These are the new features of Elementary OS

Elementary 5.1.5 comes with a number of enhancements for AppCenter and Files, but there are also many other things to discover.

As for the AppCenter, there is a major change that many will welcome; users no longer need administrator permissions to install updates.

This may sound insecure, but in fact it makes a lot of sense if we think that the team administrator should approve the installation of apps for common users, so technically a user already has that permission, then why not let him update an app ?

This is the reason for the change and Elementary Co-Founder Cassidy James Blaede explains it:

"Since the administrator has approved the installation and we provide a clear explanation between verified applications and those that are not. It doesn't make sense that we don't allow users to update. This is part of our ongoing work to reduce authentication fatigue, raising permissions only when necessary.".

As for the Files application, a substantial change is striking; improved stability when working with images. Starting with this release, you can copy a photo and paste it into a different app and Elementary OS will no longer paste a shortcut of the image but a copy of it.

The application has also been updated with some other minor improvements such as more information that allows better file handling.

Other improvements like bug fixes when settings are changed are present in this new version, Elementary OS 5.1.5, so everything should run better than before.

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  1.   Name said

    "Makes a lot of sense"

    WTF! Who translated that, Google or a gringo who learned Spanish on the streets of Mexico? xDDD

  2.   Armando Mendoza placeholder image said

    Bugmentary OS

  3.   Oscar Xiques said

    They still do not include dark mode apparently. Something that users have been asking for a long time and apparently they do not listen to them.