GNOME 42 has rolled out officially today with a bunch of new features, fixes and enhancements to make your Linux desktop experience even better.
One of the major new highlight features is the addition of a global dark UI style preference. You can use this to tell various applications to use a dark theme, if they support it. You can find it in the new Appearance panel in the Settings app.
There's also a renewed screenshot feature that allows both pictures and video recordings under the same roof. Many GNOME apps have also been upgraded to use GTK 4 and libadwaita, the next-generation tech bringing "better performance, a new modern UI style, and new user interface elements". The Settings app going through the biggest change here with a whole new look and feel. You will also find a new text editor, a new console app, RDP support and various performance improvements.
For gamers, they said that they've improved how "fullscreen apps are rendered will result in reduced energy consumption for video playback and increased frame rates for games".
Plenty more, see the release notes.