Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tutorial: How to install Linux Mint Gnome-Shell Extensions In Any Distro

This tutorial will go over the necessary steps involved in cloning the Linux Mint MGSE (Mint Gnome Shell Extensions) git repository to install in any Gnome-Shell distro.

Step 1. Install git & gnome-tweak-tool

sudo yum -y install git git-core gnome-tweak-tool

Step 2. Clone the Linux Mint MGSE git

git clone https://github.com/linuxmint/MGSE.git

Step 3. Hit "CTRL + H" in your Home directory to reveal all hidden files and folders

Step 4. Move your desired extension from the MGSE Folder within your Home directory to "/home/yourusername/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

Step 5. Restart Gnome-Shell

gnome-shell --replace


press "ALT + F2" when the run dialog appears type "r" then hit enter

Step 6. Open gnome-tweak-tool and select "Shell Extensions" from here you will be able to view all of the installed extensions.  To enable any given extension simply toggle it to the "on" position.

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