Top 10 Best Gnome desktop extensions for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

What are Gnome Extensions

Gnome extensions are designed to extend the functionally of your Gnome desktop. Gnome extensions are also a great way to customize your desktop to add tools and functionally based on per user requirements. This article lists some of the best extensions available.

Follow our instructions How to install Gnome Shell Extensions on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux to learn how to install Gnome extensions on your Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop.

Gnome Menu

Start menu in GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Gno-Menu extension adds a traditional Menu button for a fast and organized navigation between your installed applications.

ToDo List

Todo List for Ubuntu 18.04

Simple ToDo list. Great for people who like to tick their daily progress and stay focused on the tasks ahead without the overhead of other complex ToDo list alternatives.

Drop Down Terminal

Drop Down Terminal for Ubuntu 18.04

Although the old days when you would not be able to use your Linux desktop without a terminal are long over you might from time to time need to execute some commands. Drop Down terminal simply appears out of nowhere to listen to whatever you might need to say.

Applications Overview Tooltip

Applications Overview Tooltip on Ubuntu 18.04

I’m not exactly sure why this extension is not installed by default. Gnome activities grid needs to shorten all long application names which makes it harder for the user to guess the application purpose. Applications Overview Tooltip extension solves this issue brilliantly.

Clipboard Indicator

Clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04

Simple to use clipboard. Search history of your clippings and mark them as favorites for an easy access.


Gnome Shell Integrations in Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

OpenWeather extensions will show weather information for your pre-selected city/location.


Monitor network speed on Ubuntu 18.04

NetSpeed allows user to monitor network Upload and Download speeds.


Screen recording on Ubuntu 18.04

EasyScreenCast allows for an easy integration of Gnome’s video recording function. It is easy to use and provides numerous additional features.

Coverflow Alt-Tab

Switch between opened applications with Coverflow Alt-Tab on Ubuntu 18.04

By default when switching between currently opened applications using ALT+TAB the only information given to the user about any particular application is its name and icon. Coverflow Alt-Tab extension gives a real preview of the application before user makes a selection.

Dynamic Top Bar

Transparent top bar panel on Ubuntu 18.04

As the extension description suggests “Let the top bar become transparent when no window is maximized” dynamic top bar will make the top gnome panel transparent. Once you maximize any window the top panel reverts to the default.