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    Monthly News – January 2023

    Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria”

    The codename for Linux Mint 21.2 is “Victoria”.

    Its release is planned for the end of June 2023. As usual it will support the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments.

    The Xfce edition will ship with the latest Xfce 4.18.

    Note: The following paragraphs give you a preview of some of the features we’re working on in preparation for Linux Mint 21.2.

    21.2 preview: Login Screen Improvements

    Slick Greeter, which is in charge of the login screen, was given support for multiple keyboard layouts. The indicator located on the top-right corner of the screen opens a menu which lets you switch between layouts.

    System layouts defined in /etc/default/keyboard are listed first for easy access. Below that a sub-menu lists all supported layouts.

    Touchpad support was also improved. Tap-to-click is detected and enabled automatically in the login screen.

    The layout used for Onboard, the on-screen keyboard is configurable.

    The keyboard navigation was improved. The arrow keys can be used to edit the password which is being typed. A revealer icon appears when the password is clicked or edited. This revealer can be used to toggle the visibility of the password…

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