Gnome-Shell’s UI revamp continues apace and the ‘relayout’ version of GNOME-Shell, first shown off at GUADEC earlier this year, is getting ready to land.
The ‘Activites’ overlay now looks more akin to Unity’s Dash with categories a-top and icons en-masse below. A dock (or sorts) sits to the left-hand side with icons for open programs and bookmarked locations/items.
You can also see that the search button is now placed upper-right and, as with Ubuntu’s Unity, results appear instantaneously.
Moving the mouse to the right of the screen invokes buttons to add remove workspaces:
With Mutter continuing to improve with each successive update – as mentioned in a previous Gnome-Shell article – a few new visual tricks sit up SHell’s sleeve such as this very pretty Alt+tab effect.