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GNOME 40 Beta Released for Public Testing, Here’s What’s New

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As you already know, GNOME 40 will introduce a new Activities Overview design that promises better overview spatial organization, improved touchpad navigation using gestures, more engaging app browsing and launching, as well as better boot performance.

But the GNOME 40 beta release is packed with many other goodies, including the ability to switch workspaces with Super+scroll on Wayland, the implementation of a Welcome dialog after major updates, improved fingerprint login support, better handling of a large number of window previews, on-screen keyboard improvements, support for handling monitor changes during screencasts, as well as integration of the clipboard with remote desktop sessions.

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GNOME 40 Beta Released With Many Improvements

  • GNOME 40 Beta Released With Many Improvements

    The beta of GNOME 40 is out today, one month ahead of the stable release of this big open-source desktop environment update.

    GNOME 40 beta brings many changes including:

    - GNOME Shell has landed the redesign of the overview area, out-of-date extensions are now disabled by default, and other improvements.

  • GNOME 40.beta released!

    GNOME 40.beta is now available. It also marks the start of the UI,
    feature and API freezes
    (collectively known as The Freeze). Any string changes need to be
    announced to the i18n mailing list in advance of the string freeze
    which should start next weekend. If you'd like to target the GNOME 40
    platform, this is the best time to start testing your apps or
    extensions.

    You can use the 40beta branch of the flatpak runtimes, which is now
    available on Flathub beta. The highlights of this branch is the
    addition of GTK 4 (although other libraries such as WebKitGTK and VTE
    are still using GTK 3, and GTK 3 will be kept in the runtimes for some
    time), as well as libhandy and librest.

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