KDE Picks Up New Screen Layout Switcher Plasmoid, Other Enhancements
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 26 August 2018 at 08:11 AM EDT. 32 Comments
KDE --
KDE developers remain on their spree of various usability enhancements and polishing. KDE contributor Nate Graham also continues doing a great job summarizing these enhancements on a weekly basis.

The latest installment of usability and productivity enhancements for KDE include:

- A new Plasmoid that provides easy access to the screen layout switcher and being able to enter the "presentation mode" easily to inhibit the screensaver.

- The logout screen will display a warning when other users are still logged in.

- Thumbnails for AppImages.

- A security enhancement around copy/paste and the lock screen's password field.

- Improved syntax highlighting.

- Better thumbnail icons for those via Wine (Windows).

- Better looking icons for the on-screen display settings chooser.

- Dolphin is slightly faster opening folders with many files/folders.

Most of this work will be found in Plasma 5.14 or Frameworks 5.50. More details via Nate's blog.
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