The next version of Gnome 3.30 will come with improvements in Nautilus

Gnome 3.30

As most Gnome users should know we are practically just over a month to official release of the new version of the Gnome desktop environment, with which they would be fulfilling their established development calendar.

During this process, new features are proposed and launched and in the same process they are polished so that they are fully integrated with the environment and thus offer an optimal desktop environment to users.

One of the coolest new features that have emerged during this development cycle is the support for the creation of the GNOME environment for the ARM64 architecture (AArch64). Therefore, it is possible to run on multiple ARM hardware, including the future Librem 5 smartphone.

The new version of the GNOME desktop environment is bringing new features and improvements to most of its main components and applications.

Nautilus is also in the focus of the matter and will be receiving important improvements. Nautilus is one of the most important components of GNOME, since Nautilus allows users to manage their files and folders on the operating system.

The promise is that there will be improvements to the way Flatpak works. So in the next version of Gnome 3.30 it will come with improvements in Nautilus.

What's new at Nautilus

First, the Nautilus file manager will be receiving new features and enhancements that have recently been revealed as part of the Gnome 3.30 beta.

The Nautilus file manager also you'll be getting a much better Flatpak experience for users and developers.

As well it is planned to include a search engine in the file manager to find recent files, in addition to including support to delete the desktop directory.

Another new feature planned is right mouse button use on expanders and better handling of bad files in the Nautilus file manager.


In addition, the development team is preparing to migrate the Nautilus for future GTK + 4 technologies.

New Nautilus Features

Gnome 3.30 will come with improvements in Nautilus and of which we can highlight that they will be included we find:

  • Support for touch menus in viewpoints
  • Support for low resolution displays.
  • A new column »Show recent visits» will be added to the recent screen.
  • Support actions in the address bar.
  • A new bar design will be included
  • A new menu design toolbar.
  • Also included is the ability to display active windows for the Ubuntu dashboard.
  • New improved views.
  • Drive maximum file names to rename,
  • Count files and mislabels during the development of operations.
  • More information in the Properties dialog box.
  • Displays an "Open with" action on files located in the recycle bin.
  • Notice to users when a hidden file is renamed after this action.
  • Improves file access through Nautilus search.
  • Horizontal layout in icon view;
  • It makes it easy to open the GNOME disks with a new dialog button.
  • Allows users to open search filters with a 'more pop' open to use Ctrl + F.

About the beta version of Gnome 3.30

This new beta version of Gnome 3.30 was recently released this week on project download servers for early adopters and beta testers.

Officially, the GNOME 3.30 beta version will be released for general users on August 1, that is, this Wednesday. Similarly, the second beta is scheduled for August 15 and finally the new version of GNOME 3.30 will be fully released on September 5.

Although at the moment they are the established dates and they have been followed by the foot, we hope that the release will be the promised day and that there will not be some unforeseen event that delays it.

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