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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

Had the same problem. Turned out it was super easy to fix. Install the GNOME Tweaks app. Go to Workspaces and set Display handling to Workspaces span displays. Done!
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

You can change this behaviour by executing: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter workspaces-only-on-primary false
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How do I disable 'Activities' hot corner in GNOME shell?

Recent GNOME Versions Recent GNOME versions don't require gnome-tweak-tool to change this. You can find a switch for Activities Hot Corner in GNOME Settings application under Multitasking category. A ...
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How can I disable the Windows key from opening the Activities overview?

gnome-tweak-tool > Keyboard and mouse > Switch between overview and desktop offers only 2 options: Left super, Default Right super Switching the option to 'Right super' should do the trick. However ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 20.04

Just in case anyone else is in the same situation as me and stumbles across this, check that your keyboard doesn't have a function button to lock the Windows/Super key. Mine did on F12 and I ...
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How do I disable 'Activities' hot corner in GNOME shell?

Command-line way If you are looking for the gsettings command for this "Activities Overview Hot Corner" option in GNOME Tweaks: then, the key is gsettings set org.gnome.shell enable-hot-...
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How can I disable the Windows key from opening the Activities overview?

You can disable it by doing: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ""
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How to make Gnome's "Activities" bar always visible?

With Firefox go to https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/ Allow the web page's Firefox integration On the web page, toggle the switch to "On" Refresh the web page A "Settings" icon ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 20.04

Pressing Fn+Super unblocked the Super key for me and solved the issue. ROG Zephyrus G14, Ubuntu 21.04
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GNOME Shell - how to add a custom favorite app / change favorite's path?

If the application appears in "Activities" overview, then it probably has an associated .desktop file either in /usr/share/applications/ or in ~/.local/share/applications/. Look for the asociated ....
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How do I create a new application launcher in Ubuntu 22.04?

Create a text file with a .desktop extension in your ~/.local/share/applications directory, for example ~/.local/share/applications/studio.desktop Include at least the following lines, which tell the ...
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Built-in calculator to GNOME search window

The pre-installed GNOME Calculator in Ubuntu 18.04 is a snap application which may lack some features provided by the traditional one due to restrictions of snap packages. Remove the snap application ...
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Invoking GNOME Activities overview from command line

A command for GNOME versions up to GNOME 40 (that is up to Ubuntu 21.04) that causes the shell to switch to the overview is: dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/...
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

You can install gnome-tweak-tool via sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool. Then go to Workspaces > Display Handling > And choose Workspaces span displays
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 22.04: Settings > Multitasking > Multi-Monitor > Workspaces on all displays
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How do I disable 'Activities' hot corner in GNOME shell?

Tried frans' solution: git clone github.com:HROMANO/nohotcorner.git [email protected]: Permission denied (publickey). Why not install the gnome-shell-extension directly? It's much easier, and ...
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Win Key/Super Key doesn't do anything on logitech G610

So, I used this keyboard: logitech G610. It was the only mechanical keyboard I could get at a local store, so I didn't anticipate the "gaming button". It is one of the special buttons, similar to the ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 20.04

I have the same issue but only when I select languages: Spanish, Italian, Russian. On English and French it works perfectly (which are in 1st and 4th position). As a workaround I put the two languages ...
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How do I remove log out, reboot, and shut down from GNOME shell application list?

If we talking about these gray colored icons: then they are provided by session-shortcuts package. We can hide them by copying to current user settings folder and then adding property NoDisplay=...
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Why am I getting locked into 'Activities/Overview' after Super Key on Ubuntu 21.04

This appears to be a bug in the current Ubuntu 21.04 release. If you are using XOrg, you can restart GNOME shell. Type AltF2, then type the r key in the "Run a Command" dialog and press ...
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Right Super key not opening Dash on Ubuntu 18.04

You may use (GNOME) Tweaks to achieve your goal. First install Tweaks by running sudo apt install gnome-tweaks (or sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool). Then launch Tweaks and go to "Keyboard & ...
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

Install dconf-editor: sudo apt install dconf-editor Disable the following settings: dconf write /org/gnome/mutter/workspaces-only-on-primary false dconf write /org/gnome/shell/overrides/workspaces-...
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How do I disable 'Activities' hot corner in GNOME shell?

If you have already enabled the infrastructure to use Gnome-Extensions, you can simply go to the extensions webpage, search for "hot corners" and click the switch to turn it on. Here is an example of ...
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Upgraded to 19.04 - System Freezing when Opening Activities Menu

This was caused by a gnome extension workspace grid. Removed extension and solved issue. When viewing system logs was seeing message like this: Apr 20 21:07:31 name gnome-shell[2382]: JS ERROR: ...
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How do I make the Super key open the activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

This is related to a recent Gnome issue. Currently using the Super key for the Activities overview works only on the first and fourth keyboard layouts, in Xorg sessions. As a workaround until this ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 20.04

It seems to be a gnome bug affecting multiple distros. Here's the thread in gitlab super no longer opens overview (with dvorak keyboard layout) This all happens under X11. Temporary solution is to ...
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How to change shortcut for Activities overview?

It's actually pretty easy. Pressing alt + f1 should also probably show you the Activities overview, but if you want it to be Super + Tab, then simply open the settings application, and then select the ...
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

I recommend to you to use the Multi Monitos Add-on extension, available in GNOME Extensions. It is pretty easy to use, and it also gives you the ability to add a panel in the second monitor. To get up ...
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How do I disable 'Activities' hot corner in GNOME shell?

Take k0pernikus' answer but name the directory correctly: cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ git clone github.com:HROMANO/nohotcorner.git [email protected] works for me
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Bind GNOME-Shell activities overview to custom mouse button

Copied from a Bohemian Blog post (dead now, Wayback Machine link) in case it dies: Gnome 3: Activate Overlay and More by Mouse Button I would like to activate the “Gnome 3/Shell Overlay” with the ...
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