GNOME 46 “Kathmandu” Desktop Environment Released

GNOME 46 “Kathmandu” Desktop Environment Released

GNOME 46 “Kathmandu” Desktop Environment is now officially released. This is the latest version of the GNOME desktop environment which made available for the public use after 6 month of development. According to the team behind GNOME , Code name  “Kathmandu” was given in recognition of the amazing work done by the organizers of GNOME.Asia 2023.

GNOME 46 “Kathmandu” Desktop Environment Released

Let’s have a look into the feature that you can find on GNOME 46 “Kathmandu”.

What To Expect In GNOME 46 “Kathmandu”?

    1. Search Everywhere: A new global search feature that lets you find files across your entire system from a central location. Files comes with a new global search feature in GNOME 46.
    2. Enhanced Files App: Improved performance, a dynamic progress section to track file operations, the ability to search within Files preferences, and more.
    3. Upgraded Online Accounts with OneDrive Support: You can now add your Microsoft 365 account and access your OneDrive files directly from the Files app.
    4. Remote Login with RDP: GNOME 46 allows remote desktop connections to other GNOME systems.
    5. Improved Settings App: The Settings app has been reorganized for easier navigation, with new sections for System and Apps. It also includes new touchpad settings, a vast amount of polish, and accessibility improvements.
    6. Accessibility Improvements: Orca screen reader received a significant modernization effort, including a new sleep mode, new commands, and experimental support for Spiel. There’s also a new high contrast mode and a setting to show on/off symbols in switches.
  1. System Enhancements: GNOME 46 includes several small improvements to the core GNOME experience, including beautiful fallback avatars, enhanced notifications with improved layouts and the ability to expand, new app launching shortcuts, and a tap-to-click option by default.
  2. Better Apps: Many of GNOME’s core apps have been upgraded, including the Software app (which now shows verified badges for Flathub apps), Maps (with improved routing and support for dark mode), Calendar (with improved visuals and performance), Clocks (with quick timers), Contacts (with the ability to import multiple VCard files), and Disks (with a new resource graph for disk I/O).
  3. Improvements Under the Hood: GNOME 46 boasts performance and resource usage improvements, security improvements, rendering improvements with crisper fonts and clearer UIs, and experimental support for variable refresh rates.

Download GNOME 46 Kathmandu

It will be available with Ubuntu 24.04 LTS on April 25  but if you want to use it now then you can try GNOME OS image as a virtual machine, using the Boxes app.

Let us know your experience of using GNOME 46 Kathmandu desktop environment.

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