Ever since Ubuntu ditched Unity and switched to Gnome3, I’ve been trying to get the correct combination of extensions to mimic my Unity experience. Throw into the mix a heavy usage of MacOS X over the last 2 years. After spending a considerable time with the gnome extensions, I’ve finally managed to get my desktop experience to a point where I can work with keyboard shortcuts without getting frustrated. Below is a screenshot of all extensions that I’ve installed.
A few notable extensions :
Notification Centre – Helps move the notifications from the middle to the right side.
Dynamic Panel Transparency – Improves the look and feel of Ubuntu desktop so much
Screenshot Tool – This makes taking screenshots so easy , especially the select Area function
NoAnnoyance – Apt name, remove the annoying Window is ready notification
Pixel Saver – I prefer control buttons on the left, so this becomes a must for me to save some vertical screen real estate
Maximize to Workspace – Mimics the MacOS X maximized window feature to a good extent
All the extensions can be found at https://extensions.gnome.org/