How to enable hot corners in Ubuntu 18.04

To perform productive actions, many of you want Ubuntu to Window Spread when you move the mouse pointer to lower left corner of the screen, even minimize all windows to show desktop.

For that You need to install GNOME tweaks to be brought over to the Control Center, and allows you to change a lot of gnome default behaviors, most notably enabling themes and changing icons and mouse cursor.

So, go ahead and open your terminal to enter this command :

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

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Use this Gnome Shell extension called CustomCorner. So in your terminal write this command :

gsettings set enable-hot-corners true

You will get an extension that you should install it into your computer :

In your Activities open tweaks :

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Check Extensions and then click the settings icon in the Custom hot Corners section

Now you’re able to customize your click pointer behavior from your hot corner .

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ziad nahdy

Ziad Nahdy, fan of open source and programming languages. He is a technical writer, blogger and Linux enthusiast. He loves to read and help others with their problems. He is addicted to open source software but he also loves other technology related subjects.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hendrik

    Hi Ziad, Thanks for your instructions. Does it work on Lubuntu 19.10 also? I installed Gnome Extensions:
    sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

    and tweaks
    sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

    but it doesn’t give me the hot corners.
    gsettings set enable-hot-corners true
    No such key “enable-hot-corners”
    …frown…. I’d love to have this very productive hot corner behavior for Lubuntu..

  2. Thien Ly

    You can search “custom hot corners” directly on Ubuntu Software and install it right away without using cli

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