Notifications opening on different desktop

After doing todays updates When I close a browser tab and Cookie AutoDelete deletes the cookies for that tab it’s notification to inform it it has done so opens on my Applications desktop switching me to that desktop and away from the Internet desktop. I have not tested with other programs to see if the behavior is with all notifications or nor. I’m assuming that it is. Anyone else run into this and perhaps have suggestions on fixing it?

Settings are main panel at the top and notifications to appear in the bottom right-hand corner. Thanks

~  garuda-inxi                                                                                 ✔  12:07:15
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Seems to bee a much bigger issue than I thought. Just did the reboot for those updates and I booted back to the desktop looking like the below image. Attempted to rollback to the last Snapshot from yestrerday andgot informed it was sucessful, rebooted and nothing reverted back. Still the same as the below image. Taskbar only on the Applications desktop when I press the Meta key. Browser will open on the Internet desktop but can’t get the main panel to show there. Try to launch qBittorrent launches to it’s desktop but cannot see it even though it’s tray icon suggest it is open. Something tells me this migfht have in part to do will KDE’s fake desktop session for Wayland even thought I’m on x11.


I have my full desktop but my panels still only show on the Applications desktop. Can rightclick the Applications desktop and get the context menu but not the other 3 desktops.

Rebooted yet?

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I stated in the first line in my post above yor that I had. I have also tried to roll back twice with rebooting afterwards to no avail.

Please use slightly more punctuation. Took me three reads to comprehend your issue :upside_down_face:

Why don’t you just disable the hideous CAD notification? It’s pretty useless

To test your issue you could just try sleep 5; notify-send "test" and then immediately switch to another desktop.

What are CAD notifications?

CAD = Cookie Auto Delete


That’s not the issue. The issue is with Plasma. I just ran your test from the Dolphin desktop and was taken back to the Applications desktop to show me the notification. The notification issue is now a secondary issue. The other one is more urgent to get addressed if possible.

EDIT looks like I was mistaken and the system did restore but left the issue uncorrected.

This might sound insane, but have you tried switching to Wayland since this happened? If for nothing else than to see if the issue persists.

It would also be a good test to create a new user and log in as them. If you can’t get to the GUI settings at the moment, you can use useradd from a TTY.

sudo useradd -m -G wheel my_cool_new_user

You don’t have any of the other desktops selected like in this pic below. They should be uncheck normally. It shouldn’t affect notifications I know but just to be sure.

And you have checked here as well?

can also clear the ~/.cache/plasmashell/ an log out an see if that fixes it. just a guess

Yea actually I did decide to switch to Wayland to see if it still had the same issues. At first all looked well except for my 2nd and 3rd docks not wanting to show up. Found if I add a panel it forces those two to show up and then I can remove that added panel. Seems a bit more responsive than x11 and actually did remember my open apps, but there is blinking out in the browser every few second. I’ll create a new user later and then go into x11 to see what I get.

Personally I’m willing to bet since whatever is causing the issue(s) wasn’t removed when I rolled back the sysyem it’s going to be the same under any new user I create.

@elite I can tell you for a fact that’s not the case. I am very carefull with assigning applications to their particular desktop. Plus the one suggested test when ran did the samething. As for custom location as I stated I have it set to the bottom right corner.

Creating a secondary profile actually seems to have done the trick. I have tested in x11, but not Wayland and other than adding my browser profiles back and doing my personal tweaks icluding assigning items back to their appropriate desktops all looks good so far.

No glitches in the browser, no being taken to the Applications desktop when I close out anything on another desktop that shows notifications. Notifications back to being normal size. As I said so far all looks good. Thanks

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I for one would still like to know what possibly caused this. I had installed CachyOS and over the course of a week built it up. A day later I did updates and got all the same behaviors I saw in Garuda.

CachyOS is the German version of Garuda Linux,
only not as colorful and with fewer people in the forum :wink:


UM NO, there is quite abit of difference. My point was that it looks like I’m right about it being something with Plasma itself, specifically Plasma 6.1.

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