Type a Character to access

A pop up has occurred in KDE plasma Manjaro. When using the kde plasma desktop

in the middle of the screen it says type a letter to access derivatives?

What does it want me to type in ? I have tried a letter such as A or B but nothing seems to work it just stays in the middle of the screen.
How do I get rid of it?

If I switch to Budgie all is well.

Since you are switching between desktops ..
What did you initially install ? Was it Budgie with Plasma added ?
Is this not a running application ? Does ksysguard or htop say anything ?

Plasma installed with Budgie added. Hav no problems with either until today when I switched to plasma from budgie.

Does ksysguard or htop say anything ? I do not know what you mean?

Screen still shows a screen on the middle of the desktop no way to remove. How can I get rid of it?

I dont know. I dont know how you have modified your system .. only you know that.

But .. are you sure that is the exact text ?
Because the only results of web searching for that text are .. this thread.

A small panel opens up with two sections top and bottom. The top panel has two
white blank boxes. To the right of that the wording is as follows. Type a character to access its derivatives.
The bottom panel has only one box but the exact same message.

I have tried to delete the panel by right clicking hoping to move it to trash, or dragging
it but it will not move. Thanks for helping.

Now second computer has same problem. Plasma no longer useful. What is the fix?

Take a photo and post it here.

Possibly kwin or the compositor had crashed, among other things...

I can take a picture but do not know how to post it?

Ok figured it out. Now the solution for the problem.

Hm..
You can install xorg-xwininfo then run xwininfo and clock on the popup.
That should give us some info.

Oo. I made a little snippet with xorg-xprop that might work too:

NUMBA=$(xprop _NET_WM_PID | cut -c 25-); ps -p "$NUMBA"

and with xdotool

NUMBA=$(xdotool selectwindow getwindowpid); ps -p "$NUMBA"

Octopi does not allow me to complete transaction, xorg-xwininfo

So you have other, larger underlying issues?
Close octopi, and where does this get us ?

sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu

No other issues.

running
sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu

right now but itis very slow going through all the countries.

Ok it is done now what?

Synchronizing package databases...
core 148.9 KiB 892K/s 00:00 [###################] 100%
extra 1886.9 KiB 8.49M/s 00:00 [###################] 100%
community 5.3 MiB 13.6M/s 00:00 [###################] 100%
multilib 183.6 KiB 13.8M/s 00:00 [###################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: python-pip: local (19.2.3-1.0) is newer than extra (19.0.3-1)
there is nothing to do

So it seems you manually installed pip at some point? Or maybe there is some other reason its newer...
Did you also install things through pip?
(maybe you used sudo pip install .. ?)

What is the error if you try to install?

sudo pacman -S xorg-xwininfo

(also I posted 2 other ways .. do you have one of those things installed?)

As far as I know i did not do anything, and and running two Manjaro computers with same error. Any way here is result.

rosswmcgee@rosswmcgee ~]$ sudo pacman -S xwininfo
[sudo] password for rosswmcgee:
error: target not found: xwininfo
[rosswmcgee@rosswmcgee ~]$

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