Weird partial black box in GNOME overview

So i just switched to gnome (clean install) from kde, and i keep seeing this black box like thing every time i scroll to a new workspace. When i open the empty workspace, it is gone but i can see it again in the overview. (I m totallly new to gnome and have pop os tile extension installed)

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garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=10760847-0d99-4bae-b01d-38f3a20d0190 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.3 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.3
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF63 Thin 10SC v: REV:1.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16R5 v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16R5IMS.104 date: 08/30/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 20.0 Wh (41.2%) condition: 48.5/51.3 Wh (94.4%)
    volts: 10.7 min: 11.4 model: MSI BIF0_9 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: Discharging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-10750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4156 high: 4702 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3993 2: 3210 3: 4615
    4: 4694 5: 2994 6: 4701 7: 2163 8: 4700 9: 4701 10: 4699 11: 4702
    12: 4701 bogomips: 62399
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q]
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 495.46
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f9d
    class-ID: 0302
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: gnome-shell driver:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-14:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 15.75 GiB (1.3%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: OM8PDP3256B-AI1
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: EDFK0S03
    temp: 33.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM048-2E7172
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0001
    scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 100.08 GiB size: 100.08 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 15.72 GiB (15.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 296 MiB (98.67%)
    used: 28.1 MiB (9.5%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 100.08 GiB size: 100.08 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 15.72 GiB (15.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 100.08 GiB size: 100.08 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 15.72 GiB (15.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 100.08 GiB size: 100.08 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 15.72 GiB (15.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.58 GiB used: 32.1 MiB (0.4%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C pch: 39.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 356 Uptime: 1h 44m wakeups: 2 Memory: 7.59 GiB
  used: 3.04 GiB (40.1%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1206 lib: 324 Shell: fish
  v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda:
  System install date:     2022-01-25
  Last full system update: 2022-01-25
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Using TLP:               No
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)

Disable all your active extensions and see if it persists. If it doesn't, re-enable extensions one by one to find the one causing the problem.

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i disabled all my extensions and it still persists

I guess it's alacrity. I checked your dash and there were 4 apps opened. But in the overview I's able to see only 3 apps. Brave, File Manager and settings.

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Have you made any other tweaks or installed any themes (e.g. using an installer script that needed sudo)?

Your shell theme in the screenshot is different to the standard GNOME theme, though that should have changed back to the default if you disabled the "User Themes" extension.

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Sorry to interrupt sir, but it's nothing different sir. He has taken the ss in overview, so it's showing that way.

This seems like a bizarre guess to me. What gives you that hunch?

This seems the more likely cause to me. How did you install the extension, AUR? Did you build it yourself? Did you use a helper? Which one? Or did you use the add/remove software app?

Did you reboot after?

The reason jonathon pointed this out is because it suggests that you were not successful in attempting to walk back the extensions you set up.

...Huh? What are you, looking over their shoulder? :thinking:

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I above explained all my reasons above. Please read the full comment.