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Linux Mint Monthly News – December 2019

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Before we move ahead and start working on Linux Mint 20 and LMDE 4, we’ll make a few adjustments and fix some of the things you expressed in your feedback.

First, I noticed some of you regretted the removal of keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon’s grouped window list. When we removed this feature, we assumed it wasn’t discoverable and so very few people were likely to use it. It looks like we were wrong, so we’ll bring this feature back.

We finally managed to solve the 1px border bug which impacts full screen windows in Cinnamon, and we also have a fix for the screensaver lag. We’ll be pushing these fixes as package updates.

The new version of the System Reports tool was very well received but the root password notice confused a huge number of people. I talked to some of our IRC moderators and it’s their number 1 complaint with the new release. We’ll review this and find a solution for it.

There was a packaging issue with grub2-theme-mint and grub2-theme-mint-2k. These packages couldn’t be removed cleanly. This is fixed now.

We’re chasing an issue with the clock format in Cinnamon. If you’re impacted, don’t hesitate to comment at https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/9042.

In your feedback we noticed many issues with the system tray and the XappStatusIcon applet. Everything’s in place on our side for this to work smoothly and we can’t reproduce issues here. If you’re impacted by a tray problem, please report it at https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues, tell us which desktop you’re using, what your panel layout is (i.e. which applets it contains), and the list of your installed packages (you can get this with “dpkg -l”).

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