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- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
With RHEL 8.0 and Fedora 30, when you enable the Applications Menu, Places & Window list (using gmome-tweaks) the Activities menu goes away as it should (because clearly the user wants a traditional interface). In this situation there is a link to Activities at the bottom of the Applications menu so you can do things like add and remove things from your favorites (I don't know of any way to do it).
With RHEL 8.1 when you do the above the Activities menu remains. I would consider this an accidental bug if not for the fact the Activities link at the bottom of the Applications menu is missing.
This is a disaster, because people who install the traditional interface do so because they cannot live with the art-house tablet nonsense of the "Activities" interface. Getting rid of "Activities" is the only thing that makes GNOME usable for me. Now, random mouse movements even bring up the "Activities" garbage, I don't even have to intentionally click on it, so there is no way to escape it.
Does anyone know if there is a way to return to the previous common sense behavior? Alternatively, is there a way to forcefully disable the "Activities" nonsense?