Since the update to Plasma 5.25.2, searching for files doesn't work in application launchers, except the default Kickoff and directly in Krunner.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. Add or change Kickoff to alternative application launcher (e.g. Simple Menu, Tiled Menu).
2. Search for any file in the search box.
List is empty, unless the text matches application name.
List should contain the file you're looking for.
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.2
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.95.0
Qt Version: 5.15.5
Kernel Version: 5.18.10-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
To investigate it further I
- created another user account on my working machine,
- installed Manjaro in virtual machine with Plasma 5.25
and succesfully reproduced it in both cases.
See also https://forum.manjaro.org/t/cant-search-for-files-in-application-launchers-except-in-kickoff/116132/6.
Can reproduce. Probably something changed in the Kicker backend.
*** Bug 457276 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/plasma/plasma-desktop/-/merge_requests/1092
Git commit dd0b54b4fb821b2b3dc66ddeb404e2216c08b598 by Alexander Lohnau.
Committed on 15/08/2022 at 05:17.
Pushed by alex into branch 'master'.
Fix renaming of plugin ID when converting DBus runner metadata files
M +4 -0 autotests/CMakeLists.txt
A +21 -0 autotests/plasma-runner-dbusrunnertest.desktop
A +5 -0 autotests/plasma-runner-testconversionfile.desktop
A +26 -0 autotests/testmetadataconversion.cpp [License: LGPL(v2.1+)]
M +2 -2 src/kpluginmetadata_utils_p.h
Git commit 484514d3a2199aaaa2a20a9ab8236c7966204aa7 by Nicolas Fella.
Committed on 15/08/2022 at 10:31.
Pushed by nicolasfella into branch 'Plasma/5.25'.
[kicker] Fix baloo runner name
At some point the name changed
Now the baloo runner is considered again when searching
M +1 -1 applets/kicker/package/contents/config/main.xml