Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

GNOME 3.32 Released: many improvements, performance improvements and new features

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The highly anticipated GNOME 3.32 desktop environment was officially released on March 13. After 6 months of development, GNOME 3.32 has improved the bugs in previous versions, improved existing components and applications, polished the user interface and user experience, and introduced a number of new features to enhance the GNOME desktop environment experience.

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The GNOME 3.32 desktop environment has become flatter, lighter, and more modern. After the upgrade, users will notice that App Menus are no longer available, the content has been migrated to other places, and the buttons, title bar, and switches have all been changed, and more uniform colors and new app icons have been provided.

In addition to many of the UI improvements, the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment adds a lot of things, including the Night Light feature, the redesigned sound settings panel, the Flatpak app permissions in the settings panel, and GNOME Software.

The music player Rhythmbox, the terminal emulator Terminal, and the encryption management application Seahorse all got better title bars, the virtual keyboard supports Emoji emoticons, and at least five games got new themes and GUI improvements.

The GNOME 3.32 desktop environment has been launched today, and it is believed that many GNU/Linux distributions will be deployed in the next two to three weeks. The first maintenance release update for GNOME 3.32 is scheduled for release on April 10, 2019.