Right Click menu disappearing

Hey, so I'm not sure what is causing this whether it's Garuda, KDE, Wayland, or a combination of a number of these things or something else. Basically, my problem is that when I right click, the menu comes up but when I hover over something, it instantly disappears. It stays after the second time I right click to bring up the menu but it's really annoying that I essentially have to right click twice as the first time it will disappear. If anyone has any clue what might be causing this then I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks

System:    Kernel: 5.16.11-1-cachyos x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
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It seems that after a right click, right clicking a second time acts as a lest click. So if I right click a file, the menu disappears after appearing, and then right clicking again opens the file as if I left clicked. After closing the file, it will then work as a normal right click again.


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I don't see anything on this page relevant to my issue

Does the issue occur also in a X11 session?


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Before we throw Wayland under the bus, try making a new user and see if you can reproduce the issue under that login.

Another very simple thing to try would be a different mouse.


No it's only in Wayland. For some reason I forgot to do the obvious in checking and yeah it's definitely only in Wayland only.

Yup. Unfortunate as it's so much better feeling to use. I can live with this though haha.

Tried that although it didn't happen in x11 but yeah same issue regardless of the user account. Plus I'm using a laptop so I use the trackpad.

If you can nail it down to a recent update (e g. plasma-wayland-session) maybe trying a restore, this might be something to be reported upstream.


This is a known bug on KDE Wayland session.

I suggest everyone experiencing strange issues on KDE, to first check KDE Bugs for a similar reported bug. :man_shrugging:
KDE fix a lot of bugs everyday, but new ones come up... :slightly_frowning_face: :cry:

Edit: This looks like it, but there are several more concerning context menu (right click)


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