Linux Mint focuses on enhancing HiDPI support

Linux Mint 19.2 was not able to live up to the HiDPI Support expectations as users still saw some blurry icons and images.

Upon reading Linux Mint’s monthly newsletter for September, it seems clear that the Mint team has plans on improving HiDPI Support.

Not too long ago, we got to see the release of Linux Mint 19.2. Although it was a minor release, it came packed with a handful of features that you may check out from here. Although the makers received positive feedback regarding this release, there were a few downsides to it including a not-too-impressive HiDPI Support.

Keeping it in mind, the Mint Team has announced that they acknowledge this shortcoming and will get rid of it in the upcoming update.

For those of you who are wondering what was wrong with the HiDPI Support of Linux Mint 19.2, let’s head right into the details.

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina Cinnamon
Linux Mint 19.2 Tina Cinnamon

Linux Mint 19.2 was not able to live up to the HiDPI Support expectations as users still saw some blurry icons and images. Nonetheless, it is reported that the Mint Team will work on theme preview images in the Cinnamon theme settings and flags in the Cinnamon screensaver, Software Sources tool, and Language settings.  Accordingly, the upcoming Linux Mint 19.3 is expected to provide much better HiDPI Support.

Apart from this improvement, the monthly newsletter also mentions a few other surprises that will accompany Linux Mint 19.3, which is set to drop this Christmas. One of those surprises is better Language Settings that will not only be able to support the locale and the region but also your time format. Plus, the developers are working on enhancing system tray icons (that are not only blurry but also accompany a bunch of other issues) and manager tray icon.

Conclusion

With Linux Mint 19.3 nearing its release, the Mint team doesn’t seem to have a lot of time on their hands. With that being said, they are trying to integrate as many changes as possible into the new version, including the much-needed HiDPI Support improvements. If you’d like to know more about what went down in the Mint world the previous month, you should check out their monthly newsletter.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.

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