System Monitor Widget - Text Only Sensors Disappear after update

Hello and thank you for this wonderful distro. I've been using it as my first Linux distro, and my daily driver for a few months now, and while I'm starting to get the hang of it, I've definitely still a lot to learn. Now to my issue:

Running Dr460nized Garuda Linux "Hawk Eagle", I've been using the System Monitor widget to keep track of CPU/GPU usage, frequency, temperature, download speed, etc. I have Usage tracked in a bar graph, and frequency, temp, and up/download rates tracked as text only. This is where my n00b-ness come in. I'm not exactly sure which package is updating that breaks this, or how to find out, but I do know this is a Plasma widget.

The graphed sensors continue to work after update, but the Text-Only sensors disappear. I was able to restore with timeshift, but this isn't really a permanent solution. If anyone has any ideas that can help me, I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks for reading. Output of sudo pacman -Syu below:

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra                                                                                                                                1559.6 KiB  4.49 MiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 community                                                                                                                               5.5 MiB  11.6 MiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 multilib is up to date
 chaotic-aur                                                                                                                          1089.8 KiB  2.12 MiB/s 00:01 [-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace libappletdecoration with community/plasma5-applets-window-buttons? [Y/n] y
warning: libldac: local (2.0.2.3-3) is newer than extra (2.0.2.3-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

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Total Download Size:      6.68 MiB
Total Installed Size:  3279.17 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:        59.64 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

Just right click on the widget and then configure. Pretty much easy.

is quite new toy and still in heavy development.
Either use the old utility (KSysGuard), or contribute upstream to help fix these issues.

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Thanks for replying. I wish it were that simple, but text-only sensors are not displayed in the widget. However they do appear in config GUI. I tried adding a new text sensor to test, and that is not displayed either.

Thank you. Since programming is outside of my skill set, I'll find an alternative to use.

You don't need to program anything, just post your findings (if not already posted). This is the normal expectation by programmers from users of free open source programs.

Duly noted, and apologies for my ignorance. It seems someone has already reported this as a bug upstream. #436878

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