While KDE Plasma 5.0 Has Been Just Released, A Preview Of The Activity Switcher Plasma 5.1 Is Already Available

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KDE Plasma 5 has been released recently, coming with important changes, including: many important apps ported in Qt5, the new Kicker Menu, a new default theme called Breeze and new wallpapers, new monochrome icons, support for hardware acceleration via OpenGL and OpenGL ES, an updated KDM (KDE display manager) and an enhanced lockscreen.


For instructions on how to install KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 or Linux Mint 17 KDE, see this article.

Because KDE Plasma 5 is not 100% developed, some features are incomplete, while others will be implemented on the future iterations.

Ivan Cukic, one of the KDE developers, has posted on his blog a demo video of the brand new Activity Switcher Plasma 5.1 (which has not yet been implemented).

The Activity Switcher Plasma is a virtual desktop manager, very useful for the users that have a lot of apps running simultaneously. Most likely, the Activity Switcher Plasma 5.1 will become available with the release of the KDE Plasma 5.1, scheduled for October 2014, which will most likely used on Kubuntu 14.10 as default.

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3 comments on “While KDE Plasma 5.0 Has Been Just Released, A Preview Of The Activity Switcher Plasma 5.1 Is Already Available
  1. jazzoid says:

    Nice, a switch to KDE looks like my next move after years of Mint Cinnamon, unless they come up with something new and brilliant. Already let down by Deepin and their new and buggy, unstable DE, my appetite for eye-candy is just unsatiable 🙂

    • Geekster says:

      you should also consider elementary os 0.3 with it’s pantheon desktop (as soon as the stable version gets released, ofc)

      • jazzoid says:

        Yeah, I am eagerly awaiting the release of Freya. Looks like I am gonna go KDE5 or Freya or a dual-boot KDE5-Freya. I tried Kubuntu 14.10 alpha and surprisingly it behaved really well.

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