In the Microsoft Store KDE Connect is described as being able to “read and send SMS directly.” The store version is 23.04.0.
Does this actually work? If it does I can’t figure out how to use it.
My Android 13 phone is connected with the Google Play version of the app installed and every setting I can find on both sides is enabled. There is also apparently nothing in the Wiki describing how to do this in Windows.
I tried using the offline installer from https://kdeconnect.kde.org to see if that was different but something in the install package is read by BitDefender as malware and keeps getting quarantined.
I have never used that functionality and I don’t have a Windows machine to try it, but on Linux I can see this option in kdeconnect’s tray icon (sorry for the spanish text but I guess it’s undestandable anyway ):
Clicking it shows me a list of SMS from my phone.
If you don’t see that option, maybe it’s not yet implemented on Windows.
@Duha – thank you. That actually worked. Once I knew it was there.
For some reason the KC icon doesn’t actually display. There is a blank space in the top middle of system tray I can right click on.
I haven’t really changed anything in the default display settings other than using f.lux to adjust the color temperature of the monitors at night. Shut that down just in case but no change. ALSO flipped the toggle on the hidden icon menu. That didn’t have any effect either. Still invisible.
System tray icon visibility should not be dependent on desktop backgrounds or anything else set in system graphics. I have been using Windows since Windows 2000 and this is the only application where I have seen this happen.