Issue when using the applications overview

Hello everyone,

this is my first post here and If I’m at the wrong place to ask these questions please direct me to the correct forum or platform.

Recently I’ve been getting this weird issue. Whenever I try to open the applications overview in Gnome, it gets stuck somewhere between the desktop and the app overview window. It happens either when I launch it with the Super key or at the launch applications icon on the gnome bar. My only option so far is to restart gnome in order to see my desktop.

I’m not sure if this is a problem with the OS, or with Gnome, but I’ve had no issues with i3 wm which is also installed on my machine.

This is the screen I get when launching the apps overview

I can search for apps but not launch them.

I’m not sure what information would be relevant for this issue, so please if anything else is need ask me and I’ll provide it.

I’m using Gnome 41.1 on Xorg (but the same issue happened on Wayland).
CPU: Intel i5-8265U (8) @ 3.900GHz
GPU: Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 6]

Do you have any extensions enabled?

It could easily be a theme issue. Which theme are you using?

  • Disable all extensions and try again
  • Check journal logs for relevant errors man journalctl

If I tell you which extension I’m using you’re going to blame it :joy:
I’m using Pop-Shell, Dash to Panel and Tray icons.

It could be Pop-shell then. I’ll disable it and check if the problem persists

themes are Arc-Dark with paper-mono-dark icons. They are the most vanilla ones, I don’t think they are to blame

Try switching to default Adwaita or Adwaita Dark, also paper icons are also a potential pain point with some applications. Adwaita is vanilla, nothing else is, and nothing else is officially supported, so they can and do break. I have seen themes cause similar issues, on multiple occasions. Also turn off all extensions and re-enable one at a time. All three of the ones you listed are possible culprits.

I will try it then.

The weirdest thing about this is that when I turn my notebook on it works flawlessly. After a while it starts happening.

Yeah guys. The culprit was definetely Pop-shell :frowning: