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

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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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Empty activities overview

My activities overview is completely empty. No entries for applications, files, videos, pictures. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Search will not produce any results, the window is empty. I don't know ...
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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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Customize the app launchers appearing in activity overview search

On Ubuntu, I usually use activity overview (invoked by Super key) to launch applications or switch to the corresponding window, given the application is already launched. But when I type the keyword ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 Activities takes wrong Monitor size

I freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 on my pc and the Activities doesn't seem to be working as it should. My setup consists of my main monitor (1920x1080) and a second one (1920x1080) left of my main ...
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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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How do I make the Super key open the activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...