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  <info>
    <title type="link">GNOME &gnomeversion; Release Notes</title>
    <title type="text">GNOME &gnomeversion; Release Notes</title>
    <credit type="author">
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      <name its:translate="no">Link Dupont</name>
      <email its:translate="no">link@gnome.org</email>
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      <p>Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0</p>
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    </license>
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  <title>Introducing GNOME &gnomeversion;: “Orbis”</title>
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  <p>GNOME &gnomeversion; is the latest version of GNOME 3, and is the result
  of 6 months’ hard work by the GNOME community. It contains major new
  features, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. In total, the
  release incorporates &gitcommits; changes, made by approximately &gitauthors;
  contributors.</p>
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  <p>&gnomeversion; has been named “Orbis” in recognition of the team behind
  GUADEC 2020. GUADEC is GNOME’s annual conference, which is only possible
  thanks to the hard work of many volunteers. This year’s event was meant to be
  held in Zacatecas, Mexico, but had to be moved online due to the COVID-19
  pandemic. We are very much looking forward to meeting in Mexico in the near
  future.</p>

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    <title>Drag to Reorder Apps</title>
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    <p>GNOME 3.38 replaces the split <gui>Frequent</gui> and <gui>All</gui> apps
    views with a single consistent view that allows you to order apps however you
    like. Simply click and drag to move apps around.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="gnome-tour">
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    <title>New Welcome Tour</title>
    <p>GNOME 3.38 comes with a new <app>Welcome</app> tour, shown at first
    login, after the initial setup. The tour primarily provides onboarding for
    new users, but it also serves to give a nice welcome to users in their
    first session.</p>
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    <media type="image" src="figures/welcome-tour.png">Welcome tour</media>
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    <p>The <app>Welcome</app> tour is written in Rust.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="settings">
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    <title>Settings</title>
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    <p><app>Settings</app> can now manage parental controls for <gui>Standard</gui>
    user accounts through the new <gui>Parental Controls</gui> option in the
    <gui>Users</gui> section. Installed applications can be filtered from the
    application overview, preventing them from being launched by the managed
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    user. <gui>Parental Controls</gui> also integrates with existing
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    <app>Software</app> application restrictions, allowing you to select which
    applications can be installed.</p>
    <p>Other improvements to <app>Settings</app> include a new fingerprint
    enrollment interface for devices with fingerprint readers and an option to
    show battery percentage indicator in the system menu.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="screen-recording">
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    <title>Improved Screen Recording</title>
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    <p>Under the covers, the screen recording infrastructure in GNOME Shell
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    has been improved to take advantage of PipeWire and kernel APIs to reduce
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    resource consumption and improve responsiveness.</p>
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  <section id="multi-monitor">
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    <title>Better Multi-Monitor Support</title>
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    <p>GNOME Shell can now <link href="https://blogs.gnome.org/shell-dev/2020/07/02/splitting-up-the-frame-clock/">
    drive multiple monitors with different refresh rates</link>, making sure
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    that you get the best possible experience out of your desktop. This
    improvement is only available in Wayland sessions.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="epiphany">
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    <title>A Better Browsing Experience</title>
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    <p>GNOME <app>Web</app> now features Intelligent Tracking Prevention, a
    collection of advanced mitigations designed to protect users from cross-site
    tracking.
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    <link href="https://webkit.org/tracking-prevention/">Learn
    more about Intelligent Tracking Prevention</link>, which is enabled by
    default. In addition, the privacy settings now allow blocking websites from
    storing any local data in your browser.</p>
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    <media type="image" width="940" src="figures/epiphany.png">GNOME Web</media>
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    <p><app>Web</app> has received a number of other improvements this cycle,
    including new support for importing passwords and bookmarks from Google
    Chrome, a redesigned password manager, the ability to mute or unmute
    individual tabs, and redesigned preferences and history dialogs. To reduce
    annoyance, videos that play sound are now blocked from automatically playing
    by default, and new permissions allow controlling video autoplay policy for
    each website you visit.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="maps">
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    <title>Maps</title>
    <p><app>Maps</app> has received initial work making the app adaptive for
    phone use. In addition, it is now possible to display labels in satellite
    view, and to switch <app>Maps</app> to night mode to emphasize the visual
    content of the maps.</p>
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    <media type="image" width="940" src="figures/maps.png">GNOME Maps</media>
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  </section>

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  <section id="clocks">
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    <title>Clocks</title>
    <p>The “Add World Clock” dialog has been redesigned. Additionally, it is
    now possible to set a snooze and ring duration for alarms.</p>
    <media type="image" src="figures/clocks.png">GNOME Clocks</media>
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  <section id="games">
    <title>Games</title>
    <media type="image" width="940" src="figures/games-collection.png">Games collections</media>
    <p><app>Games</app> has received some performance improvements this release.
    Search results now show up in the overview search interface, making it
    faster than ever to start playing your favorite game. With support for
    collections, you can organize games into groups for easy access or simply 
    use the built-in <gui>Favorites</gui> and <gui>Recent</gui> collections.
    <app>Games</app> now supports Nintendo 64 games as a result of some
    improvements to <sys>libretro</sys>. Finally, <app>Games</app> is more
    stable now, running games in a secondary process. If a game or emulator
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    crashes now, the main application won’t.</p>
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  </section>

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  <section id="utilities">
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    <title>Utilities</title>
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    <p><app>Screenshot</app> and <app>Sound Recorder</app> have been redesigned
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    to provide a more polished and elegant experience.</p>
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    <media type="image" src="figures/screenshot-and-sound-recorder.png">Screenshot and Sound Recorder</media>
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  </section>

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  <section id="thats-not-all">
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    <title>And That’s Not All…</title>
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    <p>As usual, there are also many other smaller improvements in this GNOME
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    release. Here are some of them!</p>
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    <list>
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      <item><p><app>Calculator</app>, <app>Cheese</app>, <app>Tali</app>,
      <app>Sudoku</app>, <app>Robots</app>, <app>Quadrapassel</app>, and
      <app>Nibbles</app> all feature new icons.</p></item>
      <item><p><app>Terminal</app> now uses an updated text color scheme. The
      new colors look better and are easier to read thanks to improved color
      contrast.</p></item>
      <item><p><app>Photos</app> has gained a new image filter, Trencin, very
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      similar to Instagram’s Clarendon filter.</p></item>
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      <item><p>The system menu has a new <gui style="menuitem">Restart</gui>
      option, which also can be used to go to the Boot menu by holding down the
      <key>Alt</key> key.</p></item>
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      <item><p>GNOME 3.38 features the new Tracker 3 alongside Tracker 2. The
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      majority of GNOME’s core apps are updated to use Tracker 3. Major
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      improvements in the Tracker 3 search engine and database make the Flatpak
      application sandbox more secure by allowing control over what kinds of
      data your apps can search and query.</p></item>
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      <item><p><app>Fractal</app> has improved video playback in the message
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      history. Previews of videos are now shown directly in the message history,
      and clicking on a video will open it in a larger viewer. Audio files are
      now seekable in the improved audio file player. Edited messages are now
      edited in place, with an icon to indicate the edited status, while
      redacted messages are now deleted from the message history
      entirely.</p></item>
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  </section>

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  <section id="more">
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    <title>More Information</title>
    <p>GNOME &gnomeversion; also has lots to offer developers, and is translated into many languages.</p>
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    <links type="topic" groups="first second third"/>
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  <section id="getting-gnome">
    <title>Getting GNOME &gnomeversion;</title>
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    <p>GNOME’s software is <link href="https://gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">Free Software</link>: all <link href="https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME">our code</link> is available for download and can be freely modified and redistributed according to the respective licenses. To install it, we recommend that you wait for the official packages provided by your vendor or distribution. Popular distributions will make GNOME &gnomeversion; available very soon, and some already have development versions that include the new GNOME release.</p>
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  </section>
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  <section id="about">
    <title>About GNOME</title>
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    <p><link href="https://www.gnome.org/about/">The GNOME Project</link> is an international community supported by a non-profit Foundation. We focus on user experience excellence and first-class internationalization and accessibility. GNOME is a free and open project: if you want to join us, <link href="https://www.gnome.org/get-involved/">you can</link>.</p>
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