GNOME Devs to Remove the Ability to Launch Apps from the Nautilus File Manager
After removing the ability to handle desktop icons, the GNOME Project has decided it’s time to remove the ability to launch binaries and program directly from the Nautilus file manager.
Launched in mid-March 2018, GNOME 3.28 is the most advanced and also the first release of the widely-used desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems to drop support for desktop icons from the Nautilus file manager, which handled them for the past two decades, planning to move the functionality to GNOME Shell.
Last month, the GNOME Project kicked off the next six-month development cycle, for GNOME 3.30, which will see the light of day in September 2018 with a more sandboxed system where you won’t be able to launch binaries/executables, nor programs directly from the Nautilus file manager.
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