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Simple GUI app for Gnome 3 that provides a menu for initiating SSH/Telnet connections
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What is Connection Manager

Connection Manager (CM) is a GNOME Shell extension that add an icon to top bar panel. It provides a menu for initiating SSH/Telnet connections and for launch any system and custom application (rdesktop, top, etc.)

Based on sshmenu software of Grant McLean (

What it looks like?

Some screenshot

CM extension

CM Preferences

CM Search


Since moving to Fedora 15 and Gnome Shell, I’ve missed the sshmenu applet a lot. I have used it intensively and so I decided to rewrite it for Gnome 3.

How to install

Download the zip file to $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions and unpack it. A directory called connectionmanager2-master should be created. Rename it to

For use by all users, install in /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions.

Restart your GNOME shell (Alt-F2 r is one way) and enable the extension using gnome-tweak-tool (install it if not present).

If the extension does not install, check the version number in metadate.json. You may have to change it to work with your particular version of the GNOME Shell. If this does not fix the problem, use Looking Glass (Alt-F2 lg) to see what the error message is.

You can also install from Gnome Shell Extension site

Current Version

Release 0.8.2 Changes

Other Info

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