Plasma 6.1 arrives to take the desktop experience to another level with features such as Remote Access and improvements in customization

plasma 6.1

KDE just announced the release of the stable version of plasma 6.1. In the v6.0 of the desktop focused on moving up to sixes, and delayed many interesting features for the first major update in this series. Therefore, although the previous one was already important, this version comes with new features that will allow us to do things that we could not do in the previous one. The first of them is Remote Access.

Before continuing with what has come, talk about something that has not. The wallpaper should have been "Reef", but they couldn't add it due to "unforeseen circumstances." It will be available next week, in Plasma 6.0.1, but if anyone is in a hurry they can download it from this link. Personally, I would recommend leaving the background as default. Overall, there are only seven days left until they implement it.

Plasma 6.1 arrives with new and useful features

El Remote access It is a function that will allow us to connect to one PC from another. The session starts from System Preferences, and we can access it with tools such as KRDC. Initially and from what it seems, you will have to be connected to the same WiFi network to be able to use Remote Access. To see how it works, you can go to the original KDE article that we will link at the end of this note.

Another new function is that they have Improved customization tools to make them more visually appealing. In 6.1, the visual aspect of the editing mode has been improved and we can see an animation when activating it. The entire desktop creates a smooth zoom out effect that gives us a clear view of what's going on and allows us to make changes with ease.

Hen/Stag Wayland improvements They keep coming. Plasma 6.1 in this protocol has a new function that remembers what we were doing in our last session as it did in X11. This is still under construction, but if we log out and turn off the computer with many windows open, Plasma will open them and leave everything exactly the same when we turn on the desktop again. Of course, if the option is activated, I prefer to start from scratch.

For those who have a backlight keyboard, it is now possible to sync key LED colors to match the accent color of the desktop. For this to be possible, the keyboard has to be compatible with different colors.

other developments

  • The options seen when trying to exit Plasma have been simplified by reducing the number of confusing options. For example, when we press Power Off, Plasma will only show Power Off and Cancel, not all power options.
  • The screen lock now gives the option to configure it so that it behaves like a traditional screensaver, since it allows you to choose not to ask us for a password to unlock it.
  • Two visual accessibility changes make it easier to use the cursor in Plasma 6.1:
    • The "Shake Cursor" option makes the cursor grow when we move the mouse quickly or on the touch panel. It helps you locate that little arrow on big, cluttered screens when you lose them between all the windows.
    • “Edge barrier” is useful if we have a multi-monitor setup and want to access things at the edge of the monitor. The "barrier" is a sticky area for the cursor near the edge between screens, and makes it easier to click on things (if that's what you want to do), rather than having the cursor scroll across the screen. next screen.
  • Two major Wayland advancements will greatly improve the Plasma experience:
    • “Explicit Sync” eliminates stuttering and stuttering that NVIDIA users traditionally experience. I will try this with PCSX2.
    • “Triple Buffering” support in Wayland makes animations and screen rendering more fluid.

Now available

El official statement It took place a few moments ago, and that usually means that your code is already available. Plasma 6.1 will reach the different Linux distributions in a time that will depend on the development philosophy of each one.


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