KDE Lands More Crash Fixes, Activities Feature Working On Wayland

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 April 2021 at 06:00 AM EDT. 32 Comments
It's been another week of fixes and feature work for the KDE desktop as the march continues toward the Plasma 5.22 release this summer.

Crash fixes and more Wayland improvements remain the common theme for KDE this year. Over the past week some of the work items that landed included:

- The KDE Activities feature now "mostly works" on Wayland. There still are more improvements to go but should be buttoned up for KDE Plasma 5.22.

- The font size can now be changed for Sticky Note widgets.

- Ark now supports extracting Zip files that have Windows-style backslashes used as path separators.

- More Plasma crash fixes, including so that the Plasma Wayland session will not crash when plugging in an external screen while running a non-GUI session like a virtual terminal. There is another crash fix addressed that would happen for KWin with certain low-power embedded GPUs.

- Ultra-wide screens are now identified as 21:9 within the system settings rather than 63:27.

More details on the KDE changes of the past week can be found via this blog post by KDE developer Nate Graham.
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