Plasma 5.17.4 arrives to continue polishing the famous KDE graphical environment

plasma 5.17.4

As scheduled, KDE Community has released today Plasma 5.17.4. This is the fourth maintenance version of a series that introduced many interesting new features, but at least one regression that is affecting the author of this article which, like some past version, causes that, when the computer wakes up after a suspension, the Image is faulty. The update released today could fix the bug, or else we will have to wait for Frameworks 5.65 to do so.

As usual, KDE has published two articles about this release: en first tell us about the availability of the new version of the graphical environment and in second they detail all the changes introduced, 49 news this time. Here is a small list of the most important changes that have been included in Plasma 5.17.4 and that they overtook us on past Sundays.

Plasma 5.17.4 Highlights

  • An invisible clicking square no longer appears in the upper left corner of the screen after suspending compositing and restarting KWin while running an application displaying a System Tray icon.
  • Album art on the lock screen no longer gets outrageously gigantic when the media title is really too long.
  • The weather widget's weather station setup window now has a better default size and margins, and the text “no weather stations found” no longer clutters the view.
  • Discover's update page no longer has a broken layer.
  • Maximized or vertically tiled windows no longer exhibit strange behaviors regarding window sizes and shadows when maximized or not displayed.
  • Photo of the day slides are now usable on the lock screen.
  • Tree views in GTK or GNOME applications are now visible when using a dark color scheme.
  • The list of system applications and services on the notification settings page now allows keyboard navigation.
  • When using a weather widget in a horizontal panel with the temperature display turned on, the text size now matches the text size for the default digital clock.
  • A Folder View widget on a panel now uses the correct text color for selected (not highlighted) items.

plasma 5.17.4 It is now available, but in order to use it right now we have to download its code. In the next hours / days it will appear as an update in Discover.


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