KDE Gear 21.12 gets first point release, improves Dolphin, Kdenlive and many other apps

The KDE Project today released KDE Gear 21.12.1 as the first version of the latest and greatest KDE Gear 21.12 (formerly KDE Applications) open-source software suite for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and other platforms.

KDE Gear 21.12.1 is here almost a month after the release of KDE Gear 21.12 to fix a few bugs in your favorite apps. For example, it improves the Dolphin file manager to no longer crash when the Ark archive manager creates .7z archives, and also to no longer open a new Dolphin window or tab when extracting or compressing something using the relevant context menu items .

This first release for KDE Gear 21.12 also improves the Ark archive manager to hide the welcome screen after you start using the app, makes Yakuake’s window appear faster, and improves the Spectacle screenshot utility to use the “Annotate” button. turn it off when there is no screenshot in the window, preventing it from crashing.

Also improved in the KDE Gear 21.12.1 update is the Gwenview image viewer, which makes scrolling across zoom combo boxes to change the zoom level more reliable. Also, the app now no longer crashes when opening JPEG files on systems using older versions of the libexiv2 library (before version 0.27.5).

Last but not least, the Elisa music player has been updated and no longer removes files added using the “Files” view from your playlist after a reboot and to force all icons to change their colors completely when the general color scheme is turned on. altered.

Kdenlive’s powerful video editor has seen quite a few changes during this cycle, including improvements to the Keybind Info during compositing, improved shortcuts on the full screen monitor, the ability to enforce 29.97 fps when using a video clip at 29, 94 or 29.96 fps, improvements and fixes for the message field in the status bar and many other bug fixes.

Apps like Konversation, Konsole, Okular, KMail, KItinerary, KAlarm, K3b, and Kate also got fixes. There are a total of 154 changes included in KDE Gear 21.12.1, so check out the full changelog for more details.

Meanwhile, if you are using the KDE Plasma desktop environment, keep an eye on your GNU/Linux distribution’s stable software sources for the KDE Gear 21.12.1 packages and update your installations as soon as possible for a better and more stable KDE Experience with apps.

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