Sudden vertical padding in task bar

I did not use my system for about a month, and I started using it again today. I did a full system update and restarted. Since this change, there is now a vertical padding on the task bar.

You can see the space above and below everything in the task bar, which wasn’t there before.
I tried finding a place to configure this, but was unable.
It looks like this: imgur dot com/a/1ZKpK67

Where can I disable this?
My system info:
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.77.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.4-2-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
Memory: 15,6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2

Welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

I don’t think you can, or at least, not in any user–friendly way ─ maybe if you start hacking into the Plasma theme, but I don’t know how to do that.

It was obviously introduced as a change to the Breeze theme for Plasmoids.

It’s a shame that such a change is forced on me, I don’t really like it, tho I guess I can live with it. I was hoping there was an easy way to change it somewhere. Thanks for the help!

Edit: I tested it, and changing away from Breeze does indeed fix this problem.

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Well, there is an alternative approach: you can try looking for another Plasma theme at

Do however make sure that you’re only installing a Plasma theme, not a global theme. Global themes change too much and make it difficult to alter individual components, not to mention that there’s also a greater chance at breakage if you use an old and unmaintained theme.

That’s a great idea, I’ll take a look at this tomorrow

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