How to Install Gnome Extension without Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

September 18, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.


  1. 2. Installing Unzip

    And to Install Unzip Tool for Ubuntu
    First, Check if it’s already there with:

    which unzip

    And if Not, then to Setup it:

    sudo apt install unzip
  2. 3. Installing Exension

    Then to Install a GNOME Exension Manually
    It’s truly Simple, it’s enough to Decompress the Archive into the Right Location.
    From Command Line:

    unzip -d ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ ~/Downloads/[MYCOOLEXTENSION]*.zip

    (If downloaded with Firefox it may be instead into the /tmp/mozilla* folder)
    Simply Replace in the above Command [MYCOOLEXTENSION] with the real Name!
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

    Finally, if Not loaded then Logout and Login again.

  3. 4. Managing Extensions

    Finally, Use GNOME Tweaks to Manage Extensions

    How to Install GNOME Tweaks on Ubuntu

    Then Launch GNOME Tweaks to Manage your Extensions.

    How to Install GNOME Extension without Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic - Tweaks

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