About 2 weeks ago, spectacle stopped running. When opening it via keyboard shortcut or through the menu, nothing happens. Running it through terminal with
spectacle -g disables user input as if it’s now running but there are no visible windows on the screen. I checked all the desktops as well as all the different activities, but it’s nowhere to be found. I have to
CTRL+C to regain input in the terminal.
Where is the Spectacle window, could it be off my screen? How could I find it and move it back? (note however that it doesn’t pop up when scrolling through “recent windows” so I doubt it’s actually running in gui).
It cannot have stopped working all of a sudden just by itself without that you changed anything to your system. And I’m afraid that without telling us what you did, we cannot help you — the old crystal ball is in for maintenance at the moment.
Well I update my system every week so it was after one of those updates. I haven’t made any major changes in my system. But that’s why I’m here to see if others had a similar issue and how they fixed it.
There haven’t been any updates to Plasma components within the Stable branch in a while now, and only a few other things have been updated that don’t have anything to do with Plasma — things like
inxi, et al.
Are you using any
-git packages, perhaps?
I was initially reluctant to do a complete uninstall/reinstall since
kde-graphics-meta was a dependent and was blocking its removal. I forcibly removed Spectacle via
pacman -Rdd spectacle ignoring this dependency warning. After explicitly reinstalling It, opening it via all methods including keyboard shortcut is working now. Hopefully this doesn’t break anything when
kde-graphics-meta is updated.
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