Plasma will allow us to mount ISOs directly from Dolphin, and other changes that KDE works on

KDE prepares many changes in its apps

Well yes, it seems that it is already more than confirmed: Nate Graham will publish the news in which he works KDE Saturdays, and no Sundays like up to a month ago. This week's is entitled "all about applications", and well, it's not like that because, although it does talk about many new features in its apps, it continues to talk about changes that will also come to Plasma and Frameworks, two of the most important components. important items from your desktop.

This Week has mentioned us just two new features, one in Dolphin and one in Konsole. The one that perhaps draws the most attention is the file manager, since this summer it will be able to mount ISO images thanks to a new option in the context menu. Below you have the rest of future news that Graham mentioned to us this morning.

New Features Coming to KDE This Summer

  • Dolphin allows us to mount ISO images from a new article in the context menu (Dolphin 20.08.0).
  • Konsole now allows us to monitor a tab to complete the active process (Konsole 20.08.0).

Bug fixes and performance and interface improvements

  • Improved search speed / performance in Okular sidebar (Okular 1.10.2).
  • Fixed a very common Yakuake crash (KDE Applications 20.04.2).
  • Fixed a common crash in Konsole when right-clicking and using Qt 5.15 (Konsole 20.04.2).
  • Gwenview touch gestures now work correctly when using display scaling (Gwenview 20.08.0).
  • Note widgets placed on a panel now show the popup note if clicked when all windows are hidden or minimized (Plasma 5.19.0).
  • Clicking the settings button for a notification now opens the notification settings page with that particular app in focus and visible (Plasma 5.19.0).
  • KRunner once again shows Firefox bookmarks (Plasma 5.19.0).
  • KRunner now does a better job of handling file paths that start with a tilde (Plasma 5.20).
  • When using Dolphin to view the desktop using the special desktop URL: /, the amount of free space is now displayed correctly in the status bar (Plasma 5.20.0).
  • Dates displayed in the file overwrite confirmation dialog now respect the date format of their current location (Frameworks 5.71).
  • Deleting files from a Samba share no longer displays a notification with an inaccurate number of deleted files (Frameworks 5.71).
  • Okular's sidebar UI has been overhauled, with the result that it now takes up less horizontal space, is easier to quickly show and hide, has a more consistent appearance overall, and fixes many bugs (Okular 1.11.0 ).
  • The default gesture for moving windows has been changed to Meta + click, to avoid conflicts with applications like Krita, Inkscape, and Blender that use Alt + click for their own uses. If we don't use Krita, Blender, Inkscape or another application that uses Alt + Click for something, of course we can change it back to Alt + click (Plasma 5.20).
  • When dragging files from Dolphin (or elsewhere) to the desktop, the files now end up where you dragged them, rather than at the end of the last row (Plasma 5.20).
  • The battery charge level icons displayed in the battery and brightness applet now reflect the current charge status more accurately (Frameworks 5.71).
  • The standalone KRunner widget now closes the popup if you press the Escape key while the text field is empty (Plasma 5.20).
  • When using an ultra-wide screen that is wider than 21: 9, the default horizontal panel now no longer spans the entire width of the screen, but remains as large as it would on a 21: 9 screen, centered horizontally. Also in this mode, notification pop-ups that are set to appear near the Notification System Tray applet will appear near it rather than far away in a corner of the screen (Plasma 5.20.0).
  • The new OSDs show the percentage level for brightness and volume (Plasma 5.20).

When will all this come

plasma 5.19.0 will arrive on June 9. The next big release, Plasma 5.20 will arrive on October 13. On the other hand, KDE Applications 20.04.2 will arrive on June 11, but the release date of 20.08.0 remains unconfirmed. KDE Frameworks 5.71 will be released on June 13.

We remember that in order to enjoy everything mentioned here as soon as it is available we have to have added the Backports repository from KDE or use an operating system with special repositories like KDE neon.


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  1.   Armando Mendoza placeholder image said

    Years ago I waited for this option ...
    It came too late for me

  2.   Black Hole said

    Wouldn't it be more important if you could mount SMB resources in user space like Ununtu does with Nautilus (Files) directly? I have tried Kubuntu and Fedora and I get nothing but errors when trying to access shared resources by Windows 7/10.

    1.    Black Hole said

      Sorry, Kubuntu and Manjaro wanted to say. I think it is a KDE problem that is not solved.