How to install Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04

Gnome Extensions is a small piece of code that enhances the functionality of the Gnome desktop environment. Gnome Extensions and Gnome Shell extensions have the same meaning. It is identified by a unique identifier. These types of extensions are installed on the top of Gnome. It is like the third-party add-ons and plugins written and submitted by normal users and developers that improve the desktop environment. Gnome Extensions provides different interface elements including an activities overview, notification and top panel.

In this article, you will learn how to install the Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04 desktop environment. Let’s start!

Installing Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04

Follow the given-below step-by-step procedure to install the Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04:

Step 1: Update and Upgrade the Ubuntu 22.04

To update and upgrade packages on Ubuntu 22.04, firstly, open up the terminal by pressing “CTRL+ALT+T” and execute the following command:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
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Now, move to the next instruction.

Step 2: Install Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04

Now to install Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04, execute the given below command in the terminal:

$ sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions

To continue the installation process, press “y” from the keyboard:

Step 3: Re-login Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop

Next, you are required to log-out and then re-login on Ubuntu 22.04 system to enable the Gnome Extensions:

Step 4: Open the Extension UI

After re-login, open the “Applications” menu, search “Gnome Extensions” and open it from there:

The newly installed Gnome Extensions application will be open and it permits you to enable any desired extension. For instance, we have placed a “Status Indicator” for navigating places in the system using the Gnome Extensions application:

How to remove Gnome Extension on Ubuntu 22.04

If you want to remove Gnome Extension from your Ubuntu 22.04 system, use the given-below command:

$ sudo apt autoremove gnome-shell-extensions

That was the whole procedure related to the installation of the Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04. You can further explore as required.

Conclusion

To install the Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04, firstly update your system packages using the “$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade” command. Then execute the “$ sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions” command on the terminal to install the Gnome Extensions. After doing so, re-login the Ubuntu 22.04 system to enable Gnome Extensions. This article discussed the procedure to install the Gnome extensions on Ubuntu 22.04.