Recently, after 6 months development, the next version of the GNOME environment has been released. The new version 3.38 includes many changes and new ones possibilities, which, however, are not available in every operating system.
Additionally, GNOME 3.38 is only compatible with the latest versions of operating systems. For example, users cannot use the newer version of Gnome at Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, according to the development team, the environment will be available on Ubuntu 20.10, which will be released on October 22, 2020.
Changes and enhancements to GNOME 3.38:
Option to restart directly from the system main menu:
Yes correctly! Finally, the users have easy and quick access to the restart option, which is now under the "Power Off" option. This is probably one of the most important for many GNOME users changes in the new version.
Improved window screenshot:
Now, the window for editing screenshots looks refreshed and contains more options. However, some of the basic things are still missing. For example, the system does not save the dimensions you have selected in previous ones photos. Thus, the user is forced to make the necessary changes each time.
Better display of the application menu:
As shown in the image, the new version brings organization to the application menu display. In addition, the system now shows 24 pictures on each page, regardless of size. Of course, size plays a role in the separation and appearance of the columns.
Changes in fingerprint management:
Although there are rarely users with devices that contain sensors fingerprint, the new version of GNOME contains better support and management of your fingers.
In addition to these changes, GNOME 3.38 comes with enhanced parental controls and updates Wi-Fi and the compatibility of the multi-monitor environment.
In a later announcement, Emmanuele Bassi also announced the future GNOME 40. According to Bassi, this version will be released in early March 2021.