The Many Mutter + Shell Improvements Coming With GNOME 3.38
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 8 September 2020 at 06:13 PM EDT. 29 Comments
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With GNOME 3.38 due to be released next week, the GNOME Shell and Mutter development blog has put out their overview of all the improvements and new features to expect.

- Compositor bypass support for full-screen applications to avoid bypassing of the desktop compositing work when only displaying a full-screen game, media player, or other full-screen software. For GNOME 3.38, this only works with Mutter on Wayland.

- Split frame clock support for improving the multi-monitor experience where the displays have different refresh rates.

- Mutter screencasting improvements.

- Customizable App Grid support.

- Optional parental controls support is new with GNOME 3.38.

- Various other improvements.

There has also been performance optimizations and a lot of other work incorporated over the past six months. See more details and screenshots/demos of some of the new features via blogs.gnome.org.

Look for the debut of GNOME 3.38.0 with this work and much more on 16 September.
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