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.
At the same time, Gwenview was again given two keyboard shortcuts to zoom in on images and preview them to their actual size, and KOrganizer is improving its event list search feature. The Elisa music player already allows users to change the selected song from the playlist even when playback is paused. However, probably the most bug fixes came for the Kdenlive video editor, and not just for its built-in features. Many of these fixes significantly improve its stability and address unwanted crashes.
The release report for KDE Gear 21.08.2 can be found at kde.org , including a more detailed list of all changes and fixes.