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GNOME Control Center 3.6 (along with GNOME Settings Daemon 3.6) has finally made it into the GNOME 3 PPA for Ubuntu 12.10. This was the last piece that was missing for Ubuntu 12.10 users to get a truly complete GNOME 3.6 experience.


Here's what's new in GNOME Control Center 3.6 (version in the PPA is 3.6.3) compared to the previous version available for Ubuntu 12.10 users (3.4.2):
  • Background: new design (the old one is till used in Unity, see below)
  • Mouse & Touchpad: new design
  • Mouse & Touchpad: new testing area
  • Mouse & Touchpad: natural scrolling option added ("Content sticks to fingers") for touchpad
  • Sound: Remove hardware page, and offer different connectors directly from the input and output pages
  • Keyboard: Add common keyboard layout related options to the shortcuts tab
  • Network: Improve the Wi-Fi page layout
  • Network: Split the wireless panel
  • Network: Add network strength to the details panel
  • Wacom: add support for "switch monitor" shortcut
  • Printers: redesigned "new printer" dialog
  • New option to show notifications in the GNOME Shell lock screen
  • The old Appearance panel (this includes the old background pane, Unity settings etc.) is now displayed only under Unity and comes as a separate package
  • Many other changes

Here are a few screenshots:

GNOME Control Center 3.6

GNOME Control Center 3.6

GNOME Control Center 3.6

GNOME Control Center 3.6

GNOME Control Center 3.6

GNOME Control Center 3.6 sound


To upgrade to the latest stable GNOME Control Center 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.10, use the following command to add the GNOME 3 PPA (the PPA will also upgrade Nautilus, Totem, etc. to the latest 3.6.x version):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Then, launch Software Updater use it to upgrade your packages.
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