What You Should Expect from the GNOME 3.20 Desktop Environment

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The wait is almost over, and later today, March 23, the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating system will be unveiled in its final, production-ready version.


With this occasion, we thought it would be a very good idea to summarize the best new features that have been made available in GNOME 3.20. For users, the soon-to-be-released desktop environment will have a much-improved font that not only supports new languages but also looks better, for a modern look and feel.


During the GNOME 3.20 development cycle, most of the core apps received a keyboard shortcuts overlay, which internally is known as "shortcuts windows." It can be accessed from any graphical app with Ctrl+F1 and displays info about the available keyboard shortcuts and multitouch gestures for the respective application.


The Wi-Fi MAC randomization feature has landed in NetworkManager 1.2 to keep your identity secure when attempting to connect to public wireless networks. There's also a new Printer Jobs dialog, new Mouse and Touchpad settings, and support for custom compose sequences via the GTK+ 3.20 toolkit.


XDG-Apps, the new cross-platform application installation framework, is finally here, and it should allow users to install apps that support it through the GNOME Software package manager. Most importantly, XDG-Apps lets you install multiple versions of a software package.


Most of the GNOME core apps received improvements


As expected, most of the core apps have received multiple improvements or new features as part of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, and among the most important ones we can mention the Nautilus file manager, Maps, Calendar, Boxes, To Do, Documents, Terminal, Polari, Photos, Logs, Dconf Editor, Software, and Epiphany.











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Boo Berry

GNOME 3.20 has been released. Now I'm just waiting for GNOME 3.20 to drop on Arch stable, and I'll be one happy camper.

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7. Polari IRC Client

polari irc client in gnome 320

Polari, the GNOME IRC client, gets a boost this cycle.

When you want to share an image with a chatroom you can paste images directly into the IRC. Polar will automatically uploaded them to Imgur and share the URL link to view it with the room.

Adding servers and rooms is also easier, according to GNOME, as is tweaking server settings. You will no longer need to manually enter — or remember! — a server address. Instead, you can now pick one from a pre-populated list.

Elsewhere Polari bumps its support for common IRC features, like the /msg command, tab complete, and the ability to open IRC links.




i hope polari finally supports encrypted channels like neowin etc. 

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