KDE Applications 19.08 is here and these are the improvements they offer us


Few days ago KDE project developers released by posting on your blog, releasing of the new version of KDE Applications 19.08, including a selection of user applications adapted to work with KDE Frameworks 5.

With the arrival of this new version, the main applications of the KDE desktop environment have received a significant improvement for their use and operation, among these applications the file manager comes with the expected multi-tabs.

KDE Applications 19.08 Key New Features

Dolphin received improvements, Well the developers implemented and enabled by default the ability to open a new tab in an existing window from the file manager (instead of opening a new window with a separate Dolphin instance) when trying to open a directory from another application.

Another improvement is support for the global hotkey Meta + E, which allows you to call the file manager at any time.

Enhancements have been made to the correct info panel: Added support to allow autoplay of highlighted media files in the main panel.


A built-in configuration block has been added that allows you to change the content displayed on the panel without opening a separate configuration window.

For, Konsole have expanded the possibilities of mosaic window design: the main window can now be divided into parts in any way, both vertically and horizontally.

In turn, each area obtained after separation can also be divided or moved with the mouse to a new location in drag and drop mode. The settings window has been redesigned, which has become clearer and simpler.

KMail provides integration with grammar checking systems such as LanguageTool and Grammalecte. Added support for Markdown markup in compose message window. When scheduling events, the automatic removal of invitation letters stopped after writing the reply.

Video, image and PDF

Gwenview Image Viewer improved thumbnail display and low resource consumption mode, which uses low resolution thumbnails.

This mode is significantly faster and consumes less resources when loading JPEG and RAW image thumbnails.

Additionally, issues with Sony and Canon camera thumbnail creation have been resolved and the information displayed based on EXIF ​​metadata for RAW images has been expanded.

Okular improved the work with annotationsFor example, it has been possible to collapse and expand all annotations at once, the configuration dialog has been redesigned and the function of framing the ends of linear labels has been added (for example, it can display an arrow).

Whereas with Spectacle creating a snapshot with a delay in the header and button in the task manager panel provides an indication of the time remaining before the snapshot is taken.

When the Spectacle window opens, while waiting for the image, a button now appears to cancel the action. After saving the image, a message is displayed allowing you to open the image or the directory in which it is saved.

Kdenlive introduces new keyboard and mouse escape sequences. For example, turning the wheel while holding down the Shift key in the timeline will change the speed of the clip, and moving the cursor over the clip thumbnails while holding down the Shift key will trigger the preview of the video.

Three-point editing operations have been unified with other video editors. When trying to open a new document in Kate's text editor, the already launched instance of the editor appears in the foreground. In "Quick Open" mode, items are sorted by the time they were last opened and the top item in the list is selected by default.

Finally, this new update will be gradually coming to the different Linux distributions. Although it is also possible to test the different components separately with the help of the technology of the Flatpak packages.

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