The latest version of GNOME 3 has been released today. Version 3.34 contains six months of work by the GNOME community and includes many improvements, performance improvements and new features.

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Highlights from this release include visual refreshes for a number of applications, including the desktop itself. The background selection settings also received a redesign, making it easier to select custom backgrounds.

GNOME 3.34 also introduces custom folders in the application overview. Simply drag an application icon on top of another to create a folder. Folders are automatically removed when all icons have been dragged out of them.

For developers, GNOME 3.34 includes more data sources in Sysprof, making performance profiling an application even easier. Multiple improvements to Builder include an integrated D-Bus inspector.

The complete list of features and improvements are in the release notes.

GNOME 3.34 is code-named “Thessaloniki” in recognition of the most recent GUADEC, held this past August in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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