Desktop widgets don't remember settings after reboot on KDE Plasma

I have two KDE widgets on my desktop.
1 “Sticky Notes”. It moves to the upper left-hand corner of the screen after reboot.
2 “Analog Clock”. It reverts to the default size after reboot.
System info:

 inxi -F
      Host: shmuel-Manjaro Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
      Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
      Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B365M-A v: Rev X.0x 
      serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends 
      v: 1203 date: 10/10/2019 
      Topology: 8-Core model: Intel Core i7-9700 bits: 64 type: MCP 
      L2 cache: 12.0 MiB 
      Speed: 1271 MHz min/max: 800/4700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 
      1: 1271 2: 2509 3: 1788 4: 4164 5: 1518 6: 1578 7: 1317 
      8: 1454 
      Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 driver: i915 v: kernel 
      Device-2: IMC Networks XHC Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
      Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel 
      unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 
      2: 1920x1080~60Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) 
      v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 
      Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
      Device-2: JMTek LLC. type: USB 
      driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.11-1-MANJARO 
      Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit 
      driver: r8169 
      IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full 
      mac: a8:5e:45:e2:87:3c 
      Local Storage: total: 2.26 TiB used: 544.41 GiB (23.6%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G 
      size: 447.13 GiB 
      ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD120 size: 1.82 TiB 
      ID-1: / size: 96.00 GiB used: 26.55 GiB (27.7%) fs: ext4 
      dev: /dev/sda6 
      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 4.00 GiB used: 371.4 MiB (9.1%) 
      file: /swapfile 
      System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
      Processes: 291 Uptime: 17h 45m Memory: 15.50 GiB 
      used: 6.76 GiB (43.6%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.1.05
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I tried a different sticky note app, not a KDE widget, and it also forgot its position after a reboot.

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I’m having issues with Xfce not restoring my settings after a reboot too, so this might not be exclusive to KDE only.
Settings are stored if I log-off and back in, but as soon as I reboot settings are lost, even though my XML files are all there.
Things like keyboard layout even, I have to re-set it everytime. Thunar settings too.
This did not happen on Xubuntu 16.04. I have to test if same behavior happens on latest Xubuntu. (but hardware support for my Ryzen is not the greatest there)

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I too am having issues with the Plasma desktop widgets not being sticky. Furthermore, the network widget itself will not show traffic unless I keep the network’s tray icon pinned, which shows the network traffic.

My system:

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 
Host: Precision 7510 
Kernel: 5.10.0-1-MANJARO 
Uptime: 33 mins 
Packages: xxx (pacman), xxx (flatpak), xxx (snap) 
Shell: zsh 5.8 
Resolution: 2560x1440 
DE: Plasma 5.20.4 
WM: KWin 
WM Theme: McMojave 
Theme: Breath2 [Plasma], Adwaita-dark [GTK2/3] 
Icons: oxygen [Plasma], oxygen [GTK2/3] 
Terminal: yakuake 
CPU: Intel i7-6820HQ (8) @ 3.600GHz 
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 8890M / R9 M275X/M375X 
Memory: 2814MiB / 64251MiB
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I am also having this problem. I place the widgets at a certain place on my desktop and they move to the left after a reboot. They at least remember their sizes.

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