Put single task/goal or Jot Something Down in Top-bar in Ubuntu 22.04

Last updated: December 16, 2022 — Leave a comment

Have an important task to do in next few hours, or you have to write something down hurriedly? Here an extension allows to write one thing into the top-bar in Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux with GNOME Desktop.

It’s ‘One Thing‘, a gnome shell extension allows to write any word into top panel, to remind you something important!

With it, user can simply click the original text on panel to open the input box, type anything, and hit Enter to make it display in panel. And, it so far works in GNOME 3.36, 3.38, 40, 42, and 43, meaning for Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 | 22.10, Fedora 36/37, Debian 11, Rocky Linux 9, Arch and Manjaro Linux with GNOME.

How to Install this extension:

For Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 22.10, first search for and install ‘Extension Manager’ from Ubuntu Software.

Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+

The launch and use ‘Extension Manager’ to search and install the ‘One Thing’ extension under Browse tab.

For Ubuntu 20.04 and other Linux, just go to the extension web page and use ON/OFF switch to install it:

Install browser extension and refresh the page if you don’t see the toggle icon! And for Ubuntu 20.04, make sure the agent package is installed by running command in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

After installed it, an example text should appear immediately on top-panel. Click it and type your own text and enjoy!


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