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Online Accounts improvements

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With the new GNOME 3.5.3 release this week, it is a good time to highlight the UI/UX related patches against the Online Accounts panel that got merged recently. There isn’t much to write about because the changes are visual. So I will leave you with a few screenshots.

Empty Online Accounts panel

Adding a new account

Online Accounts panel with configured accounts

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Written by Debarshi Ray

25 June, 2012 at 18:47

Posted in GNOME, Online Accounts

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  1. Why is Windows Live the first service offered?

    Kamil Páral

    26 June, 2012 at 01:11

    • There is no particular reason for that. We still don’t support any provider whose server side software is under a free software license, so all the existing options are equally bad from a political standpoint. ownCloud support has been asked for, but I need an account on an ownCloud instance for that. I took a shot at installing it on my laptop, but it did not work out.

      Debarshi Ray

      26 June, 2012 at 03:49

  2. Is Google 2-factor authentication supported now?

    • Sorry for the late reply. I saw your comment and then meant to reply and it completely slipped from my mind.

      I have never tried 2-factor authentication myself, but David (ie. David Zeuthen) expects it to work. Does it not work for you?

      Debarshi Ray

      8 July, 2012 at 01:07

  3. [...] the user’s online accounts into the desktop. Towards this end, almost a year ago, a new single sign-on (SSO) framework was written for GNOME 3.2. However, more recently, Ubuntu created its own SSO to achieve a similar [...]


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