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January 23, 2013

New icons and window animations lands in Unity

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Ubuntu 13.04 will bring about new changes with a new window snapping effect.

Dragging an application window to the left, right or upper-top of the Unity desktop previously invoked an orange 'highlight' box transition that denoted the space the window being snapped would fill when released.

However, for the Ubuntu 13.04 release, the transition has been tweaked slightly.

Now, instead of having a highlight box, there is now a 'ghost' window that appears where you want the window to be 'snapped'. So what was the problem with the orange box? According to user testing conducted by Canonical users found the the incumbent transitions to be ‘unpredictable’ and the orange expanding box to be ‘confusing’.

In addition, Ubuntu 13.04 will feature new icons.
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You can check out more changes in the video below.