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I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from the previous version.

I have Gnome 3.7.1 (according to Synaptic packet manager) and Tweak Tools. I can't get User Shell Theme Extension enabled in Tweak Tools -- there's an exclamation mark next to that switch. Can somebody help me out? I've been to https://extensions.gnome.org/ but the only User Theme extension is given as "Outdated". I've downloaded two themes from gnome-looks.org and placed them in ~/.themes. If I right-click anywhere, the menu that opens up, looks quite primitive. What can I do to fix the problem?

user shell extension not enabled gnome 3.7.1

right click menu looks strange

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"What can I do next?". Wait for the extension to be compatible with Gnome 3.7.1 or later. –  Uri Herrera Nov 1 '12 at 19:06

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You are using the testing release of gnome3 (ppa:ricotz/testing) which will generally not be compatible with extensions. In order to downgrade to gnome 3.6, you will have to purge the ricotz/testing ppa with sudo ppa-purge ppa:ricotz/testing. Then you will have to reinstall gnome shell from the standard gnome3 repository (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3). Note that at the moment, the content of these two repositories is roughly the same as gnome 3.6 came out less than a month ago.

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Does user shell extension work with gnome 3.6? –  WobblyWindows Nov 1 '12 at 19:29
    
If you mean the user theme extension, then yes. –  astex Nov 1 '12 at 19:30
    
By the way, I get ppa-purge: command not found from Terminal, if I give that command. –  WobblyWindows Nov 1 '12 at 19:31
    
Then you should probably install ppa-purge...sudo apt-get install ppa-purge –  astex Nov 1 '12 at 19:36

When using ppa:ricotz/testing you are suppose to use the provided gnome-shell-extensions package which contains the official extensions compatible with the latest upstream (dev-)releases. Also remove the manually installed extensions which collide with them in the package to make sure you are actually using the compatible ones.

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I would explain how WobbyWindows gets the provided gnome-shell-extensions. It might help as well if you can detail how you can remove the manually installed extensions –  andybleaden Nov 16 '12 at 11:19

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