GNOME 40 will show the file creation date in Nautilus


GNOME is one of the most used graphical environments of those existing in Linux. As a KDE / Plasma user, and liking others such as Deepin or Budgie, I am not sure if the reason is related to what comes by default in the main editions of popular systems such as Fedora and Ubuntu, but the fact is that it is used a lot of. With the arrival of GNOME 40, the desktop will give some quality jumps, as explained here! last week.

From the looks of it, the number change is going to be more than a name change. After GNOME 3.38, the next version should be GNOME 3.40, but decided to make the leap so as not to confuse it with GTK 4.0. The news will be many, and one of them will be one that the community has been asking for for a long time: Nautilus will show the creation date of the files from the same manager.

GNOME 40 will arrive during the month of March

Oddly enough, this is something that the community has been asking for about ten years. At first it was impossible because the kernel did not allow it, but since Linux 4.13 it is possible. KDE, and this makes me smile because I use their desktop, it introduced the novelty a couple of years ago, and GNOME will do so in a couple of months.


As we can see in the previous image, published in this post From the project blog, the Nautilus "list" view shows the file size, when it was modified, and when it was created. Information it will also appear when we right click in a file and choose the option to see its properties, so we are not forced to choose the "list" view in order to take advantage of the new function.

GNOME 40 will arrive in march this year and will be the desktop that will include Ubuntu 21.04 and Fedora 34, among others.

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