Gnome 3.36 is now available and these are its most important changes

After six months of development the guys behind the development of Gnome, announced the release of the new version of Gnome 3.36. Than compared to the previous release, around 24 thousand changes were made, in the implementation of which 780 developers participated.

The structure includes a separate Extensions app designed to manage plugins to the Gnome Shell. The application allows you to perform actions such as updating, configuring, removing and temporarily disabling plugins.

A button has been added to the notification exit dialog that allows enabling the "do not disturb" mode to hide new notifications, in addition to the design of the login and screen unlock interfaces, which have been modernized. become more functional, easy to use and elegant.

It is also highlighted in the ad that added the ability to run applications using a GPU discrete in systems with hybrid graphics (Integrated Low Power Intel GPU and High Performance NVIDIA GPU) and NVIDIA's proprietary driver. Launch is carried out by selecting from the menu item "Start on discrete GPU".

Moreover reorganized shutdown and logout dialog, to which a visible option to enter sleep mode has been added and a button with an image of the eye has been added to the dialog boxes containing the password input field, when you click on it, the password is displayed entered instead of asterisks.

Most of the system dialogs in which a single style participates have been redesigned and readability is also improved.

In overview mode, you can rename the application directories. The directories themselves are now displayed in the form of dialog boxes instead of pop-ups.

In the administration section of privacy settings, a list of applications is provided Delegated additional authority to access location, camera, and microphone service (access can now be revoked separately for each app). The interface and the windows of the user administration section were redesigned with general information about the system.

In Gnome software the automatic detection of network connections is implemented with traffic prices, for example, when using a mobile operator's network. If non-unlimited connections are detected, the update download is suspended to save traffic.

Added the ability in the initial setup stage to enable the parental control system, which allows you to restrict user access to certain apps.

Gnome Boxes, received an introductory guide to work with the program, in addition to a new wizard is proposed to create virtual machines which allows you to configure the number of CPUs for each virtual machine and supports booting through UEFI.

Epiphany implements the ability to download and view PDF documents directly in the browser window. The interface has been redesigned using adaptive design methods that provide comfortable operation regardless of screen resolution and DPI. A dark design mode is activated, which is activated when the user selects dark desktop themes.

Mutter received support for standalone updates only the modified parts of the interface in the rendering. The optimization related to the use of the shadow buffer to render off-screen before copying the content to the actual screen buffer is implemented. Window tracking improved when working on the basis of Wayland. Reduced CPU load when rendering scaled wallpapers.

Gnome Music adds support for connecting to Last.fm and ListenBrainz services, and it also automatically downloads missing covers.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • Updated contact editing interface in the address book.
  • The widget layout with the clock changes completely, resulting in an adaptive layout that displays correctly on small screens.
  • Polari's IRC client now supports link preview in chat window.
  • The file manager allows the use of hidden files as templates for new documents;
  • The password manager and the encryption key interface are adapted for correct operation on small screens. Provides SSH public key display.
  • In Fractal, a client of the decentralized communication platform Matrix, the ability to play videos directly in the chat window is added.

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  1.   hacklat said

    GNOME and its do not disturb button, it is NOT a nuisance when something or someone wants to contact your super PC and its User at the moment.- Hacklat Latin American Hack.-