After nearly six months of development, the GNOME 43 “Guadalajara” desktop is finally here and introduces a few interesting changes, the most prominent one being the Quick Settings menu that can be accessed from the system top bar, very similar to those you probably saw on Android devices or the latest Windows 11 and macOS systems.
Nautilus has also been improved considerably, and Epiphany (GNOME Web) now supports WebExtensions, instantly making the browser a lot more useful. The move to GTK4 continues, too, of course, and there’s countless other improvements.
>no thumbnails in filepicker
>no type-ahead find in Nautilus
>no server-side decorations
No thank you.
Others may add their own complaints – e.g. no files on desktop, no tray icons, no minimize/maximize buttons – which I personally don’t care about but that are still valid.
But good to see that Epiphany now supports extensions. That means there’s finally a usable Webkit based browser out there that’s not called Safari.