KDE Changes This Week "Overflowing With Positive Visual Changes"

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 9 April 2022 at 05:18 AM EDT. 16 Comments
KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly summary of all the interesting changes to have landed this week for benefiting this open-source desktop environment.

It's been a busy start to April for KDE. Among the changes to land this week, which Nate Graham characterized as "overflowing with positive visual changes", include:

- When changing the KDE PLasma 5.25 color scheme, the screen will now smoothly cross-fade from the old color scheme to the new colors.

- KDE Plasma on Wayland now supports the "screencast session restore" protocol. This screencast session restore feature is part of xdg-desktop-portal.

- A new app "Crashed Processes Viewer" for graphically seeing crashes collected by coredumpctl.

- KIO no longer crashes when trying to open an unreadable file via SFTP.

- Continued KDE Plasma Wayland fixes, including more KWin crash fixes.

- Kate, KWrite, and other KTextEditor programs no longer crash when defining a new file type for the app to open.

- Improved system information reporting within the KDE Info Center.

- Various UI improvements to the Elisa music player.

- The four-finger swipe-up gesture to open the overview effect now follows your fingers.

- Rewritten and modernized window list applet for KDE Plasma 5.25.

More details on this week's KDE development happenings via Nate Graham's blog.
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