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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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User .desktop file duplicates and hijacks system app icon in GNOME dock

I'm trying to set up a custom "Open in Emacs" .desktop file that uses the emacsclient utility to open a new buffer in an existing Emacs instance, if available, or start a new instance otherwise. In ...
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How do I maximize windows behind Ubuntu dock?

I would like to make maximized windows reach behind the launcher (or dock), to improve appearance. Currently items can reach behind it, but not when using the maximize option. As you can see the ...
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How to change the behavior of clicking on grouped apps in launcher

On one of my computers, clicking on an Icon on the launcher that has multiple application grouped will toggle between opening all the Windows in the group, or minimzing all the windows in the group. ...
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File explorer get grouped into another icon

I'm finding that some application icons are getting collapsed into another application's icon on the dash: so far I've only found it with Visual Studio Code. If I open a file explorer window from ...
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How to group applications using terminal or configuration file?

In the "Show Applications" tab in Ubuntu it is possible to group icons together using the create a folder and then add to folder option in the Ubuntu Software (which is described in detail here) ...
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What can cause gnome-shell/gnome-tweaks to fail?

Ubuntu 18.10, python3.7.1, GNOME Tweaks, etc. installed. Could installing a source build of python3.7.1 cause this issue? And how to debug? I have tried a number of different ways to repair gnome-...
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Grouping Icons from Multiple Eclipse Installs

I have two different Eclipse installs in my Ubuntu 18.04 with different plugins I create two .desktop files: Install A [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Java Type=Application StartupNotify=true ...
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Unreliable taskbar and lock screen on Ubuntu 18.10

I have been using Ubuntu 18.10 alongside Windows on my laptop. I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10 fine, but randomly, at times, the "taskbar" decides to die on me and does not show any new apps that are open. ...
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Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04 is crashing after logging in

After logging in into Ubuntu I'm able to see my desktop for about 1-2 seconds, and then I'm automatically logged out. Here is a part of /var/log/syslog, that probably contains the solution for this ...
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How can I assign a program/window to a workspace any time I start it - GNOME 18.04?

On Unity I had Compiz Config. It was responsible for my workspace grid, and with it I could make specific type of window appear in specific workspace. So terminator was always on row 2 column 4, ...
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Can I change the way the Applications menu opens? [closed]

I want it to open after the key was unpressed, instead of opening immediately once it's pressed. None of tested Gnome addons helped me with this, it's still the same (problem is, I change a keyboard ...
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gnome-shell 3.28.2 in ubuntu 18.0.4.01 LTS takes up 100% CPU

gnome-shell 3.28.2 in ubuntu 18.0.4.01 LTS takes up 100% CPU causing poor performance and consistent lag I am running ubuntu under virtual box 5.2.22 with 1 cpu (i7) 4GB RAM, 128MB VRAM, 40GB HDD (...
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Is there a screen recorder for GNOME with Wayland?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS. I have spent a lot of time searching for Screen Recorders for the Ubuntu GNOME Wayland. I have tried several Screen Recorders such as Simple Screen Recorder and ...
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Gnome: separate windows, even if they are for the same application

NB: I am not looking for how to switch between windows of the same application. Alt+Tab is great for that. I often have two browser windows open at once (because they are for distinct profiles). I ...
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How can I disable the hot corner /Activities corner using the Terminal?

How can I disable the hot corner /Activities corner using the Terminal? I know I can use the Tweak Tool, as mentioned here, but I am writing a little bash script to reconfigure my Ubuntu Gnome ...
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Create a '.desktop' shortcut for 'Show Applications' - Ubuntu 18.04

I need to create a '.desktop' shortcut for 'Show Applications', so that I can pin it to Plank to view all applications and search.
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GNOME - How do you remove the power, sound, and internet panel indicator?

I am in the process of customizing my GNOME Desktop for a new Ubuntu derivative I am working on. On the panel, there is a little indicator or applet, I don't know what it's called, but I need to ...
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Every Screensaver in XScreensaver is showing in Show Applications

So I just updated xscreensaver, and after doing so, every single individual screensaver is showing up as its own application in the "Show Application" menu. I looked in my /usr/share/applications ...
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Problem while saving a pdf file from a browser using Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

This newly appeared in Ubuntu 18.04 and was not seen in previous versions. First when we save a pdf from a browser (firefox and chromium), a dialogue box pops up asking us to enter the file name and/...
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Programatically hide Gnome desktop dock [duplicate]

How can I toggle the automatic dock hiding feature programmatically? To be more precise, how can I toggle the feature from a command line script or toggle it with a shortcut?
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Why won't some open applications come up on panel (Ubuntu Dock) icon click?

In an effort to regain some familiar Windows features, I've enabled minimize on click, which works fairly well. I also have it set up to only show programs as open on the relevant monitor. However, in ...
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Want Gnome 3.28.2 shell theme CSS documentation

In pursuit of making some changes I accidentally deleted multiple lines in the Gnome theme CSS file. Is there any way to go back to the original state or replace another default CSS file with that one?...
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How can I add a live Unity-style workspaces icon to the gnome-shell dock?

I have configured gnome-shell in Ubuntu 18.04 to have 4 static workspaces in a grid with the "Workspace grid" gnome-shell extension. I have also disabled the workspace overlay that pops up whenever ...
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How to display custom formatted clock in top bar on multiple displays in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a pretty specific problem, that I have had no luck trying to find a working solution to. I have a laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 docked using 2 external monitors resulting in 3 screens. I want to ...
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“System tray” integration for Pidgin

Is there a way to have a regular "system tray" icon for Pidgin in Gnome Shell? With the Gnome Shell Extension, it does not work so smooth and I cannot open the contacts list with clicking on it.
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Login loop on 18.10 after attempting to change login screen color

I have my Ubuntu 18.10 just installed on my SSD and somehow I broke the desktop. I was trying to change the login screen color following this forum: How can I change the purple background color of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - dock behavior for apps in multiple workspaces

The Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 16.04 had a smart way of representing applications in different workspaces: the pip next to the application would be solid for applications in the current workspace, a ...
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Ubuntu Dock — Set a custom transparency level on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I want it to be something like 90% opaque, so the icons are easier to see on light-colored themes.
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Global shortcut to switch to instance of application without selecting window

Ubuntu 18.04 (and presumably other versions that use Gnome, such as 17.10 and 18.10) has global keyboard shortcuts for switching among applications based on their location in the dock with Super-0...9:...
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18.04 LTS System Load Indicator [duplicate]

When I run System Load Indicator, I only see a single bit of the graphic in the upper right corner of the new GNOME shell. Image: That little white line to the left of the network icon is all the the ...
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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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Default gnome-shell theme on vanilla session [duplicate]

I'm using the vanilla gnome-session on ubuntu 18.10 but i would like to use the default ubuntu gnome-shell theme (yaru) instead of the gnome default. How i can do this? Thanks in advance.
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Would it be possible to use middle-click on title bar for activities (exposé)?

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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Ubuntu 18.0.4 Dock mouse hover tooltips - how to disable?

I need to know if it is possible and how to disable the Ubuntu 18.0.4 Dock tool-tips for mouse hover the pinned application.
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Why can't i use “cd” to change my directory in shell scripting [duplicate]

I want to go inside the below directory from /var but not able to do inside the below directory and my file is inside /var from where i execute by command ./d.sh cd /var/opt/apps
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Disabling the mouse over tootips

How can I disable the mouse over tooltips on Ubuntu 18.04? When I pass my mouse on any icon the lunch dock or perhaps anywhere else, tooltips appear. I would like to disable this feature/behavior.
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How to automatically launch new instance of a program in differenet workspace?

I want to automatically start a new instance of a program, if that program is not already running in that workspace, else if running maximize or open that program, and program should be only visible ...
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How can I change the background colour for the applications panel in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I do not know if that's the correct name for this panel, but I would like to change it to a blue colour, same as the desktop colour. How to go about it? Thanks edit: i tried the suggestion at How ...
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Files associations (MIME) in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to figure out how files associations work in Ubuntu 18.04. I looked around the web (quite a lot actually) and found these files: [A] /etc/gnome/defaults.list [B] /usr/share/applications/...
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Why are the symbols in my list of open windows repaced by a missing file?

I have the problem, that after an upgrade 14.04 -> 16.04 -> 18.04 and the corresponding change of Unity -> GNOME many of my programs do not show up correctly in the list of open windows (typically on ...
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Ubuntu 18.04LTS freeze when maximizing a Window

I use ubuntu 18.04LTS launched from virtual Box on Windows 10 My version of gnome-shell is 3.28.3 No extension of gnome-shell are installed When I maximize any window the system is freezing. If I ...
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System and applications hogging up RAM after returning from suspend mode

I leave my PC on a lot when I leave and therefore learnt to use sleep/suspend mode. In Ubuntu 18.10 I've noticed that a lot of the applications running after returning from suspend mode have doubled ...
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Is there anyway to move (swap) an icon pinned to the taskbar by keyboard? [closed]

My Ubuntu version is default 18.04. It seems to be configured via some macro or shell script, But I can't find and figure out. Is there any way I can move (or swap) pinned Ubuntu taskbar icons using ...
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“Show Applications” how to see more apps per line without using a GNOME extension? (Ubuntu 18.10) [duplicate]

By playing around with the settings in gnome-shell.css (under the section "App Vault/Grid") I can get more lines of icons to display on the "Show Applications" screen, but how can I get more rows to ...
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.log file has 25G size and increasing [duplicate]

The file in /var/log (uvcdynctrl-udev.log) has 25G size and increasing, the problem is every time I delete it, Ubuntu generates it again. How can I get ride of it permanently. While generation of ...
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VS Code not showing top menu bar Ubuntu 18.10

I just install VS Code to my Ubuntu 18.10 distro but after installation top menu bar isn't visible on VS Code. What can i do??
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How to add windows alike Taskbar to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I see many Linux provide this windows look like Docks Taskbar. Linux Tails, Lubuntu, Mate, Xfce, Linux Mint etc. Example - Very useful docks, but how can I add this on Ubuntu Gnome? edit: visit this ...
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Unmounted/mounted drives in dock 18.04

So upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, how do I get my passwd protected drives to show in dock/launcher? It is very frustrating to use nautilus->other locations and then mount+passwd, then you have to close ...
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Dock favourites to open with double click

The favourites in the dock opened by single click. Is it possible to make it double click? it is 18.04 LTS. I pretty often do double click and open 2 instances instead of one, because I feel it rather ...
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How to remove installed GNOME user shell themes

I have installed some GNOME shell themes through GNOME Tweaks and User Shell Theme Extensions. I also made some shell theme mods and installed as zip files. Now, I want to remove some unused shell ...