Bug 454749 - Under Wayland Dialog Popups appear in random places
Summary: Under Wayland Dialog Popups appear in random places
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.24.5
Platform: Fedora RPMs Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-06-02 15:03 UTC by Eric Mesa
Modified: 2022-06-14 19:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Image after moving email to folder (19.48 KB, image/png)
2022-06-14 19:55 UTC, Eric Mesa

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Description Eric Mesa 2022-06-02 15:03:08 UTC
Under KWayland, dialog popups don't appear where they are expected. For example, in Digikam, if I drag photos to a folder, the move/copy dialog is in a seemingly random place on the screen rather than right next to the folder. This happens all over the place in every program under KWayland.

1. Do something that causes a dialog popup
2. It does not appear in an intuitive place. It appears on some random place

Popups are somewhere random on the screen

Popups should be near their context, spacially

Linux/KDE Plasma: 
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.93.0
Qt Version: 5.15.3

If it matters, I have 4 screens and 2 are 1440p screens and 2 are 1080p screens.
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2022-06-02 17:09:17 UTC
Cannot reproduce with my apps, but this will in the end be heavily dependent on apps setting their dialogs' parent windows correctly, and also correctly marking them as dialogs and not just normal windows. Can you make a list of which dialogs are affected, and what apps opened them?
Comment 2 Eric Mesa 2022-06-07 19:30:31 UTC
The two that stand out to me because it kept happening are in Kontact and Calibre. 

I'll focus on Kontact since that's actually part of KDE, but I'll mention Calibre at the end as a further example.

With the Kmail part of of Kontact, I drag emails into folders. Seemed to happen roughly every 2nd time. I drag the email to the folder and the box that says "Move here", "Copy here ", and "Cancel" will sometimes appear where it should - next to the folder I'm dragging the email into. Other times it would appear at some random place within the Kontact window.

With Calibre (ebook management software) under the edit book dialog, if I'm adding authors, it has a little thing that appears below with suggestions of authors already in the database. But in Kwayland it was randomly somewhere else on the Calibre window.
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2022-06-09 15:34:36 UTC
> the box that says "Move here", "Copy here ", and "Cancel" will

Is that thing a window with a titlebar and a close button? Or a menu?
Comment 4 Eric Mesa 2022-06-14 19:54:23 UTC
I may have used the wrong term will upload an attachment with what I'm talking about. (It's in the right spot in this image)
Comment 5 Eric Mesa 2022-06-14 19:55:00 UTC
Created attachment 149701 [details]
Image after moving email to folder