[Quick Tip] One command to get a collection of Gnome shell extensions on Ubuntu

This is a beginner’s guide on how to easily extend the functionality of GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10.

By default, Ubuntu includes three extensions: desktop icons, Ubuntu AppIndicators, and Ubuntu Dock.

In addition to installing more from Gnome Shell Extended WebsiteYou can run a single command to get a collection of extensions that provide additional and optional functionality.

The extensions are:

  • Application Menu – Adds a classic Gnome2 menu to the top bar immediately after an activity.
  • Automatically move windows – Moves an application to a specific workspace when the application creates a window.
  • Horizontal workspace – Use a horizontal workspace layout.
  • Launch a new instance – Whenever you click an app shortcut on the dashboard or application menu, launch a new instance.
  • Place Native Window – Place the window in the overview in a more compact way.
  • Place Status Indicator – Add a menu to the top bar to quickly access your user folders.
  • Removable Drive Menu – Add a system tray indicator for easy access and dismounting of removable devices.
  • Screenshot Window Sizar – Resizes the gnome software screenshot window.
  • User Theme – Loads the shell theme from the uer directory.
  • Window List – Shows the window list at the bottom of the screen.
  • Workspace Indicator – Adds a system tray applet to the current workspace indicator.

1. The command is as follows (press Ctrl + Alt + T to open a terminal and execute the command):

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions gnome-shell-extension-prefs

[Quick Tip] One command to get a collection of Gnome shell extensions on Ubuntu

2. After running the command, restart Gnome Shell as follows:

  1. Press Alt + F2 on your keyboard.
  2. Of the pop-up[コマンドの実行]Try r in the box.
  3. Press Enter.

[Quick Tip] One command to get a collection of Gnome shell extensions on Ubuntu

3. Finally, open (or reopen) the Extensions tool from the apps menu. A list of new extensions is displayed. Enable any of them and have fun as you like!

[Quick Tip] One command to get a collection of Gnome shell extensions on Ubuntu

(Optional) If you don’t like them, run the command to remove the package (you’ll need to restart Gnome Shell).

sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extensions

Note to Clean Freaks: If you need one or several extensions, you can’t remove the package to hide it from the rest of the extension tools. As a workaround, you can install the required extensions from extensions.gnome.org.

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