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    Question KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Hello everybody, I am trying OpenSUSE Tumbleweed for the first time... and of course I get my list of issues.

    One is this: I use KDE (5) and I set the KDE panel to automatically hide.
    Well, every time a window gets focus, the panel unhides and stays there, until I move the mouse over it and away.
    More noticeably, this happens when switching application (<Alt>+<Tab>), when I ask for a dialogue window (File | Open), when I close a dialogue window.
    Sometimes even when I just intensely stare at the monitor (I suppose it's really about focussing).

    A different installation (and distribution) has a more reasonable policy, and pops out only when an application opens a new dialogue window, or when I poke the panel with the mouse.
    I suppose this can be tuned with some KDE system setting... but I can't figure out where. Help please?

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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Quote Originally Posted by HamletGhost View Post
    I use KDE (5) and I set the KDE panel to automatically hide.
    Well, every time a window gets focus, the panel unhides and stays there, until I move the mouse over it and away.
    I'm not seeing this.

    I just tested with snapshot 20181015.

    Does it possibly have to do with video drivers -- are you using "nvidia" graphics or similar?
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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Thank you for the answer...

    I believe the video drivers are Intel i915.

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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Quote Originally Posted by HamletGhost View Post
    I believe the video drivers are Intel i915.
    That's what I am using. And I am not seeing the problem.

    I'm not sure where else to look.

    I've tried changing Task Manager Settings, but I have not been able to reproduce the problem.

    I do sometimes see the panel unhide when there is a notification somewhere. Could that be involved?
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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Following your hint, I just went though all the notification settings in the corresponding KDE system settings panel. No luck.
    I thought there would be some event "marking taskbar entry", which there were actually only an handful, all very sensible, and deactivating them did not affect the issue.
    It was a promising idea, though.

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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Quote Originally Posted by HamletGhost View Post
    ... did not affect the issue.
    I'll try some more thinking. But it's a puzzle at present.
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    Default Re: KDE autohiding panel unhides every time a new window gets focus

    Is there an "Always on top" setting?
    That can over-ride auto-hide, particularly if a window is slid down past the edge where your panel is.

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