GNOME 3.2 improves the sleek GNOME 3.0 by adding refinements to the visual theme, fully integrated messaging, new contacts framework and integration, improved document management, a new onscreen keyboard in addition to a number of other improvements. It introduces the building blocks for new application experiences and the basis for integration of online services.
What is GNOME Shell?
GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for GNOME, like switching to windows and launching applications. User interface elements provided by GNOME Shell include the Panel at the top of the screen, the Activities Overview, and Message Tray at the bottom of the screen.
What are GNOME Shell Extensions?
GNOME Shell extensions are small pieces of code written by third party developers that modify the way GNOME works. (If you are familiar with Chrome Extensions or Firefox Addons, GNOME Shell extensions are similar to them.) You can find and install GNOME Shell extensions using this website.
Since extensions are created outside of the normal GNOME design and development process, they are supported by their authors, rather than by the GNOME community. Some features first implemented as extensions might find their way into future versions of GNOME.
How do I install extensions?
Its very simple, in order to install extensions you just need to visit Gnome Extensions official beta website https://extensions.gnome.org/ through that you can directly install in one click. You need to confirm the installation once you click on the On button.
How do I manage my extensions?
Managing your installed extensions are even easier then installing new extensions on the gnome latest versions, click on the Installed extensions tab and you will get a list of installed addons on your gnome desktop. It gives you a feeling like Andriod apps store where you can manage your phone apps through Google Play. Well you can upgrade, uninstall or even configure some parameters for some of the extension as below.