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The Activities overview in GNOME Shell is where you can manage windows, applications and workspaces.

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How to get more rows of app results in overview search in GNOME Shell?

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I go to applications overview and search for an application, I want there to be more than one row of results. Right now there is only one row of results followed by empty space: ...
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How do I remove “Activities” button from Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and I don't like the button "Activities" at the top left of the screen. Is it possible to remove it completely? If not, can I remove the word, leaving the button's action there?...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Remove items from application list

Environment Ubuntu 20.04 Problem I am trying to remove these links without luck. I have tried to find them as .desktop files. Case 1: Duplicated link. Case 2: Unneeded link. "Additional drivers"
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Search bar not showing results

Dash doesn't show any results but the results are being generated in the background since when I press enter I get the first result opened (see screenshot, if I press enter it would open Terminal). ...
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GNOME Activities does not show all files during search

The GNOME Shell Activities does not search all directories and searches only within recent files. Language: English (United States) Formats: España = Spain Input sources: Spanish Trying to change my ...
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Super+space disables the Activities overview shortcut [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04. As far as I can tell, there seems to be at least 3 shortcuts to access the Activities menu: Super, Super+S and Alt+F1. I also tend to switch between "en-us" and "pt" ...
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Show Applications not scrolling after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 (via 19.10)

Everything works fine, with one exception. I can't seem to scroll down through Show Applications screen. Interestingly I can cursor down and hit return and that application will start though I can not ...
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How to find recent files in Ubuntu 20.04 activities overview?

Ubuntu unity made it easy to access recently used files by clicking on the dash button and type some characters of a recently used file. The activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 works similar. But it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 application search bar missing [duplicate]

After updating to Ubuntu 19.10, pressing the Super button only shows the list of the currently opened applications. It does not show the applications list when nothing is opened. Also, the search bar ...
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How do I completely get rid of the dock from GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

I have tried using sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock but the dock is still present when I open the Activities overview and show all programs. How do I completely get rid of it?
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Why did Firefox, Mailspring, and other applications disappear from the dock in Ubuntu 20.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, I noticed upon reboot that Firefox, Mailspring, and several other apps are missing from both my Ubuntu dock and the Activities launcher. I can launch them by hand, but ...
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Super key not showing “Activities” if the keyboard layout is not English [duplicate]

I use different keyboard layouts on my computer. The Super key works as expected with "English (with dead keys on Alt-Gr)" showing the Activities overview, but when switching to other layouts, the ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 20.04

I just updated to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and my super key has lost its main functionality. Previously in Ubuntu 18.04LTS, I was able to click the super key and the applications drawer would show. Now it ...
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How do I make the Super key open the activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I've upgraded two laptops to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. On one of them pressing Super (aka the Windows Logo key) opens the Activities overview. On the other one it doesn't, and I have to use Super+S, or Alt+...
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Disfunctionality of super key in ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and super key not working properly. When i enable dash to dock gnome extension, sometimes super key doesn't work and i have to reset gnome. When i press super key ...
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Super key restarts desktop 20.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 19.04. Since then, the super key seems to crash or restart the desktop environment. All the windows disappear and then reappear a second later. The "Show ...
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Application Window Name not Showing in Activities Overall on Ubuntu 18.04

I have none except the one I hover over. I want the effect here. Any suggestions?
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Activities-overview's section of primary monitor bleeds into section of second monitor

I have a dual monitor setup and when I click the activities-overview, the area meant to be displayed on my primary display bleeds into the section for the second monitor. If I set my secondary monitor ...
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Disable overview of all applications when opening application launcher

When pressing the SUPER button in Ubuntu, the gnome application launcher opens AND all open windows are shown. I find the showing of all open windows sometimes a bit too much and overwhelming. ...
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How do I hide minimised windows from Activities overview in GNOME 3?

In GNOME 3, I can open the Activities overview by clicking the 'Activities' button in the top-left corner or by pressing the Super key (usually the the key with the Windows logo). I see previews of ...
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Hide thumbnails on Activities tab

How do I disable the previews (thumbnails) of the tabs whenever I go to the activities menu through the Super button?
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Activities/Application Button doesn't show thumbnails of applications when I search - Ubuntu 19.10

When I open the application menu, thumbnails appear, but when I search for a specific application, it doesn't show. But it is there, because if I enter, the searched application opens. All ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Search Box in GNOME is not working

I'm currently using Ubuntu 19.10. Search box in Ubuntu finds no app: In fact nothing shows up. Does someone know some procedure to debug this?
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How to show dot symbol under the icon of the opened application when searching it using super key

Recently, I have created a .desktop file of Firefox application. When I run Firefox, I want to have a dot symbol under the icon of the Firefox when searching it using super key in GNOME just like we ...
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Unknown 3-dots button removal from the top bar of GNOME Shell

The upper-left corner, the 3-dots button arrange windows, but I'd like to remove it. What's the name and its configuration panel? Info: /usr/bin/dbus-run-session /usr/bin/gnome-session /usr/bin/gnome-...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS super key - searching - file manager 'no result found' (bug?/misconfiguration?)

Searching in making usage of the super key gives the possibility to use the 'file manager' (Nautilus) to access the files. The problem is that if the 'file manager' is clicked, even if 'x' files was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS super key - searching - increase the number of files displayed

What is the way to increase the number of files displayed if searching in making usage of the super key? How to reproduce? press the super key type a search string 'Files' icon is displayed on the ...
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How do I make a folder unsearchable?

I am trying to make a folder unsearchable by the activities search. It used to be possible in unity when I was using that, but now that I am using Gnome, I cannot find anything that resembles it in ...
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Activities empty - no applications listed: unity/gnome problem? [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu 19.10, I have absolutely nothing within the gnome "Activities" button. Also, I don't really see "Activities" but the button with Ubuntu logo that used to be there with Unity too. And ...
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How to prevent windows from being mapped underneath (z-order) the Gnome Top Bar?

(See the end of the question for details on versions of things I'm running). How do I ensure that windows open up below the Gnome Top Bar such that the Top Bar does not obscure the edge of the window?...
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Windows cut off at the bottom of screen in overview [duplicate]

When I enter the window overview by pressing the super key, I keep having windows on the bottom row of the overview cut off at the bottom edge of the screen, like the overview is reaching past the ...
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Window title in bottom of Activities overview is not visible when opening multiple windows [closed]

Ubuntu Dock on Left of screen with no window title: Ubuntu Dock on Bottom of screen with window title: I would like some help in fixing this behavior: with the Ubuntu dock on the left or right of ...
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Activities overview doesn't work!

I'm using latest Ubuntu (19.10) activities overview in top-left corner doesn't work however "Activities Overview Hot Corner" in tweak is enable!
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Ubuntu 19.10, dual monitor: GNOME Activities overview messed up

Please see these two screenshots, one with no windows: (click to enlarge) and one with multiple windows: (click to enlarge) In each one, the GNOME search bar is covered up, and the desktops are ...
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Activites Overview slow to appear

When I press the super key or click the "Activities" entry in the menu bar, it takes a good 2-3 seconds for the Activities Overview (with search and thumbnails of open windows) to appear. Now, this ...
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Change Activities overview backdrop (Ubuntu 19.10)

GNOME 3.34 automatically applies a dark filter to the background in the application overview page for "readability". Background image with darkening: Background image without darkening: Is there a ...
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How to unhide Workspace container in Activities Overview with terminal commands?

After pressing Super, the Activities Overview screen appears. In this Activities Overview screen, a Workspace container that is at the right side of the screen always appears hidden and it will appear ...
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How can I see full program name in GNOME search bar? [duplicate]

I've installed a Citrix client on my laptop and when I now search for it, I see this: They seem identical, but maybe the title of the programs is different. How can I see the full title of those ...
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Show recently used files in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome like in Unity

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity for a while before switching to Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome 3.28.2. But Gnome dash doesn't show recently used files as Unity dash does. I have had a look through ...
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How do I remove the default dock completely (even from Activities overview) on Ubuntu with GNOME? [duplicate]

This huge dock appears when I press the Windows key: I already have plank installed, I just want others dock to be completely removed, I already run a command to remove the default dock, I don't know ...
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Overview window arrangement with super key not working on Ubuntu 19.04

Whenever I press super overview of windows should show up, but I am not able to see those. I just upgraded from 18.04 LTS to 19. Please help me out.
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Don't hide Plank in activities overview

I use Plank as my default dock. When I press WinKey, I get activities overview, but Plank disappears, is there a way to add Plank to exceptions to minimise in activities overview?
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How to get rid of Skype? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04: Tried: But it still appears under Activities: Any idea how to get rid of it?
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Activities uses older version of firefox

I installed the latest version (67.02) if firefox. In my home directory there is a folder called 'firefox' and if I open it there is an executable file called 'firefox' and if I click it the latest ...
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Ubuntu 19.04: unable to hide Activities screen [duplicate]

When I press Super Key, I get to see the Activities screen and then I try to press escape to hide the Activities screen but nothing happens. I had to either shut down or log out to remove the ...
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“Open containing folder” from Activities search

Using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. If I use the Super key to search for a file, the path of the containing folder is displayed on screen, but there seems to be no way to either open the containing folder ...
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How do I add categories, shutdown and reboot icons to GNOME shell overview on Ubuntu 18.04?

How can I add the above options to GNOME shell overview on Ubuntu 18.04. Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME shell mock-up:
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Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Mission Control / Activities

Does Ubuntu Mate 18.04 have a 'mission control' feature like on Mac? Similar to the Ubuntu 18.04 Activities feature. If so, what's the shortcut?
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Upgraded to 19.04 - System Freezing when Opening Activities Menu

Just finished the upgrade to 19.04 and have almost everything working. If I use the Windows/Super key to open the activities menu the system becomes unusable. I can swap windows, but can't interact ...
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How do I prevent the “Super” button from opening Activities? [duplicate]

Combinations with the Super button are used by my IME. Whenever I am a bit too slow, the default behavior of Super kicks in and the "Activities" screen appear, showing all of my current windows. It ...