KDE Gear 21.12 It is the third and last version of the year of the set of applications maintained by the KDE project and that can be enjoyed both in the KDE Plasma environment, and beyond in a completely independent way, not in vain it includes some of the most powerful alternatives of its category for the Linux desktop.
As we already told you, KDE Gear is the new name of what until the beginning of the year we knew as KDE Applications and even there the external changes, since internally we are facing the same launch as always … which has nothing wrong, Quite the contrary: each version of the KDE Applications Gear brings joy in the form of new features and functions for KDE applications, and sometimes even new applications.
So far in 2021, KDE Gear 21.04 and KDE Gear 21.08 have been released and now KDE Gear 21.12 arrives, as in the previous versions, with hardly any surprises as far as protagonists are concerned, but with enough juice so that users Staunch of the environment welcome the update with enthusiasm.
KDE Gear 21.12, what’s new
Summarizing the news of KDE Gear 21.12, first we have the file manager Dolphin, one of the most powerful pieces of KDE software. However, the release notes are somewhat confusing about this and mention among the changes that the application receives some filtering capabilities (Ctrl + i) in the details view that already existed.
It is not the only novelty that comes to Dolphin in KDE Gear 21.12: the option to sort hidden files and folders last, the preview of comic files with a .cbz extension in WEBP format and various performance and stability improvements are added to the previous ones, so even in the absence of clarifying the first one that has been mentioned, the scale is not bad.
Another application that receives improvements in KDE Gear 21.12 is the screen capturer Spectacle, which revamps its interface to simplify the use of its numerous options, corrects the results of captures on screens that allow the use of 10-bit color per channel and is equating the functions offered in X11 for Wayland, counting the capture of the image as new. Active window in this last configuration.
The video editor Kdenlive It is one of those environment-independent KDE applications and its development is going from strength to strength, so wait for the release notes dedicated to this version. However, the incorporation of functions such as the suppression of background noise, new video effects and more specific news of an application that has been climbing positions in its category for years is anticipated.
Next on the list of featured applications for KDE Gear 21.12 is Konsole, the KDE Plasma terminal emulator. Among its novelties is the polishing of its new toolbar, redesigned in recent versions of the application. However, the most notable improvement is the SSH manager, whose interface is integrated into a side panel for easy access.
Other applications that receive improvement in KDE Gear 21.12 are the Elisa music player, the Gwenview image viewer, the KDE Connect Android integration utility, the Kate code editor, the Akregator RSS reader, the Skanlite scan tool … In general, the news in all these applications are minor, but they add to all the accumulated and, needless to say, everything is better than ever.
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