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More cool gnome-shell tips and tricks

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Because of this stability I feel confident that, with the help of these (and more) tips, you can also become an early adopter of GNOME 3 and be ahead of the curve. In this article you will see a few more of these tips.

Better use of the “overview”

The “overview” of GNOME Shell is what you see when you either move your mouse to the upper left corner of your desktop or press the “Super” (or “Windows”) key. When you open up the overview you will see a zoomed out view of your desktop with all the windows thumbnailed. Let’s tweak this a bit (for a good reason).

Remember the Linux desktop pager (that tool that allows you to have more than one desktop?) Let’s set our GNOME Shell up to have four desktops. To do this click the “+” symbol in the lower right corner (when you are viewing the overview) until you have four small squares in the bottom center of the window (see Figure 1).

Now that you have those four squares, let’s set the overview to show all of your desktops when you are in overview mode.

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