KDE Plasma 6.0.2 Improves Night Color, Discover, Plasma Wayland, and More

This release also fixes a couple of issues witht the Plasma X11 session and beefs up the fix for VLC and MPV video players to go full screen.
KDE Plasma 6.0.2

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 6.0.2 as the second bugfix update to the latest KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment series addressing more bugs, crashes, and issues reported by users.

Coming just a week after KDE Plasma 6.0.1, the KDE Plasma 6.0.2 update is here to fix a bug that caused the Night Color feature to fail to work on systems with certain GPUs and fix a crash in the Plasma Discover package manager that occurred when searching for some common terms like “libreoffice”.

KDE Plasma 6.0.2 also fixes an issue where the Plasma desktop could exit with a Wayland error when turning your monitor off and then back on, an issue with the “Move to Desktop > All Desktops” titlebar menu item on the Plasma X11 session, as well as a KWin crash that occurred when a window was opened on a secondary monitor plugged into a secondary graphics card.

Other bugs addressed in this update include an issue with the Kicker applications menu where the search field would cover up the first search result, an issue with the cursor moving unexpectedly when dragging a window off the left side of the screen on the Plasma X11 session, and an issue with the Region & Language page in System Settings where the text of the previews for individual formats was mangled when setting your system language to “C”.

It also fixes an issue that caused the lock screen to break on X11 by showing a black background, a Plasma crash caused by the Battery Monitor widget, another Plasma crash that occurred when middle-clicking tasks in the Task Manager or rapidly left-clicking on random audio-playing tasks, as well as two X11 issues where clicks no longer get eaten on part of top panels and broken lock and sleep inhibitions.

The Media Player widget now once again lets you scrub through songs played in Spotify, multiple panel widget issues incorrectly passed focus to their parent panel when activated so that’s fixed as well in this release, which also addresses an issue where System Tray icons had the wrong color when using mixed dark/light themes and an issue causing slow Plasma startups when using the Bing picture of the day wallpaper.

KDE Plasma 6.0.2 re-implements the fix for the VLC Media Player and MPV video player not being able to go full screen and makes it possible to correctly pass focus to the Calculator widget on a Panel when it’s activated using a keyboard shortcut so you can immediately start typing to calculate things without having to click on the widget.

Furthermore, KDE Plasma 6.0.2 improves the KRunner-powered search fields in the Search widget and the Overview effect to display search results in the same order that other ones already do, adds the ability for Plasma to remember wallpaper slideshow and start from there the next time you log in, and adds support for the Power and Energy widget to hide its “Show Battery percentage on icon when not fully charged” option when the system has no battery.

For more details about the bug fixes and other changes implemented in this update, study the full changelog. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the stable software repositories for the Plasma 6.0.2 packages and update your installations as soon as possible for a more reliable and stable KDE Plasma 6 desktop experience.

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