KDE Adds NVIDIA GPU Power Reporting, Plasma Wayland Crash Fix

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 19 November 2022 at 05:22 AM EST. 27 Comments
As KDE developers approach the holidays they have more bug fixes and features in store for their users of this open-source desktop environment.

KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly development summary highlighting all of the interesting KDE improvements over the past week. There continues to be fixes to the KDE Plasma Wayland session, NVIDIA power reporting support within the system monitor, and other highlights as outlined below.

- When KDE Discover is presenting error messages it now presents a dialog window rather than "tiny little overlays" at the bottom that auto-disappear after a few seconds.

- KDE System Monitor can now detect and monitor power usage with NVIDIA GPUs.

- Okular's scroll speed with a touchpad is now significantly faster.

- Discover will no longer check for updates when on a metered Internet connection.

- The Elisa media player should no longer stutter during playback.

- Under Plasma Wayland, Plasma should no longer randomly crash when moving the cursor over a Plasma panel.

- KWin now honors the "panel orientation" property supplied by the kernel for displays.

- Correcting the size of various Plasma UI elements in the Plasma X11 session.

More details on the KDE changes this week via Nate's blog.
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