When I select auto hide from the panel settings, the panel disappears for good and does not show after touching the screen top, bottom or sides.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open panel settings from the right hand corner of the panel.
2. Select > more settings.
3. Select > Auto Hide
The panel disappears and does not show after pulling the the cursor against the window bottom.
Panel should appear when I pull the cursor against the bottom and disappear when I move the cursor away from the window bottom.
The problem is inherited already from the last version. I was hoping that the update to the 16.10 / KDE 5.7.5. version would fix the issue, but that didn't occur. The bug does not harm the system performance, but it sort of annoying.
(In reply to Rainer Uwe Bode from comment #0)
> When I select auto hide from the panel settings, the panel disappears for
> good and does not show after touching the screen top, bottom or sides.
Are you using touchscreen? Also can you please attach ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc file?
Also do you have Switch Desktop on Edge enabled in System settings -> screen edges?
Please set the status back to unconfirmed when you reply.
David, in fact I had the Switch Desktop function enabled. After setting it to disabled auto-hide works perfectly. Thanks to all for taking the time to look into this. I love KDE and the Plasma Desktop. Best OS I have ever used.
Where would I go to help more in the development?
(In reply to Rainer Uwe Bode from comment #3)
> David, in fact I had the Switch Desktop function enabled. After setting it
> to disabled auto-hide works perfectly. Thanks to all for taking the time to
> look into this. I love KDE and the Plasma Desktop. Best OS I have ever used.
> Where would I go to help more in the development?
on irc at the channel #plasma on freenode and the mailinglist email@example.com
(https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/plasma-devel) are a good start
I came here because I also have this. And like Rainer, I also had the "switch desktops on edge" forgotten on. Once I unclick "switch.." the panel appears. My question is, should there be some hint to the user why the panel does not reappear?
*** Bug 360391 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm having the same problem on Debian Testing.
- I have switch desktop on edges while moving windows switched on.
- I have two panels, the panel at the top, which contains the system tray is affected. Bottom panel always works as expected.
- My panel behaves correctly, but then decides to stay hidden randomly, for no apparent reason.
- Nudging the panel with some system tray action (like inserting a USB device) makes it re-appear for some time.
- I have three KDE systems with the same configuration (I configured them by hand), and issue is consistent on all three.
I'm a developer, so I'm interested in collaborating on fixing/testing effort.
Last, but not the least, while not a grave bug, it really makes the experience miserable :)
Any updates here, team? I'm still seeing this in 5.9.4. I reported the problem 14 months ago in 360391...
"Switch Desktop on Edge" does not respect the desktop layout. Always Enable assumes you want to use all four edges to switch desktops. In a 4x1 or anything x1 layout, top and bottom screen edges have nothing to switch to and should not be active (as it worked in KDE4).
Expected behavior: top and bottom edges NOT enabled for 1 row of desktops; left and right edges NOT enabled if rows=desktops.
*** Bug 375658 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As far as I could see, this problem still exists on Plasma 5.21 Beta.