Gnome extensions (block) updates

How many times will a gnome extension happen to update and then stop working? To me a lot!

I’ll try to write a short guide to blocking individual extension updates. First I will explain how to manually install a single extension:

download the extension from the official website (or wherever you prefer) and install it with the following command in a terminal:

gnome-extensions install [application_name]

Then goto:


edit the file “metadata.json” inside that dir
(with nano o whatever you prefer)

Put in the version number of the extension a much greater value than the current one (ex if 30 put 300 … you can even put the number 0 (zero) if you prefer a subsequent manual update from the site)

That’s all