Plasma 5.26 Beta is officially out now and it comes with plenty of massive improvements, especially when it comes to using it on the bigscreen. With this version in preview, it's a chance for users and developers to find and help fix any remaining bugs to make the full release on October 6th a great one.
One of the big new features is Plasma Bigscreen, a whole interface just for using Plasma on your TV.
This also includes the Aura Browser for a "fully immersed Big Screen experience allowing you to navigate the world wide web using just your remote control" and Plank Player that's a "Multimedia Player for playing local files on Plasma Bigscreen".
Even more improvements come to the Discover software store too including:
- Discover now lets you choose the frequency with which it notifies you about new updates.
- Discover now displays content ratings for apps.
- Discover now lets you change the name used for submitting a review.
- Discover now has a “Share” button on each app’s details page.
Wayland support gets boosted yet again too:
- In the Plasma Wayland session, it’s now possible to adjust how a graphics tablet’s input area maps to your screen coordinates.
- It’s possible to select if apps will be scaled by the compositor or by themselves to avoid having blurry apps on Wayland.
- In the Plasma Wayland session, it’s now possible to disable middle-click paste.
Plus lots more improvements across the whole desktop.