KDE Saw More Wayland Fixes This Week, Other Changes

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 20 March 2021 at 05:55 AM EDT. 57 Comments
As we get ready for spring, KDE developers continue polishing up their Wayland support for the Plasma 5.22 cycle.

It's been another busy week in KDE land especially on the Wayland/XWayland front while other areas of the free desktop stack have also been enjoying improvements. Some of the noteworthy KDE improvements this past week include:

- KDE Connect now supports replying to text messages from within the Plasma notification itself.

- The audio volume applet with the applications tab will now show what audio output device a given application is outputting to when hovering over the application name.

- KDE Partition Manager now reports the SMART status for all disks.

- Okular now behaves correctly for multi-monitor systems with different scaling factors.

- Pasting saved Klipper text into GTK applications under a KDE Plasma session now works.

- XWayland now responds immediately to fractional scaling factor changes rather than the current behavior of first needing a system restart.

More details on this week's KDE improvements via this summary by KDE developer Nate Graham.
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