The default GTK theme used is now SUSE Numix (source here), however the default openbox/window border theme is still Ozone3. (source here) The default desktop has been changed to an ocean view to compliment the darker theme, and the panel now has a more nutral color. The LXDM background has been set to just a plain dark blue to keep it simple. You can see these changes in the images below.
Another change in Newt OS LXDE is the inclusion of Midori again. This release includes the most recent release, 0.5.10. Firefox is still included, so users have a choice of browsers. If you wish to use a browser such as Chrome or Opera, you can download those browsers from their websites.
These next changes are some of the most exciting. As you may know, Newt OS LXDE uses Openbox as its window manager. Openbox is lightweight and works very well with the LXDE desktop, but it has several limitations, including the lack of compositing and window spreading. To fill in these gaps in functionality, this release includes Compton and Skippy-XD. Compton is a standalone, lightweight window compositor. If you have used Newt OS, or any system with openbox as a window manager, you will notice a significant improvement in effects. Menus look better, and minimizing/closing windows is much smoother. The other program, Skippy-XD, is a basic window-spreading application. At this point, there is no keyboard shortcut or menu item to launch it, that will come in a later release. To launch it, run the command skippy-xd in the terminal. You will get a basic window spread like the picture below.
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