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the primary user interface and compositing manager 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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Ubuntu 24.04 Gnome utilizing 10-45% GPU (RTX 4070) on external monitors

So whenever I connect my laptop (i9/16Gigs Ram/4070) to 2 external monitor, it utilizes the Nvidia GPU as stated by the manufacturer. But the issue is, Gnome is using alot of GPU Compute. And I can ...
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Display glitches and "shakes" back and forth sometimes

A few months ago now, a problem started happening where my entire display appears to "shake" off the screen center and back extremely fast, with graphical glitches appearing as well. This ...
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black screen problem while running Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

I recently have installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS on my Dell laptop (specifications): intel core i3 processor amd-64 architecture inbuilt graphics Recently I have updated my laptop to Ubuntu 24.04 from 23....
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Make 22.04 look like 24.04

I was clean installing Ubuntu 24.04 and ran into a bunch of problems (like my favorite Gnome extension CPU power manager not working, or GNOME crashing when changing themes), so I went back to 22.04 ...
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Ubuntu became very slow out of nowhere and a lot of apps do not open anymore, including the terminal

The last thing I did on the pc was reinstalling Orchis theme following the steps from the github page and using the stylepak script for both user and system. Then I tried changing my qt cursor config ...
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cpu high usage problems on ubuntu 23.10

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 23.10, and have noticed some weird performance problems. When idling, my system seems fine, however as soon as I started using my mouse, the gnome-shell's cpu usage ...
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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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Bash terminal has become extremely slow. 22.04 [duplicate]

My bash terminal has become extremely slow, I until 22.04. I don't have any extensions installed but I think it might be related to some form of auto complete/search. Additionally gnome-shell has high ...
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snap causes the shell to freeze upon login

Since the past 2~3 days I'm experiencing a bad slowdown when I login in 22.04.4. I have HWE enabled and using Nvidia 550.54.14 (latest Stable binaries - installed via Proprietary GPU Drivers ppa) The ...
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Where could I find the configuration files for the `Activities Overview application` and its folder structure?

I'm looking for the configuration files related to the Ubuntu Dash application. I want to backup the folder structure after customizing my applications in the Activities Overview, but I'm unable to ...
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Raise window when clicking titlebar

Clicking in the titlebar of partially-obscured windows used to always raise them to the top. Now, nothing happens with most windows... until I either move the window slightly (dragging the titlebar ...
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gnome packages won't update after upgrading to 23.10 [duplicate]

Alright, I'm turning here after quite a bit of effort on my end, but I've run out of things to try short of reinstalling. I came across this issue after I updated to 23.10 and ran update commands. As ...
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a command that kill gnome-shell and again run it when consume cpu with cpulimit

I want to create a command with cpulimit that kill and restore gnome-shell process when it consume 20 percent of cpu. with this line i can kill: sudo cpulimit -e gnome-shell -l 20 -k but I want to ...
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How to run a script when Night Light is triggered

I'm not asking how to enable/disable Night Light light via cli. (gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color night-light-enabled) I'd like to run a script each time Night Light activates or ...
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How can I prevent "Application is not responding" dialog? [duplicate]

I have an application which causes GNOME to pop up this dialog repeatedly. If I click the Wait button, it carries on for a short while, then pops up again. I have pressed this button a dozen or more ...
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How to tweak default Gnome to make it look like ubuntu Gnome

Ubuntu comes with Gnome with a modified theme + some extensions enabled by default. Where could I download this theme and what is the list of extensions and tweaks to apply on a default Gnome to make ...
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Change Date & Time Formatting [duplicate]

I am used to XFCE in various distributions, but thought I would try Ubuntu with GNOME for a change and to understand why so many people use it. Frustratingly, I cannot find out how to change the date ...
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Workspace name in Ubuntu 22.04

I'm testing Ubuntu 22.04. Is there a way to name my workspaces, for example "Work" and "Home", instead of "1" and "2"? This is trivial in Xfce, Cinnamon and Kde....
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Keyboard and Mouse Clicks not recognized - Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS

I have a problem that occurs roughly once every 90 minutes on a VM guest running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. System stops responding to any keyboard keypress or mouse click Mouse movement still recognized ...
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Why is my WSL Ubuntu 22.04 saying "Failed to configure: Unsupported session typer" when I ran gnome-shell?

Why is my gnome-shell saying "Failed to configure: Unsupported session typer" in WSL Ubuntu 22.04? When I ran gnome-shell in my WSL Ubuntu 22.04 terminal, it said "Failed to configure:...
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Autorotation Button doesnt appear on GNOME on ubuntu 23.10

Autorotation is working, at least for the moment in ubuntu 23.10 on wayland on gnome, when only worked only on x11(however is not working well since autorotation is only activated on wayland when the ...
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why gnomeshell's systray's menu lags so much? and how to fix it (is there any dconf or some other option I could use even to recompile gnome)?

if I hover the mouse over anything on systray, it is fast. The moment I click in something there that shows a menu, between hovering over every menu entry, there is a whole interface freeze (...
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can wayland (one day) implement restarting (or reloading all internal data of) gnome shell? wayland (or gnomeshell) have what is required for that?

I read wayland is more secure (how tho?). But being able to restart gnome-shell is essential as it ends up using 1.5GB ram.. And when I did that with xorg, things worked better just after. Many ppl ...
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Set application to "always on top"

I am using Ubuntu 23.10 and I would like to set an application, in my case CuteCom Serial Monitor, to be always on top. At the moment if my IDE is fullscreen I have to launch CuteCom from the dash and ...
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My custom super+2 shortcut gets captured by windows since 23.10 (AZERTY keyboard)

I like to switch workspaces with Super+1, Super+2, etc., so I disabled the default behaviour of these shortcuts and assigned them to workspace switching instead. This setup used to work, until I ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 bold font in panel

I have been trying to get the top panel to show bold fonts (e.g., for the date/clock and battery percentage) without success. I tried font-weight: bold, font-weight: 500 for #panel, #panel *, etc. in ...
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How to print the timestamp via a macro in various programs

I am trying to create a macro to print a timestamp, similar to Google Sheets Ctrl+Shift+; shortcu or in Windows Notepad (I think it was F5), and I am using Settings → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts → ...
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Strange desktop on login requries ESC to see icons etc. 23.10

I had some glitch with my Nvidia driver update and various things seemed to have been reset. Now when I log in, the desktop appears like this, and I have to hit ESC to see the normal Ubuntu desktop ...
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How to change the looking of GNOME?

My current GNOME desktop looks like this: where the dock is below the desktop, and it is visible only after I click Activities. But I saw other people's GNOME desktop looks like this: where the dock ...
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Need to manually activate bluetooth at every boot/wake-up

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 23.10, bluetooth starts turned off on Gnome shell whenever I reboot or wake up from suspend. I need to go there and turn on the Bluetooth pill in the menu, while I believe ...
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Dock extension causing high gnome-shell CPU usage

I am running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS on a Dell XPS13. Ever since upgrading to 22.04, I've had trouble with gnome-shell using excessive amounts of CPU (upwards of 80-90%). In order to pinpoint the problem, ...
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ubuntu 22.04 slow graphic session startup - how to improve

I'm looking at having a shorter time from "switch on" to "having logged in and ready to launch an application". The major "time eater" seems to be the start up of gdm and/...
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extensions.gnome.org "An unexpected error occurred" on Firefox (snap)

When visiting https://extensions.gnome.org in Firefox (snap), I see this message displayed in the website itself: I clicked the link to install the browser extension, and then I refreshed the page. ...
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How can I list the search providers in GNOME Shell?

When I search for something in GNOME Shell by pressing the super key (or pressing the Activities button in the top left corner of the screen), there are multiple search providers that give results. ...
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What do "Tile Groups" do?

Ubuntu 23.10 ships with a GNOME Shell extension named Tiling Assistant. It can be installed with this command: sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-tiling-assistant It adds these settings to ...
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How to permanently set a custom keyboard layout for Linux console, login screen (GDM) and desktop session (GNOME/Wayland/XWayland)

I'd like to have simple instructions of how to permanently and consistently set up a custom keyboard layout configuration for all of these user interfaces in a standard Ubuntu desktop installation ...
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error in obs studio

when i launch my obs then it shows OBS did not shut down properly during your last session. Would you like to start in Safe Mode (third-party plugins, scripting, and WebSockets disabled)? and then two ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 gnome-shell v45.0/v45.1 crashes on restart

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 23.04 to Ubuntu 23.10. New problem that I didn't have before. When I restart gnome-shell with Alt + F2, then r, then Enter, it totally crashes gnome-shell, and shows a full ...
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Missing icons in GNOME when installing another app instance (through another distribution channel -Ubuntu 22.04-)

This did not happen when running 23.10, but with LTS, whenever I install an app, then again from another source, the second instance of its icon does not show up in GNOME launcher or search box. For ...
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Gnome shell extensions cannot be enabled, stay INITIALIZED

From one day to the next on my Ubuntu 22.04 amd64 all the shell extensions from the system tray went missing and seem to be inactive. I already tried many problem solving attempts from this site and ...
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gnome-extensions not working on Ubuntu:20.04

I installed on my new PC Ubuntu:20.04 gnome-extensions and it worked fine until one day it suddenly decided to stop working. I'm using gnome-shell:3.36.4, i do not know what to do or if i can do ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 - No running apps on top bar

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 23.10, currently running applications are no longer visible on top bar. Is it a bug or feature? Opera and terminal in this case:
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Change font type and size in GNOME 45

I am new to linux and ubuntu. The design of ubuntu with GNOME 45 is beautiful, but I see small things to fix. System items are very, very nice. But if I install any browser (Edge or Brave) I see large ...
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How to make Application Indicator 2D? [closed]

Linear arrays of workspaces are difficult to navigate after you have more than just a few. 2D arrays of workspaces for Linux have been around for a decade or two, and make getting to another workspace ...
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Wayland autorotation doesnt work only x11 on 23.10

On ubuntu 23.10 autorotation works on x11.org but not on wayland. i dont know if in the future x11 will not be avaiable, so if wayland will be the only choice and if autorotation is not fix , people ...
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Changing the drop zone when drag & drop an icon on the desktop

I was wondering if it was possible to change the color of the drop zone when you are droping an icon/folder on your desktop. Most likely, it would be possible to change an HEX/RGBA value in the gnome-...
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Accidentally removed the Gnome packages, how to re-install those using wget command from tty screen, unable to use install gnome commands?

As the Gnome packages was removed accidentally, how can we reinstall those using the wget command, I've tried updating & upgrading the system (Ubuntu 22.10), the dist-upgrade command I can't use ...
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How to unhide hidden applications in application menu

When you right-click an application in the application menu, there is an option to hide the app icon from the application menu (but not to delete it). Now how do I unhide the icon? As far as I know, ...
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List of usernames takes 5 minutes to show up on login screen after update to 23.10

After upgrading from 23.04 to 23.10 the list of usernames on the login screen take about five minutes to show up. Ctrl+alt+function keys don't give me a prompt during this time. Afterwards the journal ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut that opens the notifications and date dropdown on GNOME?

I am using GNOME on Ubuntu and I need to open the dropdown from the top. I was searching for a keyboard shortcut to open the dropdown as shown in the pictures below. Normal screen: Dropdown of ...
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