The best extensions for GNOME


If you use GNOME on your GNU / Linux distribution, you will know that beyond what the base desktop environment allows you, you can add more functionalities by installing extensions for this desktop. With them, new functions will appear in your graphical interface that can be the most practical for your day-to-day work. On many occasions, simplifying operations that you do on a daily basis.

So that you know some of the most practical GNOME extensions, here I add a list. There are many more, but I have selected some of the ones that I have tried or used frequently because they seem more practical. Thanks to them, I have managed to reduce working time in some cases, improving productivity. Do you want to know what they are? Keep reading…

La list with some of the most practical extensions and that you will like, they are:

  • Imagemagick: is a practical extension that adds a menu to GNOME with which you can easily resize images. You just have to select the image or images you want to resize, then right-click, select Resize Images. A menu opens and you can put the size you want, percentages, etc.
  • Podomoro Timer: allows you to schedule a series of periods of active and rest time to be able to schedule your work. That way, you can focus on what you are doing and it will notify you through notifications when you need to take a break or rest.
  • Project Hamster: Similar to the previous one in terms of utility, it allows you to improve your productivity by showing what you spend time on in your environment.
  • Caffeine: Although I do not currently use it, some user may find it practical to make Ubuntu or your GNOME distro not go into sleep mode. If you want to keep your surroundings always "awake" you may be interested.
  • Refresh Wi-Fi Connections: If you go from one place to another with your laptop, you may be interested in a way to refresh the wireless connections within your reach so that it connects automatically without having to do it manually. With this extension you can.
  • Easy Screencast: a simple extension to record what happens on your desktop in a simple way. So you won't have to have a program for it, just use this lightweight extension.
  • OpeWeather: If you are concerned about the weather, you can use this extension to show the weather in your area.
  • Clipboard Manager: is an extension that allows you to better manage your clipboard if you are one of those who cut and paste a lot. It allows you to have some copied or cut elements available and then manage them ... If you have used the GPaste app, this extension is a fantastic alternative to it, and with similar functions.
  • Custom Hot Corners: in GNOME only the option that shows the activities and open windows in the upper left corner is activated. But with this extension it is activated for all four corners.
  • RandomWallpaper: I honestly don't use it anymore, but in its day I did and it allows you to have several wallpapers. With this extension you will switch between different backgrounds automatically and thus vary the views you have.
  • Dash To Dock: If you don't like GNOME to dry, and you miss Unity, you can use this extension that adds a fantastic Dock to your desktop in which to anchor the applications you use the most and give it a different touch.
  • Extensions: is an extension that allows you to manage other extensions. With it you will be able to enable or disable the GNOME extensions that you have installed, in case you don't need any at any given time but you don't want to uninstall it permanently so that it can be easily resumed in the future.
  • User Themes: is the extension to be able to manage the appearance of your GNOME with themes. That way, you won't have to go to other menus or utilities and you will have everything more at hand to quickly switch between different topics.

I hope I have helped you with this selection. If you want to contribute others that you use frequently or you like especially, do not hesitate to leave your comments...

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