Recently, as a part of the monthly release, the KDE project rolled out KDE Frameworks 5.97.0 bringing a few new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
KDE Framework which offers Qt add-ons responsible for the smooth running of KDE applications and Plasma desktop environment gets a new release update; i.e: 5.97.0.
Moving forward, let us discuss the changes that are included in KDE Frameworks 5.97 release.
The latest KDE Framework update includes Fortinet, F5, and Array protocols support for the OpenConnect VPN plugin, which can be found in the Plasma Network Manager.
KDE Plasma’s application launcher now brings an all-new compact mode. The compact mode allows to add more applications within the same screen space and gets automatically disabled while the Touch Mode is enabled.
Furthermore, KDE 5.97 allows users to remotely manage the share permissions of Samba, a KDE file-sharing application. The update brings a few features within the Global Themes; a toggle button to enable/disable the Borderless Maximized Windows feature, and the arrangement of the title bar buttons changes.
KWallet password manager is now compatible with Freedesktop secrets API; so, users will not need to log in from the third-party applications.
KDE music player Elisa now easily understands the path to play a media file. Night Color feature can be set for particular location on the map. Animation tweaks for Desktop Grid and Present Windows have been done in the update.
Last but not the least, the framework update includes several bug fixes.
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