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GNOME 3.26 desktop to offer enhanced Disk Utility

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GNOME disk utility on GNOME 5.26

While GNOME maintainers are gearing up with some major additions for GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, the latest GNOME Disk Utility shows a glimpse of the features that will enhance your experience.

GNOME 3.25.2 was published last week that brought updated components as well as apps. That same release included the first development release of GNOME Disk Utility 3.26.

The new GNOME Disk Utility includes multiple mounting options along with an insensitive auto-clear switch for unused loop devices. Also, there are clearer options for encryption.

Visual changes on board

GNOME team has additionally provided certain visual changes. The new GNOME Disk Utility version allows you to create an empty disk image from the App Menu. Similarly, the behaviour of the filesystem dialogue has been improved, and the UUID of selected volumes is displayed by default.

The update enables disk images to use MIME types. The disk mounting functionality in the software is improved with an ability to auto-clear handling for lock and unmount button. Besides, the latest version prompts you while closing the app.

GNOME Disk Utility 3.25.2 is presently available for public testing. It will be released along with GNOME 3.26 later this year.

If you want to try the preview version, you can download and compile GNOME Disk Utility 3.25.2 for your GNU/Linux distro today.