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What's new in Raring?


I took the liberty to copy and paste a few (planned) changes from the following website: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/unity-changes-ubuntu-1304-raring.html. 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 workspaces".

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.