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    Question How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    When I have a Gnome extension installed (e.g. Caffeine), how can I tell which version is currently installed?

    Searching online gives me no answer.

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    Re: How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    Some extensions have an about info in settings/configuration e.g. Dash to Panel

    Also, there is some info in this path :-

    /home/user/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/extension-folder/metadata.json

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    Re: How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    When I have a Gnome extension installed (e.g. Caffeine), how can I tell which version is currently installed? Searching online gives me no answer.
    In Extensions, click the arrow to the right of any extension. This reveals the version. See Screenshot, where "Applications Menu" is revealed to be version 44.
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    Re: How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    Code:
    apt-cache policy gnome-shell
    will show you. Oh you mean the version of the addon. Is that right please?

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    Re: How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionParsnip View Post
    Oh you mean the version of the addon. Is that right please?
    Yes, the Gnome Shell Extension (as an add-on is called).
    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    /home/user/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/extension-folder/metadata.json
    This works.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    In Extensions, click the arrow to the right of any extension.
    This is the easy way

    Thank you for your responses.

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    Re: How do I tell which version of a Gnome Shell Extension is installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    In Extensions, click the arrow to the right of any extension. This reveals the version. See Screenshot, where "Applications Menu" is revealed to be version 44.
    Interesting nugget - I've not noticed the little arrow before.
    Much better answer than my suggestion.

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