GNOME Extensions

33 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2020)

19. Switcher


Switcher is a real time saver. If you like keeping your hands firmly on the keyboard, you’ll appreciate this GNOME extension. This extension lets you quickly switch windows by typing. Keep the mouse at bay!

There’s lots of options available to configure such as fade effects, usage tips, show workspace indicators, define the pattern matching algorithm and ordering criteria, and much more.


20. Timezone


Timezone is an extension designed for remote teams by making it easier to see where and when their coworkers are. It’s a really useful extension for anyone who participates in a group.

The extension reads a people.json text file where you specify the location of the members. It checks your home directory for this file, but you can specify a remote address too.

It takes a few minutes to set up the json file, but once done, you’ll fall in love with this extension.

There’s the option to configure working hours. When one of your group is outside the working hours, their time is shown in red text. Disturb them at your peril, unless they’re night owls!


21. Places Status Indicator


Places Status Indicator is a frequently recommended extension among GNOME users, and with good reason. It’s a productivity boon, and you don’t want to miss this one.

This extension adds a menu for quickly navigating places in the system including network shares without opening a file manager. You get a quick drop-down indicator presenting you with immediate access to various mount points on the system.

It helps save time accessing Home, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos folders, as well as hard disks, and your network shares.

This extension is part of Classic Mode and is officially supported by GNOME.


Next page: Page 8 – Time ++, Coverflow Alt-Tab, Extensions

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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