Clem Lefebvre announced the release of Linux Mint 21.2, codenamed “Victoria” at the end of June this year, which officially provides Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments by default.
In the official announcement, Clem Lefebvre said that Linux Mint 21.2 mainly improves the login screen, optimizes the Pix image manager, adds support for HEIF and AVID image formats, and adds support for Adobe Illustrator documents in the Xreader document viewer.
In Linux Mint 21.2, users will be able to toggle the keyboard layout on the login screen. After clicking on the indicator in the upper right corner, a new menu will pop up showing the default keyboard layout currently selected by the user, or the user can select another keyboard layout.
The Pix image manager is based on gThumb, which has been updated from 3.2.8 to 3.12.2, introducing a new title bar and buttons.
The official changelog states that this update brings 168 new features and user-visible changes, including better performance, support for AVIF / HEIF and JXL formats, configurable dark mode, and more.