Bug 467765 - Application Launcher search, highlighted item may not be the first
Summary: Application Launcher search, highlighted item may not be the first
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 454349
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Application Launcher (Kickoff) (show other bugs)
Version: 5.27.3
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
: 467764 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2023-03-24 21:17 UTC by Martino Fontana
Modified: 2023-04-04 23:28 UTC (History)
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Description Martino Fontana 2023-03-24 21:17:04 UTC
When you open the Application Launcher and type with the keyboard to search for something, you expect the first item in the list to be highlighted, so that you can press Enter to get what you are looking for.
However, under certain conditions (see below), the highlighted item will not be the first, even if you didn't move the mouse, which will make you open the wrong app.

1. Open the Application Launcher
2. Type on the keyboard to search for something
3. Move the cursor to an item that isn't the first
4. Press the hotkey to close the Application Launcher
5. Open the Application Launcher again, and type with the keyboard again

What happens depends on where the cursor is right now:
- If you moved the cursor is out of the way, then the Nth item will be highlighted, where N depends on which item was highlighted when you closed the Application Launcher before.
- If the cursor is in the launcher, then it will select the item over which it hovers, even if you haven't moved it.

(This doesn't always happen, it's a bit inconsistent. It seems to happen more often when there is no application open on the virtual desktop, and when the Application Launcher is opened (the first time) by clicking on it, instead of using a hotkey).

If you don't move the cursor, the highlighted item is always the first on the list.

Linux/KDE Plasma: NixOS Unstable
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.3
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.104.0
Qt Version: 5.15.8
Comment 1 Martino Fontana 2023-03-24 21:34:05 UTC
*** Bug 467764 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2023-04-04 23:19:05 UTC
Are you on Wayland or X11?
Comment 3 Martino Fontana 2023-04-04 23:20:05 UTC
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2023-04-04 23:28:22 UTC
Aha, then it's a Qt bug that will be fixed by https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtdeclarative/+/457096. See Bug 454349.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 454349 ***