Elementary OS 6.1

Elementary OS 6.1

Accurate over four months ago we introduced elementary OS 6 Odin with contemporary methods to be up to the designate and advise your self, a slew of modern contemporary capabilities, and a center of attention on gettability and inclusivity. To this level, OS 6 has been downloaded from our web field over 250,000 times—and as constantly, that’s no longer including downloads from third occasions or advise downloads by approach of torrent that bypass our earn web pronounce!

elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir on a StarBook laptop

This day we’re proud to yell that OS 6.1 Jólnir is on the market to earn now for contemporary users, as a easy upgrade for present users, and birth on several excessive-quality computer programs. With OS 6.1, we’ve centered in on:

  • Addressing your suggestions with contemporary capabilities and fixes
  • Making elementary OS more worthwhile with assign of labor productiveness capabilities
  • Expanding compatibility with a tall selection of hardware

To fetch elementary OS 6.1 now, head to elementary.io for the earn—or be taught on for an overview of what’s contemporary.

What’s in a Title and Quantity?

elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir takes the same foundation as OS 6 Odin and elevates it to a brand contemporary level of polish. Thanks to a pair of tall contemporary tooling and liberate administration processes at elementary, we’ve been in a position to compose bigger strides in much less time than ever sooner than. This liberate represents the sum of our work over the closing several months as a single significant update to the OS 6 sequence—and we imagine there’s sufficient tall contemporary stuff here that this liberate deserves its be pleased name and identity.

elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir

We constantly name our releases after mythological beings and deities, and Jólnir just isn’t very any assorted. Jólnir is the name for Odin as he pertains to the Yuletide and is one in every of the customary inspirations for Father Christmas—or Santa Claus.

Updates from the OS 6 Liberate

Since elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir builds on OS 6 Odin, it entails the total month-to-month OS updates we’ve detailed since the OS 6 liberate. It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally check these month-to-month reports for the nitty-gritty—and while you occur to’ve diligently adopted alongside, grand of this is able to well presumably presumably be a evaluate—nonetheless here’s an even bigger-level overview of what items OS 6.1 Jólnir brings this season:


AppCenter continues to accept as true with out with apps from builders—and since the pass to Flatpak, all apps which had been launched for OS 6 will proceed to be on the market on OS 6.1 and beyond! It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally for the time being salvage over 90 curated apps in AppCenter, and builders maintain persisted to push out swiftly and frequent updates to their apps with contemporary capabilities and worm fixes, as they’re up to the designate of their be pleased update time table. Our shift from Debian applications to Flatpak for both curated and non-curated apps also potential we’re in a position to lean more on Flatpak capabilities, and we’ve been the use of this as an different to compose AppCenter a ways more partaking and informative lawful from the commence—without lengthen addressing suggestions in regards to the discoverability of the broad diversity of apps in AppCenter.

AppCenter Home Page

The refreshed home web pronounce

As an illustration, we’ve largely transformed the house web pronounce with banners that includes basically the most no longer too long ago launched and updated curated apps in a multi-contact swipable carousel. We’ve also added up to 12 more of basically the most no longer too long ago-updated apps without lengthen underneath. Reasonably than correct showing the app’s icon and name, we now also present off every app’s summary and an set up button—including the developer’s suggested label if it’s a monetized app. Since we put in power true update recordsdata for curated apps, this recordsdata is populated in the neighborhood from the apps’ AppStream recordsdata in assign of from API as sooner than. The of this work is a sooner home web pronounce with over thrice the apps displayed, as well to the skill to favor or set up several apps with a ways fewer clicks.

Category view

Newly redesigned category locate in AppCenter

Category views (be pleased Audio or Machine) are in actual fact shown with a more home-efficient grid locate. We also separate paid, free, and non-curated apps (while you occur to’ve added a Third-fetch collectively distant be pleased Flathub) into their be pleased sections within classes. With a conception to better ground the racy apps being submitted, we’ve added a brand contemporary Privateness & Security category, and apps labeled as “Amusements” will now seem in the Games category. We’ve also been working closely with third-fetch collectively builders to compose whisk that that their apps record a more full field of classes of their metadata so that they seem in the true category pages.

AppCenter Non-curated App Info Page
AppCenter Related Apps

Left: A non-curated app info web pronounce and its “record card” | Keen: Reasonably a pair of Flatpak apps from the same developer because the chosen app

We’ve also spent significant time making improvements to particular person apps’ info pages primarily based fully in your suggestions. Reasonably than showing a generic “explicit” warning dialog when installing an app with determined pronounce material warnings, we present off this recordsdata earlier than time at the extinguish of the online page. We differentiate between and expose about several pronounce material warnings including things be pleased violence, language, and nudity as well to privateness-connected matters be pleased on-line interactions and recordsdata assortment. And since we validate this recordsdata for curated apps nonetheless can’t compose any guarantees about non-curated apps, we also more clearly expose earlier than time when an app is rarely any longer curated with an additional badge. This contemporary portion works be pleased a pronounce material and privateness “record card” it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably use to be taught more about apps and compose told choices while also reducing the aspect freeway blocks to installing the apps you are going to like.

We’ve also improved the banner colors for apps that don’t provide their be pleased price colors—including non-curated apps—to make use of a more refined behold primarily based fully in your chosen machine-broad accent coloration. And now we present off apps from the same developer at the underside of app info pages no topic packaging technology broken-down, which potential it works equally neatly for first-fetch collectively, curated, and non-curated apps.

As portion of our effort to compose AppCenter a greater trip on limited displays and when tiled to half of of the uncover, there might per chance be the contemporary development indicator when installing, elimination, or updating apps. Reasonably than a separate development bar, development is now indicated in a compact blueprint over the abolish button. This significantly improves AppCenter with smaller window sizes and fixes structure components in views that present off diverse apps be pleased the house web pronounce and when showing assorted apps by an creator on the app info web pronounce.

Development is now shown in a limited development bar seen top lawful

As we proceed to work on our “AppCenter for All americans” marketing campaign, we’ve transformed the Set up button to ease into the future hunch alongside with the movement that will use a Flatpak authenticator to tackle purchases; in assign of having a tumble-down arrow with a popover to alternate the associated charge, we’re now more determined about how “Pay What You Can” works and encompass changing the amount to pay in the price dialog itself—and validated entries now present off a inexperienced check and invalid ones present off a crimson error so it’s grand clearer when card info has been entered incorrectly. And since we use this same widget on the house web pronounce, on app info pages, and in lists of apps, it’s fixed in each assign.

AppCenter payment dialog

Redesigned price dialog

In a roundabout blueprint, we’ve been placing diverse labor into the first bustle trip, particularly just about apps from third-fetch collectively stores be pleased Flathub since every person is aware of many of you are sideloading. As an illustration, apps from freshly-added remotes now present off in AppCenter without desiring to restart your application. We’ve also added a reminder about Sideload when purchasing returns no results with the same language that is broken-down in the Welcome app and a hyperlink that will birth Flathub.org with your search phrases—serving to tackle the suggestions around discoverability of non-curated apps while keeping clearer expectations. We also now compose whisk that that apps default to set up per-user in assign of machine-broad when chosen from the house web pronounce, and both AppCenter and Sideload can now use machine-broad installed app runtimes for per-user app installs; as a consequence, the first time you set up a brand contemporary app ought to restful now be a objective sooner, smaller earn. And while you occur to’ve had anxiousness with application drivers that depend upon DKMS, AppCenter will now automatically pull in the required Linux kernel headers when installing them.

AppCenter showing no results found
AppCenter now reminds of Sideload when a search has no results

If you occur to’re no longer working elementary OS nonetheless restful should always fetch AppCenter apps, we’ve made it grand more straightforward with a contemporary update to our AppCenter web field: Free apps now encompass a “Safe as Flatpak” button that affords you with a Flatpak reference file which it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably sideload in your operating machine of different. We also construct all AppCenter apps for 64-bit ARM platforms, so it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably use them on platforms be pleased Pinebook Genuine and Raspberry Pi 4. Revel in!

Badger on AppCenter
Free apps be pleased Badger now present off a button “Safe as Flatpak”

The Desktop

For OS 6.1, we centered on making improvements to and sharpening the trip all over the whole desktop, from rapidly window switching and image-in-image to animations and the darkish vogue.

Like a flash Window Switching

Maybe basically the most evident update to our window manager is the redesigned AltTab rapidly window switcher—an instantaneous consequence of hundreds user suggestions and testing.

Beforehand, rapidly window switching re-broken-down the dock to point out off which app home windows you’d swap between, and dimmed out the comfort of the desktop to specialize in correct the newly-centered window. On the opposite hand, we heard from several users that looking out down at the dock (customarily bodily a ways away on dapper displays or multi-uncover setups) was once much less intuitive and overloaded the dock’s motive—and we agreed. Dimming the desktop and visually focusing home windows also meant diverse flashing while you occur to switched rapidly which was once inelegant at simplest, and will likely be an accessibility mission for folk with determined forms of photograph-sensitivity. So in OS 6.1, we’re birth a brand contemporary, more wise window switcher that’s much less intrusive to your workflow.


Left: Broken-down window switcher | Keen: Modern window switcher

The contemporary window switcher constantly reveals centered on present uncover, making it more susceptible to be cease to your stare. It also capabilities greater icons, serving to you more rapidly name apps. It introduces window titles, serving to to rapidly differentiate between more than one home windows from the same app without the visual overload and screen flashing. As a bonus, it follows both the darkish vogue preference and your chosen accent coloration, making your elementary OS set up undoubtedly feel a ways more private.


We also refreshed the interaction invent of dialogs in elementary OS. First, you’ll scrutinize dialogs animate in from above on top of their father or mother window in assign of taking pictures out from within their father or mother window. This helps make stronger that dialogs are a more transient interaction. We also sad the father or mother home windows in the back of blocking modal dialogs to compose it more determined which window it belongs to, and that the dialog needs to be addressed sooner than proceeding.


Modern dialog animation


We significantly improved the File Chooser portal that is broken-down when apps search recordsdata from to begin a file. We introduced contemporary performance be pleased a Modern Folder movement, a tumble-true down to filter the forms of recordsdata shown, and an formulation to restrict the requesting app’s fetch admission to to a be taught-handiest version of the opened file. We also improved how the dialog is displayed in apps, fixing components with center of attention and more reliably opening on top of the requesting app window.

FileChooser dialog

Improved file chooser, as broken-down in Code

In assorted piquant portal recordsdata, we also shipped a brand contemporary AppChooser. You’ll scrutinize Flatpak apps which launch recordsdata in a single other app the use of the contemporary invent.

AppChooser Portal
The contemporary AppChooser portal

The Dim Model

It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally have interaction that Cassidy began the dialogue all over the need for a FreeDesktop customary for the darkish vogue objective a miniature of over two years ago. We shipped the first iteration of an decide-in darkish vogue preference in OS 6, and in 6.1 the darkish vogue preference is now more broadly revered all over desktops.

Apps in light style
Apps in dark style

The darkish vogue preference is now revered all over desktops for GNOME and elementary OS apps

As sooner than, this darkish vogue preference is restful decide-in for builders, which potential it obtained’t break apps that weren’t tested against it. On the opposite hand, we’re now the use of an agreed upon desktop-agnostic namespace in the Settings portal which works all over application toolkits and desktop environments. What which potential for you is that GNOME apps will commence respecting the darkish vogue preference and we hope to look for this compatibility unfold to KDE apps and more in some unspecified time in the future. It also potential that these working AppCenter apps on GNOME 42 will maintain their darkish vogue preference automatically revered on day one.

We’ve heard that you in actuality should always look more than correct your apps, so now it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably behold bookmarked folders and areas be pleased Downloads, Photos, or even network shares lawful from the Capabilities Menu. And following scary-desktop standards, this characteristic will work with no topic your default file manager is—whether or no longer it’s the default elementary Files app. We’ve also improved search results for Settings so that phrases be pleased “mouse tempo” return “Mouse & Touchpad → Mouse → Pointer Speed”, making it more straightforward to salvage settings without luminous their valid names.

Bookmark search in Applications Menu

Bookmark search in the Capabilities Menu

The Capabilities Menu now reveals a secondary-click on menu on search consequence items, and we’ve expanded hardware integration with improve for launching apps on devoted graphics on hybrid graphics programs (e.g. NVIDIA Optimus). Lastly, we’ve transformed the blueprint in which the Capabilities Menu watches for changes in installed apps, so it needs to be more responsive about showing freshly installed-apps with no restart.

Installer & Initial Setup

Just a few tremendous fixes landed in the Installer and Initial Setup that compose it more straightforward to field the name of your application—purposeful both for extinguish users and OEMs. We now double check at set up time that the default generated hostname is safe and it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably alternate it to something you be pleased more right thru initial setup. A formatted name be pleased “Cassidy’s StarBook” will likely be shown when imaginable—be pleased in Machine Settings—and will automatically tumble back to something more machine ample be pleased “Cassidys-StarBook” in areas be pleased Terminal.

Initial Setup
Initial Setup now helps you name your application

We’ve also fixed a styling mission with “Unused” disk partitions in the custom set up mode, and right thru the pre-set up checklist we now warn about what to observe for when installing in a virtual machine. We added two-finger swipe to return right thru Initial Setup, and altered the provision of locale names to retain away from some politically-charged naming of determined locales. Plus, we now conceal the clock right thru Initial Setup because it in total was once covered.


elementary OS has a Housekeeping characteristic where worn non permanent and trashed recordsdata might per chance well presumably additionally additionally be automatically cleaned up to avoid losing home and assist defend your privateness.


Left: Housekeeping in the Welcome app | Keen: Housekeeping in Machine Settings

We improved Housekeeping with the addition of Downloads to the suggestions, and a more determined and fixed invent between both the Welcome app and Machine Settings.

Extra Updates and Fixes

Along with the total capabilities above, there are several more minor updates all over the desktop in OS 6.1, fueled in dapper portion by the suggestions of OS 6 users. It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally now stash the image-in-image window by pushing it off an edge of the screen, making it more straightforward to fetch at no topic was once underneath the window. We isolated the workspace “nudge” animation (when making an are attempting to navigate past the closing workspace) to handiest present off on the significant uncover, and we improved that nudge animation to work with the mouse wheel as well to to touchpads, touchscreens, and the keyboard. We redesigned the app icon for the Doc Viewer, and PDF file kind icons to match. On the Login & Lock screen, we now use the user’s chosen accent coloration for the logged-in check designate for another splash of accent coloration. The Energy indicator entails a different of enhancements equivalent to showing the screen brightness level when scrolled, better matching the scroll behavior of various indicators, automatically showing the battery share when it’s low, and showing “Fully Charged” when at 100% and plugged in. The Captive Community Assistant also obtained a brand contemporary icon and is now shipped as a Flatpak for greater security. Plus, we fixed a different of various smaller components that were reported.

elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir on a StarBook laptop

The contemporary OS 6.1 Jólnir wallpaper

We also switched the default wallpaper over to the darkish variant of the OS 6 wallpaper designed in partnership with the ingenious company Freehive and photographer Brendon Porter, launched underneath the Artistic Commons BY-SA 4.0 license. If you occur to’re coming from OS 6 and maintain no longer modified the default wallpaper, you’ll automatically be converted—nonetheless both light and darkish versions dwell on the market in Machine SettingsDesktopWallpaper.

Machine Settings

One of basically the most evident areas your suggestions has fashioned contemporary OS capabilities is in Machine Settings, where we’ve added a different of contemporary settings and redesigned some worn ones.

Displays & Scaling

In Fresh settings, we’ve fixed an mission that introduced in regards to the “Use this uncover” swap to fail in determined multi-uncover setups. Altering uncover resolution needs to be quite objective a miniature more convenient now since we now present off resolutions with a assorted aspect ratio in a separate sub-menu. We’ve also tweaked the shape of Displays settings to be a miniature bit decrease incompatibility at nighttime vogue, and we fixed an mission that refrained from uncover name tags from showing on all workspaces.

Displays Settings
Resolutions with a assorted aspect ratio are in actual fact shown in a sub-menu

To better improve a broad diversity of uncover sizes and resolutions, we also added more granular text scaling in the Desktop settings—and moved the text settings to their be pleased web pronounce for readability. As a reminder, text scaling in elementary OS affects both text and hundreds more and hundreds of the UI while keeping pixel-most racy icons and strokes, so this update is a tall different to fractional scaling for someone with a uncover whose resolution sits in between basically the most racy loDPI and HiDPI ranges.

New text scaling design

Improved text scaling suggestions


Within the indicator, you’ll scrutinize contemporary application icons to compose it more straightforward to salvage the lawful output. We also improved the scroll interaction on the amount slider to work with horizontal scrolling, and cleaned up invalid “analog” output devices that would additionally seem in determined scenarios.

Sound indicator
Sound settings

Left: Sound indicator with application icons | Keen: Sound settings with the same icons

In Sound settings, you’ll stare the same nonetheless bigger, paunchy-coloration application icons to expose apart devices, as well to a more wise-to-scan multi-line structure.


In Keyboard settings, we improved the custom shortcuts locate with a less complicated invent and menu for changing or deleting shortcuts, and added an on-screen keyboard swap to the Layouts tab.

Custom keyboard shortcuts design

Improved custom keyboard shortcuts invent

For these of you the use of superior keyboard input methods, we now compose whisk that IBus automatically begins on login and we fixed components with illegible text selection in IBus candidate window.

And Extra

As well to the significant enhancements above, we fixed a different of reported components and crashers, an mission in Energy settings that would additionally customarily cause complications with resuming from sleep. Plus we added a swap to point out off or conceal the battery share in the Panel, and a brand contemporary toggle for “Double-faucet and pass to dash” in Mouse & Touchpad settings. Within the Machine web pronounce, we now uncover more recordsdata for determined graphics chipsets, including Intel® Xe Graphics. And we also improved the blueprint in which we establish in mind Bluetooth affirm on restart and when resuming from droop. We also spent some time resolving scary-platform components, which ought to restful compose our desktop environment more without complications transportable to distros be pleased Fedora and Nix OS.

Office Productivity

OS 6.1 also brings a different of refinements and contemporary capabilities for staying productive at work and keeping things synced between all of your devices.

Online Accounts

In OS 6 we debuted a brand contemporary Online Accounts machine built around Evolution Data Server (EDS) and over the past several months we’ve rolled out diverse enhancements. Within the starting up assign, we’ve compose whisk that it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably constantly navigate subsequent when including an fable by urgent Enter and that it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably cease dialogs as expected with Esc.

Thanks to a pair of purposeful suggestions from our community, we’ve made the formulation of detecting IMAP authentication methods a ways more strong. We also compose whisk that the refresh interval for an IMAP fable is determined (which is ready to let apps be pleased Mail alternate this in some unspecified time in the future). And also it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably now edit present CalDAV and IMAP accounts by selecting the pencil icon in its row.

System Settings → Online Accounts
IMAP accounts can now be edited in Machine Settings → Online Accounts


elementary OS 6 featured a price contemporary version of Mail built around EDS in assign of the Geary mail engine. Since its liberate we’ve persisted to put in power the closing necessary capabilities from the worn version, and we’ve made quite diverse development!

Mail will once again automatically mumble you when contemporary messages come, even when the window is closed. There’s also suave grouping of notifications so that if several messages come in in straight away, we’ll handiest send one notification per fable.

Conversations in the record locate maintain a handy secondary-click on menu again, and the next conversation in the record is automatically chosen after archiving or deleting the present conversation. We’ve also moved the in-app notification for “Undo” to be much less intrusive. Conversations with unread messages now use your accent coloration for his or her titles to stand out objective a miniature more. We’ve added a brand contemporary inline toolbar with a “refresh” button to manually fetch contemporary messages and togglable filters for unread or starred conversations. And we compose whisk that that conversations fetch resorted by time and date when contemporary messages are got.

We’ve fixed a different of reported crashes and rendering errors, improved search performance and startup times, and improved components around saving drafts and deleting messages with diverse mail servers including Outlook.com. We’ve improved going thru of mailto: links, better compose whisk that the true “From” tackle on replies when more than one accounts are field up, sent messages will now no longer be marked as “unread”, and messages will use your native time of their headers. Mail also now affords the e-mail portal for apps that improve it (changing the earlier Contractor contract on elementary OS), making it more straightforward for sandboxed apps to suggested you to commence composing a message.


We shipped a different of enhancements to Tasks: to quit unintended job deletion, we’ve replaced the Delete shortcut key with CtrlBackspace and added a affirmation dialog when deleting a job record; we’ve improved performance in lists with hundreds done tasks; we quit fable name headers from being displayed more than one times in the sidebar; we now truncate long descriptions at the consequence in assign of the starting up; we compose whisk that tasks are saved when the outline is eliminated; and, we improved cursor placement in descriptions when editing. Job items with due dates now also seem alongside each day occasions in the Date & Time indicator and selecting job items there will launch Tasks. And, it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably now dash and tumble job items between lists in the sidebar. Plus we’ve resolved some components referring to saving job items with the true time zones, so while you occur to might per chance well presumably additionally maintain prominent tasks with due dates, it’s rate double checking these after the update.

As some degree out, while you occur to were having components including, editing, or elimination lists, are attempting elimination and re-including your CalDAV fable in Machine SettingsOnline Accounts to make basically the most of the enhancements made there.


We’ve significantly improved Calendar’s reliability just about sending notifications, including fixes for the Notifications indicator, opening Calendar when clicking notifications, and sending notifications for upcoming occasions while Calendar is closed. Time zones had been a significant center of attention as neatly with enhancements around getting and saving time zone recordsdata, including Windows-vogue time zones in synced occasions, and plugging reminiscence leaks connected to fetching time zone recordsdata. We’ve improved going thru of all-day occasions and we invent a greater job of getting calendar colors from on-line accounts. Plus, it is probably going you’ll well presumably presumably now rapidly birth Calendar by middle clicking on the Date & Time indicator.


We made the soar from Web 3.38 to 41 which brings quite a different of enhancements including a redesigned tab bar, several performance and steadiness fixes, and naturally rounded window corners!

The preferences dialog itself has been redesigned and now entails search. Managing engines like google and passwords had been fully redesigned. A environment to disallow native storage is now included, and there’s a brand contemporary optional Google search suggestions characteristic that is off by default. Look settings now encompass the skill so as to add custom JavaScript. Fans of Firefox sync ought to restful point out that this characteristic has moved from the preferences dialog to a top-level item in the significant menu.

The contemporary tab bar entails slick animations when opening, closing, and reordering tabs. Ride and Fall is grand improved. When there are hundreds birth tabs, they’ll now be scrolled thru rapidly in assign of personally paged with arrows. Closing tabs waits to resize be pleased elementary apps. And the contemporary tab bar fully supports contact screens. For a deep dive into the contemporary tab bar, maintain a maintain a examine Alex’s weblog post.


Files got quite diverse attention around bookmarks, selecting recordsdata and folders, networking, and more.

We improved dash-and-tumble to the sidebar for bookmarks, guaranteeing tumble targets present off up in the true areas, and stuck shedding paths onto storage devices and network areas. Files also entails fixes for components referring to renaming bookmarks as well to bookmarking with the shortcut CtrlD. It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally now birth bookmarks in a brand contemporary tab with Ctrl Click, the names of bookmarked folders will now properly update in case your language was once modified, and we also made whisk the overlay bar in the underside lawful doesn’t briefly seem when switching between bookmarks. Plus, we resolved several components with how drives, volumes, and network shares are displayed in the sidebar.

It’s likely you’ll well presumably additionally now dash-to-snatch a community of recordsdata, retain Ctrl, and dash to defend an additional community of recordsdata. We compose whisk that Files doesn’t deselect a file or folder when secondary clicking the blank home around it, and we now present off the folder context menu when secondary clicking birth air of a spread. We also added items to the secondary-click on menu for “Catch out All”, “Deselect All”, and “Invert Change” where appropriate and with their respective keyboard shortcuts.

Audio recordsdata now accurately tumble back to a placeholder icon when album art can’t be loaded, and coloration tags now no longer disappear when thumbnails are hidden. Files will more reliably restore tabs after a machine restart. The “Connect to Server” dialog now permits blank passwords for distant connections, e.g. for connecting to an SSH server by approach of a non-public key in assign of a password. We better tackle showing permissions for recordsdata and folders on network shares. Files and folders managed with Git maintain improved emblems. And, Files now uses the Ship Mail portal for emailing recordsdata, which ought to restful birth compatibility up to more third-fetch collectively electronic mail clients and work better all over assorted desktops.

And Reasonably a pair of Apps

Beforehand, Digicam’s resolution had been diminished for performance reasons; in the most modern version Digicam will proceed to make use of a more performant resolution in the preview, nonetheless will save paunchy-resolution photos. We resolved components with some cameras being unavailable when more than one cameras are connected, and we now default to a working camera if more than one cameras are connected nonetheless one is unavailable.

Now while you birth an image in the Photos previewer, we center of attention the image itself in assign of the save button; this allows navigating with the left and lawful arrow keys lawful away. The actions for “Toggle Sidebar” and “Toggle Characterize Data” had been moved from the secondary-click on menu of determined views to the significant menu button, optimistically making these customization suggestions more discoverable.

When Calculator begins up, we now center of attention the significant text entry so that entering numbers with the keyboard works lawful away. We’ve also improved the trip with more than one home windows: there’s now a “Modern Window” movement when secondary-clicking Calculator in the Capabilities Menu or Dock, and we fixed an mission with showing superior controls so that it handiest affects the for the time being centered window.

Videos now supports the 2-finger-swipe to return gesture and navigation code has been cleaned up a ton. Also, we’re now birth Videos as a Flatpak which ought to restful fetch to the underside of some reported components with determined video codecs.

In Code, we now distinguish between projects with the same name in the sidebar by including their father or mother folder. We now conceal the project chooser button when hiding the sidebar, permitting a smaller minimal window width. We also better compose whisk that recordsdata made from the sidebar are automatically opened. And when scrolling to look results, we overshoot the a miniature bit for better visibility. If you occur to use the Terminal extension, we fixed the visibility of Terminal button on Welcome web pronounce, fixed some keyboard shortcuts affecting unfocused doc in assign of centered Terminal, compose whisk that the Terminal is closed if shell exited, and develop a brand contemporary Terminal if it’s re-opened with no shell.

Developer Platform

In tandem with our work on portals, we’ve launched several updates to our Flatpak platform and building libraries.

Granite was once updated to make use of the Settings portal for retrieving the FreeDesktop darkish vogue preference, and now contains several fallback methods to match out to settle if a darkish vogue is being requested when apps are working on a platform where the Settings portal isn’t on the market. Since there was once no API break, there’s no additional work needed from builders to enhance the contemporary customary. On the opposite hand, now that the portal is on the market, we’re advising builders to tumble the sandbox hole for AccountsService of their Flatpak manifest for improved security. The contemporary version of Granite also automatically uses the Settings portal for a pair assorted things be pleased date and time settings. This fixes an mission with time picker widgets no longer respecting AM/PM vs 24-hour time structure preferences, to illustrate. We also added a brand contemporary Granite widget HyperTextView to enhance navigable URLs in text views, and Granite.ValidatedEntry now has a min_length property.

Our machine stylesheet was once updated with improve for the tab bar widget in LibHandy, which we previously talked about is now broken-down in Web nonetheless is on the market for assorted builders to make use of as neatly. We also made whisk that header bars with the flat vogue class inherit the background coloration of their containers, which makes it more straightforward to put in power split header bar designs in apps be pleased Tasks. and Our machine icon field now entails more sizes for icons be pleased emblem-downloads and playlist-queue.

The most contemporary liberate of the 6 sequence Flatpak platform contains all of these fixes, plus more contemporary versions of various libraries be pleased WebKit to retain apps steady, stable, and performant. We now encompass the FreeDesktop sound theme and the elementary sound theme in the platform for apps that should always make use of audio suggestions for actions. And as alluded to sooner than, we post 64-bit ARM versions of our platform to enhance these builds for AppCenter.

We also published the first version of the 6.1 sequence Flatpak platform, built on top of the GNOME 41 platform. This platform contains even contemporary libraries than come in from the Ubuntu repos as well to a fix that makes whisk apps built with the 6.1 runtime will use the Blueberry stylesheet from OS 6 when working on OS 5. Builders will should always manually decide-in to this update because it is API-breaking in some cases.

Procure elementary OS 6.1

elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir is on the market as a pay-what-you-can favor at elementary.io this day. Localized advise downloads and a torrent magnet hyperlink are offered.

If you occur to’re already on elementary OS 6 Odin, you’ll fetch the update to OS 6.1 Jólnir alongside traditional operating machine updates. If you occur to haven’t already, birth AppCenter and snatch Replace All to be upgraded.


Our hardware retailers Notebook computer with Linux, Slimbook, and Necessary person Labs are all providing elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir out of the field starting up this day. Inch to retailers’ particular person sites for more recordsdata.

Thanks to upstream builders engaged on Ubuntu, we’re now birth a fix for an mission that refrained from some computer programs from being in a position as well, including Dell devices with UEFI and a few assorted items. If you occur to weren’t in a position as well the initial liberate of OS 6, give it one other shot! If you occur to were in a position to fetch OS 6 installed, you’re no longer tormented by this mission and you don’t should always re-set up. This most modern construct inherits the whole assorted tall hardware compatibility enhancements included in Ubuntu 20.04.3 liberate as neatly. Thanks, Ubuntu!

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