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Examples for GNOME settings.

manage applications on startup in GNOME 3

Startup applications are automatically started when you log in. With the program gnome-tweaks you can easily manage startup applications.

After the program gnome-tweaks is installed

# dnf install gnome-tweaks

you can start it:

$ gnome-tweaks

The following picture shows the adding of an automatic start of a terminal emulation with the program gnome-tweaks after log in.

Add a startup application with gnome-tweaks

This generates the file: ~/.config/autostart/org.gnome.Terminal.desktop

From the directory /usr/share/applications you can also simple copy desktop-files:

$ cp /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Terminal.desktop ~/.config/autostart/

titlebar buttons

With the tool gnome-tweaks it is also easy to switch on the buttons 'Minimize' and 'Maximize' in the titlebar of windows.

Set the Minimize and Maximize Buttons in Titlebar

As well with the command gsettings you can also change the button-layout to add 'Minimize' and 'Maximize'

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'appmenu:minimize,maximize,close'

or check the setting:

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout


By default shell extensions are disabled. So first you need to allow user-extensions , before you can use it.

The appropriate command to general switch on extensions is:

$ gsettings set disable-user-extensions false

My favorite extension is 'Dash to Dock'. Fedora provides the package gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock for it. By default this package is not installed with the GNOME desktop.

# dnf install -y gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock

login automatic

Edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file and make sure that the [daemon] section in the file specifies the following:


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