Gnome Shell Extension management in Silverblue

desktop

#1

I have installed Silverblue on a spare laptop to try it out, and it is working well!
However, one thing I’m missing is the ability to handle my shell extensions via extensions.gnome.org.
It is possible to install extensions directly in Software, which is great, but it does not allow for temporary disable or accessing the settings.

The package chrome-gnome-shell is required to allow extensions.gnome.org to function fully (with any browser). Alternatively, Gnome Tweaks could be used for managing the extensions.
Both of these packages can of course be layered, but I feel that at least one of them should be included in the base image.

Would it be possible to include gnome-tweaks or chrome-gnome-shell in the base image?
Or maybe Gnome Tweaks will be available as flatpak? That would also make this feel better. :slight_smile:


#2

A good suggestion. I’ll make sure we consider it in the next working group meeting.


#3

Actually it seems that gnome tweak tool wouldn’t do the trick anyways. It doesn’t even show the option:

From regular Fedora I would expect it at the bottom.

Wonder if it has something to do with the altered home folder location?


Though just realized you can actually install gnome extensions through software center? :no_mouth: