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I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions.

I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions is via extensions.gnome.org.

It's impossible that this page is supposed to be the tool for managing extensions - it makes absolutely zero sense (it breaks UX, for one).

Please tell me that there is a plan for a native application aimed at managing these handy extensions.

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What "breaks" user experience or not is highly subjective. –  Herman Torjussen May 15 '13 at 18:43

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It's impossible that this page is supposed to be the tool for managing extensions - it makes absolutely zero sense

Whether it makes sense or not is also a matter of opinion. But yes, that page is the main tool, read Owen Taylor's explanation.
As to managing the extensions already installed on your system, you can enable/disable them via gnome-tweak-tool (or dconf-editor - GUI, or gsettings - CLI).

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I was talking about keeping the UX consistent. When I type "exten" into *the search bar, I should be able to get to some extension control point.*

What version of gnome-shell are you using ? On gnome-3.8.2 that is the default behaviour, typing exten in the search bar brings up gnome-tweak-tool i.e. the "local control center" for extensions, see for yourself:

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What if I don't have Internet access? It's not a matter of opinion: it's objectively crap. Sure, the argument about a different distribution channel passes - but still doesn't explain why it has to be a website. If they're creating extensions, for god's sake, they should create a local control center for them: whether for downloading new ones, or managing older ones. You need Internet to download new ones, sure, but I wasn't talking about that: I was talking about keeping the UX consistent. When I type "exten" into the search bar, I should be able to get to some extension control point. /rant –  jco May 15 '13 at 20:26
    
Answer updated. –  don_crissti May 15 '13 at 21:21
    
Thanks, that explains everything - I'm using Fedora 18, and with that came 3.6. –  jco May 15 '13 at 21:42

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