Shortcuts stop working, application windows aren't showing anymore and the systray seems to freeze

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Mon Jan 25 11:32:27 GMT 2016

On 25/01/16 13:21, Duncan wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:09:13 +0200 as excerpted:
>> After a while after logging in to KDE (maybe an hour, maybe two, maybe
>> five, depends) all my global shortcuts stop working (including default
>> ones, like Ctrl+F11 or PrintScr where "present windows" or Spectacle
>> aren't shown, and custom ones, like WinKey+W for starting my web
>> browser.)
>> Furthermore, the systray gets stuck and contains icons from application
>> that are no longer running. Qutting Amarok for example will leave the
>> systray icon behind. Which still shows the menus, btw, it isn't really
>> frozen. But they do nothing, since the application the systray icon
>> belongs to is not longer running.
>> Even worse, when starting applications that use a systray icon, their
>> window isn't showing. There's no way to see those applications. They run
>> in the background and are invisible.
>> Any tips? I'm on:
>> KDE Plasma 5.5.3 KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 KDE Applications 15.8.3 + 15.12.1
>> I have no idea where to report this bug. There's no "I don't know which
>> part of KDE this belongs to" choice on the bug tracker.
> Assuming you can get either krunner or konsole up, try
> kquitapp5 plasmashell; sleep 1; plasmashell &; sleep 1; disown

"kquitapp5 plasmashell" kills it, but "plasmashell &" doesn't bring it 
up completely. It shows the desktop wallpaper and hangs there for a 
while. No panel, no desktop icons, no nothing.

After about 40 seconds, the panel and icons come up.

This is SERIOUSLY broken :-/

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