GNOME 3.26 desktop to offer enhanced Disk Utility
While GNOME maintainers are gearing up with some major additions to the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, the latest GNOME Disk Utility gives us a glimpse of the features that will enhance your experience.
GNOME 3.25.2 was published recently, and came with 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.
The 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 file system dialogue has been improved, and the UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) of selected volumes is displayed by default.
The update enables disk images to use MIME types. The disk mounting functionality in the software has been improved, and now has the ability to auto-clear the handling for lock and unmount buttons. Besides, the latest version prompts users 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. Those wanting to try the preview version can download and compile GNOME Disk Utility 3.25.2 for their GNU/Linux distro.