KDE Plasma 5.24 Beta Released with New Overview Effect, Fingerprint Support, and More

Posted by hanuca on Jan 13, 2022 2:25 PM EST
9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor
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The KDE Project announced today the release of the beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environment series, a major update that comes with lots of new features and improvements.

KDE Plasma 5.24 comes with numerous changes that will make many of you happy. For example, it introduces the long-anticipated support for fingerprint readers to unlock the screen, as well as to authenticate in apps that require administration password, and also to authenticate with sudo on the command-line.

Another interesting feature of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environment series is a brand-new Overview effect that lets users control their virtual workspaces and find search results from KRunner, all in one place. The new Overview effect can be toggled with the Super+W keyboard shortcut and has a blurred background by default.

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