1KDE Plasma 5.10 Puts Folders on Linux Desktop, Improves Search
Thanks to its latest update—version 5.10—that debuted on May 30, the open-source KDE Plasma desktop now provides users with a refined user interface and new capabilities. KDE has long taken a different view on how a desktop should work and look, but with the 5.10 update, Plasma now enables users to have a familiar “folder view” of the desktop, where icons for files and folders (instead of just function widgets) can be placed. Other enhancements include improved search functionality with Krunner that displays both local and web search results. The KDE desktop is an optional choice for many different Linux distributions and is often the default used for openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the KDE Plasma 5.10 update.
2Folder View Is the Default
3Boot Splash Screen Selection Options
4Media Controls Come to Lock Screen
5Discover Software Center Gets Snappy
The KDE Plasma Discover Software Center application that enables users to find and install software applications has been updated to provide provisional support for the Flatpak and Snappy package formats. Both Flatpak and Snappy offer users and developers the promise of application packages that can run across multiple Linux distributions.
6Search the Web With Krunner
7Task Manager Improvements
The KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop is available in the public software repositories of many leading Linux distributions. The KDE Neon and openSUSE Linux distributions already provide live images for users to try. In addition, there are now also Docker container images for users to easily experience Plasma.