The Unity Developers have readied their latest version of Unity with the release of version 5.2 for the 12.04 version of Ubuntu.
So What’s New?
A couple of major things in my eyes, See below.
- Multi-monitor support
- You will now see launchers on each of your monitor, and when you scroll across a monitor, you should feel some resistance in order to allow for you to use the launcher on that screen.
- New screen edge detection
- To invoke the launcher, you now need to push (or “scroll into”) against the left of the screen, rather than hover for X seconds. No more hitting the back button in firefox and having the launcher pop up in your way!
New Screen Edge Detection! Yay! – I know a lot of people that will welcome this new feature including me!
Ok how do I install it?
Firstly you need to be running (Testing) Ubuntu 12.04 and add the Unity PPA by doing
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa
Then update your Apt cache and run a distribution upgrade by doing –
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Then reboot or log out and back in again and Enjoy the new features.
If you do encounter any bugs the developers want to know about it either head on over to the launchpad page or get them in the #ubuntu-unity channel on the Freenode IRC network.