Visual overview of GNOME

GNOME features a user interface designed to stay out of your way, minimize distractions, and help you get things done. When you first log in, you will see the Activities overview and the top bar.

GNOME Shell トップバー

The top bar provides access to your windows and applications, your calendar and appointments, and system properties like sound, networking, and power. In the system menu in the top bar, you can change the volume or screen brightness, edit your Wi-Fi connection details, check your battery status, log out or switch users, and turn off your computer.

アクティビティ画面

When you start GNOME, you automatically enter the Activities overview. The overview allows you to access your windows and applications. In the overview, you can also just start typing to search your applications, files, folders, and the web.

To access the overview at any time, click the Activities button, or just move your mouse pointer to the top-left hot corner. You can also press the Super key on your keyboard.

Activities button and Dash

At the bottom of the overview, you will find the dash. The dash shows you your favorite and running applications. Click any icon in the dash to open that application; if the application is already running, it will have a small dot below its icon. Clicking its icon will bring up the most recently used window. You can also drag the icon onto a workspace.

アイコンを右クリックすると、実行中のアプリケーションなら任意のウィンドウにフォーカスすることができ、また新規にウィンドウを開くこともできます。Ctrl キーを押さえながらアイコンをクリックして、新しいウィンドウを開くこともできます。

アクティビティ画面を表示すると、まずウィンドウの一覧が表示されます。これは、現在のワークスペースで開いている全ウィンドウのサムネイルです。

Click the grid button (which has nine dots) in the dash to display the applications overview. This shows you all the applications installed on your computer. Click any application to run it, or drag an application to the onto a workspace shown above the installed applications. You can also drag an application onto the dash to make it a favorite. Your favorite applications stay in the dash even when they’re not running, so you can access them quickly.

アプリケーションメニュー

App Menu of Terminal

Application menu, located beside the Activities button, shows the name of the active application alongside with its icon and provides quick access to windows and details of the application, as well as a quit item.

時計、カレンダーおよび予定

Clock, calendar, appointments and notifications

Click the clock on the top bar to see the current date, a month-by-month calendar, a list of your upcoming appointments and new notifications. You can also open the calendar by pressing Super+M. You can access the date and time settings and open your full calendar application directly from the menu.

System menu

ユーザーメニュー

Click the system menu in the top-right corner to manage your system settings and your computer.

When you leave your computer, you can lock your screen to prevent other people from using it. You can also quickly switch users without logging out completely to give somebody else access to the computer, or you can suspend or power off the computer from the menu. If you have a screen that supports vertical or horizontal rotation, you can quickly rotate the screen from the system menu. If your screen does not support rotation, you will not see the button.

ロック画面

When you lock your screen, or it locks automatically, the lock screen is displayed. In addition to protecting your desktop while you’re away from your computer, the lock screen displays the date and time. It also shows information about your battery and network status.

ウィンドウの一覧

GNOME におけるウィンドウ切り替えのスタイルは、他のデスクトップ環境で採用されているような、常にウィンドウ一覧を表示するものとは異なったアプローチを取っています。