Using KDE Plasma 5 as default desktop, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 also integrated with GNOME 3.16.2, brings many improvements and updates.
According to openSUSE Leap 42.1 features. Here’s new features and updates of GNOME 3.16.2 in OpenSUSE leap 32.1
- GNOME 3’s notifications system has been overhauled for 3.16. The previous Message Tray has been replaced by a new message list that provides straightforward access to previous notifications, and notification pop-ups (called “banners”) have been repositioned in order to make them more noticeable and to prevent them from interfering with applications.
- The Files application has had a number of significant updates for 3.16. The grid and list views have been improved, so that they provide bigger thumbnails, easier to read rows, and have a more attractive appearance.
- GNOME 3’s visuals have been updated for 3.16. The Activities Overview, login screen, system menus and other system components have been given a new, more contemporary look
- GNOME 3.16 introduces a new style of scrollbar for GNOME 3. Instead of being shown all the time, these new overlay scrollbars are only shown when needed: a small scroll indicator is shown when the pointer is moved, and a larger bar appears when control is wanted.
- GNOME’s Image Viewer application has been redesigned for this release. The new design significantly reduces the amount of window chrome, to give more space to the images themselves.
- Calendar provides simple and easy to use window on to your online schedule, and is integrated with Online Accounts for seamless setup. Characters is a new character map application.
- With 3.16, built-in OpenGL support has arrived for GTK+. This allows applications that make heavy use of 3D graphics to be written in conjunction with GTK+, using the new GtkGLArea widget.