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Customizing tray/taskbar date display in Ubuntu with GNOME 3

You can get the date displayed in the top bar by using gnome-tweaks (was gnome-tweak-tool). First open up a terminal with ctrl+alt+t and install the tweak tool with # sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

Simply: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.app-switcher current-workspace-only true
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Ubuntu 17.10 and later: can't change the input switching shortcut to alt+shift

You may use (GNOME) Tweaks to achieve your goal. First install it by running sudo apt install gnome-tweaks (on Ubuntu 18.04 and later) or sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool Launch Tweaks and go ...
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Where is the suspend/hibernate button in GNOME Shell?

Option 1 Hold "Alt" when in the menu, this will switch the power off button into suspend button. Option 2 When in the menu, click and hold on the power off button until it turns into suspend button....
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Can't close Authentication Required window after login

I faced the same problem on Pop_!OS, no need to reboot actually; The easier way is to just restart GNOME by one of two ways: press Alt + F2, type r then Enter or in terminal, type killall -3 gnome-...
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Ubuntu 17.10 and later: can't change the input switching shortcut to alt+shift

You can achieve this using gsettings (command-line configuration tool). Set forward switch to Shift+Alt(left) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-input-source "['<Shift>Alt_L'...
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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 to set custom lock screen time in Ubuntu 18.04

Open Terminal and run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 1800 to set the "Blank screen" delay to 30 minutes or 1800 seconds (or set any value in seconds). You can use $((30*60)) to ...
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How to turn off screen rotation in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

The best solution I have found so far is to use the icon that is available in the top right corner of the screen, when you click on the down arrow. The icon is the one in red in the screenshot below: ...
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Switching between windows with scroll wheel on Ubuntu Dock

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock scroll-action 'cycle-windows'
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How can I configure the Ubuntu Dock to show windows only from the current workspace?

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock isolate-workspaces true
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How do I enable 'minimize on click' on Ubuntu dock in 17.10 and later?

It seems as Ubuntu Dock is a fork of the popular and highly customisable Dash to Dock, Ubuntu Dock obeys (some) preferences set by Dash to Dock. See Solution 2 (CLI method) for the simplest fix. ...
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How can I show the week numbers in the calendar shown at the top in GNOME Shell?

If you have dconf Editor, launch it and navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/calendar/show-weekdate. Then disable Use default value and set Custom value to True. Alternatively just open Terminal and run ...
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How do I easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell?

You can use Alt+` (the key above Tab) to cycle between windows of the same application. You can even mix Alt+Tab to cycle between application and Alt+` to cycle between windows of the selected ...
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Adding custom programs to favourites of Ubuntu Dock

This is fairly easy. First, make a desktop application file that follows the freedesktop.org spec, e.g. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=MyApplication Comment=My fancy new ...
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ALT+Tab no longer switches applications since upgrade to 18.04

In the Settings > Devices > Keyboard menu, you will find a list of keyboard shortcuts. Under the Navigation section, you can find the relevant functions and their associated shortcuts, and change them ...
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How do I adjust the hue (intensity) of GNOME Night Light?

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color night-light-temperature <temperature> Here are some temperatures values I determined myself (probably not correct): 1000 Lowest value (...
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How can I add custom '.desktop' application launchers to Ubuntu Dock?

Create a .desktop file (or, copy if you already have one ready), say my-chrome.desktop, in your ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. You may add the following lines to it for a simple, bare-minimum ...
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Why are my wallpaper settings, tile, zoom, center, scale, fill or span options no longer available?

These options are removed from the default GUI wallpaper settings (accessible from the Settings application) in the recent versions of GNOME 3 for some reason. As an alternative, you may use another ...
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Duplicate application icons in Ubuntu dock upon launch

You need to add a proper StartupWMClass line to the .desktop launcher corresponding to the application (refer to this). Follow these steps: Open Files and go to your /usr/share/applications folder. ...
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How do I "alt-tab" between windows using Gnome 3?

In GNOME 3, you can permanently change Alt+Tab to switch between windows, instead of switching between applications: Open Settings Select Devices->Keyboard Search for "Switch Windows" and enter Alt+...
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Indicator icons do not appear after upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10

I've encountered the same problem. I tried to remove the indicator-application-service completely, and see, the problem went away! I guess coming from 16.04 leaves some Unity-related stuff on my ...
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How can I easily switch audio output in Ubuntu 17.10 and later with GNOME?

You may use the Sound Input & Output Device Chooser GNOME shell extension. (The extension) Shows a list of sound output and input devices (similar to gnome sound settings) in the status menu ...
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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and later with GNOME Shell

GNOME shell in Ubuntu 18.04 has a "dynamic workspaces" feature by default, which means there is no fixed number of workspaces. Workspaces can be created on demand, and are automatically removed ...
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Something blocks Ctrl+Alt+left/right-arrow keyboard combination

Ctrl+Alt+← and Ctrl+Alt+→ are default shortcuts for "switch to workspace left" and "switch to workspace right" respectively. You can verify that by running gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm....
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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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Can't uninstall "GNOME Shell integration" extension after uninstalling GNOME

sudo apt-get purge chrome-gnome-shell Should get rid of it on Ubuntu without restarting
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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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"Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected" error in 22.04

Ubuntu 22.04 forces the Firefox Snap default for everyone, across every flavour. Starting from Ubuntu 22.04.3, the Snap version of Firefox works with the Gnome Extensions website simply installing the ...
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