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Gnome Shell 3 extension that disables the arrow displayed during workspace switching.
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windsorschmidt Merge pull request #25 from kfogel/update-for-gnome-3.22.3
Update metadata.json for GNOME 3.22.3
Latest commit 9b4e2bb Nov 18, 2017

Disable Window Switcher Popup

This is my first GNOME 3 shell extension. I created this because I saw no way to disable the huge popup displayed dead center of the screen when switching between workspaces, other than editing /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/workspaceSwitcherPopup.js and setting the value of DISPLAY_TIMEOUT to zero.


From the GNOME Extensions Page:

From the Command-line:

Create a folder in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions called and move extension.js and metadata.json into that folder:

# mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions 2>/dev/null
# git clone git:// \

From Zip Archive:

Download above.

Using GNOME Tweak Tool, click the box near "Install Shell Extension" and select the downloaded file.


Enabling the Extension:

Restart the GNOME Shell with the key sequence: Alt-F2 + "r" then ENTER.

Using GNOME Tweak Tool, navigate to the Shell Extensions pane and enable the plugin by clicking the switch widget:


Note: You may need to restart GNOME Tweak Tool and/or re-log in to your session in order for the extension to appear in the list of installed extensions.


Based on the disable window animations extension by Lukas Zapletal

Thanks to users for suggesting changes and poking me for version updates.

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