If there are solutions to those bugs I’ll to post them in this first post.
1. Oversized wifi icons:
This bug happens often after first launch of Plasma 5.13 on Manjaro. This is theme issue with the new Plasma. Some themes, including Manjaro’s default “Breath” are not compatible (yet)
WORKAROUND: To fix temporarily the issue, switch to Breeze, Breeze Dark, Breeze Light and then relogg the session. The fact that icon is not changing in the same session is a bug.
SOLUTION: Wait for the upstream fix in Plasma 5.13.1:
2. New, ugly square media icon that doesn’t don’t update on change to dark theme.
Some noticed that media icon changed into that one:
It’s not only doesn’t fit to overall style of other icons but it stays the same between different themes (it may only become thicker or thinner) but also won’t update its color when switching to dark panel:
I checked on Neon and so far after update I got the usual, nice, round icon.
Like in the previous case, this seems to be theme incompatibility with new Plasma.
**SOLUTION: To fix the issue, switch to Breeze, Breeze Dark, Breeze Light and then relogg the session.The fact that icon is not changing in the same session is a bug.
3. No global menus for firefox and thunderbird
In Neon global menus for firefox and thunderbird work out of the box since Plasma 5.13.0. This doesn’t happen for Arch or any non-ubuntu systems. I reported it but it turned out that Firefox and Thunderbird on Ubuntu comes with unity patches that allow for global menu to work, those patches are not used by other distros, so at the moment there is no solution for this. We need to wait for more general fix and that will take time.
4. Notification settings page on systray gets empty list when there was clicked OK or applied new settings.
This a bug was introduced with KDE Framework 5.47.0-1
Steps to reproduce:
a) Open settings of system tray
b) Go to notification settings tab and click OK or change settings and then “Apply”. In result list becomes empty:
c) Works every time on system panel or latte panel.
Issue is gone when panel (latte or system’s) is restarted so system’s tray widget’s restart is restoring proper behavior.
5. New caps lock/num lock tray indicator stops working after changing notification settings.
There is new tray indication for caps lock (notification enabled by default) and num lock (notification is disabled by default), so when we activate caps lock it looks like that:
This may be the same bug as in previous point because by clicking on “OK” or “Apply” on notification settings, this notification stops working and starts again when widget is relaunched with the panel (restart of plasmashell or latte).
So in this and previous cases, as long as we are not messing with notifications visibility settings, all is fine. We have to wait for the upstream fix.
6. Discover install/remove/launch buttons are disappearing.
Most of you won’t use Discover program but it is a bug of Plasma 5.13.0 version so I’m mentioning it here.
When browsing through programs, first one has buttons, after a while buttons are gone:
Bug is also happening on Neon.
WORKAROUND: Resizing window (increasing its wideness) changes UI layout and the buttons appear. It looks like the bug appears only by default size of the Discover window.
FIX: Fixed in Plasma 5.14, wait for the feature release update.
7. Minimize widget stops working correctly - regression?
This is most severe and most disturbing bug here because it can affect seriously someone’s workflow and no solution to this was found so far.
Steps to reproduce:
a) Open few program windows.
b) Use Minimize All widget
c) click on panel/dock icon to un-minimize chosen window
Expected behavior: Only chosen window should be un-minimized.
What happens: All windows get un-minimized and they are placed in random or previous layers (so it works more like old Minimize to desktop, while Minimize All lost its original functionality) so the wished window usually gets covered behind thus requiring to click second time for it to appear.
A workaround is to use alt+tab or overview (assigned to pad gesture, shortcut or active corner) to change workflow of choosing the window. Still, this is not a fix and the bug is limiting Plasma’s ability to choose proffered workflow.
SOLUTION: Wait for upstream fix that comes with Plasma 5.13.1.
8. Spotty localisation.
Because of many new changes, localisation team hasn’t yet caught up. Previous versions were fully translated, this one has many places where things are in English, so the whole release feels unpolished.
9. Folder widget has too small pop up
10. Font settings present font names as grayed out.
This confuses users as grayed out usually means “inactive” or “not possible to change”.
SOLUTION: Wait for the upstream fix that is coming with Plasma 5.13.1.