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KDE Plasma 5.21 Desktop Environment Officially Released with New App Launcher

KDE Plasma 5.21 is here as the next-generation of the Plasma desktop environment for Linux-based distributions on both desktop and mobile.

It’s a huge release that brings dozens of improvements, new features, and new apps. The biggest change in KDE Plasma 5.21 is a brand-new application launcher that finally replaces the old Kickoff menu used in the last few years. The new app launcher features a double-pane interface to make navigation faster, a grid-style view of favorite apps, alphabetically ordered list of installed apps, better keyboard/mouse/touch support, improved accessibility, support for more KRunner runners, and RTL (Right-to-Left) support.