Context and dropdown menus not working

Hello guys,
For me no context menus or dropdown menus work. In Garuda Assistant I can't use the dropdown menu. In Dolphin I can't open the right click menu anymore and in any other applications too. Anyone knows why this happens (using Sway on Garuda)

Please reboot your machine, then check again. Post the output of garuda-inxi into the thread if you need additional assistance.


Hello fellow Sway user.
Here I don't have this problem, now I'll update/reboot and report back.
You should provide more context, like since when this happens. And post the garuda-inxi.

edit: updated/rebooted and still no problem.


Hi, I rebooted and it still remains like that
edit: I dont know when exactly it happened
Second edit: Everything works fine on hyprland and KDE Plasma, seems to only occur when being on sway

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I have no idea if it means anything, but I noticed I have a different output (server):

  Display: wayland server: Xwayland v: 22.1.4 compositor: sway v: 1.7
    driver: gpu: radeon d-rect: 1366x1536 display-ID: 1

Try making a new user and see if it happens there with the default configuration.


Installing multiple desktop environments can easily break things, especially with Sway. Sway does not have much flexibility with environment variables, for example. Things have to be set up in a very specific way to work correctly.

I agree with @meanruse, this does not look right--the Xorg server should not be running in a Sway session.


Tried new user with new home directory, works fine

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Well I guess I fixed it. Had X11 Plasma first and then went trying out different WMs. I wiped it off and install Garuda Sway directly but it seems to be a lot different. Got greeted with "Welcome to swayr!..." what exactly is Swayr?

I have never heard of it before, to be honest.

If you like Sway, you should pull down a proper ISO from the download page and give the actual Garuda Sway spin a try. It is the best "out-of-the-box" Sway spin I have ever tried--actually it's what got me hooked on Garuda in the first place.

Instead of stacking DEs on top of one another, consider making a separate partition so you can leave the install alone, and build stuff up without breaking other DEs. You can always set up a symlink for your home folder so you can get to all your stuff no matter what session you are booted into.


Yes thats what I did I prob didnt explain it really good above. I got the actual garuda sway spin now, but got greeted with a message on the top saying "welcome to swayr! I generated a config...." but I never heard of it, also my whole monitor seems to be yellow guess I gotta go trough some settings

It must be a new package they have added to the spin. It looks like it is in the Chaotic AUR:

chaotic-aur/swayr 0.22.0-1 [1.42MiB 3.86MiB]
    Swayr is a window switcher (and more) for sway

It looks interesting, and complicated. Reading through the documentation made me a little dizzy. :joy:

I'm kind of tempted to try it out, although at this point I am very used to my Sway keybindings and I'm not sure I want to get lost down a whole new rabbit hole. :rabbit2:


There is automatic adjustment of colors by time of day, it should be wlsunset if it didn't change.
You should find it in your ~/.config/sway/config.d/autostart_applications configuration file, something like exec ~/.config/sway/scripts/

I looked into swayr time ago but then did not find a chance to try it out.
I quote "looks interesting, and complicated".


Oh okay, thank you. I guess imma also remove swayr since I have no idea what it is, also gotta put my keybinds to sways default. Guess the issue is solved thank you guys!

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