KDE Gear 24.05, improvements continue in apps for KDE 6

KDE Gear, the set of applications and libraries designed by the KDE community

The new version of KDE Gear 24.05 has already been released, This May update of the KDE applications is the second of the set of applications released as part of the KDE 6 branch and after the transition to the use of the Qt 6 library.

Among the most notable changes are the improvements implemented in Dolphin, since now provides additional information when browsing special folders, showing the file modification time by default in folders with recently used files, and the deletion time in folders with a recycle bin.

As well Implemented automatic saving of open windows and tabs to restore their state In the event of an emergency shutdown or system reboot, the ability to control the display of the Recycle Bin, backup files, and hidden files was added, along with support for separating the contents of a split view into a separate window.

In addition, in Dolphin during the search process, specific details of the content found are displayed, such as the resolution and creation time of images, information about the author, album and duration of audio files, and support for displaying thumbnails has been added of catalogs hosted in remote storage.

Another of the changes introduced in KDE Gear 24.05 are the improvements to the travel assistant of itineraries by adding information about services on trains and buses, such as the availability of Wi-Fi and air conditioning. In addition, the Transitous joint project has been launched, providing a provider-independent public transport route mapping service. The system for extracting travel documents from email and chats has also been improved.

En Neochat, a separate popup has been added to search for chats. The function of scanning PDF documents and other files sent to the chat to detect travel documents and display related information has also been implemented, all without sending data to external servers.

En Tokodon, you can now use a separate window when writing a new message, without blocking work with the application. A tracking request counter has also been added to the sidebar.

En Kdenlive now supports group effects that can be applied to multiple clips at once. A mechanism for automatic subtitle translation has also been added and the ability to record audio from a microphone or applications on the local system has been restored. Furthermore, se has sped up moving clips with the Spacer tool and the management of asset sets such as images, clips, titles and animations has been redesigned.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • The Elisa music player now has the ability to toggle between displaying songs as a list and as a grid of icons.
  • In Okular, the document viewer, support has been added for displaying drop-down menus used in some types of PDF documents.
  • Spectacle, the screenshot software, has been updated to use a generic tools tab style and additional wildcards have been added for screenshot and screencast file names. The feature of scanning QR codes and opening links encoded in them has also been added.
  • KCalc, the associated expression previously entered by the user is now displayed next to the calculation result.
  • In Kate, the logic for compiling a list of recently used files has been changed, excluding files that are currently open and still being worked on from the list.
  • Ark, the archive program, has added the ability to open and unzip self-extracting files with the exe extension.
  • Five new applications have been added:
    Audex, a program for ripping audio CD tracks.
    Accessibility Inspector, an interface for identifying problems with accessibility features in applications.
    Francis, a program to develop time management skills using the Pomodoro method, which allows you to achieve greater productivity by alternating work phases
    Kalm, a simulator of various breathing techniques.
    Skladnik, a variant of the Sokoban puzzle game.

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