The most popular Linux desktop environment with the latest release of GNOME 3.36, has brought several new features for improved performance.
GNOME 3.36 brings more elegant and simplicity to the desktop environment design of the core application icon, lock screen, and interfaces; with several other improvements within the last six months. The latest release, GNOME 3.36 has the codename, GRESIK, due to the fact that GNOME Asia organized the last conference in Gresik, Indonesia.
And the open source desktop environment boasts of a highly customizable options, with almost everything from multiple desktop environments to system configuration, users can set it to their own taste and feel.
What's New in GNOME 3.36 GRESIK?
The notification prompt which has been a distracting feature has a new control, now you can set “Do Not Disturb” by simply toggling the button to hide notifications, and it also applies to the login notifications. Other new features include:
- Parental Controls
- Metered Network Detection
- PDF Loading and viewing on the web
- Do Not Disturb
- Revamped Login and Lock screen
Additionally, there are some visual improvements, making the design of the core application icon and interfaces more appealing, and also, the lock and login screen now merges together. So, instead of dragging, you only have to click the locked screen for swipe action.
How To Get Started with GNOME 3.36
GNOME 3.36 is currently available for select Linux distros, however the developers have promised to get it shipped to all distros soon.
For now, if you want to try it out, it will come bundled with the upcoming Fedora 32 beta or openSUSE nightly live images. And the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS scheduled for release on April 23.
You can also run the demo by downloading the test version ISO for GNOME 3.36 for all supported Linux distros here.