What I want is to just restart Gnome 3 only and not to close and reopen the programs running. Thanks a lot!Just run r in Gnome 3’s “Run command” Box:Alt + F2, then enter r and hit Enter. Gnome 3 will restarts itself only.Related posts:Prevent Chrome closing after closing the last tab How to force ibus to restart in Gnome 3? How to force iPhone to reboot/restart/reset? How to do diff like `git diff –word-diff` without git on Linux? Running Chrome over SSH tunnel How to activate or deactivate a Linux host with Gnome remotely? How to dynamically attach a disk to running DomU in Xen? How to remove the bottom panel in gnome 3 classic?