GNOME Extensions

36 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2022)

Last Updated on June 12, 2023

29. No overview at start-up

This extension neither requires a screenshot nor an explanation. We would say you might like this one!

Website: github.com/fthx/no-overview


30. Extension List

GNOME Extensions: Extension ListThis extension lacks something in the imagination stakes when it comes to its name, but it’s a handy addition.

The extension lets you easily enable and disable extensions from a popup menu in the top panel.

If you’ve got lots of extensions or want to experiment with them, you will definitely find this extension useful.

It’s also useful to access settings for your extensions.

It seeks to follow the KISS principle, an acronym for keep it simple, stupid. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated;

Website: github.com/tuberry/extension-list


31. Caffeine

Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the simplest extensions included in this roundup. It lets you disable the screensaver and auto suspend.

It’s not an extension we often use, but it’s popular among many GNOME aficionados.

This project is looking for a new maintainer.

Website: github.com/eonpatapon/gnome-shell-extension-caffeine


32. BlurMyShell

GNOME Extensions: Blur my Shell

This extensions adds a blur appearance to different parts of the GNOME Shell, including the top panel, dash and overview. You can apply the blue to the dash, panel, lockscreen, overview, applications, app folders, and window list extensions. There are also artefacts hacks, and options to change the dash opacity as well as the appfolder dialog opacity.

Website: github.com/aunetx/blur-my-shell


Next page: Page 9 – Burn My Windows, Coverflow Alt-Tab, Material Shell, Colosseum

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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
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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
7 months ago

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