How to Turn Off Modal Dialogs in Gnome Shell 3

10 July , 2012 bill Linux

Introduction
Have you been annoyed by not being able to move your dialogs in Gnome Shell 3? This simple tutorial will show you how to disable the “attach_modal_dialogs” setting. These annoying dialogs can really be distracting, covering up what is behind especially when it is your turn in partypoker. The gconf-editor was the tool used in my other tutorial for Mint 13 Cinnamon but for Gnome Shell 3 we will use dconf-editor.

Gnome Configuration Editor
If you do not have the dconf-editor, you can install it with the following command or use your package manager.

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Run the dconf-editor by clicking the icon in your applications menu, by opening a terminal or pressing Alt+F2 and using the following command:

dconf-editor

Untick the option “attach_modal_dialogs” at:

org.gnome.shell.overrides.attach_modal_dialogs

Restart The Desktop
Press Alt+F2 and type r in the text box then press enter. You now have dialogs that are not attached to parent windows that you can move.

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