Workbench Release 3.0, version 39.29 (Kickstart version 39.106)
Release date: September 1992 New ROM (512KB) and software exclusively for Amiga 1200s and 4000s
Shipped with: Amiga 1200 and 4000 exclusively
Major enhancements:
  • Black-on-white menus.
  • 3D look added to menu bar (bottom black line).
  • New-look scrollbars and arrow gadgets (PROPNEWLOOK).
  • Support for the AGA chipset.
  • First official inclusion of the 68040.library in Workbench.
  • A revised Amiga Early Startup Control (boot menu) with disabling/enabling caches, and added diagnostic features.
  • Datatypes, MultiView.
  • Color remapping.

Click here for the official list of changes in 3.0.


Visible in this screenshot are:

  1. The new DOSDrivers (showing PIPE:) and Datatype drawers.
  2. The New-look style scroll bars and arrow gadgets.
  3. The WB3 Palette Preferences, including the new ColorWheel and GradientSlider gadget classes.
  4. The PC1:???? disk icon for the included CrossDOS, indicating an invalid MS-DOS disk.
  5. Background images, instead of the (rather vile) patterns of Workbench 2.04.
  6. The multi-talented MultiView, showing an AmigaGuide document, a picture and a sound sample.
  7. The icon for the Intellifont program which manages scalable fonts. This is identical to Workbench 2.04's Fountain program, although—providing this recollection is correct—one Amiga magazine stated it was better.
  8. The icons for the new Prefs editors (first added in WB 2.1): Locale, PrinterPS and Sound.
  9. The whole screenshot is also a rather good demonstration of Workbench 3's palette sharing features.

Kickstart ScreenAmiga Early
Startup Control
Boot Options
Display OptionsExpansion Board
Release 3
Compat. Logo
Hidden messages:

With less than 16 tasks running, the following message appears in an AutoRequest on the Workbench screen, if "About..." is selected from the "Workbench" menu several times (without closing the existing requesters) while Ctrl, both Alt and both Shift keys are pressed:

Media information:
Descriptions and Part Numbers
Six (FFS) DS/DD diskettes
Install Disk
Version 3.0
PN: 370126-02
Amiga Workbench
Version 3.0
PN: 370127-02
Amiga Extras
Version 3.0
PN: 370128-01
Version 3.0
PN: 370129-01
Version 3.0
PN: 370150-01
Amiga Fonts
Version 3.0
PN: 370192-01,
  1. Bernardo Innocenti reports that on some older OS 3.0 Fonts disks, the Intellifonts files were deleted but still recoverable using the undelete function of most disk repair tools.
  2. The Trashcan was removed from the Workbench disks.
  3. Beta 3.0 apparently used a reduced-gadget Shell window on startup.
  4. 3.0 ROM Part Numbers for A1200: 39.106 - 391524-01 (ROM 0), 391523-01 (ROM 1).
  5. 3.0 ROM Part Numbers for A4000: 39.106 - 319513-02 (ROM 1 D0-D15), 319514-02 (ROM 0 D16-D31).