• Gnome-Extensions page issues with web browsers \[Solved\]


    [b:3awm0jf1]While in Antergos-Gnome Live session I added some gnome-extensions with the Chromium browser and everything was ok.
    After installing the system I found out that I can’t install gnome-extensions with Chromium and I don’t know how to solve it. Help here[/color:3awm0jf1][/b:3awm0jf1].
    [color]Chromium[/color:3awm0jf1]
    [img:3awm0jf1]http://i.imgur.com/EK7CzDv.png?2[/img:3awm0jf1]
    [b:3awm0jf1][color]
    Then I installed Firefox to try out with another broser and it worked fine for installing extensions, but there is something weird; Chromium shows 53 pages of extensions while Firefox shows only 12 pages. Why? [/color:3awm0jf1][/b:3awm0jf1]
    [color] Firefox[/color:3awm0jf1]
    [url][img:3awm0jf1]http://i.imgur.com/3G2muid.png?1[/img:3awm0jf1][/url:3awm0jf1]
    [color][b:3awm0jf1]Some idea?[/b:3awm0jf1][/color:3awm0jf1]

  • [b:3awm0jf1]While in Antergos-Gnome Live session I added some gnome-extensions with the Chromium browser and everything was ok.
    After installing the system I found out that I can’t install gnome-extensions with Chromium and I don’t know how to solve it. Help here[/color:3awm0jf1][/b:3awm0jf1].
    [color]Chromium[/color:3awm0jf1]
    [img:3awm0jf1]http://i.imgur.com/EK7CzDv.png?2[/img:3awm0jf1]
    [b:3awm0jf1][color]
    Then I installed Firefox to try out with another broser and it worked fine for installing extensions, but there is something weird; Chromium shows 53 pages of extensions while Firefox shows only 12 pages. Why? [/color:3awm0jf1][/b:3awm0jf1]
    [color] Firefox[/color:3awm0jf1]
    [url][img:3awm0jf1]http://i.imgur.com/3G2muid.png?1[/img:3awm0jf1][/url:3awm0jf1]
    [color][b:3awm0jf1]Some idea?[/b:3awm0jf1][/color:3awm0jf1]

  • Chromium dropped NPAPI-Plugins-Support, so Gnome-Extensions are not installable.
    [Chromium Blog Post[/url:2wxik9l2] (Sept 2013)

    Firefox shows 53 Pages for me as well (running on XFCE, not Gnome)]0

  • Because Chromium doesn’t support the installation of shell extensions it lists all the available extensions, hence 53 pages. Firefox does support the installation of extensions, so it lists only those extensions compatible with your version of Gnome Shell, hence 12 pages. If you’re running Firefox in XFCE, because it can’t detect Gnome Shell, it will list all 53 pages. Hope that helps.

  • Thanks for your answears. Now I understand what is happening.
    What I don’t understand, is how my version of Gnome could not be the last one if Antergos uses archlinux repositories. I did upgrade the system after installation yesterday.

    Edit:
    $ gnome-shell --version
    GNOME Shell 3.14.1.5

  • That’s because those extension developers/maintainers are lazy and don’t really move and update their extensions with time.
    Every (major)gnome update kills its support for old extensions and they need to be updated too.
    The extensions in those 12 pages have been updated to work on Gnome 3.14 while the others currently only support older Gnome versions.
    err… I mean… very old Gnomes…
    Here’s a screenshot of extensions.gnome.org for Gnome 3.12.2 (Today)
    [img:n4ndnrv7]http://www.imagesup.net/?di=1141556160916[/img:n4ndnrv7]

    As far as your ‘gnome-shell’ version is concerned, Antergos is pure Arch with some theming and you’re using the latest version of gnome.
    You may check [this[/url:n4ndnrv7] for self satisfaction.

    Archlinux x64

    AMD A4-3305M Processor
    6GB RAM
    1GB+512MB Hybrid AMD GPU

  • @“Yash”:1zengj71 said:

    That’s because those extension developers/maintainers are lazy and don’t really move and update their extensions with time.
    Every (major)gnome update kills its support for old extensions and they need to be updated too.
    The extensions in those 12 pages have been updated to work on Gnome 3.14 while the others currently only support older Gnome versions.
    err… I mean… very old Gnomes…
    Here’s a screenshot of extensions.gnome.org for Gnome 3.12.2 (Today)
    [img:1zengj71]http://www.imagesup.net/?di=1141556160916[/img:1zengj71]

    As far as your ‘gnome-shell’ version is concerned, Antergos is pure Arch with some theming and you’re using the latest version of gnome.
    You may check [this[/url:1zengj71] for self satisfaction.

    Now I can understand everything happening here.
    Poor lazy developers, I’ll be compassionate and patient with them and keep running the Gnome desktpo for some time more. I’ve always used window managers because I like minimalism, but this time I wanted bloated for a change, as a new experience. But I’m not liking it too much.
    Regarding Antergos beeing pure Arch is the reason I choose it rather than others arch based distros, and also for the few pre-installed applications.
    Thank you.[/color:1zengj71]]0

  • It is frustrating when a new version of Gnome-Shell breaks many shell extensions. Sometimes you can solve the problem with existing extensions by modifying the metadata.json file manually by either adding or changing the “shell-version” to include “3.14”. This file is found in .local/share/gnome-shell folder in your home folder. You need to do this for each extension, although it’s not guaranteed to work in every case.

  • That is very good. I will try it out. I like to edit files manually.

  • @“mcx”:2xui0jdd said:

    I’ve always used window managers because I like minimalism[/quote:2xui0jdd]
    Great, now you can be of some help for me.
    I’m planning to leave gnome for ‘window_manager with stuff’ as my Desktop.
    and now I waana know what all important “stuff” do I need.
    Not filemanagers, music players like stuff…
    I mean Volume control, notification like stuff.
    and with or without customisation, I want them to look good as well.
    Like notifyOSD (but it’s for unity)
    [img:2xui0jdd]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–0BNcMU53–/18fc1jsacfplnpng.png[/img:2xui0jdd]

    @“mcx”:2xui0jdd said:

    That is very good. I will try it out. I like to edit files manually.[/quote:2xui0jdd]
    Haha yes, you profile picture very well says it.

    Archlinux x64

    AMD A4-3305M Processor
    6GB RAM
    1GB+512MB Hybrid AMD GPU

  • Hi, I’m sorry for my long overdue answer.

    I like tiling wms, editing files manualy with a cli editor and use applications that do one thing and do it well. For fan and love to the Unix philosophy. But I’m a noob and I don’t know coding. I can spend long hours with tutorials from the archlinux wiki trying to configure the Herbstluftwm or some other application and rarely I have achievements. But I enjoy it anyway. That said I can’t help you on how to do things for what you want to achive with a window manager. But I can tell you about three great distros for you to see how much it is possible to do with a full wm configuration and try them out (or maybe you already know them):

    • Livarp[/color:3tfi3j7u] is a DEBIAN WHEEZY based distro.[url:3tfi3j7u]http://arpinux.org/livarp/[/url:3tfi3j7u] from Arpinux [url:3tfi3j7u]http://www.arpinux.org/[/url:3tfi3j7u] with 12 wms inside with special attention to the documentation and livarp-help-center to let you discover the easiest way these 12 window managers.
      [*] [color]LinuxBBQ[/color:3tfi3j7u] [url:3tfi3j7u]http://linuxbbq.org/[/url:3tfi3j7u] Holding the world record with over 100 different editions. One of these editions, [color]Cream[/color:3tfi3j7u], has 76 window managers!
      “LinuxBBQ is a multi-purpose operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux “sid” branch, spiced up with kernels and tools from siduction, grml and our users!” -from the LBBQ about page-
      [*] [color]dwmX[/color:3tfi3j7u] [url:3tfi3j7u]http://dwmx.nu/[/url:3tfi3j7u] A Debian ‘distrolette’ using dwm from suckless tools.
      People from these distros are interrelated through their forums + irc channels and they are very helpful and friendly.
      Good luck with the files configurations
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