KDE Sees Improvements For Samba Shares, Fixing Mouse Input For GTK Apps On XWayland

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 16 February 2020 at 06:44 AM EST. 8 Comments
While this week marked the release of KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS, KDE developers haven't let up on their bug fixing activities and other improvements to this open-source desktop environment.

Some of the highlights for other work this week besides pushing Plasma 5.18.0 out the door includes:

- Support for creating and pasting files on Samba shares within Dolphin. There is also support for URLs beginning with cifs:// for paths to Samba shares and other KDE Dolphin improvements around Samba mounts, including support for showing the amount of free space on such shares.

- Mouse input in GTK applications relying upon XWayland now works properly with Plasma 5.18.1.

- Plasma no longer crashes when switching virtual desktops after changing the layout on Wayland.

- Menubar text in Electron-based applications is now readable.

- The Baloo file indexer now correctly enables and disables and pauses and resumes again. Baloo also now resumes indexing correctly after the machine has woken from sleep.

- Enhancements to the Elisa UI.

- Various other Dolphin improvements.

More details on this week's KDE development activity via developer Nate Graham's blog.
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