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#1 2016-03-22 11:36:12

micsnare
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Registered: 2013-08-25
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KDE Plasma 5 - taskbar disappears when external monitor is switched of

Hi,

I'm currently facing this issue, that as soon as I switch off my HDMI connected external monitor, the taskbar disappears and plasma 5 reacts strange.
As soon as I switch on my monitor (e.g after a lunch break) the taskbar is gone, and for instance I am no longer able to right click on the desktop. All icons have disappeared as well on the desktop...

However, I am able to launch applications through ALT+F2 and therefore I am able to start a terminal and reboot. After that everything behaves as usual...

Did this happen to anyone else before? Is this maybe a known bug?

I don't even get an error message, that the taskbar crashed....

your thoughts please,
thanks
theresa

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#2 2016-03-22 12:48:31

micsnare
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Registered: 2013-08-25
Posts: 55

Re: KDE Plasma 5 - taskbar disappears when external monitor is switched of

after some googling, I found out that it's in fact a known bug....a really annoying bug.

there's a workaround in case this problem occurs again.
If the panel/taskbar disappears and nothing seems to work (other than logout or reboot)
then try this

press ALT+space or ALT+F2 and type in the following.
kquitapp5 plasmashell ; /usr/bin/plasmashell --shut-up

this fixed it for me.

Sources:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356225
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356727

hopefully this is going to be fixed for good, some time soon!!

Last edited by micsnare (2016-03-22 13:45:27)

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#3 2016-12-05 17:57:55

mautematico
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From: Mexico City
Registered: 2016-12-05
Posts: 1
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Re: KDE Plasma 5 - taskbar disappears when external monitor is switched of

micsnare wrote:

press ALT+space or ALT+F2 and type in the following.
kquitapp5 plasmashell ; /usr/bin/plasmashell --shut-up

this fixed it for me.

Sources:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356225
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356727

¡GRACIAS!

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