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KDE Gear 21.08.2 Is Out to Improve Dolphin, Okular, Konsole, Gwenview, Kate, and Other Apps

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KDE Gear 21.08.2 is here about five weeks after the first point release to KDE Gear 21.08 with more improvements for your favorite KDE apps, including the popular Dolphin file manager, which no longer stays open in the background after running an archive operation using the context menu and then exiting the app.

KDE’s standard document viewer app Okular has been updated in KDE Gear 21.08.2 to automatically enable the “Force rasterization” setting when printing a document using a scaling mode that requires this setting to be active, as well as to strip off trailing newline characters when copying text and prompt users to save a read-only file on a different location.

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KDE Gear 21.08.2

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KDE Gear 21.08.2 adds more fixes

  • KDE Gear 21.08.2 adds more fixes

    KDE Gear 21.08.2 is the second bug fix update for the latest stable version of this package of various software components and libraries for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and its applications. In addition to bug fixes, users can expect improvements to the functionality of several applications that are part of KDE.

    The Okular Document Viewer has received an update, after which it uses automatic settings for forced rasterization if required to change the scale of the document when printing. Kate’s text editor also received a fix that addresses the poor stability of the Replicode plugin, and the Dolphin file manager should no longer have problems with split views even when closing and restarting them. Several minor fixes have also been added for the Konqueror web browser or the Konsole application.

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