GNOME Extensions

33 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2020)

13. ShellTile


ShellTile is a useful tiling window extension that lets you reorganize your windows. It’s stable, functional, and offers a quick tiling feature.

Move a window over another one, holding down the Control key, and you’ll see the extension in action. There’s configurable keyboard shortcuts which let you tile to the left border, tile to the right border, tile to the top border, and tile to the bottom border. ShellTile doesn’t supersede the GNOME keybindings.

There’s grouped windows minimize, resize, raise and change workspace together. Maximize a window to remove it from the group.


14. you2ber


We couldn’t leave out this treat for video enthusiasts.

you2ber is a GNOME shell extension for youtube-dl, a popular YouTube downloader.

This extension helps to download media content from online video services and convert the download to an appropriate format. There’s the option of downloading whole playlists.

It’s really simple and easy to use. An option to pause downloads would be a useful addition.

Features include:

  • Quality presets up to 8K Video (4320p) with audio.
  • Audio extraction.
  • Video tracks downloading.
  • Subtitles downloading.
  • Custom mixing audio and video formats.
  • Clipboard support.

You’ll need ffmpeg and youtube-dl installed on your system.


15. Mpris Indicator Button

Mpris Indicator ButtonThis is one extension any music fan will want to install on their GNOME desktop.

It’s a very useful, well designed, and full featured MPRIS indicator. Sweet and simple!

The Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification is a standard D-Bus interface which aims to provide a common programmatic API for controlling media players.


Next page: Page 6 – NetSpeed, Workspaces-to-Dock, Clipboard Indicator

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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