Plasma 6.0.4 fixes many more bugs and begins to prepare the ground for Plasma 6.1

plasma 6.0.4

KDE launched us plasma 6.0.4. There was a glitch on their schedule page where it said it should arrive on “Tuesday, April 15,” but it was either Tuesday or April 15; not both. Now the doubts are resolved, and logic has prevailed. These releases usually arrive on Tuesdays and Plasma 6.0.4 was released on Tuesday. What happened to the person who filled out the schedules is something that happens to me constantly and nothing bad has ever happened.

But today's news is the launch, not whether or not there was a bug. Plasma 6.0.4 is the fourth maintenance update in this series and has arrived three weeks after former. Among its new features, many bug fixes, too many if we take into account how well it had arrived according to theory, not so many if what we value is that 21 days have passed since Plasma 6.0.3. What you have below is a list with some of the improvements made.

What's New in Plasma 6.0.4

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Discover to crash on startup under certain circumstances.
  • In the Plasma X11 session, the grid page in the Overview effect can now be closed using the same keyboard shortcut (Meta+G by default) that was used to open it.
  • Discover is also now faster at displaying information about big offline updates.
  • Multiple wallpapers can now be selected in Plasma's "add new wallpaper" dialog.
  • Fixed a set of related crashes in Plasma that appear to have been a subtle side effect of the recent fix to make Kickoff favorites grid apps disappear immediately when uninstalled.
  • Fixed another case where Plasma could crash when connecting a new display.
  • Fixed a rare Plasma crash that could occur when clicking on certain icons in the System Tray.
  • Fixed a case where Spectacle could crash after finishing a screen recording when using certain GPU hardware.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from logging out within 60 seconds of logging in when using the system-enabled Plasma startup process.
  • Fixed an issue where two-finger tapping on the touchpad in Task Manager would not open a context menu with certain, say, “less than premium” touchpad hardware.
  • Contributed to code hardening for four additional bugs detected by KDE's automatic bug reporting system.
  • Fixed incorrect localization of date information in the tooltips of several clock widgets.
  • In the traditional Plasma Task Manager widget, the threshold for displaying any text is now smaller, so you'll see text more often even with relatively small task widths.
  • Plasma no longer crashes when we close the notification which gives the opportunity to undo deleting an Icon widget.
  • Modal font dialogues in Plasma 6 are now ugly, but at least they work again; The previous styling approach caused them to end up being non-interactive and has been reverted for now pending a better solution.
  • Discover again shows everything that's installed on its "Installed" page, not just an assortment of packages that depended on the distribution you were using.
  • When scrolling down an app category in Kickoff and then switching categories, random items from the previous category no longer sometimes appear inappropriately on the new page.
  • In Wayland, the color selection dialog no longer returns incorrect colors when an ICC profile is applied to the display.
  • Fixed a strange issue where Plasma list view mode folder view popup items in a panel could only be highlighted when moving the cursor down, instead of up.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed, in certain circumstances, to drag a window completely off the screen.
  • In Wayland, the clipboard menu that appears when you press Meta+V no longer scrolls below windows set to always be on top.
  • In KWin's overview effect, thumbnails of inactive virtual desktops are now active, not static.

plasma 6.0.4 it was announced a few moments ago, and that means that your code is now available. The first to receive it will be KDE neon, followed by the Linux distributions with the Rolling Release development model. It will arrive to the others in a period that will depend on their own philosophies.


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