gnome-shell - Man Page

Graphical shell for the GNOME desktop

Synopsis

gnome-shell [OPTION...]

Description

GNOME shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience.

gnome-shell is a required component of the GNOME desktop, i.e. it is listed in the RequiredComponents field of /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome.session. It is started in the window manager phase of the session.

Options

--wayland

Run as a wayland compositor

--display-server

Run as a full display server, rather than nested

--nested

Run as a nested compositor

--no-x11

Run wayland compositor without starting Xwayland

--x11

Run with X11 backend

--wayland-display=DISPLAY

Wayland display name to use

-d, ā€‰--display=DISPLAY

X display to use

-r, ā€‰--replace

Replace the running window manager

--sm-disable

Disable connection to the session manager

--sm-client-id=ID

Specify session management ID

--sm-save-file=FILE

Initialize session from FILE

--sync

Make X calls synchronous

--mode=MODE

Use a specific mode, e.g. "gdm" for login screen

--list-modes

List possible modes and exit

--version

Print version and exit

--help

Display help and exit

Files

/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome.session, /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Shell.desktop.

Bugs

The bug tracker can be reached by visiting the website https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/issues. Before sending a bug report, please verify that you have the latest version of gnome-shell. Many bugs (major and minor) are fixed at each release, and if yours is out of date, the problem may already have been solved.

Additional Information

For further information, visit the website https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeShell.

Referenced By

gnome-disk-image-mounter(1).

December 2020 GNOME-SHELL