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This list is now more or less superceded by where extensions can be one click installed and configured.

There are several addons for gnome-shell. Please help me compile a list of existiong addons

I have answered my question by adding the extensions I know of as answers. Since there are many extensions each single answers is still a stub.

Here's a video of some of the extensions in action:

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related question ->… – hhlp Nov 7 '11 at 10:15
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Ah I didn't know. They seem to be quite successful though. – turbo Dec 3 '11 at 12:25

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For those who want a power off item visible at all the time.

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I was and am still speachless that someone thinks just having a "suspend" option is a good idea. Seriously. Unbelievable! Who ever is responsible for that decision should be beaten to death with his own shoe. – BullfrogBlues Jan 29 '12 at 12:25

weather extension

shows the weather right next to the clock.

picture For installation instrucions check here

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Now there's the alpha of where you can get some more extensions. Hopefully in the future this will make this community wiki obsolete :P

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I believe that this is the most exhaustive list:

If you're feeling adventurous, you could always try to create your own. Useful guide here:

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Those are exactly the same ones as on webupd8. – turbo May 5 '11 at 19:05
@turbo You're right, I didn't realize. At least the link is the official list of them. I found a couple more in the gnome-shell-extensions git repository, drive-menu and places-menu. – ford May 6 '11 at 6:18
Description for drive-menu: A status menu for accessing and unmounting removable devices. – ford May 6 '11 at 14:12


Allow keyboard selection of windows and workspaces in overlay mode

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Lets you use classic Alt+Tab

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Lets you manage your workspaces more easily, assigning a specific workspace to each application

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Shows a dock-style task switcher on the right side of the screen Lets you manage your workspaces more easily, assigning a specific workspace to each application

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Integration with Gajim

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Replace the GTK+ based indicator from gnome-settings-daemon with a native one

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A status menu for accessing and unmounting removable devices

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Shows a status Indicator for navigating to Places

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gnome2-like desktop

A GNOME2-like desktop. Videos and Photos on webupd8. It's also possible to install the bottom panel only

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Display overlay icons in window overview. This git repo also has another extension to navigate history with the keyboard

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Thanks dude for creating and maintaining the post. Useful for everyone :)

Few more

Media player extension

Pidgin Integration

Thunderbird extension

Workspace Switcher Extension,Alternative Status Menu GNOME Shell Extension,SystemMonitor GNOME Shell Extension,Apps Menu GNOME Shell Extension,Places Menu GNOME Shell Extension,User-Theme GNOME Shell Extension,Alternate Tab GNOME Shell Extension

Many standard extensions can be easily installed thr ppa's

I am sure some day we will have a chrome web store sort of thing for gnome shell extensions too , until then we have to live maintaining a list like these :P (or some one might have already created a better blog having the list)

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Still buggy but has to be mentioned: The Mint GNOME3 Shell Extensions (MGSE). It's actually many different plugins like a xrandr extension, a new bottom-panel, a shutdown-menu etc. Those can be installed seperately see here (also from the webupd8 PPA).

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