KDE Plasma 5.13 Beta Released With A Compelling Number Of Improvements
There are tons of improvements and new features to find in Plasma 5.13, which has me quite excited even with running GNOME Shell as my preferred desktop environment. There's been a lot of great progress in KDE Plasma 5.13 including:
- KDE System Settings has been redesigned.
- There's an upgraded interface for the KDE lock and log-in screens, making it look much more slick.
- Firefox/Chrome/Chromium browser integration to allow downloads to appear in the Plasma notification popups, the Media Controls Plasmoid will work with media content from the browser, support for sending links to a mobile device via KDE Connect, and other enhancements.
- Continued improvements with KWin for better Wayland support as well as improved desktop effects, support for high priority EGL contexts, and initial support for screencasts and desktop sharing.
- Many improvements to KDE Discover.
- A tech preview for the GTK global menu integration.
- The mouse system settings now supports libinput on X and Wayland.
More details and screenshots of the KDE Plasma 5.13 beta are available from KDE.org.
The official KDE Plasma 5.13.0 release is expected on 12 June.