Since it’s first release, Gnome shell has become one of my favorite and most
used desktop environment.
No DE is perfect, but luckily we have
extensions to customize it to our needs. Here
are some of the installed extensions which make my life better.
is a search provider for the overview, enabling typing calculations into the
search field and displaying the result in the search results. Clicking the
result will copy it to the clipboard.
Frippery Shut Down Menu
replaces the “Suspend” menu entry with “Shutdown”, adding “Suspend” and
“Hibernate” to the Power Off dialog.
Maximus hides window
decorations for maximized windows. You’ll need to know your way around the app
to quit, or restore window size (simply alt+drag).
Media player indicator
enables controlling MPRIS2 capable media players via the volume or dedicated
will blink the user’s menu when there are unread notifications (chat,
Thunderbird alerts, etc).
enables changing the panel visibility (auto hide, overview only, normal) and
location (top, bottom) from the user menu.
Remove the accessibility button
from the top panel.
Have anything interesting to add to the mix ? Please let me know.