The objective is to install Gnome Shell Extensions on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux. The following page lists top 10 Best Gnome desktop extensions for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
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Install extensions from Ubuntu repository
Ubuntu 18.04 release comes with some extensions as part of its package repository. These extensions can be installed by execution of the following linux command:
$ sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions
Install extensions from Gnome.org
Install Firefox Add-on
Install Host Connector
The next step is to install Gnome shell host connector. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell
Failing to install host connector will result in error message:
Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector.
Install Gnome Extensions
All should be ready to install gnome extensions. Navigate your Firefox browser to https://extensions.gnome.org/ and simply search for Gnome extensions you wish to install. Flip the
ON switch to install the extension.