gnome-shell-extension-sensors (previously known as gnome-shell-extension-cpu-temperature) is an extension for displaying CPU temperature, hard disk temperature, voltage and CPU fan RPM in GNOME Shell.

The extension uses sensors from lm_sensors package (lm-sensors for Debian systems) to read temperature for different CPU cores and adapters, voltage data and fan speed. If lm_sensors is not installed, temperature is read from system files.

Optionally, this extension uses hddtemp to read hard drive temperature data.


You can install this extension by visiting the GNOME extensions page for this extension.

Installation by package manager

Fedora has packaged this extension. You can install it by running:

yum -y install gnome-shell-extension-cpu-temperature

Manual installation

This is the recommended method for installation as you always get the latest version. You can install this extension for your user by executing:

cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
git clone temperature@xtranophilist
glib-compile-schemas temperature@xtranophilist/schemas/

or system wide by executing (this requires root permissions):

cd /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
git clone temperature@xtranophilist
glib-compile-schemas temperature@xtranophilist/schemas/

After installation you need to restart the GNOME shell:

  • ALT+F2 to open the command prompt
  • Enter r to restart the GNOME shell

Then enable the extension: Open gnome-tweak-tool -> Shell Extensions -> Sensors -> On

Installing dependencies

Installing lm-sensors for Fedora, CentOS and other distros with yum:

yum install -y lm_sensors

Ubuntu, Debian and other distros with apt-get:

apt-get install lm-sensors

Then run sensors-detect as root as one time detection process.

Installing hdd-temp:

yum -y install hddtemp


This extensions uses the output of sensors(1) command to obtain the temperature data and sensor labeling. To relabel, hide or correct the output consult the sensors.conf(5) manual.

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Screenshot: Gnome CPU Temperature Indicator Screenshot