Bug 431949 - X11 SDDM onscreen keyboard is extremely small
Summary: X11 SDDM onscreen keyboard is extremely small
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Theme - Breeze (show other bugs)
Version: 5.23.90
Platform: Neon Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: visual-design
Keywords: regression
: 448708 456826 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-01-22 18:20 UTC by personalizedrefrigerator
Modified: 2023-04-10 21:44 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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The extremely small keyboard. (191.56 KB, image/png)
2021-01-22 18:20 UTC, personalizedrefrigerator
same but landscape orientation (3.72 MB, image/jpeg)
2021-01-24 03:25 UTC, Bernhard

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Description personalizedrefrigerator 2021-01-22 18:20:38 UTC
Created attachment 135068 [details]
The extremely small keyboard.

Sometimes, the virtual keyboard displayed when I attempt to sign in is very small (about the size of the tip of my index finger). 

1. Launch SDDM in portrait mode.
2. Open the onscreen keyboard
3. Close the onscreen keyboard
4. Select "Plasma (Wayland)"
5. Open the onscreen keyboard
6. Close the onscreen keyboard
7. Select "Plasma (X11)"
8. Open the onscreen keyboard

The onscreen keyboard is sometimes unusably small. Often, this happens only after selecting a desktop session that was not selected by default.

The keyboard should consistently be the same size, regardless of the desktop the user has selected.

Linux/KDE Plasma: KDE Neon Testing Edition
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.90
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.79.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2

Comment 1 Bernhard 2021-01-24 03:25:22 UTC
Created attachment 135122 [details]
same but landscape orientation

Looks the same to me on a 15" 1080p screen.

Platform is AMD Renoir with amdgpu driver, Linux 5.8 (KDE neon unstable with hwe)
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2021-01-26 21:21:00 UTC
Now that's weird. Works for me FWIW. Does the same thing happen if you run it in testing mode like so:

/usr/bin/sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze/
Comment 3 Bernhard 2021-01-26 22:23:18 UTC
I don't seem to be able to replicate this anymore. I can't say what fixed it or if I updated something unfortunately.

> /usr/bin/sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze/
SDDM launched with this command does not seem to offer a virtual keyboard
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2021-01-26 22:48:12 UTC
Oh right, uh there's an environment variable you need to set to make the virtual keyboard appear in the SDDM tester, but I forget what it is. :/

Either way if you can't reproduce it anymore, let's close the bug for now, and you can re-open it if it happens again.
Comment 5 Bernhard 2021-01-26 23:06:01 UTC
I am not the original reporter though.
Comment 6 personalizedrefrigerator 2021-01-27 16:32:33 UTC
I am still experiencing the issue; however, I am on KDE Neon testing edition (as opposed to unstable edition). It is possible it has been fixed.
Comment 7 postix 2022-01-18 12:36:46 UTC
*** Bug 448708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 postix 2022-01-18 12:37:26 UTC
Can reproduce on latest KDE Neon Unstable (installed in VBox).
Comment 9 Bug Janitor Service 2022-01-20 15:39:43 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/plasma/plasma-workspace/-/merge_requests/1386
Comment 10 Nate Graham 2023-04-10 21:44:11 UTC
*** Bug 456826 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***