Plasma 5.13 released!

Luna Jernberg droidbittin at
Wed Jun 13 05:22:58 UTC 2018

Thanks for the heads up :)

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Bhushan Shah <bhush94 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> KDE is releasing Plasma 5.13 – a new version of its Free desktop
> environment -
> tomorrow.
> Optimized and less resource-hungry, Plasma 5.13 can run smoothly on
> under-powered ARM laptops, high-end gaming PCs, and everything in between.
> Feature-wise, Plasma 5.13 comes with "Browser Integration". This means both
> Chrome/Chromium and Firefox web browsers can be monitored and controlled
> using
> your desktop widgets. For example, downloads are displayed in the Plasma
> notification popup, so even if your browser is minimized or not visible,
> you can
> monitor the download progress. Likewise with media playing in a tab: you
> can use
> Plasma's media controls to stop, pause and silence videos and audio
> playing in
> any tab – even the hidden ones. This a perfect solution for those annoying
> videos that auto-start without your permission. Another Plasma-browser
> feature
> is that links can now be opened from Plasma's overhead launcher (Krunner),
> and
> you can also send links directly to your phone using KDE Connect.
> Talking of KDE Connect, the Media Control Widget has been redesigned and
> its
> support of the MPRIS specification has been much improved. This means more
> media
> players can now be controlled from the media controls in the desktop tray
> or
> from your phone using KDE Connect.
> Plasma 5.13 is also visually more appealing. The redesigned pages in 5.13
> include theming tools for desktops, icons and cursors, and you can
> download new
> splash screens from the KDE Store directly from the splash screen page. The
> desktop provides a new and efficient blur effect that can be used for
> widgets,
> the dashboard menu and even the terminal window, giving them an elegant and
> modern look. Another eye-catching feature is that the login and lock
> screens now
> display the wallpaper of the current Plasma release, and the lock screen
> incorporates a slick fade-to-blur transition to show the controls,
> allowing it
> to be easily used as a screensaver.
> Discover, Plasma's graphical software manager, improves the user
> experience with
> list and category pages that replace header images with interactive
> toolbars.
> You can sort lists, and they also show star ratings of applications. App
> pages
> and app icons use your local icon theme to better match your desktop
> settings.
> Vaults, Plasma's storage encryption utility, includes a new CryFS backend,
> better error reporting, a more polished interface, and the ability to
> remotely
> open and close vaults via KDE Connect.
> Connecting to external monitors has become much more user-friendly. Now,
> when
> you plug in a new external monitor, a dialog pops up an lets you easily
> control
> the position of the additional monitor in correlation to your primary one.
> For more images of this release, check out:
> Live images with Plasma 5.13 will be available soon, you can find links to
> various distributions providing live images at following page.
> We look forward to hearing your comments on Plasma 5.13 - let us know how
> it
> works for you!
> Kind Regards!
> --
> Bhushan Shah
> IRC Nick : bshah on Freenode
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