Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

SCREENSHOT 241) Screenshot Capture Utility – Spectacle (once it replaced the old kscreenshot).

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Spectacle Take a New Screenshot

SCREENSHOT 242) Spectacle Tools – Print, Record Screen – shows 3rd party applications.

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Spectacle Tools

SCREENSHOT 243) The export feature may open different imaging tools or share the picture with an online service.

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Spectacle Export

SCREENSHOT 244) Spectacle 22.08.2

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Spectacle 22.08.2

SCREENSHOT 245) KDE Help Center 5.8.22082

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KDE Help Center 5.8.22082

SCREENSHOT 246) Clipboard Contents is managed by the KDE Klipper application.

There is an icon bottom left next to the clock. Klipper offers rich entry history and functionalities.

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Clipboard Contents

SCREENSHOT 247) The clipboard shows the previous entries.

Click on the entry to become the current clipboard selection. Next to each entry, there are buttons – Invoke action, Show QR Code, Edit contents and Remove from history. Click on “Show QR Code” to generate the QR Code representing the current entry in the clipboard history. In this case, the QR Code will represent a text and a smartphone or QR reader will scan it and then translate it into text on the device. Bear in mind, the text should not be too big to generate a QR Code.

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Clipboard entry history

SCREENSHOT 248) Show the QR Code representation of the clipboard entry, which is the URL.

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Klipper Clipboard Show QR Code URL

SCREENSHOT 249) Click on “Show QR Code” next to the text entry to generate a QR code representation of the clipboard text entry.

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Klipper Clipboard Show QR Code text

SCREENSHOT 250) The QR code representation of the text.

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Klipper Clipboard Text Entry

SCREENSHOT 251) General Configuration tunes the behavior of the Klipper application such as how many entries should say in the history list, ignore selection (if unchecked every user selection of text automatically goes to the clipboard, which may be very convenient!), and more.

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Klipper Configure General

SCREENSHOT 252) Trigger actions on a clipboard selection.

Regular expressions are supported.

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Klipper Configure Action Menu

SCREENSHOT 253) An action executes when there is a match pattern in the clipboard contents.

So if the user wants something to happen when something is copied in the clipboard, this functionality is great for it!

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Klipper Configure Actions Configuration Add Action

SCREENSHOT 254) Trigger Clipboard with keyboard shortcuts.

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Klipper Shortcuts

SCREENSHOT 255) Brief software and hardware information.

Current KDE software versions – KDE Plasma version: 5.26.2, KDE Frameworks Version: 5.99.0, QT Version 5.15.6, Kernel Version: 6.0.7-301.fc37.x86_64 (64 bit), Graphics Platform: Wayland. Note, these software versions are valid before the updates, which are applied below. In the next article about the KDE System Settings, the updates will be included.

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