First of all - congrats on the release. So far I like it - even considering a bit of pain points, some “as usual” (for example no fully working dock extension), some new (like the on screen keyboard behaving differently). Overall it feel snappier and more modern.
But there’s one downside though - I’ve always praised how painless upgrading Gnome is. With some other DE’s I’ve been getting nervous after upgrade - it was not uncommon that I had to wipe all the configs to make it work. With Gnome it was always rock solid.
This time it wasn’t. I guess it might have to do with switch to GTK4 and more moving things this time around. Also at least I got to desktop where i could do some things. But there were / are issues.
First of all - my Google accounts stopped working. To make matters worse clicking on items in online accounts did nothing. The “fix” was a weird one - had to log out, change session type (for example from Wayland to Xorg), log in , delete accounts (as after this accounts still didn’t work and I couldn’t reverify them), again switch sessions, re-add accounts.
Another one - clicking “sharing” in settings crashed settings app (segfault) right away. And as Gnome-settings remembered the last visited tab it meant I was not able to open settings any more. Had to open dconf and clean appropriate key. For the time being I’m avoiding sharing tab .
I’ve also noticed that from time to time highlight on hover over item in top bar stays on even after cursor is no longer there.
One super annoying thing was that initially tiling (snapping to sides / top) didn’t work. Moving windows to appropriate areas did nothing. I created a fresh user account and it worked there. So in the end I’ve deleted the config file and started from setting my desktop from the ground up.
So yeah, not really the smoothest ride this time (and mind as soon as I noticed issues I got rid of extensions, so they’re unlikely to be the cause). Those are the top things that come to my head. And I know I’ve been not alone - not only I had the same problems on my 2 pc-s, I’ve chatted with some folks over at Discord and we were helping each other to fix those.
Not big complains - but I hope this will help you in nailing those annoying buggers down .