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epiphany 3.3.4

Epiphany 3.3.4 has been released today with many user interface changes which bring it closer to the mockups we've seen about a month ago.

The new version features a much cleaner, unified user interface that's optimized to offer the user as much vertical space as possible. The old-style menu and statusbar have been removed, being replaced with a menu integrated into the top GNOME Shell bar (that will be used by the whole GNOME application stack: Music, Documents, etc.), a new "super menu" and a Nautilus-like floating statusbar.

The application menu, which is displayed on the top GNOME Shell bar uses the new Epiphany brand: "Web" (see screenshot above), and is only used for actions that affect the entire application, and not just the currently focused window.

epiphany 3.3.4 toolbar

Epiphany 3.3.4 also uses a new toolbar which displays the back/forward buttons, the location bar, a Firefox-like reload button and a menu button that opens a "super menu", while the zoom buttons, menu, etc. are gone. Here's the new "super menu":

The super menu, as opposed to the application menu, displays actions related to the current page/window and some parts of it are temporarily, like the bookmarks menu which is going to use the new Epiphany Overview.

More features on the way

Even more new features are on the way! For instance, the Epiphany Overview, a feature that will replace traditional tabs in Epiphany, is not yet available in Epiphany 3.3.4, but should be ready for the GNOME 3.4 release. The same goes for the new SQLite history backend and a "surprise gift in the Web Application cam".

You can download the latest Epiphany source files from HERE. Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin users can install it via the GNOME 3 PPA - but note that for some of the new features, you need GNOME Shell 3.3.4.

What do you think?

via/screenshots: blogs.gnome.org/xan