How To Install KDE Plasma 5.16 On Kubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)

KDE Plasma 5.16 Kubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

This article explains how to install the latest KDE Plasma 5.16, released today, in Kubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). Instructions for completely undoing the changes are also included, useful in case something goes wrong with the upgrade, or you simply want too use the default Plasma version from Kubuntu 19.04.

KDE Plasma 5.16 changes include:

  • A completely rewritten notification system that comes with a Do Not Disturb mode, notifications are grouped together, and critical notifications are shown in fullscreen applications. The Notifications Settings page was also updated, and is now more clean and easier to use
  • Initial support for using Wayland with proprietary Nvidia drivers. When using Qt 5.13 with this driver, graphics are also no longer distorted after waking the computer from sleep.
  • The themes system was improved. There's more control over customizing widgets, and themes are correctly applied to panels
  • Improved look and feel of the login, lock and logout screens
  • Modernized all widget configuration settings, and improved the panels to make them clearer and easier too use
  • Revamped Appearence Settings section
  • When any app is recording audio, a microphone icon will appear in the System Tray warning you of this
  • More!

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