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This week in KDE: Okular, Konsole, Plasma, and Wayland

It’s early in the Plasma 5.20 development cycle and some very nice new features landed this week! Various KDE apps–in particular Okular and Konsole–also got new features. It’s a feature-palooza!

Yes, yes, I know what some of you are thinking: “Why are you writing new features while there’s still so much buggy stuff?” In this case, one of the answers is that new features can often solve bugs. For example the Okular work you’ll read about below resulted in a dozen bug reports getting closed! Sometimes you really can have your cake and eat it, too.

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KDE On Wayland Finally Supports Middle-Click Paste

  • KDE On Wayland Finally Supports Middle-Click Paste With Plasma 5.20

    It's another busy week in the KDE land from their Wayland session finally supporting middle-click paste to Konsole now able to display image thumbnail previews when hovering over filenames with this KDE terminal emulator.

    Some of the KDE accomplishments for this past week, as outlined by KDE developer Nate Graham, include:

    - KDE's Konsole terminal emulator can now show thumbnail previews for image files when you hover your cursor over filenames, such as in the output of ls and other commands.

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