Favorite GNOME Shell Extensions

Hello everyone,

On the old forum, there was a similar topic, which I think is very useful to GNOME Shell users (especially to beginners), so I decided to create it again.

So what are you’re favorite GNOME Shell extensions? Which extensions on your opinion elevate GNOME Shell experience on a higher level? What’s your favorite?

These are my favorites:

  1. Applications Overview Tooltip
  2. Coverflow Alt-Tab
  3. Frippery Move Clock
  4. Impatience
  5. OpenWeather
  6. Panel OSD
  7. Remove Dropdown Arrows
  8. Sound Input & Output Device Chooser
  9. Transparent Window Moving / Transparent Window / Transparent Notification
  10. Workspaces to Dock
  11. Clipboard Indicator
  12. Top Panel Workspace Scroll
  13. CustomCorner
  14. Extension Update Notifier
  15. Places Status Indicator
  16. Notification Center
  17. Rounded Corners
  18. Clock Override
  19. Fullscreen Hot Corner
  20. Extensions
  21. WindowOverlay Icons
  22. Disable Screen Shield
  23. WinTile: Windows 10 window tiling for GNOME
  24. Animation Tweaks
  25. Cpufreq
  26. Fully Transparent Top Bar / Transparent Top Panel / Dynamic Panel Transparency
  27. Refresh Wi-Fi Connections
  28. TopIcons Plus
  29. Compiz alike windows effect
  30. Floating Dock
  31. Application View Columns
  32. Lock screen background
  33. Recent Items
  34. Vitals
  35. Quick Close in Overview
  36. ShellTile
  37. Shade Inactive Windows / Windows Blur Effects
  38. Blyr / Control Blur Effect On Lock Screen
  39. Multi Monitors Add-On
  40. Simpler Off Menu / Bring Out Submenu Of Power Off/Logout Button
  41. Auto Day/Night Theme Switch
  42. Smooth touchpad gestures
  43. Eye and Mouse Extended
  44. No activities button
  45. Activities Icons
  46. Icon Hider
  47. Touchpad Indicator
  48. Hide System Actions
  49. ESCape Overview
  50. BigAvatar
  51. TaskBar 2020
  52. Desktop Icons / Add to Desktop

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I usually use as few extensions as possible for better performance and stability. There are still many that I like. But the ones I’m actually using:

  • pop-shell. It’s the most stable and functional tiling extension available to gnome, and follows the same tiling paradigm as manjaro bspwm edition. It still lacks Wayland support and has a few quirks, but it is the only production ready tiling option for gnome. It makes mutter feel like a real window manager.
  • material shell. It is not yet production ready and has some major issues, but it is a very ambitious and promising tiling extension. I build and test it from time to time to see how close it is to becoming stable.
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and pop-shell

pop-shell is the only extension I add to the default ones on Manjaro GNOME

GNOME with as few extensions possible = safe and happy GNOME
That said, just using the Manjaro defaults is fine for me.

I learned the hard way that conflicting extensions can cause a log avalanche that fills up /var/log (and thereby / on many systems). I gave up on GNOME for a while after that. Just getting ready to give it another go.