Whether I love it or hate it, I am excited to try it out. Can’t wait!
GNOME’s new desktop takes elegance to a new level. We’ve swept away the clutter and made a simple and easy-to-use desktop, and we’ve made this the most beautiful GNOME desktop ever, with a new visual theme, a refined new font and carefully crafted animations.
An overview at a glance
The Activities Overview is the portal to all your computing activities. Quickly accessible using the top-left hot corner or windows key, it provides a single place to access windows, applications and even messages. The dash allows you to see which applications are currently running and the workspace switcher can be used to group windows.
GNOME 3 incorporates a unique, built-in messaging system. Messages can be directly responded to from notification popups, and you can access your previous communications from the Messaging Tray which is always available from the bottom of the screen. This means that holding a conversation does not require repeated window switching.
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Search is central to the GNOME desktop. Applications, windows, documents and even settings can all be quickly and easily searched for from one place. Accessing GNOME’s desktop search is as simple as pressing the windows key and starting to type. This is a great feature for people who like things to happen fast.
Everything at your fingertips
Redesigned system settings
Our system settings have been completely redesigned for GNOME 3, making them easier to use than ever before. GNOME 3 also provides a new way to browse your settings, and our settings categories have been reorganised, making it quick and straightforward to find the setting that you want.