By default, the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment will present users with new, overhauled lock and login screens that would act quite different from what they used until now. For example, the lock screen will no function more like a screensaver, keeping the password field and controls hidden until you press a button, move the mouse, or touch the screen. You can even set an image slideshow, an animated effect, or a solid color as the background. Moreover, every time you update to a new major KDE Plasma release, both the lock and login screens will automatically use the default wallpaper of that specific release if you don’t mess with the default settings. Also, the clock and date widget now has a subtle drop shadow effect applied to be visible always.