Bug 1565452 - Can no longer make gnome-shell extensions globally accessable.
Summary: Can no longer make gnome-shell extensions globally accessable.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-10 04:00 UTC by Leslie Satenstein
Modified: 2019-05-09 19:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-05-09 19:15:01 UTC
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Description Leslie Satenstein 2018-04-10 04:00:01 UTC
Description of problem:

Please refer to my comment with bug 1516464 (see below)

Prior to gnome 3.28, I could move my gnome extensions 

to /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions
and with some adjustments (refer to my comments with bug  1473935
these extensions would be globally available.

This part is not working with Gnome 3.28.  There is no indication that this feature was rescinded, so I presume it is a bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Gnome 3.28

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See additional info below.

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Implementation is as follows:

 I have this similar problem with Fedora 28. And I will open a ticket for same

With gnome 3.26 (Fedora 27) I am able to, respecting ownership and permissions:

1) move all gnome extensions to 

2) copy the org*.xml files from each EXTENSION_FILE/schema 

3) Compile 
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

and those extensions would be globally available to each logon (on reboot)

Extensions placed here are aret working.  Was this feature rescinded or is it a gnome 3.28 bug?

Extension works if located in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions

Comment 1 MartinKG 2018-10-19 11:14:19 UTC
I am the maintainer of the following two packages
gnome-shell-extension-netspeed and gnome-shell-extension-media-player-indicator
same issue here:

The extensions works if located in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 20:37:04 UTC
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