KDE Rewriting Spectacle UI, Fixing Paste Issues Under Plasma Wayland

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 December 2022 at 06:02 AM EST. 15 Comments
KDE developers remain quite busy as we approach the holiday season. KDE's Spectacle screenshot utility has seen some new work and there were various other fixes and improvements to be merged this week.

KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his latest excellent weekly recap on the development happenings around this desktop environment. Among the KDE changes worth talking about this week include:

- Spectacle's user interface was rewritten in QML. Part of the plan is to add screen recording functionality to this app that started out as KDE's screenshot utility. Spectacle is also adding annotation support and the ability to select a screen region.

- KWin actions are added for "move window one screen to the left/right/up/down" that can be assigned to keyboard shortcuts if desired.

- KDE's Bluetooth widget tooltip now reports battery status information where supported.

- The estimated battery time reported by KDE has now been smoothed out so it's less jumpy.

- Paste-related issues have been fixed with the KDE Plasma Wayland session.

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