Can't select app with multiple instances in dock after update

Hi all, I just come back from a week long holiday with family and one of the first things I did when I got back onto my computer is run a system update. Ever since then I've not been able to open something in my dock that has multiple instances running in the way it's usually meant to; zooming out, blurs the background and displays all instances on screen for me to select - but now left clicking an app does nothing. This happens if I have several windows of my file browser open or if I have multiple images open in Gwenview for example, it affects all apps I have.

From what I understand the latest version of Plasma released very buggy as I too experienced the black wallpaper and login issue that others have mentioned recently but those were very easy to fix for me, I however couldn't see anyone mentioning having the issue I'm having and I'm not quite sure how to figure this odd problem out so any help would be appreciated.

System:
Kernel: 5.18.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=b359195e-7f80-4045-8f69-cfa2953add39 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.0 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Tactus product: Custom v: N/A
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING WIFI II v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4101
date: 09/10/2021
Battery:
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0
model: Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse serial: <filter>
charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33)
stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA201204
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 2x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3899 high: 3900 min/max: 2200/5218 boost: disabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3900 2: 3900
3: 3900 4: 3899 5: 3899 6: 3899 7: 3900 8: 3900 9: 3900 10: 3900 11: 3900
12: 3900 13: 3899 14: 3900 15: 3900 16: 3900 17: 3899 18: 3900 19: 3900
20: 3900 21: 3900 22: 3900 23: 3900 24: 3900 bogomips: 187212
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
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: always-on, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA 2 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: HDMI-A-2
empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0c:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73bf
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu 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: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: BenQ GW2760 serial: <filter>
built: 2013 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 gamma: 1.2
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (sienna_cichlid LLVM 13.0.1 DRM
3.46 5.18.5-zen1-1-zen)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 1-3:2 pcie: chip-ID: 19f7:0003 gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s class-ID: 0300
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0e:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: RODE Microphones NT-USB type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: MEDIATEK MT7921K Wi-Fi 6E 80MHz driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie:
gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:0608
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel
pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-3: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: MediaTek Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 0e8d:0608 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 8.19 TiB used: 462.12 GiB (5.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Seagate
model: FireCuda 530 ZP1000GM30013 size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: SU6SM001 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 2TB
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000NE001-2MA101
size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: EN01
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 462.12 GiB (49.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 462.12 GiB (49.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 462.12 GiB (49.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 462.12 GiB (49.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 62.71 GiB used: 1.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 55.0 C
mem: 56.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Processes: 430 Uptime: 18m wakeups: 3 Memory: 62.71 GiB
used: 4.74 GiB (7.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1954
lib: 554 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.18
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
System install date:     2022-04-15
Last full system update: 2022-06-18
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
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I'm under the impression that this was fixed in newer commits as I'm able to select them using the overview effect on latte-dock-git :thinking: Which means the next release will contain the fix :slight_smile:

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That's great to hear! Glad it was not specific to my setup and something that was caught very quickly, I'll await the fix and if it works or if I still have issues after the next update I'll post about it here :+1:

Hi, how did you fix the blur effect on the wallpaper?

This thread is not about the blur effect.
This one is KDE 5.25 and Inactive Blur Feature in Garuda's Dr460nized/Gaming Ed Issue - #5 by dr460nf1r3

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And I don't know if this is a bug, but when I try to drag with the mouse an icon from place to another in the Dock it gets a pink box over it and I cannot left click anymore. And if I reset, the icons are back working, but on the original places, and not the newer places I had moved them.

Yes, sorry, it's that no solution is there yet, and he said he had solved it.

I don't see anything here that says the "blur effect" specifically has been fixed.
Which is what the other thread is for, to follow-up the issue opened on github.

EDIT: However if you experience these 2 issues

, try updating to latte-dock-git, which will also fix other issues at the same time.

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The "easy fix" wasn't about the "black wallpaper"?

Please let's not mix topics and cross-post.
Let's use the other thread, if necessary, for the inactive blur.
An easy "fix" (to avoid the black screen) is just to avoid using that plug-in, see:

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This is also a bug I've been dealing with and is quite annoying but mentioning it here is off-topic. But I strongly recommend opening a thread about this, that way it gets more attention :slight_smile:

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I'm still having the same issue. The updates I processed today didn't help unfortunately. Are you still experiencing this issue?