First check your gnome version:
$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME shell 3.36.4
Then go to location where your downloaded ZIP file, for me its
Get the extension UUID from
metadata.json by this command.
$ unzip -c dash-to-dock-micxgx.gmail.com.v68.shell-extension.zip metadata.json | grep uuid | cut -d \" -f4
Or simply open
metadata.json file and copy the UUID value. For me it is
Create destination directory for the gnome extension.
mkdir -p ~/.firstname.lastname@example.org
Unzip gnome extension file into the directory we made in the previous step, using this command.
unzip -q dash-to-dock-micxgx.gmail.com.v68.shell-extension.zip -d ~/.email@example.com/
Then enable gnome extension with this command.
gnome-shell-extension-tool -e firstname.lastname@example.org
if this warning
gnome-shell-extension-tool is depricated, use gnome-extensions instead appeared, use the following command.
gnome-extensions enable email@example.com
Don’t forget to replace the UUID of the extension with the one you want to install.
Note that the
$ in front of commands means that this command is run as normal user. but
# means that the command should be run as root using