Questions tagged [gnome-shell]

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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How to turn on Night Light Blue Light filter in Ubuntu 20.04

The Night Light filter, also known as Blue Light filter or Color Temperature filter, is a bit hard to find in Ubuntu 20.04. The Night Light tab is now in shown in the title bar, next to the Displays ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 keeps showing a power plug icon [duplicate]

Why does Ubuntu keep showing this icon? Info: Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME dash-to-panel used
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Gnome Shell Themes vs GTK3 Themes [duplicate]

What is the difference between Gnome Shell Themes and GTK3 themes on Gnome-Looks website? They appear to do the same thing after all. Is it some OS-based distinction? Please clarify.
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Synchronise icons between .desktop and dock

I created a custom .desktop entry in my home directory ~/.local/share/applications/startMyApp.desktop I created it so that it would use an xterm instead of gnome-terminal. I want it to have a ...
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bash_aliases are not working in Ubuntu run (Alt+F2) dialog [duplicate]

bash_aliases are not working in Ubuntu run (Alt+F2) dialog. It shows a "Command not found" error. But it works perfectly in Terminal. How can I make it working in run command box?
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Cut, Copy, Paste keyboard shortcut problem on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop and when I tried to use ctrl+x,ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc. nothing happened. I have searched all of the related answered ...
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Rhythmbox menu to import music is missing

When I first installed Ubuntu and first opened Rhythmbox, there was a menu to import music available near the top of the application, but now that menu is gone and I cannot bring it back. I'm unsure ...
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Gnome Tweak Tool is no longer allowing to move the Gnome Application Menu out of the Top Bar on Ubuntu 20.04

Using GNOME Tweak Tool to disable the 'Application Menu' option in the 'Top Bar' section (reference: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/06/tweal-tool-gnome-application-menu-top-bar) is no more working ...
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Bottom Panel shows the name of the active application and workspace indicator in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I think there's a weird bug on the dock. Is there any way to make that disappear? It's giving me Windows Vista vibes.
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How to properly install a GNOME 3.36+ extension via CLI?

To install GNOME extensions, the more widely used way probably is to use official GNOME extensions index after some configurations (very detailed explained here). Nevertheless, when it comes from ...
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Overlapping docks after installing dash-to-dock in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 19.10 to 20.04. Since updating dash to dock behaves abnormally. It works normal initially, later when i lock the screen then the problem starts. When I logout and ...
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Customising date time format | Ubuntu 20.04

I recently started using Ubuntu 20.04, and I want to customise date & time format (in Windows I could write it down using a "formatted string" like %YYYY-%MM-%day). I am referring to the clock at ...
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gnome-shell is using 3.1 GiB's of RAM [closed]

I'm fairly new to Linux. So i basically have close to no idea why is this happening. I hadn't seen this happen when i was using my PC normally. This time i had about 20 chrome tab open. So, when i saw ...
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How does gnome shell know which config file to use from /usr/share/gnome-shell/modes/?

The directory /usr/share/gnome-shell/modes/ contains the following configuration files that specify which style sheet to use, from the specified gresource, for the Gnome Shell Top Bar, Dash, and Lock ...
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Top-bar appears twice in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running multi-monitors on a fresh install of 20.04. Suddenly I have two top-bars on my primary monitor - rebooting didn't fix it, nor did disabling gnome extensions. The bottom bar is working as ...
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How to open the little wifi dialog from command line?

My goal I want to set a shortcut to open the Select Network dialog that opens from the top left system menu. The graphic way to open it is to click on the top left corner, then on your network, then ...
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Make Ubuntu's Night Light look like Manjaro KDE's Night Color

How can I make Ubuntu's Night Light look like Manjaro KDE's Night Color? I want this because Manjaro's Night Color has a lot more features that allows me to customize the settings the way I want. ...
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Desktop icons disappear after hibernation

Very often, some of my desktop icons (.desktop files I have created) disappear after I close the lid and hibernate the computer. Quite annoying I'd say. These icons (and the Applications menu from a ...
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How to show top panel ('bar') above app in fullscreen mode?

Is there a way to make the top panel ('bar') visible when using an app in full screen mode, in the GNOME-Shell used as the Desktop Environment of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
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Ubuntu focal fossa gnome performs laggy

What's going on on my gnome session? it performs laggy freezing for an instant every 10 sec. It is a fresh install on a Dell XPS 15 9750 Intel I9 equipped w/NVIDIA + 4k display. $ gnome-shell --...
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Desktop get weird after back in from sleep

When I want to go back from suspend mode, in Ubuntu 20.04, I got the next problems: The logging screen show in very large and black buttons Ask me the password ⇾ unlock the screen ⇾ goes momentarily ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - execute script from shortcut after adding to favorites [duplicate]

Apparently GNOME has been "improved" so .desktop files can't be executed. Previously I could add a bash script to favorites by creating a .desktop file for it. I can't find an alternative. I'm ...
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GNOME Shell crashing on enabling Extensons from GNOME Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Everything is working fine except the Extensions. I tried enabling them using GNOME Tweaks Tool Tweak tools -> Extensions Sidebar -> Top right corner ...
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Cannot find “Workspaces” in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 20.04LTS and cannot find "workspaces" on the right of the desktop display. If I go to Appearance settings, there is no menu for Workspaces. If I use the Super Key there are no ...
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Two shortcuts for BleachBit are created in “Show Applications” space in Ubuntu 20.04

I installed the BleachBit application from Ubuntu Software on my Ubuntu 20.04. BleachBit installed two shortcuts in the "Show Applications" space. Both the shortcuts open same app. So, my question is ...
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Ubuntu dock icons on GNOME 3: show little dots instead of red underline

Previously, my dock icons showed several little red dots on their left side whenever I opened several instances of an application. I liked this feature because I could immediately tell that I had ...
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Ubuntu Dock adds a new icon when I open certain programs [duplicate]

I recently added Terminator (terminal emulator) to my system. When I open Terminator (whether by clicking its icon in the launcher or by hitting a keyboard shortcut), a new icon appears in my launcher ...
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GNOME shutdown dialog taking too much time to appear

When I select the 'Power Off / Log Out' option from the top bar and then select the 'Power Off...' option, the shutdown dialog (the one that adds a gray overlay to desktop) is taking something like 5 ...
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How can I adjust the mouse wheel speed when changing workspaces?

Whenever I use the mouse wheel to change workspaces it goes to the bottom real fast, so I have to scroll carefully to get to the workspace that I need. Aside from that, the mouse wheel works fine for ...
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GNOME Custom Desktop file with icon not showing

I see there are a number of questions regarding icons not showing, going through all of them, I have yet to solve my problem. First, I created a .desktop file according to this spec: [Desktop Entry] ...
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What are these three dots next to the gnome-shell extensions?

After upgrading vom 19.10 to 20.04 I have a three-dot-icon in the list of my gnome-extensions: Both left and right click have no effect and I cannot drag & drop it. What is it and do I want to ...
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Should I report Show Applications not scrolling as a bug?

Please bear with me, as I have never filed a bug report before. I have browsed ReportingBugs - Community Help Wiki, but I found the amount of information slightly overwhelming. The issue that I have ...
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How can I hide windows from another workspace from showing in the taskbar? [duplicate]

How do I prevent windows from another workspace showing an icon in the taskbar (Ubuntu Dock)? Example: Firefox running on workspace 1 Files running on workspace 2 When I am in workspace 1 I would ...
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Hide right icons in Dash to Panel [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's possible to hide the icons in the right (between the headphones and hour): I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 with GNOME Shell 3.34.3.
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Ubuntu 18.04 resolution flickers after changing to a custom resolution with xrandr

So, after trying to change the resolution to 1024x576 (which is a custom resolution) by running these commands: cvt 1024 576 60 xrandr --newmode "1024x576_60.00" 46.50 1024 1064 1160 1296 576 579 ...
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Gnome freezes and crashed on Ubuntu 18.04.4LTS randomly

I recently installed ubuntu18.04LTS alongside windows 10 on my laptop.Recently(after a system update)the gnome started to crash randomly.First I recognized this while I was playing some games on Wine,...
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Why does this sticky-note icon appears on the top bar with bluetooth and battery icons?

Top bar screenshot I'm using Indicator Stickynotes on my ubuntu. But unlike other desktop apps, when I run it, its icon is placed near the Bluetooth and battery icons. Also, the icon stays even when ...
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Is there a way to change the icon size of the file selection dialog?

I would like to have actual thumbnails here instead of this list and that tiny thumbnail on the side:
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customize top panel clock in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I want the top panel of Ubuntu 18.04 to show the date, DOW and time. I tried following this link ubuntuhandbook but now all I get is a long unintelligible string of letters and numbers. Anybody have ...
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How to make desktops independent on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I want to have independent desktops, so if I have app #1 on the first desktop and app #2 on the second desktop, I can't switch from app #1 to app #2 (by the word "...
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Stop Gnome Logout/Suspend

I'm using debian testing (as of Wed 13 May 2020 04:14:21 PM PDT) and my computer has recently started logging out and suspending then I leave for a while (> 60 min? but I'm not sure). I tried edit a ...
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How to change wallpaper or background of lock screen in Ubuntu 20.04?

As any of the techniques used in earlier versions of Ubuntu is not working(editing .css file, running scripts, or through extensions etc). Are there any methods to change the background???
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css custom properties (variables) in gnome-shell.css

I'm playing with modifying an existing gnome-shell theme. (I use a gnome-shell.css that just consists of an import of an existing gnome-shell.css followed by an import of a css file which contains ...
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Scroll windows from the same program and show the desktop with GNOME [duplicate]

On my old ubuntu, I had Unity, and there was two options I'd like to find on GNOME: Being able to scroll with the mouse while the mouse is over an icon in the Ubuntu Dock on the left, to switch ...
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What does the indicator icon with three dots over a power plug mean in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 with a Dell WD19 Dock and on this Dock I have 2 Monitors. The internal Monitor of the Notebook is off but the Lid is open. I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Everything is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 XDG_SEAT, XDG_VTNR, XDG_SESSION_ID env variables are not set

I set up and installed Ubuntu 20.04 using debootstrap method debootstrap --arch=amd64 --variant=buildd focal ./focal_amd64 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ then installed all the rest. It runs ...
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Customise notification popups [duplicate]

Some of my applications show notification messages in this style: Even when I'm running Ubuntu Gnome (as opposed to i3wm), a few apps show notifications in this style instead of going to Gnome's ...
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How to get more rows of app results in overview search in GNOME Shell?

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I go to applications overview and search for an application, I want there to be more than one row of results. Right now there is only one row of results followed by empty space: ...
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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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How to make alt+backtick switch only windows on the current workspace?

There are multiple questions and answers about how to make Alt+Tab switch only applications of current workspace, most notably this one. However, is there any way to enforce the same behavior to Alt+`...

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