35.2 GNOME Extensions


Extensions developed for the GNOME Shell can be installed via https://extensions.gnome.org after installing the GNOME Shell Extensions for the browser and installing the system package to support GNOME Shell extensions within the browser:

wajig install chrome-gnome-shell

Extensions can also be managed from the GNOME Tweak tool.

wajig install gnome-tweaks

Extensions can also be downloaded directly from their repository and installed:

wget https://github.com/gTile/gTile/releases/download/V53/gtile.dist.tgz
gnome-extensions install -f gtile.dist.tgz

Just Perfection by JustPerfection provides access to a very large collection of customisation options for Gnome.

Desktop Icons NG (DING) by rastersoft can be used to add icons to the desktop.

Frippery Move Clock by rmyorston will move the clock to the left of the status menu button.

OpenWeather shows the current weather for a location. On moving to Ubuntu 23.10 with Gnome 45 the original extension by skrewball had not been updated for this version of Gnome but a new maintainer toppk had taken it over. The Gnome Extensions listing has not been updated so you may need to install it manually. An alternative is Weather O’Clock by Cleo Menezes Jr which displays the weather information from the Gnome Weather app next to the clock but with fripery clock I now have two clocks.

Panel Date Format KEIII allows the customisation of the date format on the panel. See the for details of the format string. Once the extension is enabled the date/time format can be changed:

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/panel-date-format/format "'%A %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'"

Another more expansive version, name the month, is:

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/panel-date-format/format "'%A %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S %P'"

See the Data Science Survival Guide for the different formats (the %X) you can use here.

Sound Input & Output Device Chooser by kgshank adds options to the status menu on the top right of the panel to select the output and input devices in addition to the volume.

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