Despite the fact that Windows is the most used operating system worldwide, there are a large number of users who seek to move as far as possible from Microsoft‘s operating system. Instead they opt for a free alternative such as any of the different Linux distros available, each with its corresponding desktop environment. For lovers of beautiful and attractive desktops, the new version of KDE Plama 5.22.5 is now available .
When we talk about KDE, we make it one of the most complete and attractive desktops for Linux that we can find. Not in vain we can find from widgets, to virtual desktops or other functions with which to be able, for example, to change the size of any icon, all with a more than notorious visual appeal. Since the release of Plasma 5.22, KDE has continued to gradually debug its desktop to make it one of the most customizable and beautiful. On the eve of the release of version 5.23, they have released a new patch 5.22.5 adding a final layer of bug fixes and some improvements .
What’s new in KDE Plasma 5.22.5
Plasma 5.22 was released last June with the latest desktop version available. Now the guys at KDE have released their latest version of the series, 5.22.5 incorporating some improvements and bug fixes before the release of their new version. It introduces some improvements such as the “System Monitor ” utility, which now does take care of correctly displaying the IPv4 address information when IPv6 is disabled, improves the ” Export page ” function, as well as the plasma panels for use theme specific graphics with correct borders. In addition, window maximization and full-screen effects are improved to re-crossfade.
Another of the functions that this version has improved is the ” Plasma Discover ” graphic package manager so that some elements that we find in the user interface show direct access keys when we access the information of the tool. We also found improvements to the digital clock widget , the header of which now displays correctly in right-to-left text mode. The Task Manager tooltips for pinned applications disappear when you move the cursor over them, in the same way as all other tooltips. To check the complete list of the changes introduced, you can click here.
Now available for download
KDE has confirmed the release of Plasma 5.22.5 so it is available to all those GNU / Linux developers who progressively incorporate it into their distributions. Therefore, it is enough to be aware of the software repositories of our favorite distro so that we can update to this version as soon as it is available, so that we can opt for a better experience with the Plasma desktop.
This will be the last available version of the KDE Plasma 5.22 series, as it is expected that next October the new KDE Plasma 5.23 version will be released with new functions and improvements.