Linux Mint Continues Working On HiDPI Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 September 2017 at 08:24 AM EDT. 4 Comments
The latest Linux Mint monthly news is out that highlights some of the recent development efforts around this Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution. A common theme still are HiDPI improvements and Cinnamon 3.6 finally enabling HiDPI by default.

Some of the highlights of the Linux Mint / Cinnamon efforts in recent weeks include:

- Timeshift and mintBackup will be included by default in Linux Mint 18.3 as backup tools.

- Timeshift HiDPI improvements are being worked on, those unfamiliar with this backup utility can learn more at GitHub.

- As part of improving system reports, Linux Mint 18.3 will ship with mintReport and debugging symbols present by default.

- Cinnamon 3.6 will be enabling HiDPI support by default.

- The configuration module for Cinnamon Spices has been redone.

- Linux Mint's Driver Manager now has better HiDPI support.

- Improvements to its Xreader PDF reader and XPlayer media player.

- Support for animated GIFs within nemo-preview.

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