Ubuntu 22.10 will arrive with a revamped Settings app

Settings in Ubuntu 22.10

Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu will arrive in October 2022. It will be a normal cycle version, one of those supported for 9 months and where Canonical makes important changes, since they are the ones that will have to work perfectly in the next LTS version. It is already known that the next animal will change WPA to IWD for wireless connections or that will be passed to PipeWire, and now we also know that the settings app will look different.

Also known as Ubuntu Control Center, the new settings will already use GTK4 and libadwaita, and the first thing I tried when I heard the news is if the buttons on the left go to the left at all. Yes, they do, and they go to the extreme, not like in the current stable version, which stays to the right of the left panel.

Ubuntu 22.10 settings will use GTK4 and libadwaita

Furthermore, dock settings and desktop icons are now in one section called Ubuntu Desktop which I imagine will be called "Ubuntu Desktop" or something similar when the stable version is released. In general, some things have moved, but the names are clearer and it will not be easy for us to get lost.

Also, the app has received cosmetic tweaks throughout, and the app is responsive; no matter how we open or close it, it will always look good. This is perhaps what allows the buttons to go completely to the left if we configure them that way, something that had been on my mind for a long time.

Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu will arrive in October 2022, and it will do so with the novelties explained here and others that will be advanced over time. It will use GNOME 43, and a kernel jump that will probably lead to Linux 5.20. For those who are interested in trying out the new settings app, it is available in the latest Daily Build, which can be downloaded from here!.


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