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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 see the difference between two installed versions of a program in Activities Overview?

Now we have flatpaks, snaps and deb versions of a program, they always show up the same in the Activities overview. E.g. I have a deb version of Inkscape, and I also tried out the Flatpak version. But ...
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Is there a way to get *activities overview* on ubuntu while using i3?

I'm using i3-wm as it's very convenient in general, once you get ahead of the initial learning curve. I miss the activity overview tho, since it allows you to loosely look for applications, files,... ...
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How to merge icons of Activities from two pages into one page?

Now I have two pages of icons if I click Activities in GNOME, represented by two dots. Since my screen is big, there is no need to use two pages to hold these icons; one page is enough. Do you know ...
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Show dock only in activities

On my PC, I had a Hot-Corner with the action to open activities menu. The dock showed up only when I open the activities, and I liked that. Recently, I had problem with my display manager (which I ...
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freedesktop launcher can't launch my app but it launches fine from terminal

I have installed an app which I can launch from terminal by typing "myapp". which myapp yields /path/to/myapp, and I can launch the app by typing path/to/myapp in terminal. However, I'd ...
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Slow overview over time on GNOME Shell 42.9

Hello I have upgraded form ubuntu 18.04 to 22.04. I am a big fan of the gnome 3 window manager so I installed it, I of course had to install a few extensions to make the 42.9 more like the Gnome 3 of ...
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In 22.04 'Activities' menu/grid, cannot remove icon

Somehow, an icon has been added to the desktop called 'Sysinfo'. I have researched this extensively and cannot find any way to delete this icon. From a command line, there appears no '[Ss]ysinfo' ...
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Convert units in Activities

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.5. It used to be called Dash but now I don't know what is evoked when I press super. Top left corner says Activities so let's go with that. I'm looking for some ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 running via remote desktop has no desktop or taskbar

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04. I can only log in via remote desktop. There is only an "activities" button and nothing else. There is no Desktop, no desktop icons, no task bar. The &...
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Gnome 44 Activities Overview No Longer Working

I am hoping that someone can help me with a recent problem that has sprung up today. I booted my system, which was running Ubuntu 22.10 and there were major changes to the desktop. The bottom task ...
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How to make a folder's background more transparent in GNOME's Overview?

In GNOME, is there anyway to make a (Overview) folder's background more transparent? To be more clear, the red area in the following screenshot is where I want it to be more transparent:
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Emacs from activities overview behaving differently than emacs from terminal - how to find our what command is run

DISCLAIMER: With "activities overview" I mean whatever is invoked when pressing the Super key / Windows key. I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 and depending how I start emacs (v27.1, installed using ...
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How to run Midnight Commander as a separate app, not a terminal instance?

Midnight Commander has a file which makes it available as a gnome app /usr/share/applications/mc.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Midnight Commander ... Exec=mc Icon=MidnightCommander Terminal=true Type=...
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Blur My Shell Overview is not working

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Blur My Shell is turned on and it's not blurring the Overview not blurry toggle is turned on
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Keys Press Twice in Ubuntu Activities Overview

When I try to type in activities overview, the first key gets typed twice. This only happens in activities overview. example- When I type "Ubuntu", it gets typed as "UUbuntu" I've ...
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Doubled first keypress in Activities "Type to search" box

I am running Ubuntu 22.04.1 (upgraded from 20.04) on an older Acer Predator G3260 with a guest version of 22.10 installed in VirtualBox. In the last few days something strange has stated to occur. On ...
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Custom app activities

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS When I hit the super key Activities is called and I can see all the windows. My question: Is there a way to customize a shortcut so that if I hit (for example) super+t I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 freezes when opening Activities view after waking up from suspend/sleep

Please Help >> Each time I lock the computer and it goes to sleep, when I wake it up and press the Super key to show the Activities Overview view, it freezes on me (Only the Activities ...
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How do I create a new application launcher in Ubuntu 22.04?

I have a shell script (studio.sh that launches Android Studio) and a png icon. How do I use these to create a new application launcher icon for Ubuntu 22.04 such that it will show up in "Show ...
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Open a program into a specific KDE 'Activity'?

Hopefully a simple enough question - using a shell script (unless there's something better for this?) to launch specific apps for specific tasks. I use activities pretty religiously (I have them bound ...
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Show Apps and Activities Overview are laggy

When i use activities overview or show apps its so much laggy and takes around 4-5 seconds to load up. How can i fix this? Btw i am using Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @2.93GHz processor with 4 gb ...
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Add custom search query to Ubuntu activities search field

In Ubuntu, when i tap the Win key, the activities screen appears where i can type a search term. I am using Ulauncher for quick access to some custom search queries. Is it possible to define search ...
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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 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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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 it will not close/exit if I open Activities. I've tried using Super again to toggle, escape, or run ...
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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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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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