Gnome-shell list 2016 October
Or wait for an extension to make tweaking of the application overview easy.
NOTE: It is possible to make some tweaking without re-compiling gnome-shell, by editing
/usr/lib/gnome-shell/libgnome-shell.so in a hex editor. For instance, you can change the number of columns and/or rows in the application overview by doing the following:
Make a backup of
libgnome-shell.so in case something goes wrong.
libgnome-shell.so with an hex editor (I used Bless) and search for
MAX_COLUMNS = 6 as text.
6 with ascii value of the number of columns that you want. If you want a 2-digit value, you will need to delete the space between the
= equal sign and the original
6, like in
You can do the same for the number of rows by changing
MIN_ROWS, and for the icon size by changing
ICON_SIZE (search for
Save and replace
Restart gnome-shell (press Alt+F2 and in the popup enter 'r' or 'restart' and press enter).
Many thanks to VoOoLoX for suggesting this procedure in a related post.