GNOME Console could be the default terminal app in Ubuntu 22.10, and GNOME Text Editor looks set to go with it

GNOME Console on Ubuntu

If asked “Which distribution with GNOME is the most representative of the desktop?”, most would answer without a doubt that it is Ubuntu. But that's not entirely true. In fact, Canonical often goes their way, and doesn't include parts of GNOME when it doesn't feel right. Fedora does respect the most popular desktop a bit more, but this article is about some changes that could come along with Kinetic Kudu, like the GNOME-Console that has been with us for some time.

It's been months since a proposal was made to use GNOME Console in Ubuntu 22.10, but there were problems to solve. One of them was that new tabs could not be opened in the tab's current working directory, something that has now been resolved, although it is recommended to install the package nautilus-extension-gnome-console so that everything works properly.

GNOME Console better supports color changes

GNOME Console better respects operating system settings, for example, supporting the light and dark themes of GNOME. On the other hand, it supports transparencies and other changes, such as header colors when using the "sudo" command. This is something that anyone who has used a mobile version based on GNOME, such as those of Mobian or Arch Linux, will have already seen: when typing “sudo” and confirming the password, the header turns red, which makes it clear that we have or We have activated the privileges.

change is a proposal of the same project GNOME, so not only will Ubuntu move to the new terminal app, but others will follow suit over time.

Moreover, GNOME 42 it also introduced a new text editing app, and Canonical decided to stick with Gedit. If nothing happens, Ubuntu will abandon the famous and long-lived editor in favor of GNOMETextEditor. Both apps are expected to be available when Ubuntu 22.10 is released in mid-October.

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