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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Can't turn off external screen with gnome-shell

I'm using a Dell XPS 13 laptop with a noname USB-C dock for an external HDMI screen. Nearly 100% stock Ubuntu 20.04 with Xorg, Gnome-Shell, and kernel 5.8. Everything works fine, unless I want the ...
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Glitchy, pixilated text and icons after resuming from suspend

After resuming from suspend, the login screen has glitchy, pixilated text and icons. Then, after logging in, the dock and the top bar also have these same glitches. Newly opened windows do not have ...
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GNOME customizations with dconf-editor and potential breakages in future updates

If i will edit some GNOME settings with dconf-editor for example in Ubuntu 21.04, will things break for example if i'll update to Ubuntu 21.10/22.04 in the future?
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Drag and select broken on one monitor on Ubuntu 21.04

Before upgrading, drag and select worked just fine on both monitors, but now on one of the monitors, I get this weird behaviour that the selection area that should follow the cursor does not take into ...
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Running multiple version of gnome-shell

I have downloaded a newer version of the gnome shell (not gnome 40 version). Instead of installing it as the default environment I want to test it before using it. Is it possible to do this or do I ...
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VLC Media Player not respecting GNOME theme settings [duplicate]

Edit: Solved it following these instructions. I used to run Ubuntu MATE with the Dracula GTK theme, basically turned my entire OS into a dark theme environment. VLC Media Player respected the theme ...
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Strange graphics issues such as flickering application windows and inconsistent display lagging [duplicate]

My computer was acting really strange; the windows were flickering and parts of windows of different applications were partly appearing at random places. Also when I was typing, my computer seemed to ...
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Hide Gnome Panel Through Terminal [duplicate]

I would love to hide the top bar through the terminal, but don't currently know how. Can somebody help me please?
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Horizontal Scrolling Gnome App Grid

I am working on a project, and would like to make the app grid scrolling horizontal. I'm on GNOME 3.36, and have no idea on how to go about doing this. Can someone help me?
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Gnome-shell: Error looking up permission: GDBus (ubuntu 18.04)

After booting ubuntu 18.04 and logging in I get an error message as soon as desktop is visible, message appearing in a dialogue. After pressing the report button, nothing happens. In the syslog I see ...
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Flatpak app indicators not showing in top panel

Under the GNOME desktop, app indicators for applications installed as Flatpaks are not showing up in the top panel. App indicators for applications installed as Snaps, as well as through APT, show ...
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“Files” window closes instantly after upgrade to 20.04

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 and when I click on "files" the window will open and automatically close. I'm using spacefm as a workaround but would like to get the originally installed ...
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Customizing theme - where is the purple background set?

I've customized my GDM theme and Gnome Shell theme in Ubuntu 20.04 (using Yaru as the base). To do this I have modified both /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource and the files in /usr/...
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GNOME Desktop does not appear after upgrading 32 bit system from 16.04 to 18.04

I upgraded my 32 bit system from 16.04 to 18.04. I expected to see the GNOME 3 Desktop. Instead I still see the Unity Desktop. Logging out and back in, there is no desktop selection option presented. ...
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Make alt-tab sequential, not 'sticky'

I am running 20.10 with ubuntu-desktop. Default alt-tab behaviour is "go back to the last program." For a thought experiment let's say there are four programs open on my desktop. Like ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screen keeps on refreshing automatically

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and suddenly the whole screen turns purple, the same color on the login screen for 2 seconds, and refreshes automatically. There is no effect on the running tasks but it occurs ...
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Rearrange windows in bottom taskbar

The windows of opened applications can be switched between by clicking on the tabs in the bottom taskbar of the desktop. In Ubuntu 20.04, these tabs cannot be rearranged by clicking and dragging them ...
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Something blocks Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left/Right

I have been using Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left/Right in my code editor for a while and i think about a week or 2 ago, after some updates, these keybinds are now no longer reaching my code editor or any other ...
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Panel Clock Normal font-weight

I have a theme which makes the top bar fonts bold. However, I don't want the clock to be bold. How would I edit my gnome-shell.css file to make the clock's font-weight to be normal? Here is my ...
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Move windows with double tap instead of click for gnome shell

I switched from the default GNOME setup that comes with Ubuntu to vanilla gnome 3.36.8 (AFAIK, I changed it from a settings icon at the bottom right of the login screen out of curiosity from what it ...
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Black Screen after login, gnome shell overwriting existing binding

I just installed Ubuntu 20.10 after a long time with Arch, and it everything was going well. Then I used the key combination I set (alt+space) to switch input methods from English to German. The ...
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A quick way to change CPU governor

I need a simple GUI tool (for GNOME) to quickly change the CPU governor. I've tried indicator-cpufreq, but it worked only once and started printing Python errors when I ran it second time. A lot of ...
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What exactly makes a .desktop file launchable?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.10, and I like desktop launcers. Yes, they are a pain to make now that gnome-desktop-item-edit is a thing of the past, but I manage. Most often I copy a .desktop file from another ...
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how to get rid of gnome shell portal helper?

Every so often - I think it is whenever my ISP "glitches" (i.e., when there is a brief loss of Internet connectivity), my Ubuntu system screen gets covered with a glossy film (bluish-grey) ...
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Add text AFTER Activities button

I would like to know how to add text after the activities button on the top bar. I already know how to change the Activities button text with a shell extension, but I want to add text after it, that ...
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how to install gnome 4 on ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

~/Repos/mutter$ meson _build --prefix=/usr error Found pkg-config: /usr/bin/pkg-config (0.29.1) Found CMake: /usr/bin/cmake (3.16.3) Run-time dependency x11 found: NO (tried pkgconfig and cmake) meson....
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How can I change application information shown in “Windows is ready” notifications?

Does anyone know how can I change the text content and icons shown in the "Windows is ready" notifications? As I understand, these notifications appear when a program that is out of focus is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes after 1-2 days even when cpu and ram usage is very low

I have installed ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS on my system. My system has 63 GB RAM and 48 cpu. I was running a python program for 2-3 days which consumes RAM around 11 GB and 3-4 cpu. Ubuntu 20 freezes even ...
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20.10: Frequent crashes (browser tabs & gnome-shell), seemingly related to memory

I'm running into fairly frequent process crashes on Ubuntu 20.10, some reproducible and some random. This has been going on for at least two months already. The most noticable crashes are in web ...
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Color filter on Ubuntu versions 18.04+

Back in the CompizConfig Setting Manager days it was possible to apply screen color filters, which was handy to e.g. simulate color bindness or monochrome colors. Recent versions of Ubuntu have ...
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations?

Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations? In 18.04 I used one that looked like this: It crashed once in a while, but it mostly worked. Now it appears ...
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get folder icon from its name

In visual studio code, we can set a folder icon by setting the name to a specific name, like css, pages or .vscode: Is there any way to do that in gnome (and nautilus)?
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gnome-shell's meson dependencies on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Preamble: I have decided that I would like to build gnome-shell from source (after applying some tweaks). My system is a stock Ubuntu 20.04.2 with Xorg Server, GDM3, Gnome desktop, and Mutter. I have ...
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Shell underlined with link or info box

On gnome shell when you type links like https://www.stackoverflow.com it's underlined and you can clique it to open the link in web browser. How can we make with echo a underlined text, that wen you ...
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“Oh no!” gnome-shell exiting on startup

This is a fresh (not upgrade) 20.04.2 LTS install. When the system boots up, the console displays the dreaded (and unhelpfully non-specific) "Oh no! Something has gone wrong" screen. Before ...
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Screen freezes for about a second every 10-30 seconds

My display keeps freezing for about 1-3 seconds every 10-30 seconds. I notice in the system monitor that gnome-shell tends to accumulate ram. When it gets to using more than a couple gigs I restart ...
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Power off mini-icon not showing in actions menu

I cannot see the power off mini-icon in the top right screen (actions menu) in GNOME (Xorg and Wayland): But in desktop PCs seems to appear propperly (image taken from a website): How can I show ...
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Why is the window manager showing faded things after they're removed? [closed]

I upgraded from bionic to focal today. Since then whenever a visual element is dismissed, it hangs around in slightly transparent form until the next event. This even applies to text in the terminal! ...
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Gpaste daemon very high cpu pasting images untill killed

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS fully up to date, shell 3.36.8, window manager X11, 4 core - 8 thread intel cpu. I am taking png screenshots with Flameshot 0.6.0, that I then paste in a LibreOffice 6.4.6....
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gnome-shell, for 2 simultaneous login users, is freezing a lot, when changing between them. How to workaround this?

I frequently have to pkill -SIGKILL "gnome-shell$", and wait about 1 or 2 minutes for gnome-shell to restart. But I have to login on text (ctrl+alt+F5) to do that, as trying to go back to ...
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How do I move a window across screens using the same keyboard shortcut for “half-screen”?

In my current setup when I press Super+Left the window I'm on snaps to the left, but let's say I want to move it across my current screen to jump another screen to the left, if I press Super+Left ...
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What is this? JS ERROR from gnome-shell keeps happening, and not finding answers

I keep having this problem with GNOME Shell. The errors below are logged into the journal (viewed with journalctl -f). The only solution I've found is to log out of the GNOME session and start again....
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Can someone explain why there exist two org.gnome.Software.desktop files? Which one (how) is loaded?

Recently, I found that there are two org.gnome.Software.desktop files in two places: one in /usr/share/ubuntu/applications/ and one in /usr/share/applications/ Can someone explain why (and how) /usr/...
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Custom desktop launcher no control or link from taskbar icon

I use several self made scripts in my ubuntu 20.04 to make my life easier. I put some of them into desktop launchers. But the vanilla-launchers (*.desktop files) have no control from the taskbar icon: ...
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Gnome shell - many applications are missing

Firstly I apologize if my question is too basic but, my knowledge about Linux is limited. I've been using Linux for general purposes for a while and finally, I decided to install and use it as my main ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - how to change the transparency of the background under the Gnome modal?

The summary of the essence of the issue is brief: how to increase the transparency of the background or completely remove the transparent background under the modal here: Explaining the essence of ...
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Run two gnome sessions simultaneously on a single desktop, isolating one from another

This is to expand on Is it possible to have different desktop sessions each with different settings? First off I know how to run two desktops by running something like xinit /usr/bin/xfce4-session -- :...
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Keep screen awake on Lockscreen Ubuntu 20.04

I'm looking for a way to keep my screen awake after locking the session (manual or auto). Or in other words, to auto-lock session without the screen to go blank as it actually works like this. I'm on ...
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How to install gnome 3.38.2 on ubuntu 20.10?

I am new on ubuntu, and I'm having some issues with my game. It opens in a window bigger than my screen and that blocks some buttons. I looked around and I've been told that it's caused by the gnome 3....
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Super + number not always cycling in gnome shell

I have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS with Gnome 3.36.8 and when I use the Super + number shortcut to cycle the same application windows it doesn't always work (example: browser, IDE...). It can start working ...

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