KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 69

It’s time for your weekly dose of KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative!

But first, I want to draw everyone’s attention to our Plasma 5.16 wallpaper competition. In addition to getting their wallpaper used as the default background for millions of users of KDE Plasma 5.16, the winner also receives a Slimbook One computer! So what are you waiting for!? Go and submit an awesome wallpaper! Here are the rules. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the last six wallpapers:

Anyway, here’s the Usability & Productivity work:

New Features

Bugfixes & Performance Improvements

User Interface Improvements

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!

If you find KDE software useful, consider making a donation to the KDE e.V. foundation.

16 thoughts on “KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 69

  1. Hello!

    I’ve found visual inconsistency in toolbar items’ height when using small icons with and without label (screenshot below), but because it’s a common problem in all kde applications, not just in Gwenview, I don’t know where exactly on Bugzilla to report it (or check if it already exists). I’m not sure, so could you help, please? I’m sorry, just don’t know well the Kde Applications structure.


  2. Said it before and I’ll say it again, the rate and dedication with which these papercuts are being nixed is damned impressive. Kudos to all involved.


  3. > Fixed a bug that could cause wireless networks to disappear from the network list after a failed connection (Oleg Solovyov, KDE Plasma 5.15.5)

    I always have worked around it by disabling and re-enabling the NM applet. Thanks for fixing that! 🙂

    > Go and submit an awesome wallpaper! Here are the rules. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the last six wallpapers:

    Does this mean you prefer computer generated modern art or are photographs welcome as well?


    1. Anything is welcome, but emulating the colorful and geometric visual style of the prior wallpapers is encouraged. A lot of those were originally started as photographs, which were used as inspiration and then painted/drawn over to produce the final result.

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  4. > Refined the System Settings Window Decorations page’s drag-and-drop user interface

    Could’ve dropped that useless “?” button and added a spacer while you were at it. 😇

    I’m just teasing. Great work. Thanks a lot to everybody involved.

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  5. Amazing as usual!

    Now that Plasma shows the microphone icon when it is being used it makes me think it should also show a “using webcam” icon.

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  6. Great job!!

    I have a question about the activity pager. I don’t know if this is a bug. But when i try to move a window between the activities using the pager… don’t work. Sometimes i can move from the right activity to the left, but from the left to the right don’t work. I use Manjaro KDE. Thank you.


  7. Fantastic news as always.

    I think i detected a typo at the input Vi-mode, it reads that it has been solved at KDE Frameworks 5.57, but i suppose it was meant to be 5.58 instead.

    Plasma 5.16 keeps receiving more and more love, lots of improves. I can’t wait to have it on my system.

    Thank you as always to Nate & everyone else who make this possible.

    Bests to all mentioned above ^^.

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