What I mean by "mouse position function" is, for instance, when you put the mouse cursor on the top left edge of the screen to show up the Applications and on the bottom to show the message tray.

I already tried to search for it but I could not find anything.

  • Those features are commonly called "hot corners", which may help you with your search!
    – dagrha
    Dec 11 '14 at 2:12
  • Thank you dazzle! Thanks to your help I could find a good solution, which was to install two extensions from extensions.gnome.com to remove the top-left corner and message tray! :)
    – fermoga
    Dec 11 '14 at 2:33
  • Which version of Gnome shell are you using?
    – Wilf
    Dec 20 '14 at 13:18

There are varying extensions on https://extensions.gnome.org/ you can use, including:

  • Insensitive Message Tray - which

    "Renders the bottom message tray insensitive so that it doesn't show up automatically when the mouse pointer is placed at the bottom edge of the screen. However you can still access the message tray using Super+M."

    This functionality is also now included the Dask to Dock extension.

  • No Topleft Hot Corner - which:

    "This extension disables the top left hot corners. You can still click on Activities or press the dedicated key to reach the overview. Since 3.8, should work with other extensions modifying the Activities button. On versions prior to 3.8, may not disable other hotcorners in multiscreen configurations and won't work on fallback/flashback mode."

You may have to use other extensions depending on which version of Gnome shell you are using.

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