KDE ends August anticipating that it will allow us to choose the color of the emphasis of Plasma and other news

Choose accent color in KDE Plasma 5.23

I no longer have a native Windows computer, but I do have a virtual machine with Microsoft's system. No matter where I use it, the first thing I touch up is the colors, putting the dark theme and red as the accent color. In Kubuntu I leave it as it is, but in the future it will be easier, since the KDE project will add in Plasma 5.23 a function that will allow us to change that color.

That is the only new function that we they have advanced this week, but also interface fixes and improvements that will begin to arrive this Tuesday coinciding with the launch of Plasma 5.23. The rest will come to KDE Gear and KDE Frameworks.

Bug fixes and performance improvements

  • Dolphin no longer hangs on exiting when the integrated terminal panel is open (Ahmad Samir, Dolphin 21.08.1).
  • The file view of Elisa now it works again (Bart De Vries, Elisa 21.08.1).
  • Elisa's "next track" and "previous track" shortcuts (Ctrl + left / right arrow) now appear correctly in the settings window (Nate Graham, Elisa 21.08.1/XNUMX/XNUMX).
  • You can rename items from the context menu of the Dolphin folder panel (Jan Paul Batrina, Dolphin 21.08.1).
  • Spectacle's "Automatically copy to clipboard after taking screenshot" feature now works correctly in Plasma Wayland session (Méven Car, Spectacle 21.08.1).
  • Spectacle's "Open Contained Folder" action now opens the correct location after copying the screenshot to the clipboard instead of manually or automatically saving it anywhere (Jan Paul Batrina, Spectacle 21.12).
  • Dolphin no longer unnecessarily opens a new window after compressing or extracting files in Ark using the context menu action (Alexander Lohnau, Dolphin 21.08.1).
  • Dolphin 'Reset Zoom Level' action now works when file previews are disabled (Eugene Popov, Dolphin 21.08.1).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, users of NVIDIA proprietary drivers version 470 and later will no longer experience XWayand application windows displaying black or vertically mirrored content (Xaver Hugl, Plasma 5.22.5).
  • The system monitor no longer hangs sometimes when viewing the processes page (Arjen Hiemstra, Plasma 5.23).
  • Plasma no longer hangs when accessing the clipboard applet or popup menu if any of the entries are extremely long (Someone with the pseudonym "ValidikSS", Plasma 5.23).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, the Task Manager now displays information about application icons when clicked to launch them, just like in the X11 session. (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma 5.23).
  • The System Preferences Night Color page no longer starts geolocation using a third-party service immediately after opening, and instead only does so when necessary (Bharadwaj Raju, Plasma 5.23).
  • The bottom of the screen locker no longer sometimes misaligns in multiscreen settings (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.23).
  • Multiscreen layouts are now maintained in sessions X11 and Wayland (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.23).
  • System Monitor now remembers which page you were last on when it reopened as part of restoring the session (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.23).
  • Discover is now a bit faster to launch and load its initial view (Aleix Pol Gonzalez, Plasma 5.23).
  • System Monitor now correctly reports CPU information on FreeBSD systems (Adriaan de Groot, Plasma 5.23).
  • Fixed two major memory leaks that could affect Plasma and Plasma widgets (Matt Whitlock, Frameworks 5.86).
  • When using an application with a hamburger menu on its toolbar that is provided by the KHamburgerMenu control, a duplicate copy of the menu structure no longer appears in the context menu as well when a Global Menu applet is being used as well ( Felix Ernst, Frameworks 5.86).

Improvements in the user's interface

  • Playback and volume sliders on Elisa now react correctly to her color scheme (Nate Graham, Elisa 21.12).
  • Elisa's playlist buttons have been rearranged so that there is room to display labels when space is available, and now they respond: when there is no space for labels, they revert to icon-only buttons (Nate Graham, Elisa 21.12) .
  • The icons in the Kolourpaint "Rotate" dialog now look good and follow the theme of the icons (Kai Uwe Broulik, Kolourpaint 21.12).
  • The Night Color page of System Preferences now indicates when we are going to perform an action that will perform geolocation using a third party service (Bharadwaj Raju, Plasma 5.23).
  • On the System Preferences feedback page, you can now see a historical record of the data (if any) that has been sent to KDE (Aleix Pol González, Plasma 5.23).
  • When rotating the screen in the Plasma Wayland session, either manually or automatically depending on the device's orientation sensor, there is now an animated transition between the old and new rotations (Aleix Pol González, Plasma 5.23).
  • The "delete text" button within text fields in all Plasma and QtQuick applications is now the same size as in QtWidgets applications (Devin Lin, Frameworks 5.86).
  • Several bookmark-themed Breeze icons are now visually differentiated from each other (Nate Graham, Frameworks 5.86).

When will all this get to the KDE desktop

Plasma 5.22.5 will arrive on Tuesday, August 31 and on September 2 we will be able to use KDE Gear 21.08.1. At the moment there is no specific date for KDE Gear 21.12, but they will arrive in December. KDE Frameworks 5.86 will arrive on September 11, and Plasma 5.23 will land with the new theme, among other things, on October 12.

To enjoy all this as soon as possible we have to add the KDE Backports repository or use an operating system with special repositories like Kde neon or any distribution whose development model is Rolling Release, although the latter usually take a little longer than the KDE system.

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