KDE Ending Out November With UI Improvements, More Plasma Wayland Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 26 November 2022 at 06:04 AM EST. 38 Comments
The US Thanksgiving week showed no signs of slowing down the global KDE development with there being many user interface improvements, bug fixes, and other improvements to have landed for this open-source desktop environment.

KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly, wonderful development summaries that highlight all of the prominent KDE changes that took place for the week. Some of this week's KDE highlights include:

- KDE's Dragon Player for media playback has experienced a major UI overhaul with now making use of a KHamburgerMenu, adding a welcome screen, and other changes. The Dragon Player should also behave better now when running under the Plasma Wayland session.

- KDE's Filelight file size inspector has added a list view to the UI for providing a text-based means of looking at file size information.

- Ark added support for Stuffit Expander (.sit) archives.

- A new "Touchscreen" page within KDE system Settings.

- Plasma Wayland session screens now get a default scale factor that more appropriately matches their DPI based on device type.

- Support for auto-starting applications multiple times.

- Improved dealing with fingerprint authentication on the KDE desktop.

- Breeze theme improvements.

- Under Plasma Wayland when tapping a touchscreen after disconnecting an external screen will no longer result in crashing KWin.

- Various other bug fixes.

Nate Graham showing off the KDE Dragon Player UI enhancements.

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