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Are global version of Gnome extensions no longer supported?

asked 2018-04-09 22:30:22 -0500

lsatenstein gravatar image

Up until Gnome 3.28, I was able to move my extensions from ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ to /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions

and thereafter, extract by copy of all the *.xml files from the schemas in each extension to /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas,

folloed by a xml recompile

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas,

Thereafter my extensions were global and available to each logon. Is this part of gnome not working, or not supported.

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answered 2018-04-20 17:04:01 -0500

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I don't know about the schemas, but I was definitely able to put a new extension in /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions and have it found after restarting gnome-shell. You do need to run gnome-tweak-tool to enable the extension. For the one I tested, the metadata.json file was not world readable when I unzipped it. I had to fix that before it would show up.

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