Extensions / Widgets

24 Excellent GNOME Extensions (Updated)

Last Updated on June 12, 2023

This article has been superseded by 33 Excellent GNOME Extensions.

10. 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: https://github.com/hslbck/gnome-shell-extension-radio

11. ShellTile


ShellTile is a useful tiling window extension that lets you reorganize your windows.

Move a window over another one, holding down the Control key, and you’ll see the extension in action.

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

Website: https://github.com/emasab/shelltile

12. Gno-Menu


We’ve tried to keep to a minimum extensions that offer similar functionality. But we’re happy to make an exception when it comes to application menus.

Gno-Menu is a traditional styled full featured Gnome-Shell apps-menu that aims to offer all the essentials in a simple uncluttered intuitive interface. There’s full support for user theme integration. There are view options, a search bar, a favorites panel, categories/workspace box, power options, selected app box, as well as a gear icon which launches GNOME Shell preferences.

We think that ArcMenu just shades Gno-Menu, but you may very well disagree.

Website: https://github.com/The-Panacea-Projects/Gnomenu

Next page: Page 5 – No Topleft Hot Corner, you2ber, Media Player Indicator

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Dash to Dock, Arc Menu, Timezone
Page 2 – Window List, Drop Down Terminal X, OpenWeather
Page 3 – GSConnect, Switcher, Auto Move Windows
Page 4 – Internet Radio, ShellTile, Gno-Menu
Page 5 – No Topleft Hot Corner, you2ber, Media Player Indicator
Page 6 – NetSpeed, Clipboard Indicator, Workspaces-to-Dock
Page 7 – Places Status Indicator, Time ++, Coverflow Alt-Tab
Page 8 – Desktop Icons, Extensions, Activities Configurator

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5 years ago

An excellent article!!! Many thanks ^_^

Dmitry Semenov
Dmitry Semenov
5 years ago

Another time save is launcher Argos, https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1176/argos/
so you can create your own launchers (scripts, URLs, apps) from top panel

I have links to Jira, internal development services of the company used, start/stop VPN, record desktop (screencasting) etc. You can define how often to query what to display in the drop down. Mine is set to 10seconds, therefore it changes statuses when my VPN is UP or DOWN….very nice extension.