Yesterday’s TW update 20230709 included many upgrades of KDE components from 5.107 to 5.108.
Although I can move my mouse down into the lower 1/3 of the screen, NOTHING can be selected (or typed into, etc). Very strange. And oddly, I’m having the SAME ISSUE on my MicroOS KDE/Plasma in a VM) I recently installed … it ALSO got that “KDE update”. It’s like the lower 1/3 of the Plasma screen doesn’t even exist !!
A couple of screenshots to show the behavior.
Screenshot #1 - I have a Kate window up and placed within the upper 2/3 of the Plasma screen - notice the mouse is hovering on the “Search” tab on the lower toolbar - and notice that it is circled in green, indicating that it is current, and if I click the mouse, the Search tab will be selected.
Screenshot #2 - I moved the Kate window down and placed within the lower 1/3 of the Plasma screen - notice (again) the mouse is hovering on the “Search” tab on the lower toolbar - and notice that it is NOT circled in green, indicating that it CAN NOT be selected!!
This is the link to the update
Wayland or X11?
Did you already try new user profile?
Multimonitor setup or single monitor?
Wow - very interesting, and unfortunate!
I got on my phone, browsing around to see what’s new, and I see this post. I was concerned because I also got yesterday’s update (using KDE Plasma too).
So I immediately went to machine #1, booted up and checked it. Then I rebooted into machine #2 and checked it.
No problems here with both machines. I purposely placed various app windows (like Kate) into the lower 3rd of the screen … I can select things, and type, etc in the lower 3rd. I’ll check the 2 laptops later.
You say the same problem happens in the MicroOS VM ? Maybe it’s because the lower half of its window is sitting in the lower 3rd of your Host machine screen? Might check that.
Maybe do another fresh boot from a power off state and test again (?)
( RESOLVED )
I have NO idea what happened. I powered down the laptop for a few minutes, then booted back up fresh. The issue is gone. Kind of embarrassed
But I will answer as hui asked
X11 (dont trust Wayland yet)
Did not try different user account (but would have if problem persisted after reboot).
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Single monitor - on laptop.
thanks for replies !