If you’re celebrating Easter, we’ve got a gift for you: week 67 in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative! And if not… well you get it anyway!
- The KWin window manager now has initial support for using the proprietary NVIDIA driver in a Wayland session (Erik Kurzinger, KDE Plasma 5.16.0)
Bugfixes & Performance Improvements
- System Settings pages written in QML that are opened standalone now have the correct window height by default. This fixes the Fonts, Workspace Behavior, Mouse, Touchpad, and Launch Feedback pages (Marco Martin, KDE Frameworks 5.58):
- Fixed a common Plasma crash (David Edmundson, KDE Plasma 5.16.0)
- Kate and other tabbed editors using the KTextEditor framework no longer display the dreaded “ambiguous shortcut” warning dialog when switching tabs with the ctrl+page up/page down keyboard shortcuts because the “move insertion point to top/bottom of viewport” shortcuts have been changed to be alt+home/end (Cnristoph Cullman, KDE Frameworks 5.58)
- Fuel consumption conversion in KRunner now produces the correct results (Michal Malý, KDE Frameworks 5.58)
- Fixed a regression in dolphin that was preventing the “Create New” button from being added to the toolbar (me: Nate Graham, and Kai Uwe Broulik, KDE Applications 19.04.1)
- Mobile phones plugged into your computer no longer show two identical “Open with File Manager” items in the Device Notifier (me: Nate Graham, KDE Applications 19.08.0):
User Interface Improvements
- It’s now possible to replace a widget with an alternative one when in panel edit mode (Björn Feber, KDE Plasma 5.16.0):
- Discover now lets you force-quit it if you try to quit while it’s doing stuff–of course, it’s up to you to live with the consequences! (Aleix Pol Gonzalez, KDE Plasma 5.16.0)
- The Login Screen (SDDM) System Settings page got a visual overhaul (Filip Fila, KDE Plasma 5.16.0):
- It’s no longer necessary to check the “Force Rasterization” checkbox in Okular’s print settings to enable the page scaling options (Michael Weghorn, KDE Applications 19.08.0)
Next week, your name could be in this list! Not sure how? Just ask! I’ve helped mentor a number of new contributors recently and I’d love to help you, too! You can also check out https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved, and find out how you can help be a part of something that really matters. You don’t have to already be a programmer. I wasn’t when I got started. Try it, you’ll like it! We don’t bite!