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Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Features




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What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?

Those of you who follow the desktop Linux news will know that upstream MATE Desktop recently released version 1.24. Ubuntu MATE 20.04 is shipping with MATE Desktop 1.24. Thus, all of the improvements in MATE Desktop 1.24 are present in Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS.

Since the last LTS we worked on the following:

  • Added multiple coloured theme variations :art: as one-click installs for those of you who simply don’t like Chelsea Cucumber :cucumber:
  • Added experimental ZFS :file_folder: install option.
  • Added GameMode :video_game: from Feral Interactive.
  • Fixed several crashers :bomb: in Brisk Menu and added keyboard :keyboard: navigation.
  • Fixed panel layout switching :hammer_and_wrench: which is now stable and reliable via MATE Tweak Tweak and Ubuntu MATE Welcome.
  • Fixed rendering window controls on HiDPI :mag: displays.
  • Fixed irregular icon sizes :straight_ruler: in MATE Control Center and made them render nicely on HiDPI displays.
  • Fixed unresponsive Caja :file_folder: extensions.
  • Fixed mate-power-manager :electric_plug: to use upower-glib get_devices2().
  • Fixed unresponsive Pluma :notebook: plugins.
  • Fixed a crasher :bomb: in MATE Dock Applet due to an Attribute error in adjust_minimise_pos().
  • Fixed auto-start errors in mate-session-manager.
  • Fixed saving/restoring custom panel layouts via MATE Tweak.
  • Gave Ubuntu MATE Welcome a fresh coat of :paintbrush:.
  • Updated the Ubuntu MATE Guide :question:
  • Updated the Ubiquity Slideshow

More information about changes are available in Ubuntu MATE blog :


Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is due to be released on April 23, 2020



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