GNOME Extensions

33 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2020)

10. Drop Down Terminal X

Drop Down Terminal X

Do you need a terminal in a hurry? Step forward Drop Down Terminal X. It’s a fork of the much revered Drop Down Terminal. One of our basic requirements of a terminal emulator is tabbed windows. Drop Down Terminal X adds basic support for tabs. The image above shows 6 shell tabs. There’s keyboard shortcuts to open a new tab, switch to the previous tab, switch to the next tab, and to close a tab.

You can also configure animation, transparency, as well as the scrollbar. Bind a default shortcut, or use a custom shortcut. For the terminal itself, there’s options to set the text color and background color.

Website: github.com/bigbn/drop-down-terminal-x


11. Auto Move Windows

Auto Move Windows

If you use multiple workspaces on your GNOME desktop, this extension comes in handy. Auto Move Windows allows you to configure applications to open on a specific workspace when they create windows.

The extension is very easy to use. Just add a rule for each application, defining which workspace to use. Every time you open a program, it obeys that rule, and opens the window on the appropriate workspace. This saves you having to move windows to the desired workspace. A small time saver, but it all mounts up!

This extension is part of GNOME Shell Extensions.

Website: gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell-extensions


12. Internet Radio

Internet Radio

This is a rather snazzy shell extension that lets you listen to internet radio streams with the minimum of fuss and bother. One of our favorite multimedia extensions.

The configure button lets you turn on title notifications, title notifications in the panel, play/stop media keys, volume adjustment slider in the menu, and enable it as a search provider. The playlist button lets you define which streams to show, edit stream information, delete streams, and play streams. Add new streams by clicking the + button. The latter option lets you show radio stations as search results in the GNOME overview.

There’s Cyrillic tag support, as well as a search online radio directory radio-browser.

Website: github.com/hslbck/gnome-shell-extension-radio


Next page: Page 5 – ShellTile, you2ber, Mpris Indicator Button

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Dash to Dock, PaperWM, Arc Menu
Page 2 – Window List, TaskBar 2020, OpenWeather
Page 3 – TopIcons Plus, GSConnect, Screenshot Tool
Page 4 – Drop Down Terminal X, Auto Move Windows, Internet Radio
Page 5 – ShellTile, you2ber, Mpris Indicator Button
Page 6 – NetSpeed, Workspaces-to-Dock, Clipboard Indicator
Page 7 – Switcher, Timezone, Places Status Indicator
Page 8 – Time ++, Coverflow Alt-Tab, Extensions
Page 9 – Gno-Menu, Desktop Icons, Activities Configurator
Page 10 – Caffeine, Recent Items, Top Panel Workspace Scroll
Page 11 – System monitor, Frippery Panel Favorites, Removable Drive Menu


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