Although version 3.6 of Gnome Shell is not yet out, many of us already use 3.5.91 enjoying the new features, improvements and fixes of our favorite desktop environment.
One of the things that may keep you away from using it yet, may be that your favorite extension that you can’t live/work without is not yet present and functional in 3.6. As we approach the 3.6 release though, the extensions that support 3.6 are becoming more and more!
Among the 21 extensions already available for the Gnome Shell 3.6, you will find popular extensions like the “alternative status menu” that shows Suspend/Hybernate and Power Off as separate items, the “user themes” that allows you to use different shell themes, the “applications menu” that offers a classic Gnome-2 styled menu for your applications, and the “places status indicator” that add a systems status menu for quickly navigating places in the system.
Today we had the release of two more Gnome Shell extensions that will work perfectly with version 3.6. These are the “Hide Dash” and the “Alt-Tab Switcher”!
This extension simply hides the dash when going in overview mode. I would very much like it if the dash appeared when the mouse hovers over the left side of the screen but it doesn’t. You simply remove the dash with this one.
The alt-tab switcher extension replaces Gnome’s default alt-tab dialog that uses the opened applications icons, with a new dialog that shows miniature windows of the opened applications.