The gnome released the gnome desktop 3.1.91 including the gnome shell 3.1.91. This will eventually become the 3.2 version of the awesome desktop. There are many changes happening in this new version. Within these are the new online accounts, new user menu, onscreen keyboard, gnome contacts, new font manager and numerous other changes. The new gnome shell version 3.1.91 have some of these changes already implemented.

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The new menu is given at the top and the old menu is given below for comparison.

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The new user menu is one of the most important changes in this shell version. The user menu contains a new avatar image which you can change from the account settings screen. The user menu also have a new way of representing the busy. The busy button is modified into a notifications switch. When it is disabled, no notifications will disturb the user.

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The available unavailable is changed into a combo box style. This will change the status of all applications like chat and online account status.

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The account settings from the old version is replaced with a link to the new online accounts settings screen. Details about the online settings screen in the next post.

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  3. Isthmus says:

    So where did the brain-trust at gnome hide the power off button now?

    • yessir says:

      It shows suspend there and if you hold down alt button it will show power off dialog that opens up choice between log out, shut off, or reboot.

    • I wonder why we should have a power off button in the first place. Why not use the one on the computer? It is a relique from the past that we have to do an “ordered shutdown” – like in the days you had to park your harddrive, shutdown computer before monitor etc.

      Remove the shut down-button. Do the same with hybernation. Just close the lid.

      • the Goat says:

        As none of my computers are laptops, they do not have lids to close. Also you are wrong about encouraging people to use the hardware power button instead of a proper OS shutdown.

  4. […] Ready for Gnome shell 3.2? Meet the new user menu The gnome released the gnome desktop 3.1.91 including the gnome shell 3.1.91. This will eventually become the 3.2 version of the awesome desktop. There are many changes happening in this new version. Within these are the new online accounts, new user menu, onscreen keyboard, gnome contacts, new font manager and numerous other changes. The new gnome shell version 3.1.91 have some of these changes already implemented. […]

  5. Zenettii says:

    Although I like the latest gnome, I have to agree that the hiding of the “power off” is just stupid. I can not remember of top of my head if the right side ALT works or not, and if not, then left handed laptop users will find this very restrictive.

    This can be edited in the gnome files, but not everyone wants to keep doing this on updates, let alone doing it at all.

    the theming of Gnome is extremely limited to. I’m slowly realising that for all the pro’s and nice bits, there are equal number of annoying things to. But I’ll never use KDE (Kiddie Desktop Environment)

    • KMM says:

      Yes, everybody switch off their computers 100 times per minute, and left handed find it very inconvenient with right alt…

      Come on, there plenty other things to complain. I agree hiding ‘power off’ is strange, but on the other hand I suspend my few times a day, and switch it off just once (and my other computer is never off).

      What’s so revolutionary in gnome 3.2 compared to 3.0? Where’s the nail to coffin? This avatar in user menu?

      Really, if don’t like gnome 3 just switch to XFCE and tune it to imitate gnome 2. Why complain?

      • gnome3developer says:

        Man you a ignorant! Just because YOU suspend a few times a day that’s the norm for the rest of us? Power was not given unto you to judge others and sell this as the norm And to top it off your tell us to use XFCE if we don’t like it? Do the rest of us a huge favor and zip it!

  6. Reklan says:

    great another nail in the gnome coffin… These guys really need to start again from scratch or continue to develop Gnome 2 further..

    Gnome 3 and Unity are driving users away…

  7. Kenny says:

    So seriously, we still have to hunt for the power off option? Even in the brand new 3.2 we can still expect that usability is not important for a regular user? I guess that I will be sticking with XFCE for another release cycle.

  8. djf says:

    Is there any intuitive way to make the right side of the display activate the workspaces?

    a. workspace one:
    1. move mouse to left side, upper corner
    2. workspaces pop up on right side
    3. move mouse to right side
    4. click on desired workspace
    b. workspace two:
    5. click on desired application before you can work on it

    Now (because of the above) I have too many applications running in a single workspace. If I could activate the workspace by moving my mouse to the right side – towards the workspaces ….

    Or am I just not intuitive?

    a. workspace one – with workspace switcher
    1. move mouse to workspace switcher
    2. click on desired workspace
    b. workspace two – with workspace switcher
    3. click on desired application before you can work on it

    Please, please add the workspace switcher to the menu bar – I can’t stay on fedora 13 forever. And RHEL better not add gnome3x until workspace switcher incorported.

    Once ubuntu added workspace switcher to Unity I could ignore all the glitz and get back to work.

  9. melvis says:

    just cant wait until gnome-panel-3 is ready for primetime to be honest, then gnome will be usable again😛

  10. Evan says:

    The new menu is now bigger than the old menu and still makes as little sense. I mean why do I want my online status and system settings in the same place, much less the same place as the shutdown options?

  11. Frank says:

    Not that anyone think MAc OS X Lion is any better: uncountable small but annoying changes all over the place: can’t tune loudness of sound in finegrained steps anymore with the help of CMD-key, window-control buttons getting smaller (so small that on a 1600×180 15″ display you can bareley hit them), self-hiding scrollbars with often broken display of the element, self closing apps if the OS feels like needing the resources, reversed scrollwheel direction and on and on and on. I can countinue with this for ages.
    Long story short: The power user ist busted because of all the “tablet/easy computing for novice” hype.

  12. Asy says:

    I think gnome 3.2 is fine for me.
    I prefer to try it before complain anything, we should appreciated they job to develop gnome 3.2, it has improve lots from gnome 2.
    why don’t you guys try to make it fit with you. It wasn’t a big deal using gnome 3.2
    even windows 8 are using something similar to gnome 3.2, unity, mac and android.
    gnome are free, and Linux also free, appreciate their jobs, and complain when it need to be improve.

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