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What's new in Raring?
I took the liberty to copy and paste a few (planned) changes from the
Those of you who have installed raring-alpha in Virtual Box can check
what has already been implemented.
New Icons for Ubuntu Software Center, Nautilus, Software Updater , *some
launcher icons like the BFB icon* (the Launcher icon that's used to open
Dash), *or the workspace switcher* (the new icon should change depending
on which workspace is currently being utilised).
The new Ubuntu 13.04 wallpaper which is just a slightly modified version
of the previous default wallpaper. The new wallpaper / icons have not
landed in Ubuntu 13.04 yet and are subject to change.
The same update has brought refreshed Launcher tile assets and the
removal of the 32px minimum Launcher icon size limit.
Some new options were added in /System Settings > Appearance >
Behaviour/ tab: "Add show desktop icon to the launcher" and "Enable
And some older changes include:
Bigger, chameleonic overlay shortcuts (the shortcut hints displayed
on the Unity launcher icons which show up when holding the Super key);
Spread improvements such as a selected window outline, better window
titlebar and also, the Spread now works properly with all window
Improved Dash Previews design (and the previews are a lot faster now
by the way);
The workspace switcher has a new icon which is dynamic, meaning that
the current active desktop is represented by the workspace switcher
New lens icons;
Overlay scrollbars for Dash.
Unity has also received many bug fixes and under-the-hood changes and of
course, more improvements are expected until the final release.