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Enhanced Windows Overview For Gnome Shell User Interface

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The default Windows overview for Gnome-shell user interface shows the all currently opend windows. But after installing the “enhace overview” extension you will be able to show windows for a specific application which is currently have multiple windows running.

Vidoe Preview for Enhance Overview Extension

According to the developer the extensions has some bugs which will be fixed in the upcoming release, also it will include some new features.

Known issues:

  • Drag is little uggly and has a silly workaround.
  • Sometimes if you change workspace in one application mode some windows in overview disappears.

Future features:

  • Bug fixes written above
  • Support tablets.
  • Hide icons in over lay Icon extension when one application mode active.
  • Compatibility with native window placement extension(maybe).
  • Show all windows of same application grouped

[How To]: Install the “Enhance Overview” Extension on Linux Distributions

I tested this extension on the latest stable release Gnome-Shell 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and it’s working fine.

The easy way to install the extension just activate it from the gnome shell extensions page, which will install the extension on the proper place.

Open it with Mozilla Firefox.

Enhance Overview Gnome-Shell Extension

Or, you can install it manually.

First: you will need to Download the required files form this link.

Second: copy the these files to this path, if this path does not exist create it. It does not requires administration privileges.

~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/

[How To]: Use Enhance Overview

Simply hover the mouse cursor on the application icon on the applications dash.

To activate and deactivate the extension you can use “Gnome-Tweak-Tool”.

Install On Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Install on Fedora

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

That’s it.

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