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2017-03-29 23:25:01 -0500 commented question Gnome Shell crashing recently

Exact same problem, and I'm not using an Acer. It's been going on for awhile.

2016-12-11 19:26:07 -0500 answered a question Gnome 3.16

Found the answer to my own comment (see above). The below pertains to Gnome 3.22.2:

Under Gnome help > Your desktop > Useful keyboard shortcuts:


Give keyboard focus to the top bar. In the Activities overview, switch keyboard focus between the top bar, dash, windows overview, applications list, search field, and message tray. Use the arrow keys to navigate.

The keyboard shortcut gives you a Gnome specific switcher (similar to the app switcher). When issued from the 'Activities' overview, the options are specific to that view, but when issued from the desktop, it allows you to switch between:

  • window focus
  • top bar focus
  • status icons (i.e. system tray)
  • window list bar (if enabled via 'Window List' extension)
  • etc.

The third list option is the item of interest -- it pops open the system tray on the bottom left for selection.

N.B.: Although not a complete solution, the 'Alltray' app (available through the Gnome Software Center) allows you to iconify some apps (via hotkey) to the sytem tray, if that's indeed what you prefer. I don't know if it's still maintained, and it's not compatible with all apps under Gnome 3.

2016-12-11 19:26:07 -0500 answered a question Screen resolutions missing

Not sure if it was the Wayland compositor, kernel, or something else, but the F25 upgrade resolved this issue for me big time. Display settings now give me a long list of resolutions and aspect ratios on par or even better than what I found in Win10.

2016-12-11 19:26:06 -0500 commented question Gnome 3.16

Am also interested in this as it would greatly improve my workflow. Irrespective of whether or not this is preconfigured, I just want to know what navigation/action in 'keyboard settings' to set to open the tray via hotkey.

2016-12-06 02:47:30 -0500 commented question Grub Customizer will from CLI but not GUI

Same here: I installed it from the Software Center, but neither the CLI nor the GUI launch successfully. I can only get as far as the admin authentication prompt.

CLI stdout:

No protocol specified
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

(grub-customizer:25172): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0
2016-12-02 04:17:16 -0500 commented answer Grub Customizer Compile Error

Just installed grub-customizer via DNF on F25: Installs, but fails to execute.

2016-11-25 21:21:33 -0500 asked a question Super-key Lock in Fedora 24/25

When switching workspaces via the (laptop) keyboard shortcuts:

  • Super + PgDn (Super + Fn + Arrow Down)
  • Super + PgUp (Super + Fn + Arrow Up)

The 'Super' key seems to lock/remain in a perpetual "ON" state. This results in all keys acting as if they are being pressed in tandem with the 'Super' key (e.g. typing 'a' brings up the Applications dash, left mouse/trackpad click will move a window, etc.). The only way to exit out of this seems to be to depress the 'Fn' and 'Super' keys together multiple times.

There also seems to be a sporadic issue with the 'Ctrl' key acting as if it's being pressed in conjunction with the 'Tab' key, and locking in this state.

Has anyone else experienced these issues, and if so, have they discovered a solution?

System info:

Lenovo Ideapad 14
Linux version 4.8.8-300.fc25.x86_64 
Fedora: 24/25, 64-bit
Gnome: Version 3.22.1

Thank you

2016-11-17 15:55:27 -0500 commented question Screen resolutions missing

^ Just checked my Win10 install. The resolution is set to 1920x1080 at 16:9, but the desktop, windows, text, and webpages appear larger/clearer (or more zoomed) than in Fedora under the same resolution. Win10 has an option to zoom the environment (default at 150%), but the closest thing to that in Fedora is the magnifier zoom, which cuts portions of the screen off.

Are there any options or workarounds?

2016-11-17 06:32:19 -0500 commented question Screen resolutions missing

Same issue here with Fedora 24:

I would like to set my resolution to 1024x768 at 16:19. The only resolution that has 16:19 available is 1920x1080. Everything else is either 4:3 or 5:4 -- all unsuitable for widescreens.