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

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My apps are not visible in Show Applications screen in Ubuntu 22.04

You can see from the screenshot that I have many apps installed (Chrome, Steam, TeamViewer, etc) but they are not being shown on my "Show Applications" screen. In fact, it doesn't even show ...
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Ubuntu Activities opens on typing certain letters really fast

I have a problem with the Activities opening when I type certain words fast. it could be any word like server or option and it triggeres the Activities to open. WHat can I do to disable this behaviour....
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Registers 2 key press in activities overview

In activities overview, if I start typing, it registers the first key press as 2 key presses. Watch the gif for better understanding. Key_Press_Problem_Ubuntu_21.10 This is a fresh installation of ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 open windows cover search area

I have a problem since I've added second monitor - when I press "windows" key and try to search, miniatures of open windows covers the search result - is there something I can do with that?
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Applications overview only shows the first characters of application names

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10 / Gnome 40.4.0 and everything looks great, except for the Applications Overview, which only displays the first few letters of each application. See here I'm aware ...
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Move Workspaces Overview to Top in GNOME (like MacOS)

I'm wondering if there's a way to move the Workspaces Overview (GNOME) to the top, like in MacOS. If you don't know what I mean by "workspaces overview," I'm talking about when you go into ...
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How do i add the newly installed file manager (Nemo) in the 'activities overview' search results?

Distressed Ubuntu 21.10 user here. I recently purged Nautilus and installed Nemo as my default file manager. I previously had Nautilus added in the activities-overview search-results (under - settings&...
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How to add custom app tasks in ubuntu activities search ? What is the specific term for that search bar?

I have attached a screenshot as an example. I want to create my custom search option that executes specific scripts.
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Removing the dock only in activites overview

I have the dash to dock extension installed, and I love it But when I go to the activities overview by pressing Super, the dock gets overlapped with another bigger dock This is how it looks How do I ...
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Make application runnable

I just installed Anki v2.1.49, I can run it from terminal with bin/Anki but I would like to make it runnable with Super -> Anki and set it as a shortcut (e.g. runnable from Super + 3). I think I ...
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What is the default sort order of applications in the Applications Grid?

What is the default sort order of applications in the Applications Grid in Ubuntu 21.10? The Gnome Shell Applications Grid doesn't show applications alphabetically, and it doesn't seem to sort them ...
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Ubuntu now always starts in overview mode when logging in. How to avoid?

Recently, Ubuntu 21.10 (Gnome 40.4.0, logging in with GNOME on Xorg) has started displaying the overview mode when I log in (normally, tapping Super achieves this). The first thing I have to do then ...
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How to remove icons in the menu section which are uninstalled but still showing

Here in this image below you can see some Microsoft office application and Dosbox icon but they are uninstalled but still it appears there.
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Activities search box not automatically selected when pressing Super Key

I've had this really annoying bug for the last few days: when I press the Super key and type, the input appears in the window I was working prior to launching the Activities overview (i.e. not in the &...
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What is @!0,27;BDH and why does it keep me stuck in activites overview mode?

This bug keeps me stuck in activities overview mode showing me all running programs and folders and I can't access any of them. I thought it was related to the browser and asked about that but we ...
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Ubuntu Activities showing wrong name for an installed application?

By default the windows title of my application in Ubuntu Activities Overview appears as eclipse-jdt-internal-jarinjarloader-jarRsrcLoader. This has nothing to do with the real name of my application ...
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Activity stuck in ubuntu 21.04

After updating to Ubuntu 21.04 today and even disabling all gnome extensions, I have a problem where if I open Activities, it will not close/exit. I've tried using Super again to toggle, or escape, or ...
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Why am I getting locked into 'Activities/Overview' after Super Key on Ubuntu 21.04

I may have missed something here, but after I upgraded to 21.04 I randomly get locked into "Activities/Overview" after I press Super Key. I can still open and close applications but I am not ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Gnome App Grid

I am working on a project, and would like to make the app grid scrolling horizontal. I'm on GNOME 3.36, and have no idea on how to go about doing this. Can someone help me?
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Change application startup script for application installed with snap

I've installed brave with snap install brave. I can see it when clicking applications in the side bar and also when searching for it in the activities overview. Hovever i'd like to run it with ...
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How to make Activities overview only shown on current monito?

I am using two monitors, one at the left for screen-recording, another primary at the right for other work. It works fine but when I hit Super key, the Activities overview is shown on the left screen. ...
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Ubuntu 20: Gedit missing from Activities Menu

After I switched from Ubuntu 18 to 20, I lost the ability to open the text editor from the Activities menu. If I doubleclick a text file, gedit is opened but if I try to open it by hand, I can't. ...
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Switch workspace in activities overview

There is a nifty feature in Ubuntu 20.04's Activities overview where users can switch to next/previous workspace by scrolling the mouse wheel. If I scroll one "click" down on the mouse wheel,...
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How to change the number of rows and columns in GNOME app grid (<=3.36)?

I noticed that in GNOME 3.38, when I change the position of the dock to bottom, then in the app grid the icons size, rows and columns adjust themselves as needed. I think they go from 4x6 to 3x8 so ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 activities overview (super key): windows only can be selected by Down Arrow key

When I press Super, the activities overview overlay with all current windows is displayed. Now I would like select a certain window using arrow keys ←→↓↑ followed by Enter. But why does the windows ...
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Can't see all open windows in Activites/search (super) view

I'm using a triple monitor setup where one of the monitors is portrait. This portrait monitor is causing issues when viewing the activity/search view as it appears to be using the vertical resolution ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Activities do not show all windows

I recently upgraded to 20.04.1 LTS. Unfortunately, the super key (Activities button) does not give overview of all open windows. Instead, I just get a search bar on top of the screen and Workspaces to ...
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Activites overview stops the whole system

First look at the images to understand what happens (if anybody can tell me how to upload a video here than it will be much better) So the story is like this I clicked on the group then click outside ...
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Activities overview current workspace only

Hitting the Super key shows me all activities from all workspaces. I would like to have an option to show all activities from just the current workspace, either with another shortcut or by changing ...
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Bug after restarting gnome shell

Whenever I restart the gnome shell and go to activities overview, instead of normally seeing all windows of one workspaces, I see all windows of all workspaces jumbled together. Also, all the preview ...
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How to display all windows names in the Gnome overview screen without mouse over - Ubtuntu 20.04.1

In Gnome Activities overview screen, window names will be displayed only on mouse hover. But I want to display names of the windows without hovering. How to do that in Ubuntu 20.04.1?
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Getting stuck on a glitch that looks like a combo of show applications and the activities screen

If I click the super key (the one with windows symbol on it), or super A or I click on the 9 dotted square for show applications, I get stuck in a screen that is a combination of show applications and ...
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'Activities overview' is not working properly; it cuts out windows

I installed some updates to Ubuntu 20.04 and the 'Activities overview' stopped working fine. This only shows the search engine and cuts the screens that are open. In this image you can see the problem:...
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How to edit GNOME Activities so it will only show the currently opened applications?

Is this possible to edit the GNOME Activities Overview so it will show the apps only, without the dock in the left and the text-box on top? To clarify, I am using apps-menu extension that shows all ...
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Activities menu is not working

When I press the super key I can search for applications but open applications is not shrinking. As you can see in this image this is what happens when I click the super button.
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Trigger Activities overview at key press instead of release

I want to know if it is possible to change the activation of the Activities overview via a key press instead of a key release. When I'm switching workspaces quickly I usually do this via key ...
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What do these two screens mean and how to remove them?

I am new to ubuntu On the right it shows two screens I accidentally opened two screens on the same desktop. They are visible on the right. I can see this on pressing the activities button on the top ...
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No workspaces in Activities overview after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

When going to Activities overview after update to Ubuntu 20.04, I can't see workspaces and so I can't drag and drop windows between workspaces. I have 4 static workspaces configured. List of enabled ...
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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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