This week in Usability & Productivity #72: Remote Desktop on Wayland now works! + Spectacle lets you open your screenshot or its containing folder + dozens upon dozens of solved bugs and mended papercuts.
In this week's Usability & Productivity report: drag-and-drop files to open/save dialogs, modernized widget config windows, Dolphin bookmarks, and login/lock/logout screen animations.
KDE Plasma 5.16 Beta: Your Three Week Notification for a More Tidy and Composed Desktop
🌞 Re-written notification widgets and controls
🌞 Redesigned settings pages
🌞 Login theme updated
📅Three weeks to bug fix before final.
🎨 Wallpaper competition still open!
The KDE family grows: Kaidan, the Kirigami-based Jabber chat client joins the Community:
Kaidan joins the KDE community:
As for the competition, Nate Graham, one of the judges, just posted advice on how to design the perfect Plasma 5.16 wallpaper. Create something beautiful, get your work featured on our desktop and win a @slimbook One compact computer. https://pointieststick.com/2019/05/10/wallpaper-competition-update/
Coming to Plasma 5.16: a new notification system with a fresh look and feel and updated, user-friendly settings. https://blog.broulik.de/2019/05/next-generation-plasma-notifications/
GNOME is pleased to work with @kde on Linux App Summit - let's build an application eco-system together! #Linuxapps #Linux https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/05/las-2019-call-for-locations/
The @gnome and KDE communities are looking for locations for the Linux App Summit (LAS) 2019, an event that wants to help the Linux application ecosystem flourish.
Plasma 5.15.5 brings improvements to KDE's desktop environment, including fixes to the Discover software manager, crisper widget previews and labels on the desktop, ... and emojis to window titles. Let that last one sink in for a second. https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.15.5.php
Got a great idea for a desktop wallpaper? Want to win a cool prize? Check out our KDE Plasma 5.16 wallpaper competition, bask in the admiration of hundreds of thousands of Plasma users, and win a Slimbook One computer.
You can find browser tabs in KRunner, Plasma's document finder/app runner; send links from your browser to your phone with KDE Connect and control downloads started in your browser from your desktop.
For Chrome, Chromium, Vivaldi, etc.: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/plasma-integration/cimiefiiaegbelhefglklhhakcgmhkai
The new version of KDE's browser integration extension lets you play, pause and control video and audio playing in your web browser from your Plasma desktop, be it a kitten video on YouTube, a nature program on Netflix, or an art-house movie on Vimeo.
This also means it is integrated with your phone through KDE Connect. Check it out: if your phone rings, your YouTube video pauses while you take the call!
It is final! KDE's community event, Akademy 2019, will be held in Milan in September. Get all the details from
And don't forget to submit your talk!
LabPlot, KDE's utility that helps you graph and analyse scientific data, has just released version 2.6. This version brings histograms, support for the MQTT protocol, and better data analysis functions, along with many more improvements and features.
The Kdenlive team released the 19.04 "Refactored Edition" version of the popular video editor today. Look forward to automatic audio-video splitting, configurable timeline layouts, different layout modes, and much more in their biggest release ever.
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