Bug 397066 - KRunner doesn't respect active screen state
Summary: KRunner doesn't respect active screen state
Alias: None
Product: krunner
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: OpenSUSE Linux
: NOR minor with 20 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kai Uwe Broulik
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Reported: 2018-08-01 18:48 UTC by greywolf813
Modified: 2020-10-17 09:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description greywolf813 2018-08-01 18:48:01 UTC
When activating KRunner with a keyboard shortcut, it will always appear on the screen the mouse is on, regardless of mouse focus setting or current active screen. This situation makes it impossible to use a keyboard shortcut to change screens and then execute a command with krunner without moving the mouse. That sort of defeats the purpose of keyboard shortcuts.


Use a keyboard shortcut to change active screen, with or without "seperate screen focus" enabled, without "focus follows mouse" enabled. Activate KRunner with Alt+F2.

Actual Results:

KRunner opens on whichever screen the mouse is on, and any commands run from it open on said screen.

Expected Behavior:

KRunner, and a command run with it, execute on the current active screen, regardless of mouse position.


OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, KRunner 5.48.0
Comment 1 Kai Uwe Broulik 2018-08-02 07:20:13 UTC
Martin, is there a way to query that from KWin or how does that work? (Right now KRunner indeed just checks mouse position and matches it to a QScreen)
Comment 2 Martin Flöser 2018-08-02 19:49:51 UTC
No, KWin does not expose internal data to other processes.
Comment 3 greywolf813 2018-08-05 01:15:53 UTC
Is skipping that mouse location query and letting KWin choose the screen an option?