Now available Unity 7.4.5 the last big update of this desktop?

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Unity users are in luck as a great version of the desktop has recently been released. A version that can be installed in any version of Ubuntu with Unity but that will not be a new version or even look similar to the one not born Unity 8.

This is the latest update the desktop will receive from CanonicalBut with the developers behind it, it sure won't be the latest version of this popular desktop.

Among the novelties that it brings Unity 7.4.5 is the correction of errors and bugs that have appeared on the desktop in recent months. The operation of Unity in HiDPI has also been improved, that is, in high definition screens. There was a bug with the lock screen that many of us did not like, a bug that has been corrected in this version and that allows the lock screen to be more secure than ever in Unity.

But what really important comes in the aspect of the Low Graphics or Low Graphics mode. This mode has been improved, allowing it to be activated from the terminal and improving desktop performance. The animations are completely disabled and other functions disabled so that the graphics work correctly and without losing performance.

To activate the Low Graphics we have to open a terminal and write the following:

set de ajustes set.canonical.Unity lowgfx true

And to return to normal Unity mode, we have to write the following:

set de ajustes com.canonical.Unity lowgfx false

This new way of activating the mode in Unity is quite interesting and effective since the terminal consumes almost no resources while a graphical tool does consume resources and the team may not have them or may not grant them.

Unity 7.4.5 is an update from Unity, but it is not a version change, that is, it is not Unity 7.5 which means that the changes are not substantial and that must be taken into account, more if we want to change Gnome or KDE for this desktop.


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  1.   leillo1975 said

    Honestly, the way to activate the low-resource mode by console seems to me the worst. This is how it looks to us. Look how hard it was to put a checkbox in the desktop configuration, where we can configure the size of the dash icons….

    To advanced users these things seem normal to us, but if we want to democratize the use of Linux on the desktop we cannot walk around with these things at this point. Normal that later they say that Linux is the console….

    1.    Manbutu said

      Totally agree, I hope that the new group that worked on unity remix desktop continues to evolve the writing so that details I managed to make unity desktop resurface in Ubuntu