Release channel update



  • No icons on the start screen any more!?

    Hui, how unlovely on the first view. How click-intensive....



  • Once you start using the ui you will never see that empty space again.

    Trust the developers, this is good.



  • Am I doing something wrong? When I turn the phone on - I always have an empty screen. It is now a comparable handling like on Sailfish. Maybe I need some time. And there is no old school launcher yet? This Launcher Modular is nice - but is not that what I am looking for. Now the icons swiping from the left are very small.

    Puhh, I just wanted to prepare a phone for a mid size IT company. This is now a little step back.

    Probably in some weeks it is better.

    I can not open a new message from the top bar. Only a little thing...



  • @Mic_ click on the icon of the notification, that should work.
    Note that there will be no traditional launcher screen anymore. This has been on the roadmap by Canonical already and helps the convergence usecase - since if you would connect the phone to a desktop the experience will be similar. Personally I think its not a big deal to get acquainted with it.



  • Thx for the input. If I connect to my arch system - it is happening nothing. It is not connecting.

    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.

    I put my Sailfish phone into the drawer because the handling was so click-intensive - compared to ut. This seems at first not a reason anymore.

    Sorry but at first I am a bit disappointed.



  • @Mic_ I'm pretty sure I read the plan is to bring scopes back as an option later on, not mandatory as it was. So, just give it time. Personally, I like the new way - especially the swipe right and all the apps just roll out. It won't appear so empty when the desktop becomes usable.

    I find the lock screen circles extraneous myself. Never quite understood the design purpose of all the little circles that pop up when you click, click, click the big circle



  • @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.

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