Magica put a spell on GNOME Shell and it seems that more and more users’ requests are getting fulfilled by Gnomers in this version . The latest addition is a context menu in GNOME background that is enabled by right click or by holding down/long press the left (for touch screens).
I bet this new element will receive a great hacking by Extensions Authors!
Context Menu in Background
This (#681540) came mostly to give easy access for changing wallpapers and settings options. On the other hand it is going to be one of the favorite modules for extensions contributors. They certainly can add lots of useful things in these two menus. Specially for people that have large or dual monitors, context menus on desktop’s right click won’t be bad idea.
The feature was easy to be implemented but the choice was hard for the UX Team. Luckily it arrived for 3.8. And even if tomorrow is the feature freeze for GNOME modules (beta is out), I think that Shell still have time to get some new features that are currently under way.
If you’re running GNOME Upstream you will find the new code in :