The Blur Effect is broken system wide?

Hello Community,
I am new to arch coming from debian!

Problem - Whenever I move any window it gets transparent and when released it gets blur as shown in the GIF below,


This Happens with all the windows including Konsole,
I had read several posts and and wiki but some things goes over my head,
This Post is similar to my issue.

The garuda-inxi I provided is from the Garuda Linux Booted From Live USB, I've installed it on my machine and updated it but having same issue.
So, is this a bug or I've to adjust some settings?

$garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.19.2-zen1-2-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_TALON quiet
systemd.show_status=1 driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1
radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5567 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0C6XG5 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.5.0 date: 06/11/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 18.7/42.0 Wh (44.5%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: Samsung SDI DELL CYMGM9C type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check gen: core 7 built: 2017
process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 9
microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3093 high: 3103 min/max: 400/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3070 2: 3100 3: 3100
4: 3103 bogomips: 21599
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
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: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: HDMI-A-1
off: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 M440/M445 530/535
620/625 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-3
code: Volcanic Islands process: TSMC 28nm built: 2014-19 pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6900 class-ID: 0380
Device-3: Realtek Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:5 chip-ID: 0bda:568a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 506x285mm (19.92x11.22")
s-diag: 581mm (22.86")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-1 pos: primary model: Dell S2240L
serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
size: 476x267mm (18.74x10.51") diag: 546mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: eDP-1 note: disabled model: BOE Display 0x06a9 built: 2015
res: 1920x1080 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.6
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.2-zen1-2-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3165 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-8:7 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 231.03 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS240G2G0A-00JH30 size: 223.58 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0000
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk
model: Cruzer Blade size: 7.45 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1.27 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C pch: 52.0 C mobo: 45.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
gpu: amdgpu temp: 57.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3616
Info:
Processes: 199 Uptime: 40m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 4.16 GiB
(54.4%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1814 lib: 514 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
warning: database file for 'garuda' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'core' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'community' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'multilib' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'chaotic-aur' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-09-03
Last full system update: 2022-09-03 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service

Edit (1):
The below garuda-inxi is from the Garuda Linux Booted From my main machine,

$ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.19.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=79cbed66-195e-4dfb-981a-a8339f6d0772 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5567 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0C6XG5 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.5.0 date: 06/11/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 18.7/42.0 Wh (44.5%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: Samsung SDI DELL CYMGM9C type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check gen: core 7 built: 2017
process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 9
microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2700 min/max: 400/3100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: performance cores: 1: 2700 2: 2700 3: 2700 4: 2700
bogomips: 21599
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
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: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: HDMI-A-1
off: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 M440/M445 530/535
620/625 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-3
code: Volcanic Islands process: TSMC 28nm built: 2014-19 pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6900 class-ID: 0380
Device-3: Realtek Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 0bda:568a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 506x285mm (19.92x11.22")
s-diag: 581mm (22.86")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-1 pos: primary model: Dell S2240L
serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
size: 476x267mm (18.74x10.51") diag: 546mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: eDP-1 note: disabled model: BOE Display 0x06a9 built: 2015
res: 1920x1080 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.6-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3165 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-8:6 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 223.58 GiB used: 16.15 GiB (7.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS240G2G0A-00JH30 size: 223.58 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0000
scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 223.28 GiB size: 223.28 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.15 GiB
(7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 223.28 GiB size: 223.28 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.15
GiB (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 223.28 GiB size: 223.28 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.15
GiB (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.28 GiB size: 223.28 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.15
GiB (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 66.0 C pch: 61.0 C mobo: 47.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
gpu: amdgpu temp: 65.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4971
Info:
Processes: 226 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 2.09 GiB
(27.2%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1852 lib: 525 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-09-02
Last full system update: 2022-09-02
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Nothing is broken, that is the intended behavior. If you do not like it, it's no problem to change but you have not described how you would prefer it to be.

Thank u for replying, I prefer it to be always blurred

If you mean you want to disable the transparent effect when moving a window, you can disable this in System Settings -> Desktop Effects -> Translucency (just uncheck the box and hit apply).

Alternatively you can configure the effect so the settings are more to your liking by clicking the little icon on the right; it opens up a small menu so you can dial in the behavior.

image

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My issue is still as it is, it didn't helped!

Perhaps I misunderstood your issue; I thought you wanted to disable the transparency when moving a window. Can you describe the problem another way?

My problem was solved after 5 min after changing the settings, Thank-you very much!!

Glad to hear it @NewMan, welcome to the community. :slight_smile:

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Just reboot, if you change things in KDE.

It's a KDE feature :wink:

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