For example, I open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at Transparent Windows Extension

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But how do I know when it will complete downloading and installing? There's no notification or progress indicator. I visit https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ and also press Super+M keys but haven't found anything.

My platform is Fedora 21 and gnome 3.14.2

[UPDATE] Follow this instruction, I have to manually download zip file, unzip it and cp -r 'transparentwindows@ellen/metadata.json' ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/, edit transparentwindows@ellen/metadata.json's "shell-version" to add my current version "3.14". Then gnome-session-quit logout and login again. Open https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ with Firefox will now allow me to turn on Transparent Windows extension.

But still it's not my exact question, I'm curious about the official way to keep track of the download progress and installation fail log if any.


Download and install time should be just a few seconds. Once it shows up in Installed Extensions, the extension is installed and you're good to go.

If it doesn't, check your browser window: there might be a Firefox pop-up saying something like "Firefox prevented this site to install software on your computer". In this case, click on Allow to authorize the changes.

  • I don't why but it's seems like failed to install because i keep getting "off" status after press F5 to refresh the extension page. I tried other extension but no such problem. Is there any error/progress log i can check ? No such "Firefox prevented..." pop-up.
    – 林果皞
    Jul 22 '15 at 14:26

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