Summary: KDE Folder view for desktop setting is not persistent
and shows a scrollbar after X restart
Platform: Gentoo Packages
AssignedTo: [hidden email] ReportedBy: [hidden email]
Version: unspecified (using KDE 4.8.0)
This problem occurred not so many times with version 4.7, and I could fix the
problem simply pressing CTRL+ALT+BackSpace, but now, with version 4.8, it
happens very often.
The problem is that I've set the Desktop as Folder view. The icons are
positioned aligned to grid in my favorite positions. After a X restart (or a
reboot is the same), a vertical scrollbar is shown on the right side in place
of my icons.
To restore my previous view i had to do the following steps:
right click on the desktop->folder view settings-> select layout = Desktop ->
Apply then Select Folder view then apply again.
The problem is also that my icons' position is not stored and I have to place
them again where I prefer.
Steps to Reproduce:
The scrollbar appears 9 time out of 10.
The desktop should appear as expected, with no scrollbar and with the icons at
the place I've set.
Gentoo Linux x86_64
--- Comment #1 from Ignat Semenov <ragnarokk91 gmail com> 2012-02-27 13:35:32 ---
OK, here it goes! I've seen it a couple times but can't reproduce it any more
Please, what sorting, flow (top to bottom, left to right), icon size are you
using? How exactly were you able to reproduce the bug? What amount of icons do
you have on the desktop, do they all fit or is scrollbar required even if all
the icons are shown?
--- Comment #4 from Ignat Semenov <ragnarokk91 gmail com> 2012-02-27 14:22:39 ---
Thank you for the input!
Now did you change any Plasma settings on the second computer? Do you have the
config files for it? I've screwed up a bit here, you should actually tar those
3 Plasma config files next time you see the bug and post them as an attachment
to this bug.
Yes, indeed, you can't see the icons with the scrollbar behaving like that.
That's part of the bug :)
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--- Comment #6 from Enrico Tagliavini <enrico tagliavini gmail com> 2012-02-27 16:37:13 ---
I can reproduce it sometimes. It doesn't happen most of the time, but a couple
of day in a months i login and my desktop is empty with the scrollbar at the
right. I have 15 icons alligned top-left (so 2 vertical lines on a 1080p screen
with default icon size). I use kde 4.8.0 on sabayon linux 64 bit. The issue
appeared first after the upgrade to kde 4.7 (this system got a fresh install
with kde 4.6.something). With kde 4.8 the bug is less frequent for me. I have
Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2e32]
I didn't applied the named workaround, but i switched to plasma-netbook for
some minutes and this might fixed the issue. If the bug will show up again I
will tar the config and i will attach it here.
--- Comment #7 from Flavio <fbcyborg gmail com> 2012-02-27 17:08:41 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> Thank you for the input!
You're welcome mate!
> Now did you change any Plasma settings on the second computer?
No, I didn't.
> Do you have the
> config files for it? I've screwed up a bit here, you should actually tar those
> 3 Plasma config files next time you see the bug and post them as an attachment
> to this bug.
Sure, I can attach the following files:
> Yes, indeed, you can't see the icons with the scrollbar behaving like that.
> That's part of the bug :)
(In reply to comment #5)
> I've got the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (version 280.13)
Me too: version 295.20-r1.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I can reproduce it sometimes. It doesn't happen most of the time, but a couple
> of day in a months i login and my desktop is empty with the scrollbar at the
Actually it's just the same behaviour I've noticed prior this update to 4.8.0
(even with 4.7). The simple solution was to issue the CTRL+ALT+Backspace
command and most of the times the Desktop was restored as normal. But now, my
Desktop folder view has gone, forever. So, the problem now is real. Of course,
the solution to delete the files above, seems to be permanent, so it should be
a configuration file issue only.
It would be great if a simple editing of one of the files above would correct
the problem instead of deleting them all.
> I have
> this IGP:
> Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2e32]
> (rev 03)
This happened both with an Intel graphic card and with a nvidia one.
> I didn't applied the named workaround, but i switched to plasma-netbook
Excuse me: where is this option?
--- Comment #14 from Flavio <fbcyborg gmail com> 2012-02-27 17:23:22 ---
(In reply to comment #13)Did I understand it correctly that you didn't
> experience the bug with 4.6 at all?
To be honest I don't remember exactly. For sure it happened sometime with 4.7.
--- Comment #16 from Ignat Semenov <ragnarokk91 gmail com> 2012-02-27 17:48:09 ---
Hmm, maybe.. there also is a bug where the folder peek popup would open in the
very top left corner instead of the actual clicked point in the folderview
containment, again, only once on login, then it would open where it should.
This looks like I need to consult the Plasma devs, may indeed be a Qt or plasma
lib bug. But most probably they are unrelated.
--- Comment #17 from Enrico Tagliavini <enrico tagliavini gmail com> 2012-02-27 18:12:59 ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> Thank you for the input!
> Second, the observation that this bug appeared during the 4.6 -> 4.7 upgrade is
> very valuable, thank you :) Did I understand it correctly that you didn't
> experience the bug with 4.6 at all?
> Now I can watch the git logs and try to locate the faulty commit.
My pleasure to help :). Yes I'm quite sure i never saw this issue with kde 4.6.
I'm sorry i don't remember the Qt version i was using at the time, but likely
qt-4.7. Anyway it is easy to know, we just need to look at sabayon changelogs.
On my gentoo system i have a folderview plasmoid (but not covering the whole
desktop) and it always worked as expected. On gentoo i'm still on kde 4.7.
Btw i also have problem with popup menus (for example the package manager from
the systray or nm-applet popups are placed in the wrong place, not near the
mouse pointer) with popups in this case i mean what comes up when you *click*
with left or right mouse button on a systray icon. And this happens only when i
have this bug, so it might be related. When the desktop is shown right the
popups are where you expect them.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Excuse me: where is this option?
In systemsettings under workspace settings.