Questions tagged [gnome-dash]

For questions about using the applications dashboard, also called the Dash in Ubuntu 17.10 and later.

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18.04: How do I make my apps “overlap” in Dash to Panel [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, Firefox has two application icons instead of one. One just launches Firefox, and the other is the open application itself. How do I make it only have one icon? System info: ...
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Use Gnome dash-to-dock without autohide

I recently installed the 'dash-to-dock' extension for Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04 as I liked the way it looked as opposed to the default dock. I liked the extension although I wasn't keen on the auto-hide ...
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How to make dbus commands persistent. GNOME

while studying/ Understanding GNOME, I have come across below two commands over the web. dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/Shell org.gnome.Shell.Eval string:'...
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How to remove a specific “favorite” icon appearing in the Ubuntu Dock [duplicate]

I have this icon in my "favorites" in the Ubuntu Dock or "Dash" or sidebar. When I click on the icon it does nothing. When I right click on it, there are no options to remove it. Where is this ....
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brave browsers shortcut on dock not working

I installed the community maintained snap version of brave browser on ubuntu 19.10. After installation, it does not start from the GNOME dock. left clicking does not open the browser and right click ...
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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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Make super key trigger ubuntu-gnome-desktop start menu under budgie

I'm an avid vanilla ubuntu user (19.04) I've recently switched to budgie desktop environment. after some tuning using the "Budgie desktop Setting" app (which is basically "Tweaks" such as "gnome-...
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Customize Super + N Behavior

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. When I hit Super+1, the first program in my left favorites bar, aka Ubuntu Dock (in my case, Firefox) starts up. If I hit Super+1 again, it switches to the ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop - Dash is crashing the desktop and log out the user

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 through the software-update and it kinda worked well this time, except that it failed that a menu is not installed properly and issue with that and it'll start ...
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Why are StartupWMClass changes not permanent?

I am working on Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to associate an application with its shortcut, so it does not launch on a new icon. The .desktop file is in .local/share/applications/ and not in /usr/share/...
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How can I run a Python script from Ubuntu Dash? [duplicate]

I've written hello.py (a basic "hello world" program) and would like to be able to quickly run it on my Ubuntu machine by pressing the Win key to open Dash, then type the name of the script (or ...
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No default icon in GNOME dash

When I open a .desktop file with missing icon its window appears as a completely transparent icon in my GNOME dash. I think there used to be some default icon (purple gears) for this situation. The ...
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Trying to Change the Show Apps Button in GNOME

I know there are similar questions to this already however I've followed them and I'm still experiencing some trouble. I'm trying to theme the show app grid icon in the dock with this icon https://...
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Change Dash to Dock setting on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I prefer to have Dash to Dock minimized, so I use a command dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/extend-height false. The problem is, when I tried this command in the new Ubuntu 18....
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GNOME Dash-to-dock feature not show running apps

It shows the favorite applications, and properly shows the orange dotd on the left of the running ones, but not the running ones if they are not favorites. From dconf-editor, org->gnome->shell->...
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Software & Updates missing from Applications dashboard

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 and although both Ubuntu Software and Software Updater are present and working fine, Software & Updates is missing from Applications, and pressing the Settings button on ...
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Missing icon for desktop in Dash in 18.04

I upgraded today to 18.04. One item I am missing is a "Show desktop" button in the dash. How can I add this without running a script? (This must be a common request). Thanks.
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How can I remove Amazon search results from the dash or disable the feature?

How can I disable Amazon search results in the Dash?