KDE Plasma 5.11 Rolls Into Beta With New System Settings, Better Wayland Support
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 14 September 2017 at 07:08 AM EDT. 42 Comments
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The beta is now available of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.11. There have been many changes baking for the Plasma 5.11 milestone.

Plasma 5.11 is rolling out a new system settings design, notification history, task manager improvements, Plasma Vault for making it easy to deal with file encryption, app launcher menu improvements, and better Wayland support.

Wayland improvements for Plasma 5.11 include a lot of work on the compositor side around multiple monitors, HiDPI, and only starting XWayland when needed. It's also now possible to use ConsoleKit2 with the Wayland session rather than just logind. There's also improved window title logic, window shortcuts can be assigned to Wayland windows, restricted window move operation support, and more.

More details on the KDE Plasma 5.11 Beta can be found via this morning's announcement at KDE.org. The Plasma 5.11.0 stable release is expected to take place on 10 October.

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