This is a bit of a nuisance, after a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome, I was not able to install extensions from extensions.gnome.org.
Firefox asked me if I’d like to install the extension but after a Firefox restart I still wasn’t able to install any plugins.
To be precise; this message was shown:
Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector.
The solution was to install the chrome-gnome-shell package;
sudo apt-get install chrome-gnome-shell
This fixes the message from both chrome and firefox.
11 Replies to “Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected”
Same problem for me on a fresh Ubuntu 17.10 installation. Thank you for the workaround!
You’re welcome! Good to hear it’s still relevant 🙂
thanks worked in ubuntu 17.10
Works in 18.04 after fresh install and update.
Already had this installed.
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
chrome-gnome-shell is already the newest version (9-0ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04.3).
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Uninstalled it. Installed it again. Still no gnome extensions. The extension is added to the three browsers I have. None can work the gnone extensions.
Hi K H,
That’s a shame, in the meanwhile I switched to Budgie Desktop because Gnome 3 kept giving me issues.. I’m sorry, but I’ve removed Gnome from my laptop so can’t test anymore.
had any luck with this?
both my Chromium & Firefox can’t find the native messaging host despite the same install/uninstall process you tried
Reinstalling Firefox with apt solved the problem for me in Ubuntu 18.04.
Awesome! Thanks for the update 👍