Bug 448455 - Can't close overview with a hotkey
Summary: Can't close overview with a hotkey
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 448435
Alias: None
Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: effects-overview (show other bugs)
Version: 5.23.90
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-14 12:22 UTC by d3coder
Modified: 2022-02-09 23:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description d3coder 2022-01-14 12:22:23 UTC
Can't close overview with a hotkey

1. Press Meta + W to open overview
2. Press Meta + W again to close overview

Overview is not closed. w is written in search bar

Overview is closed

Operating System: Arch Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.90
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.16.0-arch1-1 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Comment 1 Nate Graham 2022-01-14 21:25:23 UTC
Does it magically start working if you restart KWin or the system?

If so it might be the same as Bug 448385, and we should re-open it and investigate.
Comment 2 Bug Janitor Service 2022-01-29 04:37:39 UTC
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Comment 3 d3coder 2022-01-29 06:27:37 UTC
I re-checked it and it works now. Esc to close and Meta + W to open and close works. There were no updates to KWin in my distro since this bug report was made.
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2022-01-31 17:18:36 UTC
It's a semi-random heisenbug, unfortunately.
Comment 5 Johannes 2022-02-09 09:58:21 UTC
I've got a very similar bug: I can open and close overview using Meta+W, but if I set another keyboard shortcut to open the overview (in my case Alt+W), I can't use it to close it afterwards, and only Meta+W works for that purpose, as if it was hardcoded. In all cases, the escape key does not close the overview, which is problematic.

Should I file another bug for that?

Using Kubuntu with KDE backports, plasmashell 5.24.0
Comment 6 Vlad Zahorodnii 2022-02-09 23:02:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 448435 ***