Must-Have GNOME Extensions

September 27, 2018 Linux

If you are not satisfied with a default GNOME look & feel, you can extend its functionality easily by installing one of a hundreds extensions. Here are my favorite ones:

  • Auto Move Windows
  • Dash To Dock
  • Caffeine
  • Drop down terminal
  • Pomodoro
  • System monitor

Auto Move Windows

Auto Move Windows — allows to map application to a predefined workspace. I use it along with Startup applications GNOME Tweak Tool setting to be ready for work right after login.

Dash to Dock

Dash To Dock — makes the left Dash panel a nice-looking dock.


Caffeine — disables screen saver. I don’t use it frequently, but sometimes it comes in handy.

Drop down terminal — drop-down terminal with a configurable transparency. No need to keep a separate instance running as it is easily accessible by pressing a hotkey.


Pomodoro — timer to apply Pomodoro technique. Helps to take breaks.

System monitor

System monitor — drop-down panel to watch resource consumption. Useful when running multiple heavy applications.

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