I'm attempting to install extensions that will be readily available for new users on the same machine. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Desktop Environment, Gnome-Tweaks tool, and I have enabled shell extensions. Ideally, I'd also like the extensions to have the right settings, identical to the ones I've set on my user.
I know how to install extensions via Firefox as per this guide How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?.
The problem is these extensions will only be available to my user, of course.
I'm no expert using Ubuntu, but I have tried a few different things.
Installing extensions to
Excuse the lack of links, but I can't find where I found this information now, where it instructs users to install extensions to the
/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ folder, by simply copying the contents of
~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ (assuming that the extensions you wish to install are installed here, the user installed extensions).
In other words:
- Go to
~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/where you'll find your extensions, the folders will look something like
- Copy this folder to
/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/and keep the same name, by doing something like:
sudo cp -a ~/.email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org
This didn't quite work for me, upon doing this, I tried to create a new user via Settings. The user was successfully created but upon logging in for the first time and checking the Gnome Tweaks tool, the extensions that I attempted install weren't visible.
Does anyone have a solution?