The Gnome Shell Journal extension allowed users to quickly find recent items like videos they’ve seen, documents they worked on and music they listened to recently. All this was done through an extra Journal tab with the items on categories in the overview till Gnome Shell 3.4.
With the arrival of version 3.6 the overview has changed, so Seif Lofty had to find a new way for the Journal extension to work in a simple and coherent way…
As the tabs are now completely gone, Seif decided to add a new “Recent” button above the “Show Applications” button. The items are categorized in rows that contain 5 items each. By clicking the label of a group you are navigated to a second view with all recently used stuff from where you can also navigate again to earlier items by using the corresponding arrows.
Here is what all this looks like:
Note that this is work in progress and is not yet finished. Seif needs your feedback and your help to clean up the code, so go ahead and grab it from the Git.