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It's kinds slow reading through or looking for applications that look very similar. Anyone know of a way to show icons alongside the names? It's much faster to look for icons


There is a GitHub repository with a Gnome-shell extenstions that seems to do what you are looking for (although I haven't tried it). Install it using:

git clone https://github.com/sustmi/gnome-shell-extensions-sustmi.git
mv gnome-shell-extensions-sustmi/windowoverlay-icons ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/windowoverlay-icons@sustmidown.centrum.cz

The source, including a screenshot, of this post can be found here.


WindowOverlay Icons

Add application icons to window overview


  • Install gnome-tweaks

    sudo apt install gnome-tweaks
  • Click on the title above and turn the switch on

Extension Homepage: https://github.com/sustmi/gnome-shell-extension-windowoverlay-icons

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