The KDE Project has released KDE Frameworks 5.82 as the monthly update for May 2021 of their open-source collection of over 80 add-on libraries to Qt that provides various common functionality for KDE apps and the KDE Plasma desktop environment. The release brings over 200 changes, improvements and bug fixes.

KDE Frameworks 5.82 comes with more than 200 changes to improve generation of thumbnails during screenshots or when copying files, make it easier to add events to Kontact from Digital Clock’s pop-up, and improve the Plasma Wayland session by fixing sub-menus of context menus for Plasma applets.

It also improves grid items in System Settings pages by making them fully accessible, adding keyboard navigation, and improve usability on touch screens and discoverability by implementing the ability to display their inline actions for the currently-selected item and the hovered one. Moreover, a System Settings crash that occurred when navigating from one QtQuick-based page to another was also fixed.