Bug 430732

Summary: "Windows can cover" mode does not work when panel is on an edge between two screens
Product: [Plasma] plasmashell Reporter: David Chmelik <dchmelik>
Component: PanelAssignee: Plasma Bugs List <plasma-bugs>
Severity: normal CC: dmpombar90, gudvinr+kde, nate
Priority: NOR    
Version: 5.20.4   
Target Milestone: 1.0   
Platform: Slackware   
OS: Linux   
See Also: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=351175
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Description David Chmelik 2020-12-23 09:17:34 UTC

The panel works fine if you leave it at the bottom (Windows 95) style, but if you put it at the top (Apple style) then want it auto-hide or to get covered, neither of those work.

1. Move panel to top.
2. Set it to auto-hide and (another time) for windows to cover.
3. Make windows large enough to cover and move the mouse off the panel if necessary.


Panel won't get hidden/covered.


Panel should get hidden/covered regardless where it is.

Linux/KDE Plasma: Slackware64 14+current/5.20.4
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.77.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2

Comment 1 Nate Graham 2021-01-05 14:34:14 UTC
Huh, works for me.

Are you using a multi-screen setup?
Comment 2 David Chmelik 2021-01-05 20:17:37 UTC
Yes: one monitor above another, and one to the side.
Comment 3 Bug Janitor Service 2021-01-20 04:33:16 UTC
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Comment 4 Nate Graham 2021-02-01 19:33:08 UTC
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2023-09-18 18:12:44 UTC
*** Bug 453373 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2023-09-18 18:48:14 UTC
*** Bug 456045 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2023-10-23 18:21:27 UTC
I'm afraid the "Windows Can Cover" Panel visibility mode has been removed for Plasma 6 and we aren't planning to bring it back. In its place, we plan to implement an "intelligent auto-hide" or "dodge windows" mode, per Bug 349785. This should hopefully be much better than "Windows Can Cover" ever was, and offer support for its use cases.

Thanks for your understanding!