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How to enable Gnome Shell extensions?

asked 2011-11-20 06:45:37 -0600

KovBal gravatar image

updated 2011-11-21 13:04:15 -0600

On Fedora 16 I installed a couple of extensions like alternate-tab and dock, but the only difference was made by the cpu-temperature.

I tried gnome-tweak-tool, but I couldn't enable the others. I also tried logging off and on again, but nothing happened.

Update: I upgraded the packages and now I can see them in gnome-tweak-tool.

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answered 2011-12-15 04:38:39 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

You can easily enable Gnome Shell Extensions from

No need of any tweak software or any manual change in files.

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answered 2011-12-15 13:53:10 -0600

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The problem can be with incompatibility. Open metadata.json of your extension and edit shell-version variable to include your version of Gnome Shell:

  "shell-version": ["3.0", "3.0.1", "3.0.2", "3.2"], 
  "uuid": "",
  "name": "Disable Window Animations",
  "description": "Disables window manager animations including workspace switching"

Then restart.

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