GNOME 42.2 fixes many bugs, including several that improve support for next-generation packages

GNOME 42.2

Just over a month after the first point update, we already have the second one here. We are talking about GNOME 42.2, a maintenance update of those that are released to polish what I arrive in mid-March, not to add new featured features. Those came in the first version, the one that brought, for example, the new screenshot tool that now also allows you to record the desktop, although without sound.

Point updates are released to make everything more reliable, to improve performance and add all kinds of patches, among which there is security. In addition, GNOME 42.2 also highlights improved support for new generation packages, although they are already with us for more than six years.

Linux Glossary
Related article:
Linux Glossary: ​​the definitions that will help you better understand this world

Highlights of GNOME 42

  • Improved magnifying glass tracking on Wayland.
  • Fix for keyboard gestures on the screen.
  • Fixed a bug in the top bar on the lock screen.
  • Improved handling for various types of packages. The presentation of flatpak apps looks better and installation of DEB packages via PackageKit has been fixed.
  • Improved some flickering in the updates tab.
  • GNOME 42.2 Control Center introduces updates to the Applications panel to correct permission support for snap applications.
  • Network panel has been updated and no longer freezes when closing wired connections properties with the key Esc.
  • The sound panel correctly updates the theme so that other applications respond to the change.
  • Mutter has received corrections in --replace.
  • New versions of applications, such as calendar, files (Nautilus) or Orca.
  • Complete list of changes to this link.

Although it is best to wait for our Linux distribution to update the new packages, you can now download the GNOME 42.2 tarball from this link.

The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.



  1. Responsible for the data: AB Internet Networks 2008 SL
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.