GNOME 3.8 Released – See What’s New [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.8 has been released today, the new version bringing many new features and enhancements, including a new application view and overhauled window layout for GNOME Shell, new setting panels for privacy, search and notifications and of course, many updates to the core GNOME apps like Web (Epiphany), Boxes, Documents and more.Let’s take a look [...]

Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 Daily Images Available For Download

Quick update: now that Ubuntu GNOME is an official Ubuntu flavour, it can make use of the Ubuntu infrastructure, and the first daily builds are now available for download:Currently we have 32-bit and 64-bit images available for download and testing. We do not plan to release PowerPC or “amd64+mac” images unless a group of volunteers [...]

GNOME 3.8 To Ship With Reworked Folder Icons

The default GNOME icon theme isn’t very popular among GNOME users, mainly because of the default folder icons, which many label as ugly (here’s an example). However, with GNOME 3.8, the folder icons will use different color which attempts to fix this, but is it enough?Jakub Steiner has recently published an article about this, mentioning [...]

Ubuntu GNOME Becomes An Official Ubuntu Flavour

Ubuntu GNOME, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that ships with GNOME Shell by default along with other GNOME applications that aren’t available by default in Ubuntu, is now an official Ubuntu flavour.The news comes from the Ubuntu GNOME mailing list, where it is specified that there won’t be a beta 1 release this week, but there [...]

GNOME 3.8 Beta Available In PPA For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

A while back, it was decided that Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail will ship with GNOME 3.6 for the most part instead of GNOME 3.8. Raring Ringtail might become Rolling Release but if/until that happens, Raring users can add the GNOME 3 PPA, which was updated recently, to upgrade to the latest GNOME 3.8 beta for [...]

AppIndicator Support For GNOME Shell With A New Extension

A new extension adds Ubuntu Unity-like AppIndicator support for GNOME Shell, a feature for which some patches were submited more than a year ago, but they were rejected because the feature “conflicts with the design”.AppIndicators have are widely used now, with Ubuntu disabling the message tray (systray) by default, and popular applications like Dropbox or [...]

How To Disable The GNOME Shell AppMenu While Retaining Its Functionality

GNOME has introduced the AppMenu for some of its core applications a while back (for some applications like Epiphany, with GNOME 3.4 and for others like Nautilus, etc. with GNOME 3.6), meaning that part of the menu or the whole menu is displayed as a drop-down on the top GNOME Shell bar:Some applications now have [...]

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 13.04 Switches To Firefox And LibreOffice By Default, Replacing Epiphany, Abiword And Gnumeric

After a recent update, Ubuntu GNOME Remix 13.04 (currently under development) has switched to Firefox and LibreOffice by default, replacing Epiphany, Abiword and Gnumeric.In a message on the Ubuntu GNOME mailing list, Jeremy Bicha, the main UGR developer, has said that even though Epiphany is part of the GNOME Core, GNOME doesn’t mind too much [...]

A Quick Look At The New GNOME Classic Session (Now Available In The GNOME Testing PPA)

As you probably know, the fallback mode will be dropped with GNOME 3.8 and instead, users will be able to use a set of GNOME Shell extensions that provide a GNOME2-like layout. Recently, these changes have landed in the GNOME Testing PPA for Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04.After some recent updates to the GNOME Testing PPA, [...]

Boje, GnomishDark, GnomishGray, Wow-2, Malys Future & Rought Themes for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Gnome Shell + GTK + Cinnamon)

Install Boje, GnomishDark, GnomishGray, Wow-2, Malys-Future & Malys-Rought Themes in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 14/13 (Gnome Shell + GTK + Cinnamon) Previously these themes has been shared but These were not compatible with GTK 3.6/Gnome Shell 3.6 and other latest desktop versions. Now developers updated their themes and now available for Installation. Desktop [...]

Faience Themes and Faience/Faenza icons for Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

Faience GTK + Gnome Shell Theme and Faience/Faenza Icon for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 14/13 Faience is light and cool theme for GTK and GnomeShell, Faience icon theme is based on Faenza and include GTK3, GTK2, Metacity and Gnome-Shell themes. Faience icon and theme match with each other and looks cool on desktop. [...]

GNOME Shell 3.8: Redesigned Search

GNOME 3.8 will feature a redesigned search which displays the results in a list. A new search settings panel will allow users to configure the GNOME Shell search: you can enable or disable searching for documents, files, contacts or boxes and so on as well as a way to configure search locations:The new GNOME Shell [...]

Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released

Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” has been released today, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.6 by default and a brand new installer UI.New installer UIFedora 18 introduces UEFI Secure Boot support so it can now be used on system shipped with Windows 8, as well as a new user interface for the installer (Anaconda), which is [...]

WOW-2 theme for Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 14/13 (GTK 3/2)

WOW-2 theme for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 14/13 (GTK 3/2, Unity, xfwm4, openbox) WOW-2 theme is not much light and not much dark, it is low contrast theme which looks better on desktop and gives nice look to eyes. This theme is made for GTK 3 and 2, Unity, XFWM4 and openbox. There [...]

Schedule Alarms Or Reminders Under GNOME Shell With Remindor Shell

Indicator Remindor, an application that can be used to schedule alarms or reminders has been updated to version 12.12, getting some new features and GNOME Shell support.Indicator Remindor can remind you of various events using notifications, a popup window (so you don’t miss the reminders), it can change the AppIndicator icon, can play a sound [...]

Evernote Linux Client `Everpad` Available For GNOME Shell, KDE

Everpad, an Evernote (note taking service) client for Linux, has reached version 2.3, getting GNOME Shell support (TopIcon extension is recommended), along with other new features and improvements.Everpad features:supports Everpad notes, tags, netbooks, resources, placesUnity lens with previews supportUbuntu AppIndicatorThe latest Everpad 2.3 should now work with GNOME Shell, however, since the GNOME Shell Message [...]

Zukitwo, Adwaita Cupertino Themes Ported To GTK 3.6

Two pretty popular GTK3 themes have been updated to work with the latest stable GTK 3.6 recently: Zukitwo and Adwaita Cupertino (now called Gnome Cupertino).Gnome Cupertino (previously known as Adwaita Cupertino) is a GTK2/3 theme pack based on the colors of Mac OSX Snow Leopard and Lion, each with variations optimized for either GNOME Shell [...]

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 13.04 Replaces GNOME Packagekit With Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 uses GNOME Packagekit (“Software”) as the default package management application, but this will change in Raring Ringtail.A recent update in Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 Raring Ringtail (currently under development) has removed GNOME Packagekit from the default applications, replacing it with Ubuntu Software Center and Ubuntu’s Update Manager.According to a post on a [...]

Variety Wallpaper Changer Sees New Release

Variety, a cool wallpaper changer that works with most desktop environments (KDE, LXDE, Xfce and Unity / GNOME Shell), has reached version 0.4.12.Changes in Variety 0.4.12:quotes support – Variety can fetch quotes from QuotesDaddy and display them on top of the desktop. The quotes are highly customizable: you can change the text color, backdrop color, [...]

GNOME Control Center 3.6 Available In The GNOME 3 PPA [Ubuntu 12.10]

GNOME Control Center 3.6 (along with GNOME Settings Daemon 3.6) has finally made it into the GNOME 3 PPA for Ubuntu 12.10. This was the last piece that was missing for Ubuntu 12.10 users to get a truly complete GNOME 3.6 experience.Here’s what’s new in GNOME Control Center 3.6 (version in the PPA is 3.6.3) [...]