Release | Endless OS 3.5.7

Endless OS 3.5.7 was released for existing users on Monday 11th March, 2019. Images for new users will be available soon.

Old right-click behaviour on multi-touch touchpads

On laptops with a multi-touch touchpad, Endless OS 3.5.2 changed the right-click behaviour to treat a tap with one finger anywhere on the touchpad as a left (primary) click. On almost all systems, we have now restored the previous behaviour: a tap with one finger in the bottom-right area of the touchpad is now treated as a right-click once again. (On the ASUS E406MA, sold with Hack, the behaviour from Endless OS 3.5.2 is still in place.)

If you prefer the behaviour from before 3.5.2, and you have not adjusted the touchpad settings, upgrading to 3.5.7 will automatically restore that behaviour.

If you prefer the behaviour introduced in Endless OS 3.5.2, you can bring it back by opening a Terminal window and running this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method fingers

You can switch back the default behaviour for your current version of Endless OS by opening a Terminal window and running this command:

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method

(We originally announced this change for 3.5.6, but discovered after release that the change was broken, causing all Endless OS machines to keep the behaviour introduced in 3.5.2.)

Updated hardware support

  • Several video playback performance issues on the Endless Mini have been resolved.
  • The touchpad on Asus E403NA, X540NA, and X541NA now works reliably. (Previously, it would sometimes stop working.)
  • The touchpad on Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IGM is now supported.
  • The Linux kernel has been updated to the latest Ubuntu stable kernel, 4.18.0-15.16.
  • The linux-firmware package has been updated to 1.175.2, which brings some fixes for Intel WiFi 7000, 8000 and 9000 series, QCA ROME Bluetooth adapters and NVIDIA GV100.

Other Improvements and Changes

  • Parental controls applied to desktop search. Previously, if an app was disabled in a user’s parental controls, the user could still see search results from that app when they enter search terms on the desktop (although they were not permitted to display the full articles). This has been fixed.
  • Long name for users no longer break the Settings apps. Previously, setting an extremely long name for a user would cause the Settings app to become extremely wide and eventually crash. Names are now limited to 80 characters, and Settings now truncates very long names.
  • More “Operation was cancelled” errors suppressed in App Center. Previously, in rare circumstances, a spurious error was displayed while searching the App Center. This has now been fixed, building on a previous fix in 3.5.3.
  • Browser security fix. The Chromium browser has been updated to include a fix for CVE-2019-5786.
  • Console logs not shown when shutting down live or installer system. Previously, shutting down a live or installer system would briefly show debug information on the screen. This is now fixed: the graphical session switches cleanly to the Endless logo.
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