Sddm.conf.d overrides not working

I am trying to hide users from login screen but it is not working when uising /etc/sddm.conf.d/.

NOT working

➜ cat /etc/sddm.conf.d/hide.conf

Works only if I add it in main conf

➜ grep HideShells /etc/sddm.conf
➜ grep myuser /etc/passwd

By default, SDDM is configured to displays only users with a UID in the range of 1000 to 60513. If the UIDs of the desired users are outside this range then you will have to modify the range. - SDDM - ArchWiki

So it begs the question - what do you want to achieve?

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I am trying to hide user myuser with id 1404 from login screen.
I just pointed out that hiding with HideShells works ok when using /etc/sddm.conf but not when using a .conf file inside /etc/sddm.conf.d/ dir.
It is good practice to have overrides inside conf.d/ dir because of updates which can overwrite conf files in /etc/.

I don’t know if sddm is configured on manjaro/arch to not use /etc/sddm.conf.d/ or is this a bug?