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Gnome 3.6 System Settings Changes for Fedora 18

The system settings manager has received some attention for the release of Gnome 3.6. The settings manager itself has been improved with larger and more visible icons. Many of the settings modules have been upgraded as well. There are now several new options and preferences to choose from, so be sure to look around.

Gnome 3.6 Background and Wallpaper Settings


The background settings interface has been completely refined with input from user feedback. After opening the background settings module users will see a large preview of the current desktop wallpaper. This change seems rather pointless and redundant unfortunately. Users can certainly preview their wallpaper simply by looking at their current desktop background.

Fedora 18 Gnome Desktop Screenshot

How To Change Wallpapers

Changing wallpapers is easily done simply by double-clicking on the current wallpaper preview, a selection dialog will then open where users can select wallpapers, pictures, or single colors. Users can even drag and drop images to the wallpaper selection dialog directly from the file manager.

Gnome 3.6 Mouse and Touchpad Settings


Mouse settings have also been revised. The interface is now much cleaner, with easier to understand options.

Test Your Mouse Settings

A test area for mouse settings has been provided where users may test their mouse click and scrolling settings.

Gnome 3.6 Audio Settings Improvements


Audio settings are now simplified for user convenience. Many of the existing options have been clarified as well making things easier to understand.

Hardware Tab Removed

The hardware tab was removed and incorporated into the other existing tabs. I assume this was done to reduce clutter.

Gnome 3.6 Minor Settings Changes


There are still more changes to experiment with as you will soon notice. Here you can see some of the less important upgrades for Gnome 3.6.

Gnome 3.6 Online Accounts

Storing different login information for online accounts will now be easier. Setup wizards for Facebook, Google, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows Live accounts are included.

Wireless Network Settings

It is now easier to choose wireless connections inside the settings dialog. Previously connected networks will remain in the list even if they are no longer within range.

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