3d Viewport axis widget now disappears during transform operations.
It does not matter if it’s set to Interactive Navigation or Simple Axis in the Preferences. That’s probably one of the worst little things that bother me. It is going to be hard to get used to this since I always check the axis after starting rotation before I constrain it to x, y or z with the following keystroke. It does not seem to me like that’s a good time to hide it. It does remain during transform operations in the bottom left corner in previous versions and seems to be quite useful to me.