Bug 354313 - Desktop Widgets move and redraw improperly if monitor is turned off
Summary: Desktop Widgets move and redraw improperly if monitor is turned off
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 450068
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: generic-multiscreen (show other bugs)
Version: 5.26.3
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Daniel Vrátil
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-24 17:06 UTC by Steve Ramage
Modified: 2022-11-10 17:50 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Steve Ramage 2015-10-24 17:06:00 UTC
I recently purchased a Dell P2715Q monitor and it is hooked up to a GeForce GTX 960 using nvidia drivers. If this monitors power turns off, then KDE decides it needs to relayout where everything is. It  typically moves the toolbar to the other monitor, but it doesn't draw a wallpaper on the other monitor. I normally just kill plasmashell and reopen it and then it redraws the desktop properly. I have even turned the KScreen service off in System Settings and this still happens.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off Dell P2715Q monitor
2. Turn on Dell P2715Q monitor

Actual Results:  
1. All windows and everything repositioned

Expected Results:  
1. Everything repositioned poorly.

This is just really annoying :)
Comment 1 Justin Zobel 2021-03-10 00:32:27 UTC
Thank you for the bug report.

As this report hasn't seen any changes in 5 years or more, we ask if you can please confirm that the issue still persists.

If this bug is no longer persisting or relevant please change the status to resolved.
Comment 2 darkstego 2021-09-28 15:11:39 UTC
I can confirm that the problem still exists. In a 2 monitor setup if you power cycle the primary monitor then all the windows on the primary monitor will be shuffled around. 

KDE appears to remember which windows belong to the primary monitor, but not their location. As far as I can tell the window sizes are unchanged.
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2022-11-10 17:50:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450068 ***