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Questions tagged [activities-overview]

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

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Activities Overview Hot Corner and file drag on it (non-optimal location of window thumbnails)

I use Activities Overview Hot Corner to drag-n-drop files to background windows from nautilus window. But I don't understand why when i use Overview Hot Corner with clean mouse or with Super/Win ...
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Is there a way to make Activities overview offer a link to the .desktop file for each entry?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and when I open the launcher ('Activities' overview) and search for an application I would sometimes like to edit the desktop file for one of the results. Is there any way ...
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Running applications not showing up in the dash

I am running Ubuntu Cosmic (18.10) and I noticed that various running applications (not all of them) are not showing up in the dash when running. It is the case for Rhythmbox, Document viewer, ...
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Customize file search done with activities/super key

I would like the file search via activities/super key to have richer features, for example show last searched file first, as done in http://www.launchy.net/ underline the search text, as done in ...
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Invoking GNOME Activities overview from command line

Is there a way to invoke the Activities view of GNOME from the Linux command line? This is what the Super key invokes from GNOME. Once it is shown, I can interact with it as usual using the mouse. I'...
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Would it be possible to use middle-click on title bar for activities (exposé)? [duplicate]

Clicking "Activities" or pressing the Windows key shows "Activities" (exposé). The problem is, I have multiple monitors and for the non-primary monitor, the "Activities" is too far. And sometimes I ...
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Remove non-functioning launcher icon [duplicate]

I had two versions of skype installed: one from Skype (package skypeforlinux) and one using snap package in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. I removed the snap version but an empty icon in the launcher remains. /...
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How do I disable showing the “Activities overview” forever?

With two monitors connected, the "Activities overview" is very annoying me when every time I click the applications button on Ubuntu 18.04.
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How to move the workspace overview in Activities to the left in Gnome?

Is there any way of moving the workspace overview in Activities to the left side of the screen? I've tried looking for extensions and going through the Gnome Tweak tool, but without success. Having ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 applications thumbnails not showing properly in “Activities” overview

On pressing super key, applications thumbnails are rendering in weird manner. I'm using Ubuntu dock (i.e. GNOME's dash-to-dock) to fix launcher at bottom. extensions enabled on my system: ['...
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Displaying a Dash view of one application only?

When we hit the windows key we see all the currently opened applications. Is there a way to see only the windows for one app? For example I just want to see all the Chrome windows I have opened and ...
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Dock shown both at bottom and left in Activities overview / search window [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. I have installed Dash to dock gnome extension. But when i click on Activities button, two docks are shown. One at the bottom and one at the left. I want to see only at the ...
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How do I remove log out, reboot, and shut down from GNOME shell application list?

I’m new to Ubuntu. I don't know where the log out, reboot and shut down icons in my application list came from. I just need to remove this from here.
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How to raise desktops without clicking on “Activities” [duplicate]

I've searched and not found this question. Long time Ubuntu user, and the last several years a Gnubuntu user (and happy about the switch to Gnome). HOWEVER, how in the world do I get Activities to ...
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Activities dual monitor issue with Ubuntu 18.04

I found the Activities overview very useful in Ubuntu 18.04. Unfortunately, when I plugged the second display, I found out that it is impossible to switch between activities located at different ...
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Using keyboard for navigating Activites in Ubuntu 18.04

When you bring up the Activities view (by pressing Super, Alt-F1, or clicking Activities in the upper left), the majority of the display is used to show windows of all open applications. You can use ...
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How do I show running windows without clicking the “Activities” button but only hovering over it?

I'm from Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 and I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 which contains GNOME by default, but there are a lot less preferences. I want to open the selection of windows (as if we clicked on the 3 ...
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Built-in calculator to GNOME search window

Using Ubuntu 18.04. On prior versions of Ubuntu GNOME, I could type basic expressions into the gnome search bar and get the answer. Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 however, I cannot; it shows ...
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Activities overview. Show clicked app instances only

I click "Files" app which is located on dock. "Files" has two instances (two directories are opened). There are other apps running at that moment too. I want to see only "Files" instances, instead of ...
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Remove 'Activities' folders: “Sundry” and “suse-yast.directory”

Yesterday I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 and when I decided to reorganize the activities' folders, I've found these pre-existing with none application assigned. How I could remove them?
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dual monitor workspaces in ubuntu 18.04

Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 18.04; when I hit activities only the left monitor switches workspaces while the right monitor just keeps whatever is on its screen. Is there a way to make the workspace ...
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Double dock on Activities overview and dock shown when screen is locked

I got a small problem with Ubuntu 18.04 and GNOME and that is when I open show applications I get a duplicate dock. How do I remove that one? Also second issue is that the dock is still shown when ...
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How to make super key only show Chrome window in current workspace in Ubuntu 18?

I am switching from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18. One thing I am confused about Ubuntu 18 is that: When I press Super key, it shows all the apps from all the workspace. That makes me hard to find what I ...
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Just moved to Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04, how do I make activities always visible? [duplicate]

I searched a bit but could not find it anywhere. Where do I make it so I don't have to press that Activities button on the top left in order to see my list of apps? either auto hide/show or always ...
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Make custom app available on 'Activities' of Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and I just installed eclipse through umake. But there is a problem. I can find the directory and the executable file of eclipse in ~/.local/share/umake/ide/eclipse. And I succeeded ...
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Android App Shortcuts Appear even after Uninstalling Anbox

I uninstalled Anbox on my Ubuntu, but an Android app shortcut still appeared on dash. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.
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How to split Ubuntu dash apps label into multiple lines? [duplicate]

I don't like "..." at apps label, I have Ubuntu 18.04. I would like the app name to show in two or more lines if it does not fit in one single line.
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How to change shortcut for Activities overview?

I have dual-booted Windows and Ubuntu 17.10. In Windows, the shortcut key for task view is Win+Tab. In Ubuntu 17.10, the shortcut key for the Dash menu ("Activities" overview) is the Super key. It's a ...
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I can't open apps already installed (desktop entries are missed - almost all)

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I have the following issue. I can't find many apps using dock search but it's already installed. ex: I've searched for calculator I opened software center and calculator ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 18.04 show all available applications when you select “All”, and how can you make it truly show all of them?

Now that Ubuntu 18 uses Gnome for the graphical shell, running "Show Applications" from the launcher only lists 35 applications for "All" even though there are way more available. The only options are ...
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How to remove these application icons?

I once install LINE Messenger in my Ubuntu's using Wine. Then I remove it using the LINE Uninstall icon because the application like to hang my computer. Any idea how I can remove these icons? I've ...
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Applications not showing up in Gnome 3 Activities > Search after .desktop configuration file created

I usually place my local *.desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications. Since very recently they do not show up anymore when I search for them after pressing SUPER key. They are all startable from ...
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Detecting if the Activities Overview is open?

I want to detect if the Activities Overview is open or not from a script. I have tried xdotool getwindowfocus but it just gives me the window that was focused before the Activities Overview panel was ...
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Cisco packet tracer isn't displayed in Activities

I installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 but I don't have it displayed in Activities so I have to start it from Terminal every time. How can I make shortcut of Packet Tracer to Activities ...
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Bad behavior of activities overview when workspaces span displays

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 18.04 and noticed a bad behavior of gnome's activities overview: I have two monitors and work with the option "Workspaces span displays" enabled. In the gnome ...
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Super Key Inactive

Why do I have to press the 9 dots in the bottom left to show all applications? How can I do it with the Super key? At first I could do it, but suddenly it stopped working that way; now my Super key ...
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Activities corner keeps “re-enabling” itself

In Ubuntu 18.04, using Gnome Tweak tool there's a way to disable the Activities hot corner. I have a multi-monitor setup, so having this feature on is extremely annoying. Anyway... After a couple of ...
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GNOME automatically switching to the window selection screen [duplicate]

Extra GNOME-noob here as you can imagine from the question: GNOME is constantly switching to the 'window selection screen' with blinking circles on the upper left corner, and it's doing it so ...
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How to disable/hide all the activities during an Overview in Gnome?

In GNOME, when an Overview is triggered, you are presented with all the windows currently open in the workspace. This causes sudden CPU usage spikes (and temperature spikes on hot days) and gnome-...
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Applications search doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04

Applications searching in Ubuntu 18.04 no longer works. This is a new install that has few modifications. The applications search feature hasn't worked from the initial installation for some reason. ...
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Right Super key not opening Dash on Ubuntu 18.04

I have an odd issue with Super key. As for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, it isn't opening the dash menu any more. My mechanical keyboard layout is Brazilian. The only difference is that it has a Fn key where the ...
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GUI to hide folders from Gnome Activities Search

Back on Unity, there was a simple UI within Privacy to hide certain folders and files from coming up when you'd search the dash. Has that been removed with the switch to Gnome? If so, is there a way ...
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Activities overview hotkey customisation

I've been using Activities Overview to navigate between windows, because I like being able to see the windows in 2D (as opposed to the list form of Alt-Tab, which I often need to press many times to ...
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Two icons are present in Ubuntu 17.10. How can I remove one of them?

I found multiple icons of same software in my installed softwares list. I want to remove one of the icons. How can I remove one icon or merge two icons into one icon? Output of ls /usr/share/...
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How to distinguish between snap and normal application in “Activities”

If I have, say, Firefox installed both as a normal package and as a snap, they will appear in the Activities application listing and also two items will be returned by a search for "Firefox". Both ...
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GNOME Shell - how to add a custom favorite app / change favorite's path?

Due to a bug/glitch, I can't use GNOME Flashback for a while. I am forced to use the new GNOME Shell layout. I'm finding it a large leap back in usability. I am not able to customize it the way I can ...
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GNOME shows activities overview when mouse hover dash

I got this weird bug recently: When mouse-hovering the dash panel, the activities overview shows up. Why is that? (I'm using "dash to panel" extension). I'm using Ubuntu 17.10
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How to get gnome shell “Show Applications” to show the full name

This question has been asked before but that was over 6 years ago and I'm hoping to get a more updated answer. Old Thread Basically when I search for an application, if the name is too long it's ...
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GNOME 3 search bar with no results

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with GNOME 3 on my laptop. I use my laptop for university work, so often times I find myself using the search function of Gnome to get to certain class folders quickly. I've ...
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No titles on windows in activities overview (GNOME 3.26)

As you can see on image there is still a label on active window, but no labels on others, witch makes quite hard to navigate in activity view, especially when there are many windows (in this form they ...