The creation of new Gnome Shell extensions seems to always be rising and never ceases to amaze me with the technological simplicity that users can bring the system closer to their needs.
This time it’s all about two little tools that can prove uber-useful for many people out there. They are both menus, but with different usefulness.
The GS extensions that offer a classic applications or locations menu instead of or next to the Activities area are really more than enough. The GnoMenu is not just another addition in this category, but a menu extension that offers more than the usual…
GnoMenu offers all applications in categories, favorite apps on the left, search ability, list/grid view, logout, lock screen, advanced and system setting on the top left and restart shell, suspend and shutdown on the bottom left. Need a menu? GnoMenu is one of the most comprehensive things out there.
Enabling this extension not only add a menu, but also transforms the top left by replacing the Activities button with a View and an Apps button. View works like Activities while Apps is a shortcut to the Show Applications button.
Minimized Windows List
What this extension is good for is pretty obvious from its name. It simply adds a menu that lists all minimized windows from all workspaces with the windows on the active workspace listed first. Clicking on a menu item restores the window and jumps to the workspace it is on.
A good thing about this extension is that the list icon is not shown at all, until a window is minimized. This extension is very simple to use and will certainly make you utilize the minimizing concept more under Gnome Shell.