Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial of how to install Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.24.3 of KDE Plasma). The Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 36:

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.24.3
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.91.0
  • QT version: 5.15.3

The idea of this article is just to see what to expect from Fedora 36 KDE Plasma – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them, it is included also screenshots of the KDE settings program. Here you’ll find more than 200 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 36 KDE Plasma. The second article contains KDE System Settings screenshots and it is coming soon.

Summary of the screenshots

  • Logging
  • KDE Plasma Overview with Panel Toolbox
  • Fedora KDE main menu
  • Plasma Widgets
  • Activities
  • Install/Update applications with Discover
  • Install applications with dnfdragora
  • review of multiple installed GUI applications and games.
  • Dolphin – the KDE File Manager

Fedora 36 KDE Plasma screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64) 36 (KDE Plasma)

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grub entry boot

SCREENSHOT 2) Loading with Fedora logo

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loading logo

SCREENSHOT 3) Select the user.

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KDE login screen

SCREENSHOT 4) The KDE Plasma Desktop loading

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KDE loading logo

SCREENSHOT 5) Fedora 31 KDE Plasma Desktop Overview

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KDE Plasma Desktop

SCREENSHOT 6) Calendar next to the clock

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Calendar next to the clock

SCREENSHOT 7) Status and Notifications

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Status and Notifications

SCREENSHOT 8) Audio Volume – Devices and Applications and Playback Devices.

Per application tab tuning of the Audio Volume is available. So the use could configure Firefox to have a loader audio then the music application like Juke and so on.

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Audio Volume

SCREENSHOT 9) Available networks – WiFi and Wired.

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Networks – WiFi and Wired

SCREENSHOT 10) All other Notifications

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Notifications

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