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Plasma Desktop

Plasma Desktop at a glance
Plasma Desktop at a glance

If you are looking for a familiar working environment, Plasma Desktop offers all the tools required for a modern desktop computing experience so you can be productive right from the start.

Beautiful looks

Plasma Desktop offers a beautiful looking desktop that takes complete advantage of modern computing technology. Through the use of visual effects and scalable graphics, the desktop experience is not only smooth but also pleasant to the eye. The looks of Plasma Desktop not only provide beauty, they are also used to support and improve your computer activities effectively, without being distracting.

Visual effects
Visual effects

Owners of older hardware should not worry as the effects adjust to the machine's computing power, ensuring good looks without slowdowns.

Shape the desktop the way you want it

Should you want the power to adjust your desktop to your needs, Plasma Desktop allows you to do so with a few clicks of the mouse: you can add and arrange any number of widgets on your desktop and on your panels, depending on your needs. And if what you are looking for is not available, you can look among the thousands of available widgets online. Likewise, the visual appearance of the desktop can be changed rapidly and easily using visual themes, installed locally or fetched from the Internet.

Installing new widgets from the Internet
Installing new widgets from the Internet

If you want to organize your space even further, Plasma Desktop allows you to group your widgets into distinct activities that you can customize to suit your workflow. Whether you need to organize your workspace for work, study or fun, Plasma Desktop lets you do so easily.

Easy deployment

Plasma Desktop is also suitable for deployment and administration over large numbers of computers. Thanks to the KDE authorization framework, administrators can set user and group policies easily, making it possible to offer Plasma Desktop safely and efficiently in office and educational environments, kiosks and public computers. Widget layouts, desktop appearance, default settings and even branding can be set up with simple scripts written in Javascript.

Customizing the desktop using scripting
Customizing the desktop using scripting

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