I tried to install an extension(auto hide top panel) in extensions.gnome.org,

but then it get something wrong and looks like this, enter image description here

look at the first one, obviously right,

I've tried reboot or re-install the extension, didn't help,

so how to solve with this?

I'm using 11.10 and gnome 3.2.

  • install gnome-tweak-tool – Tachyons Mar 10 '12 at 15:09
  • I'm actually using it, but didn't help. This collapsed extension didn't appear in the tweak-tool's list. – Nami WANG Mar 10 '12 at 15:12

Since that extension is not active on E.G.O. any longer, I would first assume you manually installed it, and perhaps the installation was corrupted somehow.

I first suggest to remove it by running the following

sudo rm -R .local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/autohidetopbar2@werewolves.us

If this doesn't work it was probably somehow installed system wide, so try

sudo rm -R /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/autohidetopbar2\@werewolves.us/

and then possibly try to reinstall it, you may need to first restart the shell though, so either logout and login, restart your system, or do Alt+F2, r and Enter

To reinstall it, basically you should just right click it and extract it, then the easy way is to keep this folder open and do the following.

Now run Alt+F2 and paste

~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions using Ctrl+v or by right click, paste.

Then either right click and copy the extension directory "extension_folder@domain", this directory is the one that contains the extension.js and metadata.json, now paste it into the other folder ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions or just drag it there.

Next you have to restart the shell by running Alt+F2, r and Enter and it should be available. Once I know the details of the extension I can provide alternate instructions, but this is the easiest way.

  • well,I get a tar.gz from author's site, but how to manually install it with tweak-tool? – Nami WANG Mar 10 '12 at 15:19
  • I have updated the original answer with details on reinstalling, but if you could also provide a link to the extension where you downloaded it that will help provide alternate installation instructions. – l300lvl Mar 10 '12 at 20:17
  • As for using tweak tool, the compressed file must be a zip file and the extension.js and metadata.json must be in the top level when you open this archive, they can not be inside a folder in the archive. – l300lvl Mar 10 '12 at 20:24

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