Unity 5.2 has arrived in Ubuntu 12.04, a day after the release of alpha 2.†
Unity 5.2 has under gone†rigorously†testing over the past weeks or so ahead of its deposit in Ubuntu 12.04.†Along with much improved multi-monitor support†come a handful of other notable changes.
Holding down the ‘Super’ key displays a Keyboard shortcut overlay on the desktop:
The ‘Home Lens’ no longer displays 8 giant icons; the default view now provides you with an overview of recently used apps, documents and downloads. A rather smart implementation means†applications†already locked to the Unity launcher do not appear in the recently used list.
All of the stock lenses†have benefitted from a†visual†tidy-up. In†particular†the Music Lens†whose filter list is now displayed over a more spacious 3-columns:
Hide ‘Apps for Download’
A new filter option in the Application Lens will please those who don’t care much for the ‘Apps Available to Download’ pane. Checking ‘Local Apps’ under ‘Sources‘ will remove software suggestions.
Elsewhere the Unity Launcher has gained†”push to reveal” launcher†behaviour†to avoid†accidental†revealing it when using applications, support for†middle-click pasting†in Alt+F2 has been added, and †the Alt+Tab switcher now only cycles through applications open on the present workspace.
A full list of what’s new and improved can be read in this changelog.