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KDE SC 4.4 Plasma widgets have been updated and allow social media applications to be used on the desktop.
The virtual desktops can also be presented in a grid fashion.
The KDE SC 4.4 desktop integrates Plasma widgets and traditional application windows.
KAuth, a new authentication framework for KDE 4.4, provides secure authentication and related user interface elements to developers who want to run tasks with elevated privileges. On Linux, KAuth uses PolicyKit as a backend, providing cross-desktop integration.
Dolphin, KDE's native file manager, now has integrated searching, including files with tags.
Plasma taskbar previews in KDE SC 4.4 can now group application types.
The Plasma device manager for KDE 4.4 has improved support for external devices.
KRunner, a desktop search and app launcher widget, now integrates with online services like Wikipedia for KDE 4.4.
[[artnid:335612|KDE SC 4.4 brings compositing improvements|new]] to the native window manager, KWin. The "spinning cube" effect to change desktops is shown here.
KDE SC 4.4 has a Plasma netbook interface form-factored for small devices.