For Ubuntu 18.04 default Gnome desktop, this quick tutorial is going to show you how to integrates maximized application window with the top panel, by removing the title bar, and moving the title and buttons to the top panel.
All the work can be done via Gnome Shell extension called No Title Bar.
1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install No Title Bar extension.
2. The extension takes effect once you installed it. To tweak the appearance, click Extension Settings in Ubuntu Software.
The extension does not work for Gnome 3.30 at the moment, Ubuntu 18.10 users can build it from the source code.
This quick tutorial is going to show beginners how to install and manage Gnome Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 17.10 while it uses Gnome Shell as default desktop environment.
Gnome Shell Extensions are small pieces of code written by third party developers. If you are familiar with Chrome Extensions or Firefox Addons, GNOME Shell extensions are similar to them.
How to Install Gnome Shell Extensions
Gnome maintains a website, extensions.gnome.org, for users to install or upgrade extensions. All extensions there are carefully reviewed for malicious behavior before they are made available for download.
To be able to install Gnome Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 17.10, do following steps:
This quick tutorial is going to show Gnome Desktop beginners how to enable the ‘Shell theme’ drop-down box in the Gnome Tweak Tool.
A Gnome Shell theme changes shell buttons, colors, panels, etc. The setting is disabled by default in Gnome Tweak Tool, and you’ll see the prompt “Shell user-theme extension not enabled” when you hover the cursor over the alert icon.
As it prompts, you need to enable user-theme extension. While it’s not available by default, install it via following steps: