Sunday, June 19, 2011

Upgrade to the new Unity 3.8.16 (Bug Fixing Release) in Ubuntu Natty via PPA

A newer version of Unity has been released which aims to fix several bugs including the one's listed below:
  • Unable to load icon text-x-preview at size 48 in a loop.
  • Display garbled upon restoring original resolution.
  • Display garbled upon connecting external displays.
  • Panel disappears after resolution change.
  • Dragging the launcher with right mouse button is confusing as menu pops up.
  • In a double monitor setup the Unity top panel in the second screen is cut at the right.
  • Menu key should open quicklist for the selected item in the launcher.
  • Unity is spamming ~/.xsession-errors when windows are closed.
  • Dash button ignores transparency when clicked.

Press the <Super> key and search for 'Terminal'. Open it up and follow these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Remember, this release of Unity is not intended for the light-hearted as it may prove even more buggy than your current version.

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