Plasma 5.19 Beta: Consistency, Control and Usability

Thu, 14 May 2020

empty laptop with an overlay

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