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To find out more on how to order your PinePhone - KDE Community edition, visit [Pine64's site](https://www.pine64.org/).
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### Press Contact
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Increasing usability throughout is one of Plasma 5.19's main objectives, so to make reaching the section you need easier, when you launch System Settings modules from within KRunner or the application launcher, the complete System Settings app launches on the page you asked for.
{{< video src-webm="krunner.webm" caption="Full System Settings App Is Now Launching" >}}
{{< video src-webm="/announcements/plasma-5.19/krunner.webm" caption="Full System Settings App Is Now Launching" >}}
Other small changes that make your life better are that the Display settings page now shows the aspect ratio for each available screen resolution and you now have a more granular control over the animation speed for your desktop effects.
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title: "Plasma 5.20 Beta: one absolutely massive release"
date: 2020-09-16
layout: plasma
version: 5.19.90
changelog: plasma-5.19.5-5.19.90-changelog
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# Plasma 5.20 Beta
{{< laptop src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/plasma-5.20.png" caption="KDE Plasma 5.20 Bet" >}}
{{< laptop src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/plasma-5.20.png" caption="KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta" >}}
Wednesday, 16 September 2020.
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## Look and Feel
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/task-manager.png" all="Icon only task manager by default" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/task-manager.png" alt="Icon only task manager by default" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/clock.png" all="Clock now with date by default" caption="Updated panel default settings" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/clock.png" alt="Clock now with date by default" caption="Updated panel default settings" >}}
+ An Icon-Only Task Manager is used by default, and the default panel is now slightly thicker
+ On-screen displays (OSDs) that appear when changing the volume or display brightness (for example) have been redesigned to be less obtrusive. And when using the 'raise maximum volume' setting, the volume OSD will subtly warn you when going over 100% volume
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## Workspace Behavior
{{< video src="plasma-5.20/gtk.mp4" caption="GTK Window Controls" >}}
{{< video src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/gtk.mp4" caption="GTK Window Controls" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/krunner.jpeg" caption="KRunner standalone" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/krunner.jpeg" caption="KRunner standalone" >}}
+ Changed the default shortcut for moving and resizing windows to Meta+drag (instead of Alt+drag) to resolve conflicts with many popular productivity applications
+ Clicking on grouped Task Manager tasks now cycles through each task by default, and you can choose alternative behaviors if you don't like that one
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## System Settings & Info Center
{{< figure src="plasma-5.20/plasma-disks.png" caption="Plasma Disks for S.M.A.R.T disk monitoring" >}}
{{< figure src="/announcements/plasma-5.20.0/plasma-disks.png" caption="Plasma Disks for S.M.A.R.T disk monitoring" >}}
+ There is now a 'highlight changed settings' feature that will show you which settings you've changed from their default values
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title: "Plasma 5.20: One absolutely massive release"
description: Plasma 5.20, by all accounts a massive release, is here. Plasma 5.20 comes with tons of new features and improvements which will make your Plasma desktop experience easier, smoother and more fun.
version: "5.18.0"
release: "plasma-5.18.0"
version: "5.20.0"
release: "plasma-5.20.0"
date: 2020-10-13
layout: plasma-5-20
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{{< feature src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/task-manager.png" alt="The icon only Task Manager" >}}
{{< feature src="task-manager.png" alt="The icon only Task Manager" >}}
### Task Manager
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{{< feature src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/tray.png" alt="System tray grid" >}}
{{< feature src="tray.png" alt="System tray grid" >}}
### System Tray
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{{< feature src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/ocd.png" alt="On-screen displays" >}}
{{< feature src="osd.png" alt="On-screen displays" >}}
### On-screen displays
On-screen displays that appear when changing the volume or display brightness (for example) have been redesigned to be less obtrusive. When using the 'raise maximum volume' setting, the volume on-screen display will subtly warn you when you go over 100% volume. Plasma helps you protect your eardrums. And finally, when you change the display brightness, it now transitions smoothly
On-screen displays that appear when changing the volume or display brightness (for example) have been redesigned to be less obtrusive. When using the 'raise maximum volume' setting, the volume on-screen display will subtly warn you when you go over 100% volume. Plasma helps you protect your eardrums. And finally, when you change the display brightness, it now transitions smoothly.
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Speaking of disks and notifications, the <I>Device Notifier</I> applet has been renamed to <I>Disks & Devices</I> and it is now easier to use, as you can now show all disks, not just the removable ones. Keeping things tidy, unused audio devices are filtered out of the audio applet and System Settings page by default. As for keeping things safe, you can configure a charge limit below 100% to preserve the battery health on supported laptops. If what you need is peace and quiet, Plasma 5.20 lets you enter the <I>Do Not Disturb</I> mode by simply middle-clicking on the Notifications applet or system tray icon.
{{< img src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/disk-tray.png" alt="Show all disks" caption="Show all disks" >}}
{{< img src="disk-tray.png" alt="Show all disks" caption="Show all disks" >}}
Moving on to KRunner, KDE's application launcher, search-and-conversion utility, and general all-round useful thing, it now remembers the prior search text and you can choose to have it centered on the screen, rather than attached to the top. KRunner can now also search and open pages in <a href='https://www.falkon.org/'>Falkon</a>, KDE's advanced web browser.
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One of the most useful new features is that you can always know what you changed in your configurations with the <I>Highlight Changed Settings</I> feature: click the button in the bottom left corner of the window and Settings will show the things that have been modified from their default values.
{{< img src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/systemsetting-change.png" alt="Show all disks" caption="Keep tabs on what you changed" >}}
{{< img src="systemsetting-change.png" alt="Show all disks" caption="Keep tabs on what you changed" >}}
Another things that will make your life easier is that the <I>Standard Shortcuts</I> and <I>Global Shortcuts</I> pages have been combined into one, simply called <I>Shortcuts</I>. Additionally, the <I>Autostart</I>, <I>Bluetooth</I> and <I>User Manager</I> pages have been rewritten from scratch and redesigned according to modern user interface standards.
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{{< box src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/bluetooth.png" alt="New Bluetooth KCM" >}}
{{< box src="bluetooth.png" alt="New Bluetooth KCM" >}}
{{< box src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/autostart.png" alt="New Autostart KCM" >}}
{{< box src="autostart.png" alt="New Autostart KCM" >}}
{{< box src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/kcm_user.png" alt="New User KCM" >}}
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{{< box src="/announcements/plasma-5.20/plasma-disks.png" alt="Plasma S.M.A.R.T monitor" >}}
{{< box src="plasma-disks.png" alt="Plasma S.M.A.R.T monitor" >}}
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{{< diagonal-box color="purple" logo="/images/wayland.png" alt="Wayland logo" >}}
## Wayland
## Wayland
Back in 2019, the KDE Community decided to set an official goal to prioritize adapting Plasma and its applications to Wayland. The effort is starting to pay off big time as more and more features and utilities make their way to the new display server protocol. For example, the Klipper clipboard utility and middle-click paste are now fully operational on Wayland, and the multi-purpose launcher-calculator-searcher KRunner now shows up in the correct place when you use a top panel.
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title: "KDE Plasma 5.20.1, bugfix Release for October"
description: Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5
date: 2020-10-20
version: 5.20.1
layout: plasma
changelog: plasma-5.20.0-5.20.1-changelog
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title: KDE's July 2020 Apps Update
publishDate: 2020-07-09 12:00:00
layout: page # don't translate
summary: "What Happened in KDE's Applications This Month"
type: announcement # don't translate
---
# New releases
### KTorrent 5.2.0
File sharing app [KTorrent](https://kde.org/applications/en/internet/org.kde.ktorrent) had a new release [5.2.0](https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-announce-apps/2020-June/005591.html).
The import improvement for sharing is [Distributed Hash Table](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainline_DHT) improvements which now bootstraps with well-known nodes so you can get your downloads faster. Under the hood it updates to the newer QtWebengine which is based on Chrome away from the older QtWebkit based on WebKit (all of them are based on KDE's KHTML back in the day).
{{< img class="text-center" src="ktorrent.png" caption="KTorrent" style="width: 600px">}}
KTorrent is available in your Linux distro.
### KMyMoney 5.1.0 released
Banking app [KMyMoney](https://kmymoney.org/) [released 5.1](https://blog.bembel.net/2020/06/kmymoney-5-1-0-released/).
It adds support for the Indian Rupee symbol: ₹. They also added the option to “Reverse charges and payments” to OFX import and the budget view now displays all account types.
{{< img class="text-center" src="kmymoney.png" caption="KMyMoney" style="width: 600px">}}
[KMyMoney is available](https://kmymoney.org/download.html) in your Linux distro, as a Windows download, a Mac download and now in [Homebrew KDE](https://invent.kde.org/packaging/homebrew-kde).
### KDiff3 1.8.3 Release Notes
File comparison tool [KDiff3](https://kde.org/applications/en/development/org.kde.kdiff3) released a new version 1.8.3 was released with a bunch of stability fixes.
Using KDiff3 as a difftool for Git will no longer trigger errors on non-existent files. Errors during directory comparison are properly queued so only one message
will appear. Fixes reload on Windows. Removed a crash when clipboard is not available. Full screen toggle has been reworked to avoid a problematic Qt API call.
You can [download KDiff3](https://download.kde.org/stable/kdiff3/) for Windows, Mac and your Linux distro.
# App Store
### Microsoft Store Stats
[Christoph Cullmann](https://kate-editor.org/post/2020/2020-06-20-windows-store-monthly-statistics/) gave us an update on the Microsoft store. Kate and Okular have been updated and in the last month have both had over 4000 installs.
{{< img class="text-center" src="kate-ms-store.png" caption="Kate" style="width: 600px">}}
# App Store Interview: Flathub
Flatpak is one of the new container based formats changing how we get our apps on Linux. Flatpak can work with any host who wants to set up a store but the definitive store is [Flathub](https://flathub.org/home).
Recently Flathub helper [Timothée Ravier](https://discourse.flathub.org/u/Siosm) [asked for help putting more KDE apps in the store](https://discourse.flathub.org/t/kde-apps-call-for-contributors/514). We interviewed him to find out more.
### Tell us about yourself, where are you from, what do you do for a living, how did you get into open source and Flatpaks?
My name is Timothée Ravier and I am currently living in Paris, France. I am a Linux system engineer and I currently work at Red Hat on Red Hat CoreOS and Fedora CoreOS.
I got into open source when I first installed a Linux distribution in 2006 and never stopped since. Most of the research projects I undertook during my studies were related to the security of Linux, application sandboxing and graphical interface security. Thus the Flatpak introduction and development piqued my interest.
In my spare time I maintain the unofficial [KDE variant (nicknamed Kinoite)](https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/kinoite-a-kde-and-now-xfce-version-of-fedora-silverblue/147) of Fedora Silverblue. In short, Fedora Silverblue is an immutable operating system and the recommended way to install applications is to use Flatpaks or containers (via podman). See the documentation for more details.
### What made you put out your recent call for KDE apps in Flathub?
First I want to say a big “Thank you” to the current maintainers that already maintain KDE Apps on Flathub as they are doing a great job!
I have been a long time KDE user (I started in 2006) and I always wanted to contribute back. Distributions already have teams of established maintainers and Flathub was missing a good bunch of KDE Apps so it felt like a good place to start.
I also made a call as it will be easier if we split the work and maybe that will also make more people aware of Flatpaks and Flathub.
### Flatpak can work from any repository, why the need for Flathub?
This question highlights one of the advantages of Flathub: you can host your own repository of applications on your own server and distribute them directly to your users. You do not “need” Flathub.
But just like you do not need GitHub or GitLab, etc. to host a Git repository, it is much easier to collaborate if you have a single place to point users and developers at.
Flathub has become the easiest place to find and safely try Linux applications, both open source and proprietary. I think this is critical if we want to improve the attractiveness of the Linux ecosystem as a desktop platform.
### What other open source communities have embraced putting their apps on Flathub?
I think that a lot (maybe most) of the GNOME applications are now available on FlatHub.
### Now that the app developers can put out our software directly on stores like Flathub there are new responsibilities like security and keeping software up to date. Can you say how well these are handled into Flathub?
With Flathub, the responsibilities are shared between the Platform maintainers and the application maintainers.
The Platforms contain the core library common to a lot of applications (there are Freedesktop, GNOME and KDE platforms) and are maintained to preserve both ABI compatibility and ensure prompt security updates.
Updates to the remaining libraries required by an application and the application itself are the responsibility of the application maintainer.
### Which KDE apps do you find most useful?
I use Dolphin, Konsole, Yakuake, Okular and Ark daily and I really like them. I also appreciate and use Gwenview, KCachegrind and Massif-Visualizer from time to time.
### Many of our apps are packaged as Flatpaks through our [invent](https://invent.kde.org/packaging/flatpak-kde-applications) and [binary-factory servers](https://binary-factory.kde.org/view/Flatpak/) are you working with these processes or separately?
The Flatpaks that are built on the KDE infrastructure are intended to be nightly builds for developers and users to try out. This is a good pool of Flatpak applications to get started but some of them also need to be updated. Keeping this repository updated will help us with recent developments that may require packaging changes on Flathub. I have not yet started updating them but I will try to do it along the applications submission to Flathub.
### Can you see a time when RPMs and Apt are no more and Linux distros all use container packages?
I don’t think this will ever happen as there is value in how distributions currently package apps even though it also has issues. But I think that less distribution will put in the effort to do it. For example, Fedora builds Flatpaks from RPM packages and makes them available for everyone. You could also potentially do the same with Debian packages. The value here isn’t in the what but the who: do you trust this distribution? Its values? Its commitment to free software only? Then you are sure that the applications that you install from their repo will have the same requirements that every other package. Flathub has both open source and proprietary apps and that may not be for everybody.
# Releases Now on kde.org/applications
Our [Applications sub-site](https://kde.org/applications) has started showing release info on it. Expect more to come soon. If you are an app maintainer remember to add the release info to the Appstream files.
{{< img class="text-center" src="krita-release.png" caption="Release Info" style="width: 800px">}}
# Releases 20.04.3
Some of our projects release on their own timescale and some get released en-masse. The 20.04.3 bundle of projects was released today and will be available through app stores and distros soon. See the [20.04.3 releases page](https://kde.org/info/releases-20.04.3) for details.
Some of the fixes in today's releases:
* Previews of desktop files in Dolphin have been fixed for absolute icon paths
* Completed To-Do items are now correctly recorded in KOrganizer's journal
* Multi-line text pasted from GTK applications into Konsole no longer has extra "new line" characters
* Yakuake's maximization behavior has been fixed
[20.04 release notes](https://community.kde.org/Releases/20.04_Release_Notes) &bull; [Package download wiki page](https://community.kde.org/Get_KDE_Software_on_Your_Linux_Distro) &bull; [20.04.3 source info page](https://kde.org/info/releases-20.04.3) &bull; [20.04.3 full changelog](https://kde.org/announcements/changelog-releases.php?version=20.04.3)
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title: KDE's August 2020 Apps Update
publishDate: "2020-08-13T14:00:00+02:00"
layout: page
type: announcement
draft: false
---
Dozens of [KDE apps](https://kde.org/applications/) are getting new releases from KDE's release service. New features, usability improvements, re-designs and bug fixes all contribute to helping boost your productivity and making this new batch of applications more efficient and pleasant to use.
Here's what you can look forward to:
## [Dolphin](https://kde.org/applications/en/system/org.kde.dolphin)
{{< img class="text-center" src="dolphin_preview.webp" caption="Dolphin shows previews of many types of files." style="width: 800px" >}}
Dolphin is KDE's file explorer that helps you search, copy, and open files and folders. As such, one of its main functions is to give you a clear idea of what each file contains. Showing thumbnails is crucial for this and Dolphin has been able to show you previews of images, video clips, even Blender 3D files for a long time now.
In this new version, Dolphin adds thumbnails for 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) files to the list and you can also see previews of files and folders on encrypted file systems such as Plasma Vaults. This is done securely by storing the cached thumbnails on the file system itself, or falling back to generating them but not storing cached versions anywhere if necessary. Either way, you are still in absolute control of how and when Dolphin shows you a file's content, as you can independently configure the file size cut-off for displaying previews for local and remote files.
Another way of identifying files is through their names. In case the file name is too long to display, developers have refined the file name shortening behavior. Instead of cutting out the middle of a long file and folder name as Dolphin did in prior versions, the new version cuts off the end and always keeps the file extension (if present) visible after the ellipses. This makes identifying files with long names much easier.
Dolphin now remembers and restores the location you were viewing, as well as the open tabs, and split views you had open when you last closed it. This feature is on by default, but can be turned off in the "Startup" page of Dolphin’s "Settings" window.
Talking of usability improvements, Dolphin has always let you mount and explore remote shares, be it via FTP, SSH, or other protocols. But now Dolphin shows remote and FUSE mounts with user-friendly display names rather than the full path. Even better: You can also mount ISO images using a new menu item in the context menu. This means you can download and explore a file system you will later burn to a disk or USB stick.
{{< video src="dolphin_ISO.mp4" caption="Dolphin lets you mount ISO images." style="max-width: 900px" >}}
Dolphin has an astounding number of features, but you can add even more through plugins. Previously, if you wanted to add to the "Service" menu plugins (look under <I>Settings</I> > <I>Configure Dolphin</I> > <I>Services</I>) you often had to execute a script or install a distro package. Now you can install them right from the "Get new thing" window with no manual intermediate steps. Other changes to the "Services" settings page is that it has a brand new search field at the top to help you quickly find what you're looking for and the services list is now sorted alphabetically.
Moving stuff around is easier with the new Dolphin, as you now have new actions to quickly move or copy selected files in one pane of a split view into the folder in the other pane. To make clear what is going on, when dragging a file, the cursor now changes into a grabby hand by default rather than the "copying" cursor as it did in prior versions.
You can also compute and display on-disk folder sizes using the "Details" view and Dolphin’s "Information" panel now shows useful information for the Trash. It’s also possible to navigate from Dolphin's search field to the results view by pressing the down arrow key.
Finally, a new useful feature is that Dolphin 20.08 comes with a new "Copy Location" menu item...
## [Konsole](https://kde.org/applications/en/system/org.kde.konsole)
{{< img class="text-center" src="konsolecolors.webp" caption="Konsole gets some exciting new features." style="width: 800px" >}}
… Just like in KDE's terminal application, Konsole! This means you can right click on an item shown in Konsole, pick "Copy Location" from the pop-up menu and then copy and paste the full path of the file or directory into a document, another terminal, or an app.
Konsole also comes with a new feature that displays a subtle highlight for new lines coming into view when the terminal output is rapidly scrolling by and shows you a thumbnail preview for image files that you hover your cursor over by default. What's more, when you right-click on an underlined file in Konsole, the context menu displays and "Open with" menu so you can open the file in any application you choose.
Being able to split Konsole's view and adding tabs to do several things at the same time has been a feature for a long time, but now split view headers can be disabled, and the thickness of the separator can be increased. You can also monitor a tab for the active process to complete and assign colors to Konsole tabs!
{{< img class="text-center" src="konsole-monitor.webp" caption="New monitor process in Konsole" style="width: 500px" >}}
Talking of tabs, Konsole's default Ctrl+Shift+L shortcut for "Detach current tab" has been removed. It turns out it was too easy to accidentally detach the current tab when what you really wanted to do was clear the display using Ctrl+Shift+K.
The final usability improvement in this version is that Konsole's I-beam cursor now adapts to the font size instead of always remaining the same size.
## [Yakuake](https://kde.org/applications/en/system/org.kde.yakuake)
{{< img class="text-center" src="yakuake.webp" caption="New Yakuake icon" style="width: 200px" >}}
Talking of terminals, Yakuake is KDE's drop-down terminal emulator. It unfolds from the top of your screen every time you hit F12 and it has also got a bunch of improvements for this release. For example, it now lets you configure all the keyboard shortcuts that come from Konsole and there is a new system tray item that shows you when Yakuake is running. You can hide it, of course, but it makes it easier to tell whether Yakuake is active and ready or not. It also provides a graphical way to summon it.
Another thing is that we have improved Yakuake in Wayland. The main window used to appear under top panels you had showing, but that has been corrected now.
## [Digikam](https://kde.org/applications/en/graphics/org.kde.digikam) 7.0.0
DigiKam is KDE's professional photo management application and it so happens that [the team have just released a major new version, 7.0](https://files.kde.org/akademy/2019/127-AI_Face_Recognition_with_OpenCV_in_digiKam.mp4).
{{< img class="text-center" src="digikam-face.webp" caption="Digikam Face Recognition" style="width: 800px" >}}
One of the main highlights of digiKam 7.0.0 is the improvement of face recognition that now uses deep learning AI algorithms. You can watch the Akademy talk from last year to see how this was done and there will be more upcoming work in future versions for face recognition and automatic detection.
{{< video src="https://files.kde.org/akademy/2019/127-AI_Face_Recognition_with_OpenCV_in_digiKam.mp4" caption="Digikam Face Recognition" style="max-width: 800px" controls="true" >}}
The [main Flatpak package of digiKam is available through Flathub](https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.kde.digikam), as well as an unstable nightly build for testers. DigiKam is also available for Linux through AppImages and your distro's repositories. There are also versions of digiKam for Windows and Mac.
## [Kate](https://kde.org/applications/en/utilities/org.kde.kate)
We've made a couple of tweaks to the look of our text editor Kate. The "Open Recent" menu now displays documents opened in Kate from the command line and other sources as well, not just the ones opened using the file dialog. Another change is that Kate's tab bar is now visually consistent with all the tab bars in other KDE apps and opens new tabs on the right, like most other tabs bars do.
## [Elisa](https://kde.org/applications/en/multimedia/org.kde.elisa)
{{< img class="text-center" src="elisa.webp" caption="Elisa is a lightweight music player for desktop and mobile." style="width: 800px" >}}
Elisa is a lightweight music player that works on your desktop and your mobile phone. Elisa now lets you display all genres, artists, or albums in the sidebar, below other items. The playlist also displays the progress of the currently playing song inline and the top bar is now responsive to the window size and device form factor. That means it looks good with a portrait orientation window/device (for example, on your phone) and can scale down to be really tiny.
## [KStars](https://kde.org/applications/en/education/org.kde.kstars) 3.4.3
{{< img class="text-center" src="kstars-main-screen.webp" caption="KStars is KDE's application for astronomy aficionados." style="width: 800px">}}
Finally, astronomy app KStars added some calibration and focus in the [new release](http://knro.blogspot.com/2020/07/kstars-v343-is-released.html). [The Bahtinov mask is a device used to focus small astronomical telescopes accurately](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahtinov_mask). It is useful for users who do not have a motorized focuser and prefer to focus manually with the aid of the mask. After capturing an image in the focus module with the Bahtinov mask algorithm selected, Ekos will analyze the images and stars within it. If Ekos recognizes the Bahtinov star pattern, it will draw lines over the star pattern in circles on the center and on an offset to indicate the focus.
{{< img class="text-center" src="kstars-focus.webp" caption="KStars new focus algorithm" style="width: 600px">}}
{{< img class="text-center" src="kstars-calibration.webp" caption="KStars calibration" style="width: 600px" >}}
We added a "Calibration Plot" subtab to the right of the "Drift Plot". It shows the mount positions recorded during internal-guider calibration. If things are going well, it should display dots in two lines which are at right angles to each other, one when the calibration pushes the mount back and forth along the RA direction, and then when it does the same for the DEC direction. Not a ton of info, but can be useful to see. If the two lines are at a 30-degree angle, something's not going well with your calibration! Above is a picture of it in action using the simulator.
[KStars is available for download](https://edu.kde.org/kstars/) for Android, from the Snapcraft store, for Windows, macOS and, of course, from your Linux distro's repositories.
## [KRDC](https://kde.org/applications/en/internet/org.kde.krdc)
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KRDC allows you to view and control the desktop session of another machine. The version released today now displays proper server-side cursors in VNC instead of a small dot with the remote cursor lagging behind it.
## [Okular](https://kde.org/applications/en/graphics/org.kde.okular)
Okular is KDE's document viewer. It lets you read PDF documents, ePUB books and many more types of text-based files. A fix has put "Print" and "Print Preview" once again next to one another in the "File" menu.
## [Gwenview](https://kde.org/applications/en/graphics/org.kde.gwenview)
Gwenview is an image viewing application that comes with some basic editing features, like resizing and cropping. The new version saves the size of the last-used crop box, meaning you can quickly crop multiple images to the same size in rapid succession.
# Bugfixes
## [Skanlite](https://kde.org/applications/en/graphics/org.kde.skanlite) [2.2.0](http://download.kde.org/stable/skanlite/2.2/skanlite-2.2.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist)
- Saving has been moved to a thread to not freeze the interface while saving
- Implemented a D-Bus interface for hotkeys and controlling scanning
## [Spectacle](https://kde.org/applications/en/utilities/org.kde.spectacle)
- Spectacle's timer feature and Shift + Printscreen (take full screen screenshot) and Meta + Shift + Printscreen (take rectangular region screenshot) shortcuts now work on Wayland.
- Spectacle no longer includes the mouse cursor in screenshots by default.
## [Okteta](https://kde.org/applications/en/utilities/org.kde.okteta) 0.26.4
- struct2osd uses castxml now (gccxml has been deprecated).
- Less deprecated Qt code usage, avoiding logged runtime warnings.
- Improved translations.
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Back in 2019, KDE added Matrix to its instant messaging services. Matrix brings KDE's chat channels up to date with persistent connections you can use from all your devices, lets you send pictures and includes plugins for things like video chat.
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The other big news this week is KIO Fuse, an addon for KDE apps that improves the integration of remote files with your desktop.
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<h1>Buy hardware with Plasma and KDE Applications</h1>
<p>Here you can find a list of computers with KDE Plasma pre-installed that you can buy right now:</p>
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<h2 id="kdeslimbookii">KDE Slimbook II</h2>
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The Slimbook brand was born in 2015 in Valancia, Spain. The KDE Slimbook II is shiny,
smart, and sleek, but it is not only good-looking: it is also powerful. The new i5
and i7 microprocessors and DDR4 RAM make it much faster than its predecessor. Other
improvements include a touchpad that "clicks" wherever you press it, and larger
internal WiFi antennas that guarantee you will get a better reception wherever a WiFi
network is available.
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<h3>Specifications</h3>
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<b>Operating system pre-installed:</b> <a href="https://neon.kde.org">KDE Neon</a><br />
<b>CPU:</b> Intel i5: 2.5 GHz Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz - 3M Cache, or Intel i7: 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz - 4M Cache<br />
<b>GPU:</b> Intel HD 620 4K<br />
<b>Memory:</b> DDR4 4GB, 8GB or 16GB<br />
<b>Display:</b> FullHD 1920x1080 pixels, 13.3'', Matte anti-glare<br />
<b>Storage:</b> M.2 SSD of 120GB, 250GB, 500GB or 1TB At speeds between 500 MB/s and 2.200 MB/s<br />
<b>Price:</b> starting at €649
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<a href="https://kde.slimbook.es/" class="learn-more button mt-3 mb-3 d-inline-block">Learn more </a><br />
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<h2 id="focus">Kubuntu Focus</h2>
<p>
The Kubuntu Focus laptop is a high-powered, workflow-focused laptop which ships with Kubuntu installed. This is the first officially Kubuntu-branded computer. It is designed for work that requires intense GPU computing, fast NVMe storage and optimal cooling to unleash the CPU's maximum potential.<br />
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<h3>Specifications</h3>
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<b>Operating system pre-installed:</b> <a href="https://kubuntu.org">Kubuntu</a><br />
<b>CPU:</b> Core i7-9750H 6c/12t 4.5GHz Turbo<br />
<b>GPU:</b> NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 with PhysX and CUDA<br />
<b>Memory</b> 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2666 MHz<br />
<b>Display</b> Full HD 16.1” matte 1080p IPS 144Hz<br />
<b>Storage</b> 1TB Samsung EVO Plus NVMe 3,500MB/s and 2,700MB/s seq. read and write<br />
<b>Price:</b> starting at $1,795
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