Before The Feature Freeze, Ubuntu 14.04 Got Locally Integrated Menus And Improved Shutdown Dialogs

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has been working hard at Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr lately. Among others changes and enhancements, the have fixed some bugs occurred during the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 process, they have improved Unity 7, added support for window filtering via the Unity spread, replaced the Gnome Control Center with Unity Control Center, and began testing Kernel 3.14 on Ubuntu 14.04.

Before The Feature Freeze, Ubuntu 14.04 Got Locally Integrated Menus And Improved Shutdown Dialogs

Now, Unity 7 has received a brand new feature: locally integrated menus (LIM). While the Unity approach is to display the menu on the top panel, the locally integrated menus are displayed in the window decorations of the windows that are not maximized.

LIM is is not enabled by default in Ubuntu 14.04 for now, but it can be easily enabled via System Settings > Appearance, on the Behavior tab and depending on the community’s opinion, it may be activated by default.

For more information, see the below video:

Also, a bunch of Shutdown and Logout improvements have been added to Ubuntu 14.04, including a better transition between lightdm shutting down and plymouth shutdown animation, so the users don’t see the console messages during shutdown anymore.

In order to get the latest updates, just perform a normal system upgrade:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Also worth mentioning, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr has reached the Feature Freeze state, which means that now new features will be implemented from now on, the developers focusing on bug-fixes only.

As a reminder, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is scheduled for the 17th of April, 2014.

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