[SOLVED] Gnome -- text display on running application icons?

Shmu26

Member
Credits
251
Can I cause a running application icon to display its full text, on Gnome desktop?
In Xfce, this is called "show button labels".
I will screenshot what I mean, this is the panel on KDE.
Screenshot_20200813_080300.png
 
Last edited:


wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Credits
4,850
G'day Shmu - :) which Distro are you running GNOME with?

Have you tried GNOME Tweaks or Dconf Editor?

Wizard
 

Shmu26

Member
Credits
251
G'day Shmu - :) which Distro are you running GNOME with?

Have you tried GNOME Tweaks or Dconf Editor?

Wizard
I haven't decided yet whether I want Manjaro or Ubuntu. I looked in GNOME Tweaks on Manjaro and didn't see what I was looking for. The option might appear if I would install Dock-to-Dash or something like that. I am hoping that a Gnome user might know from experience how to do it.
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Credits
4,850
I understand.

I have both Distros in my stable, plus a couple more GNOMEs, so I'll take a look.

However if someone else comes along sooner (I am in Australia) by all means take their input.

Friday here in OZ, so

Avagudweegend

Wizard
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Credits
4,850

Shmu26

Member
Credits
251
G'day Shmu :)

Still having a look around, and I'll get back here when I can.

In the meantime, take a look at this, and see if it holds any uses to you

https://askubuntu.com/questions/120...-dock-show-labels-not-icons-like-windows-does

I found it with a Google search on

gnome show button labels

Let me know.

Cheers

Wiz
Looks like you nailed it. Thanks!
Since I am a chronic distro-hopper, I am currently in the world of Xfce, but this might bring me back to Gnome!
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Credits
4,850
Glad it helped, mate :p

Nothing wrong with being a distro hopper, you're talking with a bloke who runs 60 - 90 distros at a time, some the same with different desktop environments.

I think nearly all the DEs I have tried have merit in some form or another, it just depends what bangs your drum.

Cheers

Chris
 

Shmu26

Member
Credits
251
This can be achieved also by the extension "Window List", which is included in the package
Code:
sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions
It should be set to ""Never group windows".
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Credits
4,850
I'll make a note of that, thanks for sharing :)
 


Members online


Latest posts

Top