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I'm trying to install an extension via the GNOME Tweak Tool. However when I navigate to the extension directory and click "Open," nothing happens. The button is being pressed (the press event is stimulated) but the dialog doesn't disappear or change at all.

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The extension should be packaged in a tar.gz file, it should not be a directory (for Gnome Tweak Tool to work). Alternatively you can place the directory in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions, then it should work.

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It seems that the problem was that the GNOME Tweak Tool doesn't consider anything not matching ^.+@.+$ to be an extension and ergo doesn't display it. – user13091 May 16 '12 at 10:57

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