Welcome to our comprehensive guide on installing the KDE desktop environment on Ubuntu 24.04. KDE, also known as the K Desktop Environment, is a free and open-source desktop environment known for its customization, rich feature set, and a vibrant community of users and developers. Whether you are a long-time GNOME user looking for a change or you are setting up a new Ubuntu installation and prefer KDE, this tutorial will walk you through the installation process step by step.
Power-profiles-daemons is a free and open source project designed to handle system power profiles over D-Bus. The two major Linux desktop environment, GNOME and KDE Plasma, are nicely integrated with it, allowing the user to easily manage power profiles from their dedicated power manager interfaces, but it is also possible to switch profiles and retrieve information about them from the command line, using a dedicated utility.
By default, the Fedora Linux distribution sports the GNOME desktop environment, although others are available in “Spin” downloads. If you would like to change things up and install KDE Plasma instead, the GUI can be downloaded and installed directly from Fedora’s default package repositories.
One of the best aspects of using a Linux system is that there are many popular desktop environments to choose from. If you do not like the style or behavior of yours, it is simple enough to install a different one. When it comes to the KDE Plasma desktop environment, there are a few different ways to experience it.
Many people find it useful to organize some of their most frequented applications as shortcuts on their desktop. This allows for quick launching of programs or custom shortcuts. Although most Linux systems rely on a sidebar app launcher or start menu, desktop shortcut launchers can allow you to open applications or websites super fast, since they live right on your desktop and make the targets only a click away.
The KDE desktop environment is highly customizable, including the GUI’s lock screen. The lock screen can be configured and customized via the GUI’s settings menu or from a configuration file via the command line. In this tutorial, you will learn various ways to customize the desktop lock screen in the KDE desktop environment on a Linux system.
The purpose of this tutorial is to enable auto login on GNOME GUI and the KDE Plasma desktop environment on CentOS Linux system. If you are using CentOS and getting tired of needing to provide your password every time your computer boots up, or goes back to the lock screen, then enabling auto login will save you some time and frustration.