The Gnome desktop recently release version 3 of their desktop, which includes their all new Gnome Shell. I have been using it for several months now, and I must say I really like the direction it is going. It is still early and is missing a lot of little things, but those will come soon. We are starting to see new extensions being built for it to extend the functionality.
One feature I have found blatantly missing is the ability to search active windows in the overview. In overview mode, you first see a live preview of all your windows. But if you’re like me, you have 15 terminals and 10 web browser windows up (I despise tabs!). Typing starts a search, which by default searches: your installed applications to quickly start one, files, and places. Search is completely missing the ability to search through open windows based on their title!
I quickly wrote my first gnome-shell extension to do just that. It is still an early version, and I would like to update it to add more features such as showing a live window preview instead of just the application icon.
Try it out, and send me your thoughts:
You can use the gnome-tweak-tool to install it, or extract it into