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Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

the primary user interface and compositing manage of the GNOME 3 desktop environment, this tag is for questions about using and troubleshooting gnome-shell, theming it, etc. Extensions should be additionally tagged with [gnome-shell-extension]

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I get two icons instead of one when adding some apps to the favourites

I get this weird problem when I try to add cheese app and videos app and terminal to the favourites (Ubuntu dock) and both of the icons are functioning. Why is this happening? I am running brand ...
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How to prevent new windows from stealing focus?

Typical situation is that I type something (worst case is my password) in some application, when some other application pops up a window and steals the focus, so my typing (password) goes to something ...
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The eclipse icon is replaced with a new one but it is not changed in the Ubuntu dock when I run the app

I've downloaded the Eclipse C/C++ IDE for 2018-09 and installed it by extracting the package in a folder. So I've created the following Eclipse-CDT.desktop file in /home/username/.local/share/...
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Alt key randomly behaves as ctrl when switching workspaces

I'm a heavy user of workspaces and switch between them frequently using shortcuts alt+[number] such as alt+1 for workspace 1. However at times alt behaves like ctrl, which switches between the tabs in ...
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How can I change the default language icon to a flag on Ubuntu 18.04.1? [duplicate]

When I change languages, I have this type of icon. But I need the icon of the languages to be the country's flag. Is there a way to do that in Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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Insync 1.5 two tray icons conflicting

Ubuntu 18.04 Latest Insync version (insync_1.5.2.37346-artful_amd64.deb) installed. PROBLEM: top right I now see two Insync icons, one a bit thicker that never changes appearance, the other a ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't recognize Wine windows

Since Ubuntu 18.04 I'm more or less forced to use Gnome Shell (also given the discontinuation of Unity...) Wine apps used to run fine in Unity 7 (7.5.0). They still run fine in Gnome Shell (3.28.3) ...
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Visual indication for special keys [duplicate]

Is there some command, or app, to show a visual indication about the state of special keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, etc)? It is intended to be used with some keyboards without the "standard" indicator ...
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Keyboard shortcut for launching application from dock in Ubuntu 18

In Ubuntu 16 if you held down the super key, the applications in the dock display with a number. If you continue holding the super key and then hit one of those numbers, the application launches. Is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - do not close on 'close' button just minimize

Is it possible to remap the close button to minimize a window just like the minimize button does? I would like to keep all three buttons but prevent windows from closing. When the close button is ...
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Gno-Menu appears multiple times (Ubuntu 18.04)

I have GNOME Tweaks installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and I use the Gno-Menu (version 3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1). When I first boot up, I see one Menu button in the lower left, as it should be. After some ...
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How can I modify pinned launcher entries in Gnome Shell? (Example: touchscreen scrolling for Firefox)

To have working touchscreen scroll functionality in Firefox I made a copy of firefox.desktop and put it in ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop. I modified the Exec command(s) as suggested: ...
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In Ubuntu 18.04 how can I set an app to be always on top? [duplicate]

How can I configure an app to be Always On Top when it opens?
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How to display date under time in GNOME

In Ubuntu 18.04, my current desktop looks like this: How do I display date under time in GNOME panel as below?
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Ubuntu 18.04 configure vlc always on top

Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon desktop. VLC option View / Always on top doesn't work. Right click on window title + Always on Top does work, but only for the current video The first item is likely due ...
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Disable window grouping in Dock on Ubuntu 17.10/18.04

In the gnome-based desktop, which was introduced with Ubuntu 17.10, is it possible to have one button for each window in the dock instead of having them grouped by application? For example, if I have ...
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18.04 custom icon from .desktop file not populating in dock

I can't seem to get the proper icon to display on 18.04 dock using this custom launcher. The icon does display correctly along with the application name using the "Files" application. If I double ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Dock won't appear when moused over when VLC is in fullscreen

After upgrading Ubuntu to 18.04, I noticed that I could no longer mouse over the dock and have it appear if I was playing a video in VLC in full-screen. Any thoughts?
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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Any idea how to have more than 2 workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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Why are all the windows of an application getting minimized when I click on that app icon in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

When I try to minimize an application by clicking on its icon, it's minimizing all the windows of that application where I want only focused window to minimize.
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Firefox Developer Edition Icon duplicating in Ubuntu Dock

I installed Firefox Developer Option but it displayed no icon unless I opened a window on it. I changed the path to the icons as follows: Icon=/home/my-user-name/.local/share/umake/web/firefox-dev/...
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How do I disable these GNOME shell extension prompts on Ubuntu 18.04?

I've ran into this weird problem. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. I installed some shell themes to try them out after installing 'User Themes' extension. One of them being some MacOS one and for that I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 not recognizing Ctrl + Alt

My Ctrl+Alt key combination is not recognized by my OS. My Ctrl and Alt keys both work individually. I am simply not able to use any shortcuts with Ctrl and Alt together. I am fairly certain that ...
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Show Applications takes long

When I click on the dash icon Show Applications it takes over 5 seconds until the menu appears (GNOME Shell 3.28.3, Intel gpu)! Does anyone know how to speed it up? Is there a script running in the ...
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Switching language and the subsequent input of capital letters

Previously, using Ubuntu 16, I pressed Alt+Shift to switch the language, let go of the Alt key, left my finger on the Shift button, and was then able to enter a capital letter. Now, in Ubuntu 18.04, ...
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Move Show Applications menu to the top of the sidebar (dock) menu in 18.04 [duplicate]

Right now I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and there is a Show Applications menu at the bottom of sidebar menu as shown in the screenshot: In Magento 16.04, the Show Applications menu appears at the top of the ...
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'gsettings' throws error while setting scroll wheel to switch between windows on Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) to 18.04 (GNOME 3). I am trying to recover some Unity features I enjoy, such as switching between windows with just scrolling the mouse wheel over ...
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How to make 'Always on Visible Workspace' for some applications permanent on Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME [duplicate]

In KDE I could set windows from some applications to be 'Always on Visible Workspace' permanently after restarts. How do I do this to some applications like Slack in latest Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME ...
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How can I turn off click to minimize only for applications that have multiple windows opened?

I enabled click to minimize but now it's hard to get to the windows that I have opened. I have to right click, select all windows and then choose the one I want to switch to. How can I make it ...
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How do I get the Sidebar (Ubuntu dock) off the secondary monitor?

I updated to Ubuntu 18.04 a few weeks ago with little to no problems until now. After an update I installed and a reboot, my sidebar (Ubuntu dock) shows on the secondary screen, which is my Laptop, ...
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Black screen on login, gnome-shell eating 100% of CPU

From the usual Ubuntu login screen, I click on my name, type my password, and press ENTER. Screen goes black...and stays black. I cannot get to my desktop. If I SSH from another computer and run ...
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Move trash icon to bar with function icons [duplicate]

Love the new version, but can the "trash" receptacle icon be moved to the bar with the rest of the function icons? This would clean up an otherwise beautiful desktop.
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Can I use those Plasma KDE desktop effects on gnome shell?

I have noticed that there is a collection of beautiful desktop effects that can be used in KDE Plasma. I used them on Plasma. But I like to use those beautiful effects on gnome too. Specially that '...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to create different icons for Firefox profiles? [duplicate]

How should one create a different icon for each Firefox profile in GNOME 3? I have read all the previous entries but I'm still stuck.
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Missing indicator/tray icons (Steam, Chrome, Dropbox, etc)

On my installations of Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 all the indicator icons from Chrome, Dropbox, Ulauncher, InSync and Steam are missing. These are the indicator currently installed: And these are the ...
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ubuntu 18.04, shell always crashes(gnome 3.28.2)

In the last few days, the shell crashes a lot of times in the day. it happens when sometimes I open programs, switch background, delete extensions and so on... what can be the reason? when it happens, ...
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Gnome-screenshot doesn't always work from keyboard shortcut

I created a script to screenshot and save the screenshot directly, and I wanted to bind it to a keyboard shortcut. However, it only works about 50% of the time. If I run it from the terminal, it works ...
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How to show Wine System tray icons in the system top bar ? ( Ubuntu 18.04 )

I use a lot of windows applications on my Ubuntu and many of them have an icon in the system tray , which is shown as small window instead of being integrated with the system tray of Ubuntu where ...
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How do you disable the window preview in Ubuntu dock (GNOME sidebar)?

If you have multiple windows of the same application open and click on the application icon in the dock or the sidebar, then a small preview window is shown. That is annoying and I would rather like ...
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How do I remove extra “Skype” icon from GNOME shell?

When searching for "Skype" I always see these 2 entries. There is this duplicate blank Skype icon. Both of them seem to run Skype in the same way. But I've checked both /usr/share/applications, and ~...
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How to open Evince hyperlinks in default browser?

Running Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Shell, when clicking on a hyperlink in Evince it opens in Firefox, instead of Chromium which I have set as my default browser. I have set the default browser through ...
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How do I pin the Desktop Icon to the dock Ubuntu 18.04.1

If I click on the 'Files' icon in the dock, I see, amongst other things, a Desktop icon I want to drag and drop this icon into the dock but it won't let me. Any help appreciated. The objective is to ...
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How to create symbolic link in Files (Nautilus) without using command line? [duplicate]

I would like to create a link to a directory or file. How can this be done using Files (Nautilus)? I did not see a right-click context menu option to do this. I know could do it by using the ln -s ...
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Icon missing for bluetooth and shutdown in the GNOME menu bar

Since plugging in a Bluetooth adapter, the shutdown menu and Bluetooth icons disappeared. I am using gnome-desktop for Ubuntu. Here is how it looks: It is a pretty minor detail, but I would like to ...
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Applications added to Ubuntu Dock get reset on reboot in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04, I have added some applications/softwares as "Add to Favorites" to Dock. On reboot, it got resets, and I need to do the same again. changes happens to manually added ones. For ...
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Workspace Grid extension : how can I rename or remove the workspaces names?

I installed the workspace grid extension for GNOME, which works like a charm. I wonder how can I modify or get rid of the workspaces names which appear during the workspace changes (I use the ctrl+...
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How can I remove “Activities” bar at the top? [duplicate]

Activities bar overlaps with some of the programs I use and looks disturbing. Is there any way to remove it or make it come back on demand?
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Why does GNOME Shell integration not work on any browsers upon install, 18.04.1 usb multiwriter install

Exactly what the question says, when I install Ubuntu 18.04.1 fresh on my Dell Optiplex 9010, I get an error code on every single one of my browsers that native gnome shell host connection (or ...
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How to remove black icons (Lock Screen, Log Out, Power Off, Suspend, Switch User) from GNOME Dash?

When I use search on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with GNOME Shell I see the following icons among others: How can I hide them? Are they hard-coded somewhere? Note: this question is not duplicate of "How do I ...
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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.