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May 22, 2024

KDE Plasma 6.0.5: The Final Update in the Series, Bringing More Bug Fixes

The KDE Project unveiled KDE Plasma 6.0.5 today, marking the final maintenance update for the latest KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment series. This update brings additional fixes and boosts performance.

This release arrives five weeks following KDE Plasma 6.0.4 and improves long scrollable views’ scrolling performance in the Plasma Discover package manager, Night Color’s HDR mode, support for screens with fractional scaling, and the search/filter field in Plasma’s Printers widget.

Enhancements have also been made to Plasma Digital Clock’s Islamic calendar feature. Now, it better respects the locale-specific numbering system. This means users in Arabic-speaking countries who use Western-style Arabic numerals will see this style of numbering, instead of Eastern-style Arabic numerals.

The screen chooser OSD in Plasma has also seen improvement in this release and functions accordingly on X11. Additionally, X11 users also benefit from working multi-monitor screenshots with the Spectacle screenshot utility, a change slated to also be included in the forthcoming Spectacle 24.05 release as part of the KDE Gear 24.05 software suite.

On Wayland, KDE Plasma 6.0.5 improves the KWin window and composite manager to no longer crash when it can’t open a socket to XWayland. Also fixed are two longstanding issues that could cause the Plasma desktop to crash when it didn’t find all the connected screens when waking up or booting the system.

The System Settings app has been updated to no longer let you choose GNOME’s Adwaita or High Contrast icon themes as your system-wide icon theme due to the fact that they are no longer designed to be used this way despite registering themselves as FreeDesktop-compatible icon themes, breaking everything from KDE.

The Plasma Discover package manager received some attention as well to no longer misleadingly and incorrectly claim that apps with no licenses are proprietary, no longer leave gaps in the updates list when updating the system, and no longer show annoying error messages when viewing content from store.kde.org.

KDE Plasma 6.0.5 enhances the Plasma System Monitor app to remediate a crash that occurred when switching to the Applications page, improves the Grid layout for sensors in limited spaces, averts a Plasma freeze when interacting with a system monitor widget showcasing GPU sensors in the system tray using Qt 6.7, and resolves an issue involving mismatched colors for certain UI controls and icons in config windows when using a mixed light and dark global theme, like Breeze Twilight.

Apart from this, KDE Plasma 6.0.5 is also here to correct various problems with keyboard focus and selection with search results in the Application Dashboard widget of Plasma, fix a regression leading to overlapping panel widgets when having an Activity Pager widget on a horizontal panel, and enhance the reliability of Plasma’s capability to recall whether Bluetooth was enabled or disabled previously.

Several other bugs have been tackled in this release, including a crash in the authentication system that stopped apps from requesting authentication, a Plasma crash that happened when altering the set of favorite apps in the Kickoff application launcher, Kicker applications menu, or any other launcher menu utilizing the same backend, as well as yet another Plasma crash that came about when removing standalone launcher widgets for apps without an “Open With” context menu action.

Multiple issues have been resolved in KDE Plasma 6.0.5 that were previously hampering the saving of changes to the Plasma desktop settings in case of a sudden crash, unexpected exit, or unclean termination. Additionally, KDE Plasma 6.0.5 also addresses an unusual problem whereby Plasma panels and other windows became unresponsive to clicks during the activation of any IntelliJ IDE application window.

Moreover, this release enhances the reliability of the KWin window and composite manager regarding screen deactivation in response to hardware and driver quirks. It also refines the size of panel icons for Kickoff and Kicker widgets, upgrades floating panels to de-float when a window reaches an appropriate distance, and advances support for systems that use adaptive sync to avoid flickering and stuttering.

In addition, it betters the search functionality in Plasma’s Clipboard widget to provide a “No matches” response when a search yields no results. Furthermore, it optimizes support for quick-tiled windows to prevent them from disappearing after system reactivation from sleep mode. For in-depth information, please refer to the complete changelog.

As you can see, this is a pretty big update and it’s recommended for all Plasma 6 users. Keep an eye on the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions for the KDE Plasma 6.0.5 packages and update your installations as soon as possible.

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