This extension is supposed to make a Unity-like launch bar appear in the Fedora 16 desktop. I installed it from the Fedora repositories, logged out, logged in, and it doesn't appear. gnome-tweak-tool doesn't even list it as installed:

gnome-tweak-tool screenshot

The file listing for gnome-shell-extension-dock is:

/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]
/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/extension.js
/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/metadata.json
/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/stylesheet.css

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Latest GNOME 3.2 uses new shell extension syntax so “old” GNOME 3.0 extensions don’t work on Fedora 16 or UBUNTU 11.10 using GNOME 3.2

Even when you copy extension to your


folder extensions are disabled by default.

To enable them you need to use the gsettings command from the terminal.

For example download, extract and copy the [email protected] extension to your extensions folder.

Then enable extension with gsettings command:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions "['[email protected]']"

Source: Installing and enabling GNOME-Shell 3.2 Extensions

So, enable your extension this way:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions "['[email protected]']"

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