KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS has released a beta version and is expected to release the official version next month. This release brings a number of new features and improvements, with key highlights including:

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Emoji Selector, which can be used through the app launcher or using Meta plus. Keyboard shortcut son on

New global editing mode replaces the desktop toolbox button and makes it easy to customize the desktop layout

Improved touch-friendly for app launchers and widget editing

Supports the GTK app with Client Side Decorations to add the appropriate shadows and resize the area

GTK apps can now automatically inherit Plasma’s fonts, icons, cursors, and more

There’s a new System Taskbar widget to switch the Night feature, which automatically appears when turned on by default

A more compact design allows you to select the default audio device in the Audio Volume System Tray widget

Clickable volume indicators and tool tips highlight indicators in Task Manager

Options to hide lock screen clock

You can now configure keyboard shortcuts that turn on or off In The Night and Do Not Disturb modes

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

Fully rewritten notification system

Notify that the timeout indicator on the pop-up window has become round and has a close button

A draggable icon has been added to the File Download notification to quickly drag it to the

Plasma now alerts the display when the connected Bluetooth device is about to run out of power

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

Redesigned system settings page with a unified grid view

Added slider for global animation speed

Redesigned application style settings with grid views

Improved search in the system settings sidebar

System set night pages now have a clearer user interface

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS releases beta version

In addition:

Global menu support for GTK applications

Show management improvements, including new OSDs and widgets

Flatpak Interface Support

Night Mode

Thunderbolt Device Management

For more information, check out the updated instructions:

https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.17.90.ph