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It’s time for another monthly updates roundup post! This month we added several new settings, redesigned some dialogs, smashed bugs, and more. Read ahead to get the details.
In February we previewed some of the work that we had done redesigning and expanding Mouse & Touchpad settings. This includes breaking the settings up into three separate tabs, adding new settings like keypad pointer control, long-press secondary click, and the ability to ignore the touchpad when an external mouse is connected.
You’ll also notice that we’re trying to make more effective use of the available space and make options more clear with icons, description text, and radio buttons for short lists.
Display settings also got a minor facelift with some new, brighter, and higher-contrast colors from our new color palette. Those of you who move between HiDPI and LoDPI setups will be happy to know that scaling settings are now applied immediately and don’t require a restart to take effect.
Lastly, we fixed a crash in Sound settings affecting some devices such as the HTC Vive and we fixed an issue in Bluetooth settings that prevented some devices from pairing such as certain Logitech keyboards.
We now subtly style
destructive-action classed buttons in
Gtk.ActionBar. They become red on hover and have a red background when focused.
We also now support
Gtk.Progressbars like the ones seen in GNOME Builder and Epiphany.
Fix moving window to another workspace not updating panel opacity. Fix an issue that required pressing F2 several times in order to start renaming in Files. Music and Photos saw a number of dialogs redesigned and both now use the new FileChooserNative API we talked about previously. Music also contains a small fix to help remember its window size more accurately.
In addition to the updates mentioned above, you can always rely on updated translations, stability and performance fixes, and general code cleaning. Make sure to pop open AppCenter and hit “Update All” to get the latest and greatest.
We’d like to say thanks again to everyone who’s bought an app on AppCenter, our supporters on Bountysource and Patreon, and those who’ve purchased a copy of elementary OS or merch from our store. Every contribution helps make all of this possible, and we wouldn’t be here without you! If you’d like to help improve elementary OS, don’t hesitate to Get Involved!