Bug 463453 - Wallpaper image did not change correctly (for Event?)
Summary: Wallpaper image did not change correctly (for Event?)
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Image Wallpaper (show other bugs)
Version: 5.26.4
Platform: Manjaro Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-12-25 13:13 UTC by hasezoey
Modified: 2023-04-10 01:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description hasezoey 2022-12-25 13:13:53 UTC
I have noticed that today the wallpaper is meant to change, but it only changed for one display instead of all.
Global Theme: "Breath Dark"
Wallpaper normal: "Bamboo at Night"
Wallpaper event: "North" (images_dark)

1. have multiple displays
2. have the theme setup described in "summary"
3. ensure no event is currently set for the system time
4. reboot into a time where a event is
5. observe the wallpaper not being updated for all displays

Wallpaper only changed for one display

Wallpaper should update for all displays

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.26.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.101.0
Qt Version: 5.15.7
Kernel Version: 6.1.1-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor
Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon RX Vega
Manufacturer: ASUS

i was not sure under which component to file this under.

i have also noticed that when going to Wallpaper settings from the one display that changed, it does not highlight any wallpaper as used.
i dont know if this intentional, but i have also noticed that the currently used wallpaper is duplicated in the Wallpaper selection, once showing with the name and author and once at the beginning only showing the resolution, but both show the same image and link to the same place.

Note: in the screenshot the middle display is the primary display, in case that matters.
Note: i am listing this as "event" because the wallpaper suddenly changed, without me setting it or (from what i can tell) updating a theme package and it also happened in a time frame where it is reasonable to think it is a event.
Comment 1 Fushan Wen 2022-12-25 14:00:44 UTC
How do you set "Wallpaper event"?
Comment 2 hasezoey 2022-12-25 14:03:01 UTC
> How do you set "Wallpaper event"?

if you mean a event to change the wallpaper to, i have no clue, i just noticed that it changed today and assumed it is meant as a "event" (because Christmas and new year) and that it did not use the updated one for all displays
Comment 3 Fushan Wen 2022-12-25 14:14:06 UTC
It's indeed a bug and should be fixed in 5.27

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450068 ***
Comment 4 hasezoey 2023-03-31 10:12:24 UTC
Just updated to KDE 5.27.3 and frameworks 5.104.0, but still changing the wallpaper does not affect any other display other than were "Desktop Folder Settings" have been opened on (and when opened through the shortcut ALT+D ALT+S, then it only affects the main display)
Comment 5 hasezoey 2023-03-31 10:15:01 UTC
Also i have just noticed that "Desktop Folder Settings" now always complains when leaving "Wallpaper" with message "Apply Settings", even though nothing was modified
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2023-04-10 01:33:35 UTC
I'm afraid that's just the way wallpapers work in Plasma; they're per screen, not universal.