We often hear that you can customize your Ubuntu desktop as per your preference but when you face an issue where you can’t change your Shell theme makes things painful.
If you’re facing “shell user theme extension not enabled” issue on Ubuntu, you can quickly solve it by installing Gnome tweak extension in your browser.
With shown steps, you can easily overcome that issue and tweak your Ubuntu desktop as per your taste.
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Installing Shell Extensions
Open your terminal by using Ctrl + Alt + t and follow these given commands:
sudo apt update
This will update all the indexes in already installed repositories which enables you to download the latest and greatest software.
Gnome-tweaks has already been installed on your Ubuntu system, now use the following command to install gnome extensions:
sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions
You have installed all the necessary tools required to use shell themes. Now let’s download and enable user themes.
Enabling User Themes with Extensions
Step 1: Open your browser and go to Gnome extensions. Click on “Click here to install browser extension”
Step 2: Now, click on Add to Chrome to download the extensions.
Step 3: Click on Add Extension
Step 4: Now go to Gnome extensions and search for user themes. Click on the appropriate results as shown in the image.
Step 5: Click on the button to install
Step 6: Now, open extensions from the menu and enable user themes.
Now you won’t see the error anymore as shown in the below image.
Frequently Asked Questions on Shell User Themes
Here are some frequently asked questions that are asked by Ubuntu users about shell themes and extensions! Let’s have a look at them in detail.
How to enable shell themes in Ubuntu?
Open your Gnome-tweaks tool and you will find extensions on the right bar. Click on extensions and enable user theme extensions. Now reopen gnome-tweaks and click on Appearance and you will get all the shell themes installed on the Shell option.
How do I enable GNOME shell extensions?
All the extensions which you have downloaded will be listed on the extensions tool. Open extensions from the menu and you will get to see all the system default and user-added themes. You can enable, disable and also remove them from your system.