welcome to another stable update of Manjaro. Not only we have a fresh Plasma for you to have fun with, we also extended our kernels with v4.16 series. This brings new hardware support and a lot of new features. Also we worked on our graphical stack and updated some of our tools. For all newcomers to Manjaro, please install Manjaro from our fresh v17.1.6 install ISOs.
Seems the new libinput update created some issues with some touchpads. If our new kernel updates don't solve the issue for you, you may think about downgrading libinput instead, until upstream found a proper solution for you:
Make sure global menu widget is removed from the Titlebar, for some reason it was added in 5.12 when the global menu setting option was removed.
KDE remove green separator line between Titlebar and Window
System Settings>Application Style>Window Decorations>Breeze>Settings Icon
Turn off “Draw separator …”
On KDE my external drives don't get automounted when I plugged them in
As a workaround put into the KDE/Plasma autostart the program udiskie (just plain like that), after you had installed it. A re-login may be needed to get it active. As alternative start it manually for your current session.
My system won't boot anymore after this update
Most likely you are using a freetype2 package from the AUR. Due the harfbuzz update, your system is broken. So either install the official supported freetype2 package from our repositories or downgrade to harfbuzz v1.7.4: sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/h/harfbuzz/harfbuzz-1.7.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
please help me, after the update before this one, Manjaro won't boot anymore. I expected this update to fix it but no it didn't. I tried downgrading harfbuzz to v1.7.4-1, it didn't help. I have freetype2 from extra. I also tried freetype2-ultimate5 it didn't work either. There are no error messages.