I just installed Gnome, and when I click on "Activities" a convenient bar shows up from the left, allowing me to switch to other applications. Unfortunately, the bar hides as soon as I choose an application.

How to make this bar always visible?

  1. With Firefox go to https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/
  2. Allow the web page's Firefox integration
  3. On the web page, toggle the switch to "On"
  4. Refresh the web page
  5. A "Settings" icon has appeared, click it
  6. Toggle "Intelligent autohide" to "Off"

Dash to dock autohide


Gnome Activities bar

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    You might want to also mention that one can change where it is positioned (on the left, right or bottom of the screen).
    – user364819
    Jul 4 '16 at 21:33
  • what is meant by step 2: Allow the web page's Firefox integration I see no where on the web page where this is mentioned. Mar 18 '20 at 1:16
  • @RichardHartley was also confused about step 2, but figured it out. There is a small tool icon in the upper-right part of the extension web-page. Click on it and you get the Dash to Dock configuration window May 9 '20 at 6:25
  • follow the 4th step, toggle the switch on and refresh the web page, then the Dash to Dock switch back to off again. No "Settings" icon appeared.
    – falltree
    Sep 1 '20 at 14:45
  • Stinks that something so important as this, is an extension and that you must go back to its website to edit its settings.
    – wruckie
    Jun 9 '21 at 18:44

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