← Plasma/5.1 Changes You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. =Artwork and Visuals= * Icons (added tons of icons to the Breeze theme) * Refined plus Systray icons to match the general theme * Native Breeze widget themes for Qt4 and Qt5 * New Look & feel / Megathemes system settings module * Plasmoid alternatives switcher * New clipboard Plasmoid * System load viewer Plasmoid * Icon theme for dark color schemes * Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) restructuring to improve usability * Visual glitch fixes =Workspace Elements= * plasma windowed, a method to run Plasmoids as applications, useful for example for Plasma Media Center * Notifications and running job display has been polished * Logout and Lock screens now supports keyboard navigation * kdeplasma-addons returns with many add-ons coming back ==Newly Available Widgets== The following add-ons have been ported from and are in Plasma 5.1 compared to 5.0: * Sticky notes * Fuzzy clock, * Timer, * System load viewer, * Icon-only tasks ("Icontasks") * Two new animated wallpapers: Hunyango, Haenau * Unit conversion search plugin * Konsole profiles search plugin ==Digital Clock and Calendar== * Time zone support in Digital Clock * Calendar renders much faster and more memory-efficient * Date display in the clock ==Folder== * Significantly improved performance and memory usage in desktop mode. * Faster, more responsive drag-and-drop operations. * Greatly expanded context menus. * Support for the 'associated application' system is back. * Keyboard navigation improvements (support for Home and End keys, etc.). * Spatial keyboard navigation (arrow keys, etc.) for unsorted views. * Tooltips can be disabled. * Icon size can be changed. * Better guard against corrupt configuration. * Many bug fixes (a few bigger ones: graphical glitches with drag and drop on some drivers addressed, sort by size was broken, anchored range selections on unsorted views misbehaved, drag-onto-to-launch for view-internal drag and drop crashed didn't work, ...). * Bug due to which the view context menu now works when Folder is a panel popup fixed. ==Kickoff Application Menu== * Support for screen readers and other accessibility (a11y) software. * Layout fixes * Performance improvements in favorites model * Application descriptions are shown by default * Various other visual and smaller interaction bugs fixed ==Kicker Application Menu== * Basic support for editing menu entries right from the context menu (name, icon, command, etc.). * Per-instance hiding of menu items. * Basic integration with Muon Discover / package managers via PackageKit-Qt (you can jump into them via the context menu). * Support for screen readers and other a11y software. * Various bug fixes (a few bigger ones: improved positioning, "Add to Panel" with multiple applet instances in different panels could pick the wrong panel, initial keyboard focus when invoked via shortcut wasn't on the search field, ...). ==Task Managers== * Icons-only Task Manager ("Icontasks") is back. * Improved lifecycle behavior for launchers and startup notifications (clean handoffs/replacing, less visually messy co-existence). * More reliable identity mapping between startup notifications and launchers and windows. =Baloo Search= * A user-visible query language which can be accessed via the kioslave. Example - `baloosearch://?query=tag:Fire`. The query language can handle quite complex expressions. This will create a "magic folder" which will be updated in realtime * Better UTF-8 handling in Searching - We now take diacritic marks into account. See [http://vhanda.in/blog/2014/07/text-splitting-and-indexing/ this] blog post * Removable Media Storage - We now never index Network File Systems by default (it can be enabled by the user, though). * Better detection of frequently modified files. We delay indexing for them. * Detecting xattr changes - Baloo is now more of a file indexer and will listen to changes on xattr for files. This means any application can set the tags/ratings by just setting the xattr of the file. Applications no longer need to talk to Baloo. * Overall speed improvements * Many more tests in the File Indexers =KWin Compositor and Window Manager= ==General== * use of libepoxy * use of atlas texture for window decorations in OpenGL compositor * support for EGL_EXT_platform_x11 and EGL_EXT_platform_wayland * support for GLX_INTEL_swap_event in glxbackend ==Wayland Support== * new binary kwin_wayland * kwin_wayland supports starting the X-Server it needs to connect to * Wayland (client) connection is held in a thread * Support for using fullscreen shell interface * Wayland related code split out into a new kwayland lib Return to Plasma/5.1 Changes. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/Plasma/5.1_Changes"