Plasma 5.19 Beta

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KDE Plasma 5.19 Beta

Thursday, 14 May 2020.

It's time to test the beta release for Plasma 5.19!

In this release, we have prioritized making Plasma more consistent, correcting and unifying designs of widgets and desktop elements; worked on giving you more control over your desktop by adding configuration options to the System Settings; and improved usability, making Plasma and its components easier to use and an overall more pleasurable experience.

Read on to discover all the new features and improvements of Plasma 5.19…

Plasma Desktop and Widgets

Rewritten System Monitor Widgets
Rewritten System Monitor Widgets
Consistent System Tray Applets
Consistent System Tray Applets
Completely New User Avatars
Completely New User Avatars
More consistent appearance for switching the current audio device

System Settings

Redesigned Settings Pages
Redesigned Settings Pages
Full System Settings App Is Now Launching

Info Center

Redesigned Info Center
Redesigned Info Center

KWin Window Manager

Icon Recoloring in the Titlebar
Icon Recoloring in the Titlebar

Discover

Flatpak Repository Removal in Discover
Flatpak Repository Removal in Discover

KSysGuard

Full Plasma 5.19 Beta changelog

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