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, re-download and install them?


Go to extensions.gnome.org with Firefox or Epiphany, then to "Installed extensions". Some may me grayed out, that means that they aren't available in Gnome 3.4, but others probably have a green icon on the left with which you can update the extension.

  • Is there some other way? The site extensions.gnome.org is incredibly buggy. I have a dozen extensions installed, but every page on that site is blank... – Cerin Aug 24 '12 at 14:23
  • There is no other way yet. But it probably doesn't work if you installed them in /usr/share/... Try reinstalling them through the website and make sure you have scripts activated. – jPlatte Sep 24 '12 at 11:44
  • It's a buggy site. I get a JS error for the code: $.ajaxSettings.headers['X-CSRFToken'] = $.cookie('csrftoken'); main.js line 13. – Cerin Sep 24 '12 at 19:31
  • For me, it works just fine. Try epiphany ("Web Browser") if you used FF before. – jPlatte Sep 28 '12 at 10:23

There's also a webupd8 extension for updating all extensions.

Note, the install instructions in the article are wrong, and should actually be:

sudo apt-get install git-core gnome-common
git clone git://github.com/eonpatapon/gnome-shell-extension-updater.git
cd gnome-shell-extension-updater
sudo make install

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