I’d like to highlight some fixes and features that landed in the past week for our Usability and Productivity initiative:
- Dragging a Firefox tab to the desktop now detaches it properly (KDE bug 337711)
- Right-clicking on Discover’s icon exposes a new action that allows you to go straight to the Updates page (KDE Phabricator revision D9637)
- You can now hide the “Comment” field in Dolphin’s Information Panel (KDE bug 365620)
- Dolphin’s Properties window now has a tab that shows the same file metadata that the Information Panel does, for people who would prefer to access the information that way (KDE bug 384194)
- Okular’s dialog box for when a PDF wants to be opened full screen is now presented more naturally (KDE bug 388511)
- Okular can now Print .djvu files (KDE bug 388514)
- Discover now de-duplicates categories from Flatpak (KDE bug 388313)
- Discover no longer lets you scroll beyond the boundaries with the PageUp/PageDown keys (KDE bug 388745)
- Discover app lists are now more compact (KDE Phabricator revision D9833)
These improvements were landed by KDE Developers Kai Uwe Broulik, Albert Astals Cid, Aleix Pol, Michael Heidelbach, and myself. And that’s not all; the entire KDE community has been busy landing many more bugfixes and features too–more than I can keep track of!
I want to especially focus on the last Discover change I mentioned above. After my last post about Discover, we got a lot of user feedback that people wanted greater density and to be able to see more apps at once. We’ve executed on a part of that, and this is now what Discover looks like if you make the window narrow:
I bring this up to highlight that we really do listen to users. Your feedback matters and we hear it! If you enjoy the results of our efforts, please consider becoming a contributor yourself or donating to KDE! In particular, we would love more contributors for our Usability and Productivity initiative. If you’re interested, please feel free to work on any of these bugs. Here are some that should be relatively easy. Happy coding!