How can I enable a specific GNOME extension from the terminal?

Linux distribution: Fedora 34 Workstation GNOME

I want to activate "dash-to-dock" from the command line.

dash-to-dock : https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/

I have seen this question: How do I enable and disable GNOME extensions from the command line?
But it’s for all extensions, not for just one.

I have tested this command, but it does not work.

pc-hostname :: username :: ~ >> gsettingsgsettings set org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions "['dash-to-dock@micxgx.gmail.com']"
pc-hostname :: username :: ~ >>
  • 1
    Add to your post the output generated by that command you ran on the terminal too.
    – Jorge Luiz
    Nov 17, 2021 at 19:38
  • Oh i'm sorry I edited my post. No output, the command returns nothing. No error, no message, but does not activate the dash-to-dock extension.
    – Maxime
    Nov 17, 2021 at 20:42
  • Is the linux distro which you're trying doing that procedure Fedora? What's version? Add to you post that info too, please
    – Jorge Luiz
    Nov 17, 2021 at 21:25
  • Oh God I'm tired ! Linux distro : Fedora 34 Workstation Gnome. I edited my post.
    – Maxime
    Nov 17, 2021 at 21:34
  • Is that extension are you trying to enable?
    – Jorge Luiz
    Nov 18, 2021 at 0:00

1 Answer 1


You can enable that extension with:

gnome-extensions enable dash-to-dock@micxgx.gmail.com

N.B.: I don't use that extension, but it's the usual way to to enable extensions from the command line.

  • 1
    Many thanks ! The command work well :-)
    – Maxime
    Nov 19, 2021 at 19:21

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