Where are the “new default apps“ of Fedora 36?


I do have upgraded my Fedora Silverblue installation from v35 to v36.
I read in the GNOME release notes and Fedora 36 release notes about two new GNOME apps:

However, after the upgrade, I cannot find them.


Where are they? How can I use them?

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Playing Jeopardy a little, because I already found something:
GNOME Console is not being mentioned in the Fedora 36 release notes and thus not really shipped/being replaced.

That said, I also cannot find neither app in GNOME Software.

From dnf:
sudo dnf install gnome-console

sudo dnf install gnome-text-editor

If you’re not seeing them in gnome software may want to:
pkcon refresh force
followed by
pkill -f gnome-software

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Gnome-console needs to be installed. It is not the default terminal app. It may become so later but IIUC was not ready in time for the F36 release. Even if it were, an upgrade would not normally replace the existing terminal app in midstream for you.

Same logic applies to the gnome-text-editor. It seems it may be the default for a new install, but does not replace the existing text editor on an update. I upgraded and did not do a new install.

Both can easily be installed with the package names you gave on the workstation edition using dnf.

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I found the new GNOME Text Editor in Software. It’s just called Text Editor.

But I couldn’t find GNOME Console.

FYI, I tried GNOME Text Editor and soon uninstalled it because I use GEdit pretty heavily and prefer it as my default.

I’m still not very happy with the GTK4 font rendering vs. GTK3.

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@passthejoe have you tried GNOME Tweaks to change the antialiasing to "Subpixel (for LCD screens) or one of the other ones…?

I have Standard (Grayscale) checked. Switching to Subpixel (for LCD Screens) doesn’t seem to make a difference.


It is yet in beta-status, so that’s probably why it didn’t make it into the F36-ISOs.

Also, one can install Install “Open Any Terminal” to Gnome:

sudo dnf install python3-pip nautilus-python followed by

pip3 install --user nautilus-open-any-terminal and

sudo dnf install gnome-terminal-nautilus and

nautilus ,

then, to stop nautilus process nautilus -q.

After restarting nautilus, the context-menu in nautilus will offer to open the folder in any installed version of console or terminal(s).