KDE Plasma 5.21 Released With Better Wayland Support, Desktop Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 16 February 2021 at 09:20 AM EST. 62 Comments
The KDE community today released Plasma 5.21 as the latest major release of this open-source desktop.

Among the changes to enjoy with KDE Plasma 5.21 include:

- Plasma 5.21 features a new application launcher that is more sleak and new features over its prior launcher.

- Plasma's KWin compositor / window manager features much better Wayland support. KDE remains committed to offering first-class Wayland support with Plasma 5.21 being a big step towards that milestone.

- Breeze Twilight is available as a combination of a dark and light theme -- the dark theme elements for the Plasma desktop and the light theme for applications.

- Plasma System Monitor offers more insight over CPU, memory, disk, and network usage among other metrics.

- The KDE System Settings now has a firewall settings area for configuring your system firewall settings.

More details on Plasma 5.21 at KDE.org.
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