KDE's KWin Options UI Improved, Various Other Enhancements During Akademy Week
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 15 September 2019 at 10:28 AM EDT. 13 Comments
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KDE's annual Akademy developer conference took place this past week in Milan, Italy. But even with that in-person event the development of the KDE desktop environment didn't let up in landing new improvements.

While the KDE Usability & Productivity initiative is over with now KDE focusing on Wayland, consistency, and application improvements, KDE contributor Nate Graham is continuing with his weekly blog posts highlighting the usability/productivity changes and other improvements to the KDE stack.

During Akademy 2019 week some of the KDE improvements worth mentioning include:

- KDE's Kate text editor is now available from the Microsoft Store.

- Fixes to KWin's Wobbly Windows effect.

- The KWin "window behavior" KCM configuration module received a UI overhaul as did KWin's window decoration context menu. Both changes coming to KDE Plasma 5.17.

- KSysGuard is now HiDPI compatible.

- A keyboard shortcut for switching between the normal input mode and Vi input mode for Kate and other KTextEditor programs.

Various other improvements as well as outlined by Nate's blog.
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