As many of you know, GNOME has a number of programs known as “Extensions” that we can install from the web. GNOME Shell Extensions. That is, the “extensions” are a series of GNOME programs that we can install over the Internet, Specifically using Firefox, and that will allow us to customize our GNOME desktops using a variety of tools, effects, features that you can add to your UI …
In this article we want to focus on an extension that will allow us know the time of any time zone, In a very simple and dynamic way. The best thing about this extension system is that installing it is as simple as clicking a button on the page we mentioned earlier. We tell you.
The name of this extension is Timezone, and we have to thank jwendell, The developer of this extension. Extensions are free so if you want to see the source code you can do so from its official repository and GitHub.
Beyond knowing the time difference between different countries for no apparent reason, the purpose of this extension is to make that members of a development team easily know the time zones of all team members.
When working on a free project, there are many taxpayers who do not have to live in the same place. In a development team communication is essential, So knowing the availability schedules of all members is providential. To do this, the first step is to know what is the time zone of each team member, And it is precisely this information that facilitates this extension.
To install it is very simple. We just have to go to this link, And click on the small switch (ON / OFF) that comes out at the top left to install it. Remember that this extension system only supports Firefox, and you must have the Firefox pluggin Gnome Shell Integration installed and activated.
If you don’t know if you have it enabled or not, just go to ‘ top right menu (In which three horizontal lines come out), do click Add-ons and finally enter the section plugins which you will see listed to the left of the tab that will open. Then you will see all the pluggins you currently have installed and their status (enabled, disabled, always enabled …), so it’s just a matter of making sure they are installed and enabled.
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In the latest Timezone update it has been added support for Gravatar and Libravatar avatars. In addition, you can now display useful information from public GitHub profiles (including name, city, and avatar).
Plus, now you can too manually specify the source code file written in json, Called ~people.json, Which is where Timezone loads the information to display. Obviously we can also load a ~people.json shared from a remote website, making it easier for teams to keep in sync with each other.
As we see this is a very useful extension if we need to know some time differences or time in different countries. We hope you enjoyed this article and that you now know a little more about customizing your GNOME desktop.