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    make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    hi everybody!
    i use gnome shell 3.8 as my DE.
    i was wondering... is there a way to make the "activities" button directly show "recently used apps" without having to click on the (let me say) stippled button on the dock?
    by default, it show the list of all opened windows, which is not the way i want it to work.

    can you help me?

    thanks in advance for you answers

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    you can add them to the "favorites" , by right clicking their opened icon ; or use dconf (dconf-tool) to tweak the default list

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    that's not what i asked for at all... ^^

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    There are a lot of things in life that I want. But I rarely get them. What makes you think that the people here know all the answers and are just waiting for to you to make an appearance?
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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    nothing. infact I just asked for help, I have not claimed to receive it

    then... I realized that the problem here is not the way I put myself (actually I had no doubt about that), but your lack of desire to help.
    but that's ok, no one's forcing you as i said.
    farewell -.-

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    ... What makes you think that the people here know all the answers and are just waiting for to you to make an appearance?
    Be nice... Considering our userbase, someone MIGHT have the answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziel van Brand View Post
    that's not what i asked for at all... ^^
    Gotta admit - probably not the best way to elicit a response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowan View Post
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    Gotta admit - probably not the best way to elicit a response.
    probably the problem is that i'm not an english native speaker. so i may not be gentle; that's not because i'm rude, but because i do not know enough the language to be able to distinguish between a polite behaviour from a rude one.
    infact, i'm always afraid to explain everything badly

    so... sorry dino99 if i appeared rude to you.
    all i wanted to say is: i'm looking for something different from what you said

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziel van Brand View Post
    all i wanted to say is: i'm looking for something different from what you said
    It's not much different though. He suggested a sensible solution which is is completely standard GNOME Shell functionality and pretty close to what you seem to want to do.

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    well... it looks quite different to me, instead let me say why:
    my goal is to definitively hide the dash. but, if i do that without changing anything else first, i'll hide the "stippled" button too, which is the only one that shows the list of all apps.
    that's why i'm looking for a way to make the activities button work differently. in particular: i'd like to make it show the list of all (recently used) apps.
    let me say what i mean in a different way:
    when clicked, activities button shows this: http://worldofgnome.org/uploads/2012...iew-picker.png
    if you click on the stippled button on the dash, you'll get this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I0g6Tq22gv...a-frequent.png
    what i want is to make the activities button shows directly the latter image.

    what dino suggests would be a good solution if my purpose were to have a quicker access to the recently used apps. but my goal is more... aestethic

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    Re: make activity button show the list of recently used apps

    There is a recent items extension for the Gnome Shell that opens from the panel. . This extension displays files only and also requires Zeitgeist. Ubuntu already uses Zeitgeist to display recently used files and applications . In other words, Unity already uses a similar feature to what you are seeking to add to the Gnome Shell, but opening dash still required. I see no extensions for recent applications though and 3.8 compatibility is unknown.


    https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/72/recent-items/
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