? Set GNOME Shell on Fire!

When I released the Desktop Cube Extension, many people requested to revive one of the most useless features of Linux desktop history: Setting windows on fire!
This extension is not only more useless than the cube, but it is also much more hacky. So I expect some bug! Let’s incinerate them all!

For a list of things changed in previous releases, you can have a look at the changelog!

Effect Preview
Broken Glass
Shatter your windows into a shower sharp shards! This effect can be configured so that the shards fly away from your mouse pointer position!

Only available in GNOME Shell 40+

Energize A
Beam your windows away!
Energize B
Using different transporter technology results in an alternative visual effect.
The classic effect inspired by Compiz. However, this is implemented using a GLSL shader and not with a particle system like in the old days.
Turn your windows into a shower of green letters! The color is actually configurable.

Only available in GNOME Shell 40+

T-Rex Attack
Destroy your windows with a series of violent slashes!

Only available in GNOME Shell 40+

This is a very simple effect to demonstrate that this extension could also be used in a more professional environment.
Let your windows be carried away to the realm of dreams by these little fairies!
Your Effect!
The extension is very modular and with a bit of creativity and GLSL knowledge, you can easily create your own effects.
Create your own effects

? These People love this Extension

While coding new features or translating the extension are the most awesome ways to contribute, providing financial support will help me stay motivated to invest my spare time to keep the project alive in the future.

? Current Gold Sponsors

Dennis ten Hoove

? Current Silver Sponsors

Jorge Castro

? Current Bronze Sponsors

Be the first!

? Previous Sponsors and One-Time Donators

DAPREMONT Christophe

Do you want to show that you love it too? You may become a sponsor for as little as 1$ / month!
If you like this extension, you may also want to try one of my other extensions: ? Desktop-Cube or ? Fly-Pie!

⬇️ Installation

You can either install the Burn-My-Windows extension from extensions.gnome.org (a), download a stable release
from GitHub (b) or clone the latest version directly with git (c).

a) Installing from extensions.gnome.org

This is the easiest way to install the Burn-My-Windows extension. Just head over to
extensions.gnome.org and flip the switch!
If you want to use a more up-to-date version, you can try one of the methods listed below.

b) Downloading a Stable Release

Execute this command to download the latest stable release:

wget https://github.com/Schneegans/Burn-My-Windows/releases/latest/download/[email protected]

Install it by executing the following command. If you have the Burn-My-Windows extension already installed and want to upgrade to
the latest version, append the --force flag in order to overwrite existing installs of the Burn-My-Windows extension.

gnome-extensions install [email protected]

Then restart GNOME Shell with Alt + F2, r + Enter.
Or logout / login if you are on Wayland.
Then you can enable the extension with the Gnome Tweak Tool, the Extensions application or with this command:

gnome-extensions enable [email protected]

c) Cloning the Latest Version with git

You should not clone the Burn-My-Windows extension directly to the ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions directory as this may get overridden occasionally!
Execute the clone command below where you want to have the source code of the extension.

git clone https://github.com/Schneegans/Burn-My-Windows.git
cd Burn-My-Windows

Now you will have to install the extension.
The make command below compiles the locales, schemas and resources, creates a zip file of the extension and finally installs it with the gnome-extensions tool.

make install

Then restart GNOME Shell with Alt + F2, r + Enter.
Or logout / login if you are on Wayland.
Then you can enable the extension with the Gnome Tweak Tool, the Extensions application or with this command:

gnome-extensions enable [email protected]

:octocat: I want to contribute!

That’s great!
Most likely, you want to create a new effect or to translate the extension?
Here are some basic rules to get you started:
Commits should start with a Capital letter and should be written in present tense (e.g. ? Add cool new feature instead of ? Added cool new feature).
You should also start your commit message with one applicable emoji.
This does not only look great but also makes you rethink what to add to a commit. Make many but small commits!

Emoji Description
? :tada: When you added a cool new feature.
? :wrench: When you added a piece of code.
♻️ :recycle: When you refactored a part of the code.
:sparkles: When you applied clang-format.
? :globe_with_meridians: When you worked on translations.
? :art: When you improved / added assets like themes.
? :lipstick: When you worked on the UI of the preferences dialog.
? :rocket: When you improved performance.
? :memo: When you wrote documentation.
? :beetle: When you fixed a bug.
? :revolving_hearts: When a new sponsor is added or credits are updated.
✔️ :heavy_check_mark: When you worked on checks or adjusted the code to be compliant with them.
? :twisted_rightwards_arrows: When you merged a branch.
? :fire: When you removed something.
? :truck: When you moved / renamed something.


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