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Installing Gnome Extensions on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

Gnome Extensions can no longer be installed via Firefox in Ubuntu 22.04 because:

Instead extensions can be installed manually from a zip file.


I’ll be using Bluetooth Quick Connect as an example.

  1. Download an extension from https://extensions.gnome.org
  2. Check the extension metadata for UUID
unzip -c ~/Downloads/bluetooth-quick-connectbjarosze.gmail.com.v29.shell-extension.zip metadata.json | grep uuid | cut -d \" -f4bluetooth-quick-connect@bjarosze.gmail.com

3. Extract the file into ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/<extension UUID>

unzip -q bluetooth-quick-connectbjarosze.gmail.com.v29.shell-extension.zip -d ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/bluetooth-quick-connect@bjarosze.gmail.com

4. Restart gnome shell

killall gnome-shell

5. Open Gnome Extensions UI — the new extension will be visible and can now be further enabled and configured

Screenshot of Gnome Extensions window with manually installed extension present


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