Xubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, know what's new

Xubuntu 22.10

The new version of Xubuntu 22.10 includes improvements to the desktop and applications

For several days now, the releases of Ubuntu and all its official flavors have been announced and we have already talked about some of them here on the blog and now it's time to talk about "Xubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu".

Like all official flavors of Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu", Xubuntu also inherits several of the novelties that are presented from the base, novelties of which we already spoke (you can consult the release note in the following link), but also includes several important changes and which are the following.

Main novelties of Kinetic Kudu

In this new version of Xubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, we can find that it comes with the kernel 5.19, PulseAudio 16.1, Mesa 22.2.0 version 4.17 is offered desktop development xfce. Xfce 4.17 includes many features new and usability improvements, In addition to being like a preview of the next Xfce 4.18, which is expected later this year and that among its most anticipated novelties are the initial support of Wayland, updated glib and GTK packages.

Xfce 4.17 includes Core Xfce, native apps, adoption of GNOME 43, MATE 1.26 and libadwaita. Since Xfce is also a combination of GNOME and MATE, it takes time to embed and test changes properly.

Among the notable app updates is the latest version of GNOME Software Center, besides that the rendering in this new version is very good with libadwaita/GTK4.

On the part of the notable changes include the Xfce panel getting middle click support for the to-do list plugin and binary time mode in the bin clock. The Pulse Audio plugin introduces a new recording indicator and can filter various button press events.

Catfish has a fresh look with adjustments in each component. It also features a new “Open With” context menu and the full selection accelerator Ctrl+A, while a Mousepad has added a search history and the ability to reload files if they have been modified automatically.

Thunar now has a recursive file search incorporated. It also includes a graphical shortcut editor and zoom levels per directory, plus the Thunar Archive Plugin now allows you to compress zip files (including odt, docx and others).

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • Xfce Application Finder now supports the PrefersNonDefaultGPU property, which correctly launches games and other applications on multi-GPU systems, while
  • Xfce Desktop will now ask for confirmation before desktop icons are rearranged. Added a new option to disable the "Delete" context menu item.
  • Xfce Notification Daemon introduces improved app icon and name matching and fixes notification position during slider animation.
  • Xfce Panel has added a new binary time mode and new middle click options for the task list plugin. It also improves the handling and display of the system tray and status notification applets.
  • Xfce PulseAudio introduces a new indicator for when any application is recording audio. Notifications now show when the microphone volume level is changed.
  • Xfce Screenshooter fixes window capture for HiDPI, allows you to view your screenshot in the file manager, and adds a back button to take a new screenshot.
  • Xfce Terminal improves scrolling, adds a new "Fill" background image style, and fixes the "unsafe paste" dialog (allowing you to actually paste).

Finally for those who are interested in knowing more about itYou can check the details in the following link

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For those who are interested in being able to obtain the system image, they can do it from the official Xubuntu website or you can do it from the link that I provide you here.


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