KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta Now Available to Download

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On Thursday, the KDE development community announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta along with several bug fixes and improvements.

Additionally, the latest update for the Desktop Environment also incorporates a floating panel for Plasma themes, enhanced gestures, and more. We will discuss the features as we move forward.

The beta release comes just weeks before the global release roll out on June 14. Furthermore, the development community would be hosting a special beta review day on May 26. On the beta review day, testers can join the bug-hunting, triaging, and solving the bugs with the developers.

A few of the enhancements rolled out in the latest update are noteworthy. The majority of the features included are finely polished to react better to some specific situations. Discover software installer’s app page has been overhauled and now displaying permissions for Flatpak applications.

KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta also comprises more than 200 bug fixes and improvements for Wayland and Xwayland.

Besides revamped look and feel, the animations for the lock screen, as well as the screen shake animation while a user enters the wrong login password, blend well with the color schemes, floating panel, etc.

KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta workspace
KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta Workspace | Image Source: Kde.org 5.25 announcement

The 5.25 Beta release improves the KDE Plasma’s Touch Mode for the X11 and Wayland sessions and now can be comprehensively controlled by the Touch Mode.

Another thing we noticed in the update is when Touch Mode is enabled, the spacing between Task Manager icons increases. This helps in simpler navigation.

Lastly, if you want to check out the new beta version of KDE Plasma 5.25, download it from the following link.

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