How To Install Budgie 10.4 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu

How to install Budgie 10.4 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu Systems. Budgie 10.4 is considered a major release on the 10.x series, with significant improvements to applets, panels, and personalization of Budgie. This release also introduces polish to Alt+Tab, animations, and Budgie Menu!

Budgie 10.4 Desktop Environment features:

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  • Budgie Menu – Building upon the lessons learned when (and inspiration from) implementing the Brisk Menu for MATE, searching has been completely overhauled. We now support the use of keywords for searching and provide a predictable, sane search mechanism. Items that previously would not show up as expected, such as searching for “Displays”, are now resolved.
  • Dock – Introduced a Dock mode for panels, enabling you to put a dock on any side of your display.This Dock mode also uses a custom CSS class, which means theme developers have the ability to implement custom styling.
  • Animations – Budgie 10.4 now has maximize and unmaximize animations for applications.
  • Alt+Tab – In this release of Budgie, the alt+tab switcher will now prefer the theme icon instead of the X11 icon where possible. Shift+Alt+Tab support has also been implemented, enabling you to go backwards in the Alt+Tab dialog.
  • Night Light Applet – This release introduces a new applet, Night Light, which can help reduce eye strain by reducing your display’s blue light by making your screen “warmer”. This applet integrates into the Night Light functionality provided in Mutter 3.24.x and provides quick access to toggling Night Light on/off.
  • Places Indicator – The Places Indicator applet also received some love this release, with a new option to always expand the places section when the applet is shown. The whole Places section header is now a clickable button, making toggling the section easier. The Places Applet icon has also been changed to a more apt folder icon, better representing “places” rather than “disks” as previously presented.
  • Workspace – For each workspace, windows are now represented by icons in a grid layout, easily indicating where your windows may be. We now provide the ability to add and remove workspaces on the fly, dynamically create workspaces by dragging an icon over the + button, as well as rename them.
  • Settings – Budgie 10.4 moves Settings out of Raven and into a dedicated application. This new Budgie Settings application enables us to improve the user experience of managing panels, applets, and their respective settings, as well as providing us the opportunity to describe what particular settings may do, with the classic example being “Disable unredirection of windows”.

Install Budgie 10.4

On Ubuntu 16.04

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Budgie 10.4 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install budgie-desktop

On Ubuntu 17.04

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Budgie 10.4 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 17.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt update
sudo apt install budgie-desktop

Once installed, restart the system and select the Budgie Desktop from login options button.

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