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KDE Kicks Off 2017 in Style with KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta, Brings Back Global Menus

Helping people be more productive, KDE Plasma 5.9 adds interactive previews to the built-in system notifications. For example, you’ll now be able to drag the screenshot notifications of the Spectacle utility into various e-mail composers. Additionally, you’ll now be able to change icon, label text, working directory, and other properties for the icon widget created when dragging an app or document on the desktop. Due to popular demand, as well as to enforce heavy multi-tasking, KDE Plasma 5.9 adds support for switching between windows using only Mesa and number shortcuts, as well as to pin various apps in your activities in the Task Manager. It also made it possible for users to mute their favorite audio or video player directly from the Panel Task Manager.