GNOME Extensions

33 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2020)

16. NetSpeed

NetSpeedThis extension shows your internet speed (both download and upload speeds) in the top bar. It’s a very convenient and unobtrusive way of tracking your download and upload traffic transfer rates.

By clicking the middle mouse button you can toggle the output to show the sum of download and upload speeds. And right clicking shows statistics per device.

Other options that you can configure are the timer (in milliseconds), the number of digits to display, set the label size, unit label size, and menu label size. With our GNOME desktop it’s necessary to increase the label size by a few points. You can also have the extension show the sum of the download and upload speed by default.


17. Workspaces-to-Dock

Workspaces to Dock

Workspaces-to-Dock is a GNOME Shell extension that transforms the workspaces of the overview mode into an intelligent dock. The dock is positioned and sized to maintain tight integration with the GNOME Shell.

Workspaces-To-Dock merges the favorites dash and the workspaces thumbnails into one dock for convenient application and workspace navigation/management.

The extension has bags of options, letting you fine-tune it to your specific preferences.


18. Clipboard Indicator

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 an option to support paste-on-click.

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.


Next page: Page 7 – Switcher, Timezone, Places Status 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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