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GNOME Desktop

GNOME Core Applications 

A collection of approximately 30 applications that are packaged as part of the standard free and open-source GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Core Applications have the look and feel of the GNOME desktop; some applications have been written from scratch and others are ports.


GNOME Games have the look and feel of the GNOME Core Applications and are released simultaneously with GNOME. All have been rewritten conforming to the current GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.

Development Tools

Programmers have written software to provide development tools consistent with the GNOME desktop and to facilitate the development of GNOME software: 

GNOME Core Applications: User interface

The default graphical shell of GNOME 3 is GNOME Shell. GNOME Shell obsoleted GNOME Panel. An alternative graphical shell is, e.g. Cinnamon.


  • Control Center – main interface to configure various aspects of GNOME. Diverse panels represent graphical front-ends to configure the NetworkManager daemon and other daemons.
  • dconf editor – an editor for dconf
  • Tweak Tool – gives access to a certain popular subset of the desktop settings


  • Chat
  • Contacts – managing addresses
  • Mail
  • Polari - IRC client Polari


  • Files – the file browser
  • Documents
  • Photos
  • Music – audio player with database
  • Videos – the media player
  • Transfers


  • Boxes – front-end for a virtual machine (VM). Introduced in GNOME 3.4
  • Credentials
  • Usage – a melange of Disk Usage Analyzer (aka Baobab) and some other software, SystemMonitor / Usage
  • Oops!
  • Logs – written in Vala, introduced with 3.12
  • Help
  • Software
  • or Packages


  • Clocks
  • Maps
  • Weather
  • GNOME Web


  • Calendar
  • Character Map
  • Dictionary
  • Notes – also known as Bijiben, neither Gnote nor Tomboy
  • gitg – a front-end for git
  • Meld – a visual diff tool
  • gedit – a text editor with syntax highlighting
  • Devhelp – browser for API documentation

GNOME continues to be a free and open source desktop providing resources to developers, software and education for end users, and promotion.

If you have a problem with GNOME software, it is recommended that you seek help through your distribution. The GNOME Project does provide a number of ways to get support using its software, however:

  • User documentation: the GNOME Project has an extensive library of help documentation written to help you use our software. You can view this online or use the built in GNOME help browser.
  • Bug reporting: if you think that you are experiencing an error with our software, you can search and file reports in our bug database.
  • Contact users, enthusiasts and developers: the GNOME Project provides several ways to make contact with users, enthusiasts and developers, including IRC chat and email mailing lists. The #gnome IRC channel and GNOME List mailing list are the most general in scope: use these if you are unsure which list or channel to use.

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