We are happy to announce the release of Budgie 10.2.5. This release builds upon our vision of a desktop environment focused on simplicity and elegance, by introducing further refinements to the user experience while expanding options for enabling a more tailored desktop experience.
We have introduced a multitude of refinements to make Budgie really stand out. We now use an elegant slide-in animation for the first launch of the panel, ensure we only show it when the panel is fully loaded, and while loading we ensure that applets will show up in their correct order.
Alongside those panel improvements, we’ve increased the spacing between panel applets. When applications are launched or closed, we now provide stylish animations for revealing or hiding icons, and you should now notice that application icons remain consistent, whether or not the application is running.
When you launch Raven, you are greeted by more accurate sound device names. This should help demystify what devices are available to you and enable easier selection of input/output devices. You can see this in the image below.
We have introduced a new applet for managing your Bluetooth devices, including setting Bluetooth to “Airplane mode”.
We also improved the tile preview animation, so it originates at the window being tiled.
Budgie is just as much about enabling you to tailor your experience than it is providing a sane out-of-the-box experience. We have expanded on desktop experience options by providing you the ability to:
You now have the option to disable the region theming for the panel as well, as shown in the image below.
All the changes above accompany an abundance of other improvements, some transparent to the user but equally important to the experience.