Application launcher - does not close on application start

Hi all!

First post, first question :slight_smile: ...

I am a first time Garuda user and trying to find my way through all its possibilities. ATM I really like it, but there is one thing driving me nuts:

Whenever I start an application via the app launcher at the top, the app starts but the launcher does not close itself. So I have to click to close or press the menu button on the keyboard.

Why is this and how can I change this?

Many thanks,

Welcome to the community Holger. :slightly_smiling_face:

Please post the output of garuda-inxi as requested in the forum template.

What desktop environment are you running? What is your method for opening the app launcher you mentioned?

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Many thanks for the warm welcome :-)!

  • I am running the KDE Dragonized Edition
  • to open the app launcher I either click on the dragon icon in the top left of the desktop or press the menu (Windows) key on the keyboard

Here the requested output:

Kernel: 5.18.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=9aef9955-5e54-48e4-8619-0869216e9670 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=2db7882a-fa8b-40a5-9be5-679804da3679 loglevel=3
Console: pty pts/0 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux
Type: Convertible System: Dell product: Latitude 3390 2-in-1 v: N/A
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 31 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0FFXT0 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.12.2
date: 01/03/2020
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 10.7 Wh (32.2%) condition: 33.2/42.0 Wh (79.2%)
volts: 11.1 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL FW8KR9C type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: discharging
Device-1: hid-0003:04F3:2360.0001-battery model: ELAN Touchscreen
serial: N/A charge: N/A status: N/A
Info: model: Intel Core i5-8350U socket: BGA1356 (U3E1) note: check
bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake gen: core 8 built: 2017
process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 0xA (10)
microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/3600 base/boost: 1700/1900 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 1.0 V ext-clock: 100 MHz
cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800
bogomips: 30399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 0bda:58f3 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: LG Display 0x04a1 built: 2015 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 166 gamma: 1.2 size: 294x165mm (11.57x6.5") diag: 337mm (13.3")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.2 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:003e class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:3
chip-ID: 0cf3:e007 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 15.34 GiB (12.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: SC311 SATA 128GB
family: SATA SSDs size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B sata: 3.2 speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 1P10 temp: 30 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 45d 22h cycles: 375
ID-1: / raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.34 GiB (13.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.34 GiB (13.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.34 GiB (13.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.34 GiB (13.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C pch: 45.0 C mobo: 45.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3523
Processes: 272 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 4 Memory: 7.63 GiB
used: 2.66 GiB (34.9%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1602
lib: 443 Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.4-2):
System install date:     2022-06-28
Last full system update: 2022-06-29
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

I think I figured it out. If you open the launcher, in the corner there is a little button that can be toggled to keep the window open. Perhaps you ticked it accidentally. Just give it another press to toggle it off and it should go back to normal. :slightly_smiling_face:


Oh wow! I did not even notice that this is a button. Sadly, I can not change anything here. It says 'Keep open' and that's it. Clicking on it has no effect. But nevertheless, many thanks for finding this!

I also noticed the button does not really provide any feedback. It does toggle back and forth to keeping the panel open, but doesn't change or show anything when you click it. If your launcher is staying open, just click it once and test again.

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I'm late to the party, all the beer has been taken by Bluish already but I see some Red Bull left under the table!

Your inxi does not say which version of Plasma you are using (I thought it usually shows that but anyway), so my question is which version do you run?
My guess is 5.25.1 or maybe 5.25.2.

And @BluishHumility , are you running the same as him?