KDE Plasma 5.24.7 LTS Enhances Flatpak App, Plasma Wayland, and Other Features

In order to address additional bugs and concerns, the KDE Project today released KDE Plasma 5.24.7, the seventh maintenance update to the KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS desktop environment series.

A little more than three months after the KDE Plasma 5.24.6 LTS point release, the KDE Plasma 5.24.7 LTS is available to enhance support for Flatpak applications by displaying the “Uninstall or Manage Add-ons” menu item in their context menus in the Kickoff applications menu, improving the enter/exit animation of the Global Edit Mode toolbar, and ensuring that the Plasma Wayland session doesn’t crash when dragging items from Kickoff that aren’t on the Favorites page.

Additionally, KDE Plasma 5.24.7 LTS improves the sub-pixel anti-aliasing and hinting settings on the Fonts page in System Settings to reflect the actual state configured by your distribution rather than falsely showing RGB sub-pixel anti-aliasing and light hinting, and fixes a problem in the Thunderbolt page to prevent a System crash. These changes affect systems that use a recent version of the AccountsService library.

Other than that, KDE Plasma 5.24.7 LTS fixes a Plasma desktop crash that could happen when switching between Global Themes that have their own desktop layouts, fully reveals the circular timeout indicator of the Plasma notifications regardless of your monitor’s DPI settings and scale factor, and updates the Plasma Discover package manager to prevent automatic sleep while installing apps and updates.

Another intriguing adjustment is a patch for a problem that led to an erroneous screen brightness increase when your laptop battery falls below the “critically low” level. The KDE Plasma 5.24.7 LTS release has 98 changes, so see the complete changelog for additional information on these fixes and enhancements.

Keep an eye on the stable software repositories for the 5.24.7 packages if you’re still using the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS desktop environment on your GNU/Linux distribution, and update your installations as soon as you can to benefit from improved stability and dependability.

For GNU/Linux distributions that would rather provide a long-term supported and well-tested Plasma desktop than the latest version (i.e. KDE Plasma 5.26), KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS was released on February 8, 2022 with multi-year maintenance updates

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