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

Martin van Es mrvanes at
Mon Jan 25 12:09:19 GMT 2016

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 12:32 PM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at>

> 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 :-/
I have this when something is wrong with network while restarting plasma or
when I have stale CIFS/NFS mounts not available.
It defenitely sounds like a network timeout in any case.

If 'but' was any useful, it would be a logic operator
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