GNOME Shell 3.7.3 Now Fades Scrolling Edges

The number of changes for this development version is quite large

By on December 27th, 2012 16:25 GMT

GNOME Shell, a user interface that provides functions for the GNOME 3 desktop environment, has just received a new update and it's now at version 3.7.3.

GNOME Shell 3.7.3 is the third development version in the branch that will eventually become GNOME Shell 3.8 and it does pack quite a lot of new features.

Unlike the stable version which only implements a few changes at a time, the development version integrates a large number of updates, but some of them might not make it to the stable branch.

Highlights of GNOME Shell 3.7.3:

• A 'No Messages' label is now displayed when the message tray is empty;
• Better icons are now used in the Ctrl-Alt-Tab popup;
• The OSK is now shown on the monitor where the focused window lives;
• Highlighting the window clone and caption now works when hovering;
• The login process indication has been improved;
• Empty categories are now omitted in apps view;
• The panel is now styled differently according to the mode used;
• It is now possible to hide the user name;
• Chat connection notifications have been consolidated and improved;
• The notification scrollbar appearance has been improved;
• The scroll view now fades near the scrolling edges;
• A read-only org.gnome.Shell.Mode property has been added;
• Don't the close message tray after using context menus;
• swipe-scrolling has been ported to ClutterPanAction;
• Remember state of 'Remember Password' checkbox;
• The timestamp format has been improved in chat notifications and the style of missed-messages counter is now a lot better;
• A window-based Alt-Tab popup has been added;
• Support for the external session mode definitions has been added.

A complete changelog can be found in the official announcement.

Download GNOME Shell 3.7.3 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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