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Documents, contacts, calendars — They can be stored locally on the computer, but storing this type of information online is becoming increasingly popular. In GNOME 3.2, Online Accounts provides one place to manage these online sources. These online accounts are automatically used by Documents, Contacts, Empathy,Evolution as well as the calendar drop-down.
Certain web sites are used as if they are applications. Some sites are opened the minute the computer is turned on; the site is open all the time and checked periodically. Wouldn’t it be nice if GNOME treats these sites as actual applications?
GNOME 3.2 makes it possible to use a site as an application thanks to Epiphany, our standard web browser. To do so, press Ctrl-Shift-A, or access the menu and select . Once the web application has been created, it can be launched from the overview.
Manage your Contacts
Contacts is a new application focused on people. The goal is to provide one overview of people, whether the contacts are stored online, within Evolution or the chat application Empathy.
Helpful File Open and Save dialogs
Opening and saving files has been made easier. When opening a file in an application, GNOME will helpfully show a list of recent files. Similarly, a list of recent directories will be shown when a file is saved.
In GNOME 3.2, the Documents application is focused on providing a simple and effective way to find, organize and view documents.
Thanks to the Online Accounts integration, finding documents is the same whether they’re stored locally or online.
Quickly Preview your Files in the File Manager
File Manager can now quickly preview movie, music, picture and other files. The preview can be shown and hidden again by pressing space.
Due to differences in the way colors are shown, the same picture can look different between monitors. Similarly, when the picture is printed its colors might have changed again.
GNOME 3.2 allows you to calibrate devices to ensure the shown colors are representative.
Messaging Built In
You no longer have to open a separate application to sign in to chat and messaging services. In 3.2, GNOME will do it for you.
- Change available or unavailable status quickly using the user menu at the top-right hand corner of the screen.
- Easily approve or reject new buddy requests, audio/video calls, and file transfers.
- Get notified in case there is a connection problem with a chat or messaging service.
Wacom graphics tablets
Wacom graphics tablets can be configured in System Settings.
The GNOME 3 login screen has been integrated with the rest of the user experience.
On tablets and similar touchscreen devices, rotating the device will automatically rotate the screen. Additionally, touchscreen devices will not show a mouse cursor unless a mouse is attached.
GNOME 3 now features integrated media hotplugging notifications.
The search box in the overview mode now lets you search through your contacts.