Howdy folks! This has been a bit of a light week for KDE’s Usability and Productivity initiative, probably because everyone’s basking in the warm glow of a well-received release: KDE Plasma 5.13 came out on Tuesday and is getting great reviews!
Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of great stuff queued up though.
- The context menu for desktop icons now correctly toggles between Move to Trash and Delete when the Shift key is pressed (Eike Hein, KDE Plasma 5.12.6)
- Any toolbar buttons in Kate and KWrite (and other apps using the KTextEditor frameworks) that display a drop-down menu when you click on them now display the menu properly when you click on them normally, instead of requiring a click-and-hold (me: Nate Graham, KDE Frameworks 5.48)
UI Polish & Improvement
- The Libinput-backend Mouse and Touchpad System Settings pages received a visual and usability overhaul (Furkan Tokac, KDE Plasma 5.14):
- Discover’s Updates page is now clearer about what version is being upgraded (me: Nate Graham, KDE Plasma 5.14):
- Scrollbars in Konsole are now overlay style and disappear entirely when the view isn’t scrollable, e.g. with a full-screen CLI program like top (Tomaz Canabrava and Alex Nemeth, KDE Applications 18.08.0)
See all the names of people who worked hard to make the computing world a better place? That could be you next week! Getting involved isn’t all that tough, and there’s lots of support available. Give it a try today! It’s easy and fun and important.