Mouse Clicks Not Registering on Application Windows in Manjaro KDE Wayland

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Hello everyone,

I recently encountered a frustrating issue after updating my system on Manjaro KDE running Wayland. I’m hoping someone here might have encountered a similar problem or can offer some guidance.

Problem Description:

After a recent system update, I’ve noticed that mouse clicks are not registering correctly on application windows. Specifically:

  • When I bring an application to the foreground, mouse clicks are often registered on the application window beneath it.
  • In IntelliJ IDEA, I’m unable to click on popup windows (e.g., settings windows, dialogs).
  • This issue appeared only after updating to the latest version of Manjaro KDE.

Troubleshooting Steps Taken:

  1. Restarted KWin (KDE Window Manager):
kwin_wayland --replace &
  • Checked and adjusted window behavior settings:
  • Went to System Settings → Window Management → Window Behavior, and tried different focus policies.
  • Updated the system and packages:
sudo pacman -Syu
  1. Disabled window effects:
  • Went to System Settings → Display and Monitor → Compositor, and disabled various window effects like blur and shadows.
  1. Switched to X11 session:
  • Logged out, selected X11 session on the login screen, and logged back in. The issue persists in the X11 session as well.

System Information:

  • Operating System: Manjaro KDE
  • KDE Plasma Version: [6.0.4]
  • KDE Frameworks Version: [6.1.0]
  • Qt Version: [6.7.0]
  • Kernel Version: [6.1.90-1-MANJARO]
  • Graphics Platform: Wayland

Log Files:

I have checked journalctl -xe but didn’t find any obvious error messages. Here are some relevant log entries:

5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy plasmashell[4747]: error creating screencast "无法找到窗口 ID 0"
5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy systemd[4504]: Started Dolphin 文件管理器 - 文件管理器.
5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:12 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:14 loveshy systemd[4504]: Starting Fuse interface for KIO...
5月 16 14:18:14 loveshy systemd[4504]: Started Fuse interface for KIO.
5月 16 14:18:16 loveshy systemd[4504]: Started Kate 编辑器 - 多功能文本编辑器.
5月 16 14:18:16 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:16 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:16 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:16 loveshy kded6[4686]: org.kde.plasma.appmenu: Got an error
5月 16 14:18:47 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:18:56 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:18:58 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:19:01 loveshy systemd[4504]: app-org.kde.konsole-7225d4bf342644b498ea942a40a3ea21.scope: Consumed 5.483s CPU time.
5月 16 14:19:01 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:19:05 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:19:46 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:19:57 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:20:00 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()
5月 16 14:20:22 loveshy kwin_wayland[4545]: This plugin does not support raise()

Additional Information:

  • This issue never occurred before the recent update.
  • It affects all application windows, not just IntelliJ IDEA.

If anyone has experienced a similar issue or has any potential solutions, your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

This has been covered one way or another in several topics and you should really do your homework - in this case - search before asking.

I cannot say I have experienced anything like you describe.

The issues you describe is likely present because you have neglected to clean your kde and plasma related settings and cache.

You find the settings scattered in ~/.config and ~/.local.

While removing those from ~/.confg and ~/.local requires a granular approach - the .cache can be zapped at any time.

It is - however - recommended to do while logged out and using a TTY.

I apologize for the inconvenience. Since I have been using Manjaro for a short time, I am not very familiar with it. During my search, I did not find a solution that is very similar to my situation. Could you please advise me on the correct steps to take? Should I delete all files under ~/.config and ~/.local? I am concerned that deleting these files might cause the loss of settings for applications I use or make them unable to open.

Hello,

I can confirm a similar behavior that started since yesterday. At random times, I cannot click on some application windows like PyCharm, Firefox or Zotero, whereas others are still responsive… note that the windows are active and it’s possible to move around with the keyboard.

What solved the issue was simply removing only the plasma related directories under ~/.cache/:

rm -rf ~/.cache/*plasma* 

This way no config/cache files from other programs are removed.

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