Release channel update



  • @Mic_ Also check out Lune OS. It is the direct descendant of Palm which was a wonderfully simple interface



  • @rocket2nfinity The little dots that make the circle are the days of the month, one of them indicates which day it currently is. The bigger, different size circles around it is the amount of the current selected option was used before. The bigger the circle, the more it was used.



  • @Mic_ said in Release channel update:

    If I do not have any direct possibilities to start apps - this media thing is so not possible any more. Or not nice to use. However.

    The launcher bar on the left should always be shown if there are no apps open. There is a fix which should land soon and appear in the RC next week for the cases where it's not currently doing so. If you swipe from the left edge you can open the launcher and then the app drawer.



  • @dobey I hope there will be an option to hide that. I personally like that the side bar isn't always showing. What happens when widgets are introduced on the desktop? That side bar will get in the way if it's permanently showing when no apps are open.



  • @RandomUser Not at all obvious, nor especially useful for me, but maybe important to others. The info in the center of the big circle however can be. There used to be an option to change what gets put there. Haven't seen that in a while. That was a nice function.



  • @rocket2nfinity

    Right now there's nothing on the background, so it makes a lot of sense to have the Launcher there. When there are things on the background, we can dismiss the Launcher. You're a couple steps ahead. 🙂

    You can enable or disable the stats circle from the Privacy settings in Ubuntu Touch. You can change which stat is displayed by double-tapping on the circle. The stat also changes every once in a while by itself. Currently there is no way to change which stats are displayed, and I'm not sure I've been around long enough to see a time where you could do so.



  • @UniSuperBox said in Release channel update:

    Currently there is no way to change which stats are displayed, and I'm not sure I've been around long enough to see a time where you could do so.

    It was never possible to set it such that a single stat was always explicitly displayed by the greeter.



  • @UniSuperBox Maybe I'm getting confused, because it was a long time ago when Canonical was still running the show, but I recall there used to be a spot in the UT Tweak Tool where you could add a message to display in the lock screen circle. But, I don't see that anymore.



  • @rocket2nfinity There is this app: Circle Message.



  • @rocket2nfinity at least you can hide the side bar with a little swipe to the left.



  • Battery management has improved a lot! Last night my N5 with WIFI and SIM on lost around 4%. Last week it would have been around 30%.

    Great !



  • @UniSuperBox

    I would like to have the possibility to put links from my favourite apps directly on the screen. Everything else just hinders a bit.



  • @mihael Thanks!



  • I like the new design with this relaese channel update.
    The messages are more readable, and that's good!
    However, two small points are noted:

    • when we close a scope starting from the left, the following is displayed in full screen, I would prefer that the scopes remain reduced.
    • when you delete a thread in the messages, the next one only becomes visible by pulling the screen down, you have to leave and come back to find the correct display.


  • @Ghostrider said in Release channel update:

    • when we close a scope starting from the left, the following is displayed in full screen, I would prefer that the scopes remain reduced.

    Yes I don't like this behaviour too. I always closed my apps from the left to the right (like reading from left to right). After two month now (dev/edge) I'm still not familar with it.



  • @Ghostrider said in Release channel update:

    when we close a scope starting from the left, the following is displayed in full screen, I would prefer that the scopes remain reduced.

    I'm not sure what you mean with this one. There are no more scopes in the rc and devel channels now. If you mean apps, it's always been that you swipe in from the right edge (long right-to-left swipe), and then swipe an app/window up to close it. That is unchanged.

    @Ghostrider said in Release channel update:

    when you delete a thread in the messages, the next one only becomes visible by pulling the screen down, you have to leave and come back to find the correct display.

    This sounds like possibly an issue or regression in the messages app. Please open a ticket for it at https://github.com/ubports/messaging-app so that the maintainer can find the problem and fix it.



  • @dobey yes, he is talking about apps. If you close the app on the left, the overfiew will be closed and you have to swipe again from the right to close another app or to get to the app you wanted.



  • There is a bug report regarding the behaviour of the app spread. I would assume it will be fixed eventually.

    Edit:
    found the issue:
    https://github.com/ubports/unity8/issues/225



  • @Giiba Thanks for the link. Somebody told me it is a feature not a bug. So I didn't search for this. 😇



  • I have some little problems - but at the end this update runs very smooth - as mario mentioned I thought I would have more problems. I made everything a lot of bigger - which is at the end nicer to use as before.

    • my Dekko2 is not really synchronizing - have mails double
    • I cannot directly click on new arrived messages - I have to use the top bar a bit from the 'right'
    • to open a new tab in morph browser is only possible very right at the buttom - not in the middle any more
    • when I delete sms-messages the folder is sometimes wired - have to close and start again
    • and I am missing a little bit this RSS scope - using GoogleNews now ;/

    The thing what I wish the most are links on the desktop to my favourite apps. Or somebody has an idea for any nice gadgets...

    The thing what is the best is the battery management - my Nexus 5 is now so good as my BQ E5 - holds 3-times longer than before. That is really great!! What have you done?


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