Fake transparency support for widgets and session selector badges are just two of improvements to arrive in the latest update to the LightDM GTK+ Greeter.
The login screen is used by a number of Ubuntu’s flavours, including Xubuntu, but is entirely separate from the ‘Unity Greeter‘ used in regular desktop Ubuntu.
Along with new options, including a new ‘border radius’ property, that gives designers and theme makers more to toy with, version 1.7.1 of the Greeter also debuts with a number of minor changes and small bug fixes:
- Username tooltip tweaks
- Language applet now displays country code labels
- Login windows can no longer be positioned ‘off screen’
- Improvements to handling of xscreensaver timeout
- Login button set as “default” widget
Ubuntu (and associated flavours) users can upgrade to the latest release, version 1.7.1, using the official project’s stable PPA.