KDE Plasma 5.26 Beta Released With New \Plasma Bigscreen\” Interface For TVs”

By | 15/09/2022

This week we’re getting set for the Plasma five.26 beta and focused on bugfixing and UI shine. Expect more of this over the next few weeks!

New Features

While in Touch fashion in the Plasma Wayland session, you can now force the Maliit Virtual Keyboard to appear fifty-fifty if information technology didn’t appear automatically (Aleix Pol Gonzalez, Plasma v.26. Link)

In Organisation Monitor and the Plasma widgets of the same name, you can at present query sensors for your CPUs’ minimum, maximum, and average temperature and frequency (Alessio Bonfiglio, Plasma v.26. Link)

User Interface Improvements

Gwenview can now open GIMP’s
.xcf
files (Nicolas Fella, Gwenview 22.08.ane. Link)

Elisa now shows you lot a user-friendly message explaining what didn’t piece of work when yous drag-and-drop non-audio files onto it (Bharadwaj Raju, Elisa 22.12. Link)

In Beginning, Flatpak apps now show the “Uninstall or Manage Add-ons” card item in their context menus (me: Nate Graham, Plasma 5.24.vii. Link)

Info Center pages now accept a visually obvious “Copy to Clipboard” button y’all tin use to copy their entire text to the clipboard (me: Nate Graham, Plasma 5.26. Link)

Night Color at present has a simpler interface for turning it on and off: now the “off” status is a part of the combobox to cull the activation time, rather than beingness a second checkbox (Bharadwaj Raju, Plasma 5.26. Link):


The User Switcher widget no longer has a confusing “Exit” button that shuts down the estimator; this has been replaced with a “Log out” button that, well, logs you out! (Aleix Pol Gonzalez, Plasma 5.26. Link)

Significant Bugfixes

(This is a curated listing of e.g. HI and VHI priority bugs, Wayland showstoppers, major regressions, etc.)

Connecting to Windows Samba shares now works when using
samba-libs 4.sixteen
or college, because they changed a behavior out from under anybody and we had to piece of work effectually information technology! (Harald Sitter, kio-extras 22.08.2. Link)

Stock-still another mutual source of KWin crashes in the Plasma Wayland session when plugging or unplugging screens (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma 5.25.5. Link)

KWin no longer crashes when waking upward from sleep with the “KDE Snap Assistance” script agile (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma v.26. Link)

KRunner’due south lawmaking is no longer overridable by 3rd-political party Plasma themes, making them no longer capable of breaking it such that it tin’t be opened, which, yes, was totally a matter that sometimes happened (Alexander Lohnau, Plasma five.26. Link)

The KWin crossfade outcome is back, meaning that you volition once once again see a prissy cantankerous-fade when maximizing and de-maximizing windows, and when moving between console tooltips (Marco Martin, Plasma 5.26. Link)

Apps and windows on the Job Manager are now much more resistant to being accidentally dragged when you mean to just click on them (me: Nate Graham, Plasma v.26. Link)

In the Plasma Wayland session, console tooltips once once more morph using the KWin Morphing Popups issue (Marco Martin, Frameworks v.99. Link)

Other bug-related information of interest:

  • 45 15-minute Plasma bugs (down from 49 final week). Electric current list of bugs
  • 20 Very loftier priority Plasma bugs (down from 21 final calendar week). Current list of bugs
  • 121 KDE bugs of all kinds fixed this week. Full list of bugs

…And everything else

This blog only covers the tip of the iceberg! If you lot’re hungry for more, check out https://planet.kde.org, where you tin can find more than news from other KDE contributors.

How You Can Help

If you’re a programmer, check out our 15-Minute Bug Initiative. Working on these bug makes a big departure chop-chop! Otherwise, have a wait at https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved to discover ways to be office of a projection that actually matters. Each contributor makes a huge deviation in KDE; you are not a number or a cog in a machine! You don’t have to already exist a developer, either. I wasn’t when I got started. Try it, you’ll like it! We don’t bite!

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Source: https://pointieststick.com/2022/09/09/this-week-in-kde-getting-plasma-5-26-ready/