KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Promises Much-Improved Login, Logout, and Lock Screens
Several KDE developers have been working on improving the lock, login, and logout screens of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, which will go live with the next major release, KDE Plasma 5.16.
The KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment is currently in the works, due for release this summer, and new KDE contributors Filip Fila and Krešimir Čohar have been trying to improve the lock and feel of the login, lock, and logout screens to make them look more modern, usable, and beautiful.
Their work made the login screen more prettier with a toned-down fader effect for the background so you can clearly see the labels, as well as a new magnification effect for the user icons in focus. On the other hand, the logout screen received improved controls with new subtle transparent background, lighted up text, and reworked or new icons.
Last but not least, the login button has been simplified on the login window. You can see all these improvements in action in the screenshot galler… (read more)