So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user themes isn't there. Also, in the theme menu, there is a triangle with an exclamation mark in it next to Shell Theme. how can I fix this and get shell themes like Faience?
and here are the results - with it off, and with it on:
By the way, I recommend the Zukiwi Theme - you may be able to install that with:
sudo apt-get install zukiwi
For your original question, as this is useful also for reference:
To fix some shell extension that also have the warning triangle, particularly after an update:
First, go to here, and see if any update icons are displayed.
If that does not work, first find your version of Gnome by running this:
In my case, this is
3.10.3, but I only need the
Then open Nautilus (File Manager), open the location bar (Ctrl+L), and enter this:
Alternately, view hidden file with Ctrl+H, and open
share > etc
Find the folder with the extension in - For instance, Status are Horizontal Spacing, by
mathematicalcoffee, is in this folder:
Open up the folder, then open the file
metadata.json. Find these lines:
"shell-version": [ "3.4", "3.6", "3.8" ],
and add your version of Gnome in if it is not present:
"shell-version": [ "3.4", "3.6", "3.8", "3.10" ],
Note where you need the commas
,. Save and exit, and after reloading the shell (Alt+F2, enter r, and press Enter), the extension should work. If the warning triangle is still there, then it is probably some other problem.