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Tina Huynh
Tina Huynh

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GNOME 42: New Features

Table of Contents

  1. Compact Applets
  2. New Overall Appearance
  3. New Remote Desktop Setup
  4. Redesigned Screenshot Tool
  5. Two New Apps

Compact Applets

The Shell theme no longer uses "call outs" in applet pop ups. Applets are more compact.


Overall Appearance

New Appearance Hub


Updated UI Visuals and New Modern Widgets

A bunch of GNOME’s core apps have now been ported to GTK4/libadwaita, with GNOME 42, including:

  • Disk Usage Analyzer
  • Characters
  • Software
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Clocks
  • Fonts
  • To Do
  • Tour

libawaita liftoff

Redesigned Screenshot Tool

The new screenshot tool uses on-screen drag handles or snaps specific app windows. It's no longer a separate app; you simply hit print screen to run the program. Toggle from camera to recorder and you're also able to record your entire screen, a portion, or a single app window in the same manner.


Two New Apps

Console replaces GNOME Terminal and Text Editor replaces Gedit in GNOME 42.

new apps

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