KDE Plasma 5.20.5 Released as the Last in the Series, Update Now

KDE Plasma 5.20

The KDE Project announced today the general availability of KDE Plasma 5.20.5 as the last maintenance update to the KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environment series.

KDE Plasma 5.20.5 is here a month after KDE Plasma 5.20.4 and includes only a few changes to address some of the remaining bugs and annoyances that users reported lately. For example, it fixes an issue that made Plasma to crash when viewing the Units tab of the Weather applet for a second time.

Also fixed in this update are several visual glitches that affected the buttons in the headerbar window decoration in GTK3 apps, a glitch in the virtual keyboard that covered up the password field when it appears on the lock and login screens, as well as an issue with the expander arrow of the system tray, which disappear when there’s only a couple of items in the expanded view.

The Emoji selector has been updated as well in KDE Plasma 5.20.5 to once again show its “Recent” page when opened, the Comics applet received a small visual refresh to be able to display icons in the tab bar’s tabs, and the tooltip for the app’s license in the Plasma Discover package manager now only appears when the user hovers over the link to the full license text.

In System Settings, the Users page was updated to displays the correct content when it’s opened for the first time and the Bluetooth page and applet will now only display paired devices as all available devices can be viewed in a separate list only when adding new Bluetooth devices.

Last but not least, the Plasma-NetworkManager applet received a fix for an issue with the password entry jumping to different networks when searching for Wi-Fi networks. Also, WebRTC-powered meetings and screencasts now finally work in the Plasma Wayland session.

As mentioned before, KDE Plasma 5.20.5 is the last update in the KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environment series, but this doesn’t mean you won’t have to update you installations. The packages should soon be available in Arch Linux, KDE neon, and openSUSE Tumbleweed’s stable software repositories.

The next major release is KDE Plasma 5.21, currently scheduled for mid-February 2021.

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