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ALT+TAB: selected app highlighting contrast nearly indistinguishable from background (dark-gray on black)

I have found the following issue 6907 on gitlab.gnome.org: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/-/issues/6907 The following code by Chris Heywood does change the dark-gray by the color white: ...
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How can I list the search providers in GNOME Shell?

Open Settings app and navigate to Search. You can see a list of search providers in the interface there, and you can enable or disable the providers you want. You also re-order them by dragging and ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 - No running apps on top bar

This is a feature, not a bug. The Gnome Shell developers have retired the application menu in Gnome Shell 45.
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Set application to "always on top"

Just right-click on the titlebar of the window you want to keep on top and select Always on Top from the menu. Alternatively, if you prefer to not use the mouse, you can press Alt+Super and use the ...
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How to print the timestamp via a macro in various programs

You can achieve this using a script file and xdotool. Install xdotool using this command: sudo apt install xdotool Create a script named timestamp.sh and add the following lines: #!/bin/bash # Get ...
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display a dialog box before shutting down

Preface This answer is not a direct solution to your question, but rather an important methodology discussion that should direct you as well as other community members who are trying to help in the ...
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How can I switch keyboard source quickly in Ubuntu GNOME Shell?

One blazing fast and radical way to achieve that is modeless and stateless input layout switching. It means, that instead of switching your layouts in cycle (e.g. for 3 languages: US → DE → JP → US → ...
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How to disable window edge tiling and enable window edge resistance in Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome?

The following answer was tested on 24.04 (noble). tl;dr / non-interactive version: dconf write /org/gnome/mutter/edge-tiling false gnome-extensions disable [email protected] Long / ...
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How to start a Flatpak app minimized to tray in 22.04

You can often find what parameters/arguments an app has available by running it with --help appended. In your case, it would be flatpak run com.mattermost.Desktop --help. The displayed output does not ...
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ALT+TAB: selected app highlighting contrast nearly indistinguishable from background (dark-gray on black)

Another alternative that doesn't require any "code tweaking" (and works also on Ubuntu 24.04): Install the gnome shell extension AATWS (Advanced Alt-Tab Window Switcher) and select the AATWS ...
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Windows keep overlapping with dock when maximized

Resetting Ubuntu Dock to Default Settings dconf reset -f /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/ to get back to the default Ubuntu Dock state, you can reset all of the associated properties: ...
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Gnome: Customize application search to see background wallpaper

Using Overview Background extension, you see the background but it’s blurred. You also have Static background in overview extension to see the background in a normal version. First, you should ...
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Unique wallpaper for each GNOME workspace?

Search and install "Extension Manager" from Ubuntu Software. Press the Super key to open the overview, search and open the tool you just installed. When it opens, go to the “Browse” tab, ...
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How can I list the search providers in GNOME Shell?

You can find a list of files that represents search providers by running this command: $ ls -1 -d /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers/* /snap/*/*/usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers/* /var/lib/...
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What do "Tile Groups" do?

Say you have windows A, B and C open. If you tile window A to the left half of the screen, and tile window B to the right half of the screen, they'll be a "tile group". Now let's say you ...
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Workspace name in Ubuntu 22.04

Since workspaces in Gnome Shell are dynamic by default, there is no big need to name these - they can cease to exist any time. That is probably why it is not made "trivial" to name work ...
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Change Date & Time Formatting

I made an extension that is compatible with Gnome Shell 45 on Ubuntu 23.10: Paste the following into ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/...
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How to tweak default Gnome to make it look like ubuntu Gnome

The default theme is called Yaru. Development happens at https://github.com/ubuntu/yaru . You can find the rest of the defaults by looking at apt show ubuntu-desktop. $ apt-cache depends ubuntu-...
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Bash terminal has become extremely slow. 22.04

Recently I enabled the dconf setting org/gnome/wayland/xwayland-allow-grabs. This fixed an issue where whenever I tried to use ctrl+alt+t (or any shortcut that used an alphanumeric) to open the ...
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black screen problem while running Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

I found some help here (I didn't actually read the title before trying things...) For me I think it was related to my nvidia drivers. Some combination of update/upgrade/autoremove/purge nvidia drivers ...
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Enable Extensions from the command line

Following command will enable all extensions: gsettings set org.gnome.shell disable-user-extensions false
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How to change the looking of GNOME?

Please go to extensions and find "dash-to-dock". And then "Settings" Make your choice for dock position. If you don't have this extension for install please try this command: sudo ...
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How to change the looking of GNOME?

Go to Settings > Appearance and navigate down to Dock > Position on screen`` after which select the down arrow and select Left`. You can also select right if that would be your preference.
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How to make Application Indicator 2D?

The workings of Gnome Shall can be customized with Gnome Shell extensions. There is an extension that exists for a long time, and remains being well maintained, that implements workspaces in a grid: ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut that opens the notifications and date dropdown on GNOME?

This dropdown is called notification list. You can open it by pressing Super+V. You can close it by pressing Super+V again or Esc.
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How to permanently set a custom keyboard layout for Linux console, login screen (GDM) and desktop session (GNOME/Wayland/XWayland)

To complement the accepted answer, I have found that if you add a new variant in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/br, it does not appear in the list in GNOME settings. However, after adding it in /...
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How to permanently set a custom keyboard layout for Linux console, login screen (GDM) and desktop session (GNOME/Wayland/XWayland)

I've figured it out by myself. Here is the easiest step-by-step solution: 1. Make a copy of the keyboard layout/variant that you want to customize I wanted to customize the Portuguese (Brazil, Dvorak) ...
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display a dialog box before shutting down

Raffa has written a long answer with a huge amount of technical detail which should be invaluable to anyone who wants to create an elegant solution in keeping with Gnome. I don't have the Linux and ...
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Gnome Shell failed to load extensions after Ubuntu 23.04 upgrade

Removing "[email protected]" from extensions folder solved the problem
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How to get GNOME to recognize hibernate and make it available from dropdown menu and as a power button otpion?

I have two solutions, I tried both of them, always at least one of them is working. Solution 1 You can use Hibernate Status Button by p91paul. But you need a requirement, just install polkitd-pkla by ...
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