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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Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-shell fails to start

After an update, my desktop environment stopped working. Check this question of mine for more details, the problem and the fixes I've tried such as reinstalling nvidia drivers. It turns out that there'...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS | Gnome Shell Extension Manager not working properly (Settings freezing)

When using Gnome Extension Manager on Ubuntu 22.04LTS, the app freezes every time I open the settings of some extension I tried to install the app with Snap, apt-get, Flatpak and even tried the Chrome ...
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Some Parts of Ubuntu Still in Light Mode After Switching to Dark Mode

I use Ubuntu 22.04 and installed Gnome Extensions to try to get a purple theme, which that mostly worked out. The problem now is, there are multiple things that are in light mode, such as the Calendar,...
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Enhance contrast of Ubuntu Gnome3 scrollbar

I view PDFs a lot and I need to quickly navigate them. Of course, I am using the scrollbar, but in Ubuntu 20.04 gnome3 the scrollbar handle (the item that you grab with a left click and then move the ...
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How to start a Flatpak app minimized to tray in 22.04

I can start a Flatpak app on login, but I would like to start it minimized to the tray flatpak run com.mattermost.Desktop --hidden or flatpak run com.mattermost.Desktop --background or flatpak run ...
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ALT+TAB selected app background highlighting contrast nearly undistinguishable from background (dark-gray on black)

Back in the days of 20.04, we managed to get the Yaru designers to improve the contrast of the ALT+TAB task switcher's selected app just in time for the release. 22.04 is out now and it looks like ...
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Can I map a shortcut to move to the previous workspace?

Is there a way to map a shortcut to go to the previously visited workspace?
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Prevent Firefox from .deb file Installation version to Automatic updating Snap file installation!

for integration with the GNOME Shell center I need Firefox to be installed in the operating system with the .deb extension instead of the automatic via SNAP Firefox file. The problem of Firefox under ...
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What can I use as an alternative to yad's notification + menu in Ubuntu 22.04?

I have some scripts that use yad's notification + menu. It is ideal for my purposes. Unfortunately, the notification uses a discontinued method that no longer works in Gnome 42 on Ubuntu 22.04 — the ...
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How to resize the app icons in the app picker in Ubuntu 22.04? [duplicate]

I'm using a 1366x768 desktop, and the GNOME app picker (app drawer) is reducing the size of the icons, even though there is plenty of space to fit everything. In addition to that, the names of the ...
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Got new shell theme, but icons aren't aligned

I recently got a new shell theme that i really like (catppuccin) but when I applied it the icons in my dock we're misaligned and too low and its bugging me. I heard it's an issue with Ubuntu's dock ...
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Dash bar icons clickable area

I just switched to Ubuntu 22.04 and noticed that if the mouse cursor is up against the left edge of the screen, the dock icons are not clickable, unlike Ubuntu 20.04 where they were. Note that this ...
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Top bar clock not expanding to fit all events

I haven't used Ubuntu aside form school subject. I'm learning the UI and wanted to use the calendar int the center top bar as its better integrated than it is on windows. However, it doesn't seem to ...
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Desktop randomly stops working Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

So I made a Linux VM to deploy appimages and for the sake of curiosity. This is the third time I'm reinstalling the VM because at some point, it's just a matter of about an hour or two, then the ...
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File upload freezes in all the applications in Ubuntu 22.04

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 while it worked well until I manually ran sudo apt upgrade -y --allow-downgrade some day. (I forgot about the upgrade details though). After that I found: My Prt Sc key no ...
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Problem with the yaru-theme-gnome-shell

I get an error: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/yaru-theme-gnome-shell_22.04.4_all.deb: new yaru-theme-gnome-shell package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1. And a strange ...
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How to order app picker alphabetically in 22.04?

So, the new app picker for Jammy and (presumably) Impish doesn't order apps alphabetically. I've looked up and down dconf for this, but couldn't find a way to automatically order the apps ...
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"Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected" error in 22.04

I upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS and I'm now facing this error on the GNOME Shell extensions webpage: This was solved in previous versions, and I have tried these solutions: ...
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Gui Tools to get more info on Programs / Apps

I've used Ubuntu (20.04 atm), and looking for something to make it a bit more user friendly, given apt, snap, appimages, etc. that mean programs can be stored in all sorts of locations. While I like ...
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How to run GSConnect Gnome Extension

I've installed Gnome Shell Extension using Ubuntu 20.04. I was then able to install the Clipboard Indicator extension which then showed up on the top right of the screen (Systray?). I installed the ...
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How do I move the favorite applications in the Ubuntu dock?

Similar to this question: How do I move the "Show Applications" icon in Ubuntu Dock?, but in reverse. I want to move my applications in the Ubuntu dock to the bottom or the right, so that ...
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Replace Tilix as the default terminal emulator in ubuntu-budgie-desktop running on ubuntu18.04

I've recently installed ubuntu-budgie-desktop on ubuntu18.04 and while I like most of the features, I'm annoyed with the Tilix terminal emulator. So I wish to change it back to gnome-terminal-emulator....
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Gnome-shell taking up 16 GB ram within 2 minutes [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with gnome-shell version 3.28.4. Recently, gnome-shell randomly started to eat up all my memory within minutes and I have to constantly reset the shell with Alt+f2 (I've done it at ...
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Cannot Set Default Geometry in Gnome Shell Terminal With .desktop File in Ubuntu 20.04

I want to configure the terminal so that new windows launch on the bottom left corner of the screen. Based on this issue I tried copying /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Shell.desktop to ~/.local/...
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gnome-software Uses More Memory than gnome-shell

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After looking at the activity monitor, I realized that gnome-software uses more memory than the gnome-shell itself, and I don't even have the GNOME Appstore running! The ...
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Enable remote screen sharing from headless server on 21.10

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 21.10 that I can SSH in to and doesn't have a video device. I want to know how to configure it to be able to remote in to the server from my personal machine via VNC or RDP ...
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How do I change Nautilus name in GNOME Shell launcher (Ubuntu 21.10)?

How do I rename Nautilus name in the GNOME Shell launcher in Ubuntu 21.10? I tried to find the desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but I can't find it anywhere for Nautilus.
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How to change the background color of the following in GnomeShell.css

How to change From Grandient To Simple Color Using GnomeShell.css
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How to remove the Title Bar of Gnome applications

Problem I have one Ubuntu20 Desktop(Gnome) and I want it to be fully black and ideal. As reference, I have taken one Ubuntu20 Server and Installed openbox on it. I hided the title bar of all the ...
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Warning symbol on the Shell line in Tweaks

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Gnome 3.36.8 as shown in About in the Settings program. But Appearance in the Tweaks program, the Shell line shows a warning symbol (⚠) and the shell information is ...
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How do I rice my Ubuntu Desktop?

I saw a few of the posts on r/unixporn with beautiful layouts and styled desktops with beautiful icons. While the only thing I have done is position my dock on the right lol. I recently had an issue ...
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Software & Updates and Software Updater doesn't open in Ubuntu 20.04

I don't know exactly what did happen to parts of my system that broke; I suspect that it's related to my python upgrade but I'm not sure. Some parts I have already fixed, but it still not opening the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Window(s) keep "inprinting" themself to the background

I am using the latest Ubuntu 20.04 TLS. AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX NVIDIA GeForce RTX3080 (Mobile) External Monitor via HDMI. 3440x1440@85 125% scale Since I moved from Xubuntu to Ubuntu a couple of month ...
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After screen shot unable to click on any other window or taskbar

So I have the screen shot (copy screen shot of area to clipboard) set to a hotkey which has been working for a couple weeks but now all of a sudden whenever I take a screenshot I'm unable to click on ...
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Do Not Dim Wallpaper When in Activities Overview?

I would like to know if there is a way to stop the blurring of the wallpaper whenever you go into the Activities Overview in the GNOME Desktop Environment. If so, is there a way to do it in a GNOME ...
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How can I set up shell the same way as in Kali?

Used kali for a while, it has an awesome zsh now, can I install it on ubuntu? I installed zsh but it doesn't look like on kali. No color differentiation between directories and files, overall gui ...
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'minimize-or-previews' Dash to Dock click-action does not work properly on Ubuntu 21.10

I'm using Ubuntu 21.10 with GNOME Shell 40.5. I'd like to customize the Dock. Then, I open dconf Editor and go in "/org/gnome/shell/extension/dash-to-dock/". I've tried different values for ...
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How to reset default top bar style

Today I was tinkering my Ubuntu 21.10. Looking for a way to configure my top panel, I installed the extensions Unite and Shell Configurator. All was fine until I removed Unite after realizing that it ...
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Gnome crashes several times/day

I'm running gnome-shell 40.5 on Ubuntu 21.10. chrome-gnome-shell is already the newest version (10.1-5) Several times/day, I cannot switch windows. I can switch workspaces. The applications bar on the ...
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Cannot enable Shell extensions after having turned them off (ubuntu 21.10)

On ubuntu 21.10 after disabling a couple of extensions for troubleshooting gnome-shell RAM usage, I cannot longer enable them. Using the extensions app the toggle switch results disabled and the ...
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Auto-snap window to top and bottom screen edge

In Windows 10 currently, and Ubuntu 16.04, resizing a window by dragging its top border to the top edge of the screen causes the window's bottom border also to snap to the bottom edge of the screen. ...
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How can I set a custom icon for firefox running through firejail? (not only for the launcher but also for the running app itself)

My specs: Ubuntu 20.04.3 with Gnome Shell on Wayland. Notebook Acer Aspire 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U. For my work, I want to run Firefox through the sandboxing utility firejail. I created a custom *....
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Set Xorg and gnome-shell to run on a single graphics card

I have two Nvidia graphics cards in my PC. I would like to have gnome-shell and Xorg to run only one of them. In this case on GPU 0 only. How can I configure that? Here is the output of nvidia-smi. I ...
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How do I handle windows that are too tall?

Sometimes, I open an application and it opens a window that is too tall for my display. It also doesn't let me resize the window to make it less tall, and it doesn't have a maximize button. In Ubuntu (...
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Strange black box apears and input slows down

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS yesterday on my old laptop and it worked great but after some time a strange black box appeared on screen and the input slowed down a lot, like I press a key and it is ...
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Gnome not responsive

I have a fairly non-remarkable PC with stock Ubuntu 21.10 loaded. Gnome randomly stops responding to the keyboard and mouse. However, if I use Remmina from my laptop to that "locked up" PC,...
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Names of gnome-shell power-off/restart/logout dialogs

In the latest versions of gnome-shell the power-off/restart dialog has been split into separate dialogs (compare Ubuntu 20.04 with 21.10). Along with the log-out dialog they are all themed by the ...
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Login screen in xRDP from Windows does not accept <Enter> in password

I connect via xRDP from Win 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.3. After entering the password in the xRDP connection screen, I get the gnome session login screen. I enter the password and I can work ok. If the ...
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What is the name of the gnome app that searches for applications when I hit the windows/super key? It crashed, I would like to restart it

There seems to be an annoying bug on my installation of Ubuntu 21.10: the very convenient tool that searches for applications when you press the windows/super key seems to crash quite often. It will ...
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Gnome Shell Extension disables highlight?

Zack here. I have installed a gnome extension: Panel Date Format. I put in my settings and all that, and next thing I know, my clock no longer highlights when I hover over it. It's not anything ...
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