Articles Tagged Unity

News, tips and features on the Unity desktop environment, the default shell in Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04 Adds Global Menu “Off” Switch

In the current daily builds of Ubuntu 14.04 the Unity global menu can now be disabled on a per-app basis.

29 November 2013

Unity 8 Available in Ubuntu 13.10 – But Don’t Expect Too Much

An 'Early Alpha' of Unity 8 is available to try in Ubuntu 13.10 from today - but don't expect to find it fully functional quite yet...

2 August 2013
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Ubuntu 13.10 Refines Click Behaviour, No Longer Previews Installed Apps

An update that allows users to open apps from the Dash with a single click is on its way back to the Saucy Salamander.

8 July 2013

Help Improve The Product Search Experience in Unity

Ubuntu's design team want to know how you use Unity's Dash to search for products.

17 June 2013

Ubuntu 13.10 Tweaks Dash Click Behaviour

A recent design change to Unity Dash behaviour in Ubuntu 13.10 has been met with irritation by early testers.

16 June 2013

Good Ideas Catch On: Windows 8.1 Adds Unity-Style Search Feature

The next major update to Windows 8 will add a new search experience to the Windows 8 desktop - one that Ubuntu users will already be familiar with.

9 June 2013

What to Expect from Unity in Ubuntu 13.10

It may be 5 months away from release but we already know most of the new features planned for Unity in Ubuntu 13.10.

17 May 2013

Feedly Gets Unity Web App Integration (Updated)

'Feedly Unity Webapp' inserts your Feedly feed counts into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu, and displays an unread total badge on its Unity Launcher item.

13 May 2013

Enhanced Previews, Scope Toggles Added to Unity Testing PPA

It might not have been mature enough to ship in Ubuntu 13.04, but work on enhancing the "Smart Scopes Service" continues apace.

1 May 2013

7 Subtle Unity Changes You Might Not Notice in 13.04…

They're not headline features, but these 7 bits of polish to the Unity desktop in Ubuntu 13.04 deserve a bit of limelight...

14 April 2013

Focus Pip Added to Unity Quicklists

Here's an update to file under 'little things that matter': Unity quicklists in 13.04 now relay the state of the focused window.

11 April 2013

Where’d Gwibber Go in Ubuntu 13.04? And What’s Friends?

Anyone booting into the new-fangled Ubuntu 13.04 desktop later this month will notice something missing; Gwibber does not come pre-installed on Ubuntu any longer. Why not? We find out...

10 April 2013