The accent color will be coming to the KDE / Plasma + Breeze folders, and other new features that we will see soon

Colored folders in KDE Plasma 5.23Following the articles in This Week in GNOME, Adventures in Linux is published on Saturdays and KDE. The second is written by Nate Graham, and is usually much longer than the first, in part because the K team covers so much more software and is more customizable. That and that everything they mention are news that will arrive in the medium-term future. Also, your articles tell us about your desktop, applications, and libraries.

El this week's article emphasize the accent color again. The novelty regarding this that they have advanced to us today is that said color will also reach the folders by Dolphin. That is, the color that we choose in the general settings will be respected and will also be applied to the folders. Below you have the list of future news that they have published today.

New Features Coming to KDE

  • KDE applications have taken their first step to save volatile state data (eg window size and position) in a separate configuration file from the one that explicitly stores configurable settings. Dolphin now does this, and others will be ported soon (Alexander Lohnau, Frameworks 5.88 with Dolphin 21.12).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, Spectacle now has the "Active Window" mode that it has in the X11 session (Vlad Zahorodnii, Spectacle 21.12 with Plasma 5.24).
  • Breeze folders now respect the "Selection" color of our color scheme or the specified accent / accent color (Andreas Kainz, Frameworks 5.88).

Bug fixes and performance improvements

  • Dolphin no longer hangs when its context menu is used to archive some files, but then the job in between is canceled using the notification that appears to show progress information (David Edmundson, Ark 21.08.3).
  • Dragging a screenshot from Spectacle to another application no longer causes the dragged preview to become comically huge when it is much larger in one dimension than the other (Antonio Prcela, Spectacle 21.12).
  • Filelight now uses a multi-threaded file system scanning algorithm, which should result in much faster scanning performance (Martin Tobias Holmedahl Sandsmark, Filelight 21.12).
  • In the Plasma X11 session, dragging favorite icons into Kickoff no longer causes them to pile up and overlap. KDE is trying to figure out why a different problem keeps occurring in the Wayland session. (Noah Davis, Plasma 5.23.2.1).
  • Right-clicking the systray icon of a GTK application no longer causes all hell to break loose (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • Desktop items with emblems in the lower right corner (such as the "I am a symbolic link" emblem) no longer display two slightly different sized emblems, one stacked on top of the other (Fushan Wen, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • Applying any changes to the System Preferences keyboard page no longer resets the Num Lock setting to its default value (Andrey Butirsky, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • The back button in the System Preferences subcategory column header can now be activated with a touch screen and stylus (David Redondo, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, Firefox now responds better to drag and drop files (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, the panel auto-hide animation now works correctly (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma 5.23.3).
  • The Task Manager tooltip for a large number of open windows for the same application is now much faster to load and much more responsive (Fushan Wen, Plasma 5.24).
  • When the Task Manager is configured to display tooltips when clicking on a grouped task, the tooltip no longer changes annoyingly to display a different application if the cursor hovers over another task on the way to information on tools (Bharadwaj Raju, Plasma 5.24).
  • In the Plasma Wayland session, hiding then showing the edges of a window no longer subtly changes the height of the window (Vlad Zahorodnii, Plasma 5.24).
  • Plasma is now slightly faster and uses less memory each time it loads an icon (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.88).
  • Now you can double click on the number of a Plasma spinbox to select it, just like other spinboxes (Noah Davis, Frameworks 5.88).

Improvements in the user's interface

  • The Spectacle configuration window has been redesigned to put more options in comboboxes, making it less huge and visually overwhelming (Antonio Prcela, Spectacle 21.12).
  • Editing the text of a saved clipboard history item now displays the online edit view on a new page, rather than in a separate dialog window (Bharadwaj Raju, Plasma 5.24).
  • The system setup touch panel page no longer displays a disabled "Device:" combo box when only one touch panel is connected; now it's just hidden (Nate Graham, Plasma 5.24).
  • The Battery and Brightness applet can now display the battery level of any Bluetooth connected graphics tablet (Sönke Holz, Frameworks 5.88).

When will all this get to the KDE desktop

Plasma 5.23.3 is coming November 9. KDE Gear 21.08.3 will be released on November 11, and KDE Gear 21.12 on December 9. KDE Frameworks 5.88 will be available on November 13th. Plasma 5.24 will arrive on February 8.

To enjoy all this as soon as possible we have to add the repository backports from KDE 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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