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A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar

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Continuing our look at Gnome 3’s Gnome-Shell, we land upon the oft unnoticed desktop sidebar!

The sidebar can be enable/disabled from the user menu in the top right-hand corner and unless clicked or hovered over, sits flush against the left hand side of the desktop.

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