KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 79

After a somewhat light week, we’ve back with week 79 in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, and there’s a ton of cool stuff for you!

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!

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14 thoughts on “KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 79

  1. Loads of cool stuffs as always!

    That Unsplash automatic wallpaper is so nice! Unsplash photos are high quality and cool!

    Thank you guys!


    1. Question is different. In that post I have asked about the progress of wayland transition of the several programs that I ignore, in this one, I ask you about the specific programs which are natively developed in wayland. If you don’t know which programs are natively developed in wayland, how can you affirm that the progress is good? So you have lied to me, to the other viewers and to the KDe users too. If I say that you are a liar it’s not an offence…. it’s the truth and the truth is never an offence.


    2. If I had to know 100% of everything to make a statement on its general progress, then I guess every statement I’ve ever made would be a lie. Probably you too! Oops, I guess we’re all liars.

      It’s very rude to call people liars. It’s even ruder to do it in their own house (digitally speaking). And doing it on the basis of false pedantry is just silly.

      I’m afraid I will have to delete future rude comments. Both of our time is too valuable to spend arguing over things. Since you’re clearly very interested in Wayland, my advice is to spend that time learning more about the Wayland transition so you can answer your own questions for yourself.

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  2. > Picture of the Day wallpaper plugin

    I have a quick request, can you make it screen-rotation aware? i use a 90° tilted screen and sometimes the picture are looking very ugly. I would be fine if it would not change picture every day as long as it looks good.
    Also looks like sometimes the picture are in 4k (or maybe better) so they still look good as the resolution is 1080p


  3. Nice improvements, as every week.

    I’ve been testing a few of Wayland session at Plasma 5.16.3, the improvement from Plasma 5.12/5.13 i think it was when i tested it at the past, it’s very obvious, and it’s to be thanked. You’re putting a huge work to make it work, so i only can be thankful.

    Still i detected some bugs, of course, i will try to help within my possibilities, opening bugs, because i really think that’s the course of action, the way to notify the KDE developers.

    But i really feel it much faster than Xorg, so i will try to use it often, to test it more deeply.

    As always, thank you very much to all and specially to Nate for your hard work and to allow us to enjoy all this magnificent software.

    A huge hug to everyone mentioned above ^^.


    1. That’s the reason to switch to wayalnd the sooner possible as well as the development of native wayland based programs because xwayland is the other name of xorg.


  4. Hi Nate,

    > Konsole’s settings window has received a user interface overhaul, and now follows the common FormLayout style (Mariusz Glebocki, Konsole 19.08.0):

    I’m not sure what FormLayout is. When I first saw this, I thought that Konsole settings dialog got migrated to QML+Kirigami, but that is not true. You probably meant that the dialog now looks like **if it was** designed with Kirigami’s FormLayout?


    1. Kirigami isn’t the only widget toolkit that has Form Layouts; it’s a generic term for a centered layout where the controls have left-aligned labels. Konsole’s overhauled settings window simply uses the QWidgets equivalent: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qformlayout.html. Same with Dolphin, Gwenview, Spectacle, etc.


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