I’ve run into an issue where once entering the Activities Overview, I can’t get out of it. I’ve tried clicking Activities in the top corner, clicking on an application, searching for an application and hitting enter, every keyboard combination I can think of (Esc, Super, Super+S), my gesture shortcut, etc. to no avail. And while I’m in the Activities overview, I can’t use anything – I’m able to launch new programs using keyboard shortcuts (for instance, opening a Terminal window or a folder with Nautilus), but I cannot click anything or type anything into them.
I’m on Fedora 34 Workstation using Gnome 40.4.0, and I usually use the X11 window manager but I was having the same issue in Wayland. The issue started this morning after I ran
sudo dnf upgrade. I ordinarily use the Vertical Overview GNOME extension, but that seems to be what’s causing the issue – once I disabled the extension, things are back to working normally. So the short-term fix seems to be “stop using the Vertical Overview extension,” but I strongly prefer to have my workspaces oriented vertically.
Anybody have thoughts on what might be causing the issue, or how I might go about solving it?