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Documentation for gnome shell extension development?

I have been wanting to develop some Gnome Shell extensions since they are just in javascript, however I have been looking and there is practically zero documentation, everywhere I look people just say ...
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Why does installing gnome shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org fail silently?

On a fresh Ubuntu install (12.04, 64-bit), after installing gnome-shell, I've tried to install some extensions from extensions.gnome.org but got no result. I've tried with Firefox and Chromium and got ...
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Compiz-like effects in Gnome shell?

In Gnome-shell we do not have compiz any more? In KDE4 we have the native desktop effects, I would like to know if the Gnome-shell we will need yet of compiz.
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Are GNOME Shell extensions compatible with Unity?

Today I saw an article about extensions for GNOME Shell, so it got me thinking a couple of questions that may apply to many users in Unity: Will the GNOME Shell extensions be compatible with Unity? ...
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Can't install extensions on site, GNOME SHELL 3.6 [closed]

Can't install extensions. I just slide from "off" to "on" and nothing happens. Using Gnome Shell 3.6 on ubuntu 12.10 while browsing on google chrome. Tried to install on epiphany and firefox. Same ...
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Gnome extensions stay in the list after being removed

I've got a little issue with gnome shell extensions. After installing some of them, I understood I didn't like them and decided to remove them. The extensions themselves (their folders in ...
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Gnome Shell: show skype icon

I need to show icons for Skype, Empathy and Dropbox in my system tray (top side). I've read about Gnome Shell extension to show icons in my system tray on the different websites, but this isn't ...
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Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3?

Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3? For example, the name of the icon of Audacious is audacious, for Dropbox it's dropbox... I need their ...
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How to launch GNOME Shell Extension Preferences from the Main Menu?

Is it only possible to adjust extensions from Browser or CLI? (The command for it is gnome-shell-extension-prefs) Can I add a Main Menu entry for it?
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Install GNOME extensions through website: security vulnerability?

I found a GNOME extension through a Google search (using Chromium), and was very surprised that I could simply toggle the On/Off switch to have the website install a full GNOME extension on my ...
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How to get rid of the bottom panel in gnome 3 classic session

I know questions that sound like this one have been asked before, but none of the "solutions" are working for me. I am using Gnome Classic option. I could not find any extension that does what I ...
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How to backup and restore downloaded gnome-shell extensions?

I have downloaded several gnome-shell extensions from official Gnome site and installed. But, I don't want to install them every time, I re-install my Ubuntu. I want to have a feature to backup those ...
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How to remove bottom panel in Gnome Shell

How do you remove that obnoxious pseudo-invisible bottom panel in Gnome Shell in 11.10? Network Manager is especially annoying, as it will place a large "Network Disconnected!" tab that won't go away ...
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Double entries showed in gnome applications 12.04

After installing gnome-extensions, some of the entries in the application gnome menu appears twice with different symbols. Symbols like "Eclipse" symbols appears with the normal symbol AND with the ...
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How to activate/deactivate a gnome-shell extension from command line

Let's say I have successully installed my set of gnome-shell extensions. But I want to deactivate/unactivate from the command line. This is only possible via mouse action, AFAIK. How can I do that ?
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Google Chrome with GNOME

I've used Windows for a long time, and I'm used to that Maximize, Minimize and Close buttons are on the upper right corner of a window. I fixed that in GNOME. But, it doesn't affect Google Chrome. Is ...
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how to create gnome 3 extensions

I have installed and enjoyed the extensions provided by gnome3. But I'm looking for tutorials and sites that explain how to create them. Do I need to know GTK3 and CSS and Javascript? I haven’t done ...
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There is no on button showing in gnome shell extension

How to enable gnome shell extension?. When i click on gnome shell extension there is no ON button showing advanced settings --> shell extensions. In a youtube video I saw there is one ON button to ...
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GNOME Shell issue with application icons using themes

I've installed GNOME Shell extensions for Precise (12.04) using the instructions detailed in WebUpd8. The problem I have is when I activate the user-themes extension and I install one via the ...
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1answer
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Gnome Tweak Tool problems

I am now using Ubuntu 12.10 and I tried to install Gnome Shel Extension and Gnome Tweak Tool. However, here is my problem : You can see that my tweak tool does not receive user themes.. When I ...
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Requesting URL to gnome-shell integration plugin for Firefox

Please give me the link to download the gnome-shell integration plugin which will allow me to subsequently install gnome-shell extensions via the web browser. I just want the link to the plugin, I ...
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Cannot install gnome shell extensions

I upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04, install gnome 3 and remove unity. My gnome version is 3.4.1. The GNOME Shell extensions is installed and enabled. When I use firefox to visit each extension page in ...
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Configure gnome-shell extensions from command line

I like to run a couple of scripts to automatically install packages and do some configurations on fresh OS installs. I use gnome shell with a few extensions and was thinking of improving my scripts to ...
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Developing gnome shell extensions with eclipse as a IDE

I would like to know whether any body has used Eclipse JavaScript support for developing gnome-exensions. Actually aiming here for the context support which is available in eclipse. And i though if i ...
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How do I install gnome-shell-extensions package in Ubuntu Quantal [closed]

Im looking for a way to install the User-Theme extension in Ubuntu Quantal with gnome 3.6 and from my understanding you need to install the gnome-shell-extensions package. I'm unable to find any ...
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Skype+Gnome 3 Answer directly in systray?

Is there a way (as the pidgin integration plugin) to answer directly to skype conversations via the systray ? Thanks.
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How to remove the title bar of a window in js/lg/extension under gnome-shell?

I know that title bar of windows can be removed in {g,d}conf-editor or by modifying the metacity theme. However, I want to have some rather complex rules for showing title bars or not (like hide the ...
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Why all gnome extensions showing outdated?

I have installed Gnome 3 on Ubuntu today following this guide. All worked well and I have installed the extensions mentioned without problem. However, after logging out and in, all extensions were ...
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gnome-shell extensions panel position

Is it possible to change the extension position(by modifying the extension.js) in gnome-shell status area? I mean that I'd like to see the language indicator in the first position(from left to right), ...
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Where is the gnome-shell-extension configuration file?

I'm searching the config file that says which extensions are active beacause i want take it in /etc/skel directory. also i'm searching too the file of theme configuration (that says which theme is ...
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How to install theme without using user-theme extension?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. Since day one I had some random crashes mainly after reloading or during search. After a lot of research I concluded that user-theme extension is to blame. ...
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Cannot enable or remove Gnome-Shell extension

I have installed the Classic Systray from the Webupd8 Gnome3 PPA. I use Gnome-Shell 3.4 with Precise, and this package is available for those. The problem is that I cannot enable it in the Gnome Tweak ...
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How to get MGSE under Gnome 3.4? (Or how to go from Gnome 3.4 to Gnome 3.2?)

I just upgraded from Oneiric to Ubuntu 12.04. I also installed Gnome shell 3.4, the only problem with it is that I can't use my favourite shell extensions (MGSE). Does anyone know a way I could still ...
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gnome-shell-extension: JS that works in looking glass doesn't in extension

I've got the following snippet of code that (in the looking glass) gives me a list of contacts I have (managed by gnome-contacts): // METHOD 1: const ContactDisplay = imports.ui.contactDisplay; let ...
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gnome-shell extension compatability

I have just upgrade gnome-shell 3.0 to 3.3.9 and I was surprised. Almost no gnome-shell extension are not supporting. I find few in the internet which support new gnome-shell. What do can I do to ...
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Why is Shell theme disabled in Gnome Tweak Tool?

In Gnome Tweak Tool, I'm unable to change the Shell theme: Hovering over the exclamation mark shows the following tool-tip: Shell user-theme extension not enabled. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and have ...
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gnome3 desktop empty (no panels)

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and using GNOME 3. This morning, after an update and a reboot, there was no longer a panel on the desktop. I have two monitors, if that makes any difference. I tried uninstalling ...
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How can I re-enable touchpad after disabling it via touchpad indicator option

By mistake I turned off my laptop track-pad (mouse) in Touchpad indicator option. Is there a way I can re-enable the mouse or at least turn off the touch pad indicator extension so that mouse starts ...
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Upgrading Gnome Shell Extensions

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and all the gnome shell extensions listed by the Gnome Tweak tool are disabled. What's the easiest way to fix/upgrade them? Do I need to manually delete, ...
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set window properties (above, on all workspaces) in js/gnome-shell-extension?

As part of teaching myself how to make gnome-shell-extensions, I'd like to be able to tell a window to be on all workspaces on on top of all other windows. I notice in the mutter API there is a ...
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every gnome shell themes I use - renders the search unusable

I've downloaded the gnome-shell theme extention. Using the default theme has no problem, but as soon as I try using one of the themes, clicking the "windows" key, then writing something to start ...
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How to move top panel to bottom in Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3.16.2?

I have recently upgraded to Gnome 3.16.2 (not sure what version I hade before) and then my MMOD Panel extension was no longer compatible. I only get the message "Does not support shell version". ...
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Evolution keeps asking me for password authentication (gnome shell)

Every time I open my dash, I see the dash display as normal. But once I type into the dash search bar, I receive a request for password authentication for evolution. This is incredibly frustrating! ...
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How can I setup custom hotcorners?

I am currently using gnome-ubuntu and I need help in setting up custom hot corners. Let me explain, When I move my mouse corner to the top left corner, it opens the Activities sidebar as any gnome ...
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How to install GNOME Shell themes using GNOME tweak tool [duplicate]

Lately I've trying installing themes on ubuntu 12.04 through GNOME tweak tool but unfortunately I couldn't at last. I just wanted to know whether there is really possible to install themes on ubuntu ...
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Shell extension is blank [closed]

In gnome tweak tool,shell extension is blank. There is no option for select the theme.How can i solve this problem. I attach the screen shot of gnome tweak tool.
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Is it possible to install gnome-shell extended places extension in 12.04

Just upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10 and am working through updating/replacing Gnome-shell extensions. One particularly useful extension was: Gnome-shell extended places, which included shortcuts to ...
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gnome-shell weather

I try install weather in gnome-shell via tutorials: google.com/search?q=gnome+shell+weather webupd8.org/2012/03/official-gnome-shell-extensions-weather.html ...
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Cannot install gnome extensions from GNOME site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does installing gnome shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org fail silently? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and installed gnome-shell on my system. I am attempting ...
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4x4 workspace in Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get 2x2 workspaces in Gnome 3.x? The compiz plugin for workspaces allows you to define the grid size to use for work spaces. In Gnome shell it seems ...