How To Install More GNOME Extensions

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tinker123@gmail.com
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How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by tinker123@gmail.com » 2020/03/11 14:12:22

CentOS 7.6.1810 (Core)

GNOME 3.28.2

Firefox 68.2.0esr

I have been having trouble installing a GNOME extension ( gTile ).

I think my system (above) is out of date with what the instructions I have found online.

When I go to extensions.gnome.org I do not get an install button. I do have the firefox extension and the other "chrome" extension installed.
I picked shell version 3.8 and gTile version 18. I get zip file to download, but it doesn't include installation instructions.

My GNOME Tweak > Extension panel does not have an "open" button or a "Get Extensions" link.

Any idea on how I can install gTile?
CentOS 7.6.180
GNOME-CLASSIC 3.28.2

lightman47
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Re: How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by lightman47 » 2020/03/11 14:40:16

I'd start with yum update

You may be trying to install something newer than your version - always a danger when your system isn't kept up to date.
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

tinker123@gmail.com
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Re: How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by tinker123@gmail.com » 2020/03/11 15:14:30

Thanks for the feedback.

I'm on a system where I am obliged not to update the system version. I have to stay with the version of CentOS 7 I got.
CentOS 7.6.180
GNOME-CLASSIC 3.28.2

aks
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Re: How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by aks » 2020/03/11 16:41:48

https://extensions.gnome.org/ ?
(although the required extension to firefox may be not available).

bonedome
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Re: How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by bonedome » 2020/03/11 19:32:25

Hello
the instructions are here https://github.com/gTile/gTile
You need the 3.28 shell version and I'm guessing version 28.
Then unzip it and place in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
I've done this with other extensions and they work, I'm not using gnome at the moment but I'll test and get back later.
Also, if it's just tiling you're after you could give i3 a try

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yum install i3
There is a very steep learning curve, mostly trying to remember the keyboard shortcuts, if you do give it a try print off a cheatsheet beforehand.

bonedome
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Re: How To Install More GNOME Extensions

Post by bonedome » 2020/03/12 23:26:16

I can confirm these instructions work

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   git clone https://github.com/gTile/gTile.git ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/gTile@vibou

2. Restart *Gnome* (only on X11, on Wayland you will have to log out and log back in)

Alt-F2
Enter a Command: r
After you've restarted gnome, go to tweaks/extensions and turn it on, there will be a small box in the panel click on it, a gui comes up with some options and away you go, I quite like it.

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