Continuing with the monthly articles on the "elementary" operating system, this month it was Cassidy James Blaede who was in charge of telling us about the novelties that have been introduced in November to elementary OS 6. One one month ago Danielle highlighted many improvements in applications, on November 29 Blaede told us about other types of improvements, probably something more interesting. Among them we will have new functions and design tweaks.
Blaede says that last week was Thanksgiving, and that the team he works for spent extra time in November focusing on polish both the visual and the functional. The intention, that elementary OS 6 looks and works as well as possible, and below they tell us about the tweaks they have made in the last thirty days.
November changes to elementary OS 6
On the desktop, the speed of switching between windows and animations in the new search function has been improved, as well as the layout of the indicators. From the above, Blaede highlights the new behavior or the new image that we will see when pressing Alt + Tab. In the old one, each time the tab was pressed (with Alt pressed) we saw that it changed to a new window, but we could not know what we had open. The new selector appears in the center as a bar where we see a thumbnail of all open windows. Classic, but efficient.
El application menu can now find folders that we have saved as favorites, as well as places such as Downloads, Photos or even shared networks. This will work regardless of the file manager that we set as the default. As for what we no longer want in our folders, whether they are favorites or not, elementary OS 6 has its Housekeeping, which helps us eliminate temporary files or clean the trash. This month, the application has improved its design.
El indicator and sound settings have been improved this November. In the indicator we can see icons of new devices to facilitate the direct search from the output. The scrolling interaction on the volume slider has also been improved to work horizontally, among other improvements. In the sound settings we will see something similar, but bigger and more colorful.
- Improvements have been added to the settings panels.
- AppCenter continues to refine its design, among other improvements.
- Archives has added many patches with fixes, and also adds the "New Folder" action.
- Other improvements in apps such as the camera, code and corrections that can be seen in the original article, available at this link.
This release matches the name and numbering of elementary OS 6.0.4. Existing users can upgrade now from AppCenter. For new installations, the new ISO will appear in your official website soon.