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20 January 2012, 15:26

GNOME Shell 3.2.2 improves extensions support

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Developer Owen Taylor has released version 3.2.2 of the GNOME Shell, an update which fixes a number of bugs in the GNOME 3.2 control panel. These include several which have previously caused problems with the recently launched extensions web site at The new version allows extensions to be reliably uninstalled from a web browser – something which had previously been problematic – and allows extensions to be installed using WebKit-based browsers like Epiphany and Chrome.

The update fixes several bugs that resulted in crashes and includes changes which should mean that the message tray at the bottom of the screen causes fewer problems with applications. Taylor has also released Mutter 3.2.2, which corrects issues in the compositing windows manager used by GNOME Shell. The Fedora Project has already made the new versions available as a test update for Fedora 16.

Extensions can be used to make major modifications to the GNOME 3 user interface, such as adding interface elements similar to those found in GNOME 2. Examples are shown in the above slideshow. Background information on the web site and extensions available from it can be found in "Tuning GNOME 3", a recently published feature from The H.


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