Unity 6.2 landed in Ubuntu 12.10
Unity 6, the first Ubuntu 12.10 only version, was released weeks ago, introducing both under-the-hood improvements and overall enhancements, taking Ubuntu's default shell a step further towards a constantly refreshed optimized interface.
Unity 6.2 has just landed in Ubuntu 12.10, mainly as a fixes-focused version, strengthening its provided features, speed and ease of use.
Easily selecting one's opened application and/or simply navigating through opened application is to be performed, under Unity, via the fancy
Alt+Tab switcher, a good-looking visual representation of opened windows by pressing&holding the
Alt key and pressing the
Alt+Tab displays the windows and the
Show Desktop icon, latter utility that shows/hides all of the opened apps at once, presenting itself as a quick manner of hiding with minimal effort the displayed-on-the-desktop apps.
The new 6.2 version introduces the ability to disable (on demand) the
Show Desktop from the
Alt+Tab switcher, meaning, disabling the
Show Desktop, presents only the opened windows as available in the
In order to hide the
Show Desktop monochrome icon, navigate to
CompizConfig Settings Manager-->Ubuntu Unity Plugin-->Switcher-->check Disable Show Desktop in the switcher
Disabling Show Desktop from the
Alt+Tab switcher, doesn't interfere with Unity launcher's
Show Desktop, meaning, while
Show Desktop is disabled, the user can successfully enable and use
Show Desktop on the Unity launcher (disabled by default), in order to enable
Show Desktop on the launcher, navigate to
CompizConfig Settings Manager-->Ubuntu Unity Plugin-->Experimental-->check Show Desktop Icon in the launcher.
Unity 6.2 adds multi-monitor enhancements, related to user's behavior when navigating between multiple monitors, meaning, the 6.2 version gained the ability to set a break period for sticky edges applyable when the user breaks with the mouse pointer a screen barrier, action followed by an automatic disabling of screens edge's "sticky power"; in order to tweak the mentioned functionality, navigate to
CompizConfig Settings Manager-->Ubuntu Unity Plugin-->Experimental-->Duration of Sticky Edge Release after Break
The mentioned features, along with numerous optimization and fixed bugs (improved drag&drop behavior, fixed launcher autoscroll, proper adding of purchased items to the launcher, correct window fullscren mode when the Unity panel opacity has tweaked non-default values, unfreezing the launcher after commercial apps have been purchased, apps that keep the launcher always visible ignoring its preferences, HUD improvements, etc) come to deliver a solid amount of work into a more strengthened Unity.
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