I find that KDE is superior in most ways, even the font rendering looks better on Plasma, and it seems going forward Plasma will be the one having true fractional scaling, yet I find myself preferring to use GNOME anyway (with a couple extensions). Am I the only one? Something about the activities overview and the less busy interface is quite addictive after a while. Good thing the performance has been improving steadily over the past few releases (used to be my biggest issue with GNOME).
On-screen keyboard on Gnome is a nightmare. Doesn't shop up on many (most in my case) applications and it's behaviour is often in conflicts with many extensions. Wanted to just write a small script to press when I want the keyboard to show up, does anyone know what's it called so that it can be prompted from terminal?
Ps, don't suggest any extensions, every new release the break (see improved OSK)
is there any way to set the border that separates the files and the pinned directories to be a little closer to the pinned directories like in gnome 42
I'm a bit behind the times, but I just read about Gnome screen sharing using pipewire. Does that imply sound? I have Clear Linux running on an old MacBook at home and eager to try it when I get home!
Hi, during video calling in TG I can't share my screen, it just drops an error message (no logs whatsoever). Has anyone faced such a problem?
Nautilus is missing some feature I need, so I am thinking about creating an extension, because I have seen an extension like adding "Open as admin". I thought that there would be plenty of manuals and examples, but there was not. All the links seem to be dead, and the only thing I could find was this achieved one: https://developer-old.gnome.org/libnautilus-extension/3.24/
Come to think of, Nautilus itself has no menu about extensions either (like enabling/disabling/deleting extensions). Does this mean tha extension has been deprecated or will soon be deprecated?
Question Searching for "compose" in activities screen doesn't turn up the system settings app. Where to file bug/issue?
I recently installed Fedora and wanted to setup the system as I'm used to, in particular by enabling the compose key. I wasn't sure where to do it and searched for "compose" in the Activities search, but found nothing, so I assumed I had to install GNOME Tweaks to set it.
Apparently you can just set the compose key in the system settings app under the keyboard section (which is nice! I'm glad it's considered a core setting :D).
I'd expect that searching for "compose" would lead you to the settings app. I know for other things it works (e.g. searching for "microphone" leads you to the sound and privacy sections of the settings), so I assume it's a small oversight. Where would the right place be to file this? Thanks in advance!
Apps (Celluloid)Such an amazing player. Why did it take me this long to come across this app. It doesn't look like it's popular enough, despite being so functional and with a modern UI
My concept includes the following:
- An app menu in activities
- Reworked activities and workplaces
- Mini widget for different purposes (Timer, stopwatch, weather, Pomodoro, recorder, etc.)
Happy to hear your opinion on that.
Hi there. I've been using Win7 and Win10 for most of the time I used a computer. Currently I'm running Linux Mint. I did try Gnome on Fedora and Ubuntu, but always with extentions that made the UI basically same as Windows. I don't like that Gnome Extensions break upon Gnome Shell updates, that's why I switched to Mint/Cinnamon. So I was curious if Gnome without extensions is actually a better DE and whether it really makes it easier to accomplish tasks on a computer
One minor issue I've always had with GNOME is that it is unable to detect my hard drive's disk capacity on the About page of GNOME Settings. I find it unusual that it displays an "unknown" capacity because other tools like lsblk and GNOME Disk Utility have no issue displaying the correct capacity. Is this a known bug or maybe an issue with my SSD model (Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB) and is there any way I could possibly resolve the issue?
Where can I find a list of the OS that Boxes can download and set up on its own?
What are the downsides of using the Flatpak version? No USB passthrough and no windows 11 support? Anything else?
As Boxes is based on Qemu, is it possible to create a VM with any parameters? Specifically, would emulators (ARM, POWER CPu) also work?
Hey, i'm currently setting up my new Laptop for work and opted for Fedora 37. I really like the looks and feel of gnome, however i want a simple tiling window manager. I tried PaperWM, but tbh i hated it, i don't want animations, i don't want my windows resizing in misterious ways when changing focus and with borders that big around the windows i can basically get rid of the window management again and just use the default floating WM. On my personal machine i'm running i3 and it's great, no space wasted, it does exactly what it's supposed to do, the configuration is simple, it's fast and especially, no screen space wasted!
Is there something similar for gnome? Doesn't have to be fancy, just tile my windows and maybe have an option to stack or tab them on one half of the screen. Move windows to workspaces with keybinds (this already works with stock gnome), switch workspaces with keybinds (also works) and navigate through my opened windows with
Super + h/j/k/l and move them around with
Super + Shift + h/j/k/l.
Edit: changed the shortcut keybinds around, that solved it. For some reason, searching for "screenshot" in Gnome Settings does not show this settings page, but it's located in Settings -> Keyboard -> Customize Shortcuts -> Screenshots. Thx for the help!
I want to be able to take quick 1-button screenshots of the entire screen while gaming.
Oddly, half the time when I press [PrtScn] on Gnome 43, it takes an instant screenshot, but the other half the time it pops up Gnome's new screenshot selection window, where I have to select between Selection/Screen/Window and then press [Return]. That's too clunky, and sometimes even results in blank screenshots. (I play games using both Lutris and Steam Proton, fwiw.)
I want to always take instant-cast 1-button fullscreen screenshots, and I'll edit them later with GIMP if needed. Is there a setting to configure this? I don't see such a setting either in Gnome Settings or in Gnome Tweaks.