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A Look At The New Gedit GUI In GNOME 3.12

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Published on 20 February 2014 09:16 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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With the upcoming release of GNOME 3.12 there is a brand new user-interface for Gedit, GNOME's text editor.

Back in January we wrote about the UI overhaul for Gedit 3.12 and now that we're up to the GNOME 3.12 Beta state and the UI freeze going into effect, we have a good feel for how the GNOME text editor will look in the next major desktop release.

Gedit 3.12 makes use of GTK's new GtkPopover widget, many dialogs now use header bars, the GTK tabs have been refined, and the overall user-interface is designed to be more "elegant and minimalistic."

Those curious about the Gedit 3.12 appearance can find some screenshots and more information in this blog post by GNOME's Club Silencio.

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