These pages talk about the basic KDE Plasma desktop. These applications are common programs usually found in base KDE SC 4 or Plasma 5 installations. They provide core desktop environment functionality. These KDE base programs allow users to operate, manage and control their desktop and programs easily and flexibly.
|Learn about the basics of the default settings, how to configure the panels and desktop to fit your preferences and how to add new features with downloadable content.|
|Discover KWin, KDE's reliable and flexible window manager with hardware accelerated effects for added beauty and usability.|
The traditional "Run Command" window has become a "power launcher" with not only command launching but also desktop search, a calculator and even online Wiki look ups. Find out how to use this new interface, called "KRunner", to streamline your workflow.
The new control center for KDE platforms.
|Discover Dolphin: the default, easy-to-use file manager in the KDE Plasma Desktop.|
|A power user's dream file manager, web browser and universal file viewer.|
|A simple but powerful text editor.|
|A tabbed terminal emulator allowing the use of several shells or profiles.|
There are other parts of the KDE platform that work "under the hood" to give you the best desktop experience. You might be interested in knowing about them.