KDE Gear 22.12 Arrives With Various Improvements And Bug Fixes


KDE has been published since April 2021 under the name KDE Gear, instead of KDE Apps and KDE Applications.

Announced the release of the new version of "KDE Gear 22.12", corresponding to the last update of the year of KDE applications, in total, releases of 234 programs, libraries and plugins were released as part of the update.

For those of you new to KDE Gear, you should know that this is the collection of over 100 applications, libraries and frameworks for the KDE desktop, previously released as KDE Applications. With the new edition of KDE Gear 22.12, various featured apps such as Dolphin, Gwenview, Kate and KDE Connect, among others, receive useful extensions.

KDE Gear 22.12 Key New Features

In this new version that is presented, the file manager Dolphin provides the ability to manage access rights for Samba partitions external, in addition to the addition of the selection mode (Selection Mode), which simplifies the selection of some files and directories to perform typical operations on them (after pressing the space bar or selecting the "Select files and folders" option in the menu, a green bar appears at the top, after which clicking on files and directories leads to selecting them, and a panel with available operations such as copying, renaming, and opening images appears at the bottom).

Another change that stands out from the new version is that the welcome window has been added to the Kate and KWrite text editors, which is displayed when starting programs without specifying files. The window provides a button to create or open a file, a list of recently opened files and links to documentation, plus a new "Keyboard Macro" tool has been added to create macros, which allows you to record a sequence of keystrokes. keys and play previously recorded macros.

Kdenlive has improved integration with other video editing programsFor example, the ability to transfer timelines to the vector animation program Glaxnimate. Added support for search filters and custom category creation in the guide/marker system. The interface has the ability to use the "hamburger" menu, but the classic menu is displayed by default.

Kalendar offers a "basic" view mode which uses a more static layout than saves CPU power and is best for stand-alone or low-power devices. A popup window is used to display the events, which is more suitable for viewing and managing the schedule. Work has been done to improve the responsiveness of the interface.

Elisa now displays messages explaining the reason for the inability to process a file non-audio moved to a playlist in drag and drop mode, added as well support for full screen mode. When viewing information about a musician, a grid of albums is displayed instead of a typical set of icons.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • Gwenview now has support for adjusting the brightness, contrast, and color of viewed images. Added support for viewing xcf files used by GIMP.
  • KDE Connect, instead of opening a separate dialog, the KDE Connect widget now has a built-in text input field.
  • Added support for ship and ferry information to the KItinerary travel assistant, as well as displaying information about trains, planes, and buses.
  • The Kmail email client has made it easy to work with encrypted messages.
    Binding of the "Calculator" button on some keyboards to the KCalc call is provided.
  • Spectacle screenshot maker remembers the last selected area of ​​the screen.
  • Added support for the ARJ format to the Ark file manager and enabled the new hamburger menu.

Finally yes you are interested in knowing more about it about this new release, you can check the details in the following link.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that in esta página information about the availability of live builds with new versions of the applications can be found.

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  1.   blackhayone said

    the problem with KDE is that there is no difference with Windows too much resources consume free software developers they forgot about the old equipment