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

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Jan 26 13:18:08 GMT 2016

On 25/01/16 18:44, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday, 2016-01-25, 18:08:58, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> On 25/01/16 17:36, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>>> There's other weird issues as well when the desktop gets into the broken
>>>> state. Clicking on links for example takes ages to open them in the
>>>> browser. For example, if I click a URL in, say, Thunderbird, 5 times,
>>>> nothing happens. Then, about 50 seconds later, they all open at once and
>>>> 5 new tabs appear in the browser. This doesn't happen prior to the
>>>> desktop glitching up.
>>> Hmm. Is the URL handler configured in Thunderbird or does it delegate to
>>> KDE's file associations?
>> I've set it to use xdg-open, which in turn obeys KDE's browser
>> preference. Every program behaves like that though. Thunderbird was just
>> an example.
> Right, just checking that this goes through KDE factilities and the problem is
> not more low level.
> No idea though, sorry.

I just found a way to reproduce the problem. All I need to do is use 
"KDE daemon" shortcuts. Like Ctrl+Alt+K to switch keyboard layout. If I 
use the shortcut repeatedly, after about 10 to 20 times, the bug triggers.

Since I don't use shortcuts all the time, it could take over an hour to 
trigger this normally. If I spam the shortcuts, the bug triggers right away.

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