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New shell for Gnome following the Material-design guidelines. Proposing a performant and simple opinionated mouse/keyboard workflow to increase daily productivity and comfort
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Material Shell

A material tiling shell replacement for GNOME Shell to simplify your workflow and accelerate your productivity.

The project is based on my earlier work on Material Awesome. This GNOME Shell extension provides a performant, opinionated mouse/keyboard workflow and follows the Material Design guidelines.

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STATUS: BETA (expect bugs!)

REQUIRES: gnome-shell >=3.32.0

Installation

  1. Clone the project to the gnome-shell extensions folder:
git clone https://github.com/PapyElGringo/material-shell.git ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/material-shell@papyelgringo
  1. Reload GNOME Shell:
  • On X.org: Hit Alt+F2 and type the command r
  • On Wayland: Log out and back in
  1. Open gnome-tweaks and activate the Material-shell extension OR enable it using
gnome-shell-extension-tool -e material-shell@papyelgringo

Arch Linux

  1. You can choose to install using the Arch Linux User-Community Repository (AUR) https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gnome-shell-extension-material-shell-git/
    Assuming you're using yay:
yay -S gnome-shell-extension-material-shell-git
  1. Reload GNOME Shell:
  • On X.org: Hit Alt+F2 and type the command r
  • On Wayland: Log out and back in
  1. Open gnome-tweaks and activate the Material-shell extension OR enable it using
gnome-shell-extension-tool -e material-shell@papyelgringo

Workflow Hotkeys

Some hotkeys might already be used by GNOME Shell - please check your keybindings first.

Desktop navigation

  • Super+W Navigate to the upper workspace/category.
  • Super+S Navigate to the lower workspace/category.
  • Super+A Focus the window at the left of the current window.
  • Super+D Focus the window at the right of the current window.

Window manipulation

  • Super+Q Kill the current window focused.
  • Super+[MouseDrag] Move window around.
  • Super+Shift+A Move the current window to the left.
  • Super+Shift+D Move the current window to the right.
  • Super+Shift+W Move the current window to the upper workspace.
  • Super+Shift+S Move the current window to the lower workspace.

Extra Hotkeys

  • Super+Space Cycle the tiling layout of the current workspace.
  • Super+Escape Toggle the UI of Material-shell, like a Zen mode.

Optional Configuration

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