KDE Introduces "Quick Settings" Page, Lands More Wayland Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 27 March 2021 at 05:58 AM EDT. 20 Comments
KDE developers are finishing the month of March strong with a number of new features and bug fixes for their open-source desktop stack.

Over the past week some of the KDE work has included:

- Kate and KWrite can now enjoy basic touchscreen scrolling support. These text editors will also warn you now if trying to run them with sudo/kdesu.

- The KDE Plasma Applets configuration windows have received an overhaul.

- A new "Quick Settings" page for KDE System Settings page that is the initial screen when launching the settings and contains some of the most-used settings within easy reach.

- Faster speed and performance when taking HiDPI screenshots within Spectacle.

- A variety of KDE Plasma Wayland session fixes from rash fixes to other bugs being addressed.

KDE developer Nate Graham has the full scoop on all of this week's desktop changes over on his blog for the latest KDE happenings.
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