Last week I talked about Firefox extensions, last year I talked about VSCode extensions, now it’s time to talk about GNOME extensions. For those who don’t know, GNOME is the name of one of the various desktop environments available for Linux and other operating systems.
Here are a few extensions I systematically install in every computer I use.
- Night Theme Switcher
- GNOME Shell Frippery to move the clock to the right side of the menu bar, instead of it sitting in the center.
- Audio Output Switcher to be able to switch audio output easily.
- Open Weather
- Applications Menu
- Emoji Selector
I also used NoAnnoyance in the past, to avoid the “window is ready” popup and to have windows coming to the foreground when opened… but it does not work in Ubuntu 22.04.
But for this to work I remove the
snapinstallation of Firefox, and install it via
apt. I actually remove snap altogether from Ubuntu, if you ask me.
Update, 2023-05-19: As I’ve moved to Fedora 38 and GNOME 44, I’m using Quick Settings Audio Panel instead of the Audio Output Switcher, and AppIndicator and KStatusNotifierItem Support to get tray icons back.