With work on KDE Plasma 5.20 is underway, developers plan to introduce a small but significant layout tweak: using an icon-only task bar by default.
KDE Plasma 5.19 features a modest crop of changes, with various visual improvements and usability enhancements designed to make the release more enjoyable.
The new Plasma 5.18 LTS wallpaper has been unveiled. The geometric design, which appears to resemble a beach scene, is available to download in 4K.
KDE developers are keen to 'learn' more about how people use the Plasma desktop, the hardware they run it on, and the features they enable.
KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS is the latest version of this popular Linux desktop environment. We look at the new features and improvements this release offers.
There are lots of exciting plans in store for KDE Plasma this year, including a redesigned default theme and replacement for the beloved 'Kickoff' app launcher!
KDE launch two community competitions, one for video one for a wallpaper, both of which tout devices from Tuxedo Computers and KDE-branded swag as prizes.
KDE Plasma 5.18 comes with a new emoji selector tool. Plasma desktop users can press a keyboard shortcut to access the emoji picker.
Improvements to the KDE Plasma desktop mean GTK applications using client side decorations (CSD, aka header bars) now look well integrated under KDE.
The Kdenlive video editor is now officially available on the Snap store, where it joins more than 50 other KDE branded Snap apps.
The KDE community has mapped out its development goals, putting improved Plasma Wayland support, app consistency, and better app promotion on the task list.
KDE is removing the desktop toolbox icon from the Plasma desktop. The feature, a cashew icon in KDE 4, offers a shortcut to desktop layout options.