensions for this.

simple one is https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/4099/no-overview/

Install this extension from above link by choosing version number 40.

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  • Perfect! The next question is of course why on earth Gnome would make such a ridiculous change :( Oct 18 at 19:46
  • There is a post about this on other forum. I am not able to identify it now. But there is a strong reasoning in that post.
    – UnKNOWn
    Oct 18 at 20:00
  • We are all different, but I'd still like to see why this reasoning is considered strong! If you can locate it, please inform me here :) Oct 18 at 20:14
  • I remember the main reason is user can click which app they want to open from the dash favourite icon and it automatically exit the overview. I will search the post n send you soon.
    – UnKNOWn
    Oct 19 at 2:45

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