We'd like to wish you all very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Enso, to help you enjoy this holiday season we're rolling out a few minor bug fixes to various parts of the system.
Our easy-to-use application launcher has received some minor changes around sizing of the window, it was a little all over the place with it's resizing when the screen size was changed (which happens a fair amount when using a virtual machine), so now it should load in a more horizontal rather than vertical manner and generally sticking to a 4x3 columns and rows setting.
The login screen (or Greeter) has also had a bit of work done, again just minor fixes, the position of the clock and size of the avatar images have been changed to be better placed on the screen, the clock is now stuck to the bottom right rather than being in a more floating position somewhere on the right, which at times overlapped the login box, and it will also hide itself on a smaller screen now.
There is a more exciting change to this as well, if you locate the greeter config file which lives in /etc/lightdm/ you will notice a 'blur' setting, if you change this setting to be 'true' then a blur affect will be applied to the background image when loaded (a word of warning for all HiDPI users, it didn't work on our test laptop...), amending the 'brightness' setting between 1 & 10 will set the blur density, so go off and enjoy some bluryness ...
Galal - Window Swticher (work in progress)
Something to look forward to in the new year...
We love Gala - the WM developed by the elementary team, but the only niggle that we didn't like all that much was the window switcher, which being something you use fairly often becomes a fairly bigger niggle... so we thought we'd look at developing a different way of flipping between windows
Luckily for us such a development has already happened and details can be found here regarding a plugin that was developed to such an effect (that looks like the below). We are looking at integrating this into our WM instead of having it as a separate plugin, this change is currently still undergoing testing it ensure that all works and we are also looking at making the display a little nicer, will provide more details as we look to roll this out in the new year
Haven't got our OS yet? You can download the latest release from SourceForge by simply clicking this button below. And then head over to our documentation page to find out more information about how to use the system.
Got some free time over Christmas or in the new year? Fancy getting involved in a new and exiting project? Drop us a line through our Contact us form at the bottom of our Info page, whatever you're ability or knowledge we'd love to hear from you and get you involved with out project
Merry Christmas to all and we thank you for choosing Enso, we do hope you enjoy our OS and let us know of any problems you encounter on our Github page.