Install Third-Party GNOME Shell Extensions
Third-party GNOME Shell extensions allow you to make more in-depth modifications to your desktop.
Third-party GNOME Shell Desktop Extensions can cause system issues, including performance and stability problems. If you encounter problems with your system, we recommend that you disable all third-party extensions.
Enable support for third-party GNOME Shell extensions
If you’ve never installed any third-party GNOME Shell extensions on your system before, please enable support for them by following these steps:
Open the Zorin Menu → Utilities → Terminal.
Enter the following command into the Terminal:
sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell gnome-shell-extension-prefs
Visit the GNOME Shell Extensions website ›
Press the “Click here to install browser extension” link in the prompt at the top of the website.
Follow the on-screen instructions to add this extension to your browser.
Close the web browser and launch it again to apply the changes.
Install third-party GNOME Shell extensions
After enabling support for third-party GNOME Shell extensions as above, you can browse a collection of community-maintained extensions on the GNOME Shell Extensions website.
To install an extension, navigate to an extension’s page and press the switch in the top-right of the extension’s description to turn it on.
Accept the prompt to “Install” the extension, and it should be enabled automatically.
Manage GNOME Shell extensions
You can use the Extensions app to enable extensions, disable, remove, and change settings for them. This app was installed in step 2 of the instructions to enable support for third-party GNOME Shell extensions above.
Enable or disable an extension
Press the switch to the right side of the name of the extension you wish to enable or disable to toggle it.
Change settings for an extension
Press the gear button to the right side of the name of the extension you wish to configure.
Afterward, a new window should appear with the available settings for the extension.
Remove an extension
- Press the ▸ button to the right side of the name of the extension you wish to remove.
- Click the red “Remove…” button in the newly-expanded section below.
- Accept the prompt to “Remove” the extension.