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    Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Is this a default feature, black overview background on gnome-shell 3.6.2?
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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Hi,

    I have the exact same problem, a black background on Overview since I upgraded to Gnome 3.6.2, instead of having the greyed/shadowed desktop background. But sometimes it's working as expected, and it seems to mess up when I plug a second screen to my laptop. If it can be related to my graphic card, I have an Intel HD4000 integrated to the CPU.

    EDIT: It's working fine when I juste booted, but as soon as I plug my external monitor, the oveview background is black.
    Last edited by C@illou; December 2nd, 2012 at 02:25 PM. Reason: More details.

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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    But for me just black background, as i'm now using default ubuntu wallpaper and stock gnome-shell theme but still showing black background. I think it should show my wallpaper as a background.
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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    In my experience, changing your Shell Theme will make a huge difference.

    I'm running GS 3.7.2...

    Here's how it looks with the Default Shell Theme




    If I had a solid dark wall, instead of gradient greys, I'd be straining my eyeballs.

    Now, here's the-same-everything, but I'm using "Elementary" for the Shell Theme




    Big difference, eh what?
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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    [OFFTOPIC] I use guayadeque too because it's lightweight and fast on my netbook
    but on gnome-shell it doesn't show appmenu? Hmmm nevermind, I still love and use Unity. I hate gnome-shell big bottom system tray. Like when I want to use screencloud app and it's hidden at the bottom and really slow to access where on Unity, it's there for me at the top panel, click and show drop down menu/settings! Fast! [/OFFTOPIC]

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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    I have the same problem with the black background! And it doesn't depened on the theme I'm using. For me, it looks like it has something to do with the opacity in the overview.

    I can deactivate every extension (themes, too), and I still get the same black background.

    Also, sometimes I do not have that "blackground" for a while, but after a short time, it's there again. Mostly it's there.

    I also have an intel gpu.

    Any ideas about this?

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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Still having the same bug with gnome-shell 3.7.3
    Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJlSI...ature=youtu.be

    Update: After installing ubuntu gnome desktop package, i have solved the problem, thanks to grahammechanical!
    Last edited by serdotlinecho; December 21st, 2012 at 05:32 AM.

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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by serdotlinecho View Post
    Still having the same bug with gnome-shell 3.7.3 [...]
    Where did you find GS 3.7.3?!?!?

    Gotta say, 3.7.2 is looking pretty sexy...


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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by serdotlinecho View Post
    Still having the same bug with gnome-shell 3.7.3
    Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJlSI...ature=youtu.be

    Update: After installing ubuntu gnome desktop package, i have solved the problem, thanks to grahammechanical!
    Hi,

    The video doesn't seem to be there anymore. I'm having this problem at the moment after updating my intel packages with the new intel graphic UI installer (https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloa...hics-installer). Everything seems to be ok except that the normal semi-transparent overview overlay seem to be opaque.

    I've intalled the ubuntu-gnome-desktop pakage(s) and reboot but still getting the same.

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    serdotlinecho, would you mind elaborating or explaining what grahammechanical is?

    thanks



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    Re: Black background on Overview Gnome-shell 3.6.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremi.thebeau View Post
    Hi, The video doesn't seem to be there anymore. I'm having this problem at the moment after updating my intel packages with the new intel graphic UI installer (https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloa...hics-installer). Everything seems to be ok except that the normal semi-transparent overview overlay seem to be opaque.
    Same here, right after updating the Intel driver, the Activities background turned black. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 + GS 3.6.2. Any ideas? Thank you!

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