KDE Starts More Feature Work On Plasma 5.27, Fixes For Plasma 5.26

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 22 October 2022 at 05:19 AM EDT. 17 Comments
Last week saw the release of Plasma 5.26 while this week KDE developers moved on to more feature work for Plasma 5.27 while also addressing some fall-out and fixes for Plasma 5.26.

KDE developer -- and new KDE e.V. board member -- Nate Graham published his weekly KDE development summary. Some of the KDE development highlights for this week include:

- KDE Plasma 5.27 System Settings' firewall area now supports IP address strings with netmasks.

- The Gwenview image viewer has added a movable slider if wanting to reduce the area that is used for showing image metadata and such.

- Kate and KWrite text editors now show links to documentation from their welcome screen.

- Dragging and dropping windows onto the Pager widget work much better.

- Under Plasma Wayland, the Help Center can now raise its open window when activated by another app. Similarly, opening Dolphin under Plasma Wayland from the Disks & Devices pop-up will now raise its existing window if already open.

- When resizing the Plasma calendar pop-up, it now scales appropriately.

- There is now the option of immediately deleting an item rather than moving to the trash if that item's size is larger than the current trash size.

- Avatar images throughout KDE are now sharper and better looking on HiDPI screens or when using screen scaling.

- Fixed high CPU usage with Plasma when using an animated AVIF image wallpaper.

- Fixed high CPU usage with Plasma when disabling middle-click paste and copying certain content.

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