GNOME Extensions

36 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2022)

Last Updated on June 12, 2023

9. Vitals

GNOME Extensions: VitalsVitals offers an easy way to monitor your computer’s temperature, voltage, fan speed, memory usage, CPU load, storage and more. It is an aptly named extension giving you all your essential system information.

The configuration options are particularly useful including the polling intervals, the option to select which sensors to show, and more.

Monitoring storage didn’t seem to work on our system. We’re not sure if this is an issue with the version of GNOME we’re running. Share in the comments section if this functionality works for you.

Website: github.com/corecoding/Vitals


10. Screenshot Tool

GNOME Extensions: Screenshot ToolHere’s another useful extension. It offers a convenient shortcut to create screenshots. We particularly like its implementation, combined with silky smooth operation.

You can grab an area of the screen, a window, or the whole desktop.

There’s support for uploading images to Imgur, an online image sharing community and image host. Images are uploaded without being linked to an account. You can even delete an image if it’s the most recent upload.

There are configurable keybindings for the 3 different types of capture.

Website: github.com/OttoAllmendinger/gnome-shell-screenshot


11. Net speed Simplified

GNOME Extensions: Net speed SimplifiedNet speed Simplified is the neatest network traffic monitor. We particularly like its clean user interface. There is plenty of customization to tailor the extension to your liking.

Website: github.com/prateekmedia/netspeedsimplified


12. Clipboard Indicator

GNOME Extensions: Clipboard Indicator

This extension is a helpful productivity extension.

Clipboard Indicator adds a clipboard indicator to the top panel, and caches clipboard history.

It’s very simple and easy to use, but would benefit from a few more options.

Features include:

  • Configurable history size.
  • Configurable preview size.
  • Change the refresh interval.
  • Define the maximum cache file size.
  • Option to cache only favorites.
  • Private mode.
  • Keyboard shortcuts – toggle the menu, clear history, go to previous entry, and go to next entry.

Website: github.com/Tudmotu/gnome-shell-extension-clipboard-indicator


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Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Dash to Dock, Arc Menu, Section Todo List, OpenWeather
Page 2 – Internet Radio, Window-List, Custom Home Corners, Mpris Indicator Button
Page 3 – Vitals, Screenshot Tool, Net speed Simplified, Clipboard Indicator
Page 4 – Stocks-Extension, Timezone, Desktop Icons NG, GSConnect
Page 5 – Recent Items, you2ber, ddterm, Auto Move Windows
Page 6 – Places Status Indicator, Time ++, Just Perfection, Top Panel Workspace Scroll
Page 7 – Impatience, System monitor, Frippery Panel Favorites, Removable Drive Menu
Page 8 – No overview at start-up, Extension List, Caffeine, BlurMyShell
Page 9 – Burn My Windows, Coverflow Alt-Tab, Material Shell, Colosseum

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Trent Calder
Trent Calder
4 years ago

There’s quite a few here which are undiscovered gems.

Sascha
Sascha
2 years ago

Burn My Windows should be much higher. It really adds sparkle to the drab default GNOME desktop

Cap
Cap
2 years ago
Reply to  Sascha

drab?

InnocentBystander
InnocentBystander
2 years ago

With those extensions, Gnome will gain as much flexibility as KDE. Is this the design intention?

TH
TH
2 years ago

GNOME extensions add additional functionality and are very useful particularly as the focus on GNOME is to make the desktop as easy to use as possible and so some features the community liked were removed

Neil
Neil
2 years ago

My issue with extensions is that so many are abandoned. This isn’t because the project code is too hard to maintain to remain compatible with newer releases of GNOME. I speculate it’s because many of the extensions’ authors are fairly new to programming. Writing an extension is a good introduction to learning how to program. Its just these developers move on to more substantial projects.

Smaug
Smaug
2 years ago
Reply to  Neil

I would love to see a group of developers take on abandoned extensions that were really popular. Too many times all the source code is effectively junked and someone new comes along, reinvents the wheel but the outcome is worse than the original.

Pep
Pep
2 years ago

Some people contend the simplification of GNOME was done for a target audience that doesn’t actually exist. My opinion was that many of the changes were motivated because the code base was in bad shape. It’s much easier to maintain and improve a software project if you reduce its complexity. Removing features is a start.

Saeed
Saeed
2 years ago

Burn My Windows is a super cool extension.

Rick
Rick
8 months ago

Thanks for not spamming this page with so many ads my vm crashes. Decent content, straight forward info. It’s appreciated.