Universal Menu bar obstructing buttons and tabs

Hey guys, so I've been dealing with this issue without worrying much but as I am using a windows tiling manager within KDE, it is getting much harder to live with. I have a black bar at the top of my screen for the universal menu. The problem though, is that the bar covers things like tabs on my web browser and the close, size and minimise buttons on my web browser, dolphin and a few other applications. Could someone suggest any potential way to make the bar not behave like this please while allowing me to keep using the universal menu? Please find attached a picture as it better describes my problem I am facing. Thank you.

garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.17.2-2-bore arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-bore
    root=UUID=95b636ca-42a5-47b4-9b7a-038581af6cdf rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=41193397-191d-45b5-8c2b-405cf71e73b2 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_wayland vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X510UA v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X510UA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: X510UA.312 date: 04/29/2020
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 6.4 Wh (24.3%) condition: 26.3/42.1 Wh (62.5%)
    volts: 11.5 min: 11.5 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: discharging cycles: 452
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-7500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
    stepping: 9 microcode: 0xEC
  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: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2981 high: 3139 min/max: 400/3500 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3139 2: 3090 3: 2729
    4: 2966 bogomips: 23220
  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: 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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks VGA UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-6:2 chip-ID: 13d3:5a07 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
    compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 size: N/A modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.2-2-bore running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.49 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fd class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-8:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b 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: 931.52 GiB used: 432.69 GiB (46.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 448.4 GiB size: 448.4 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 358.56 GiB (80.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 27.9 MiB (9.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 448.4 GiB size: 448.4 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 358.56 GiB (80.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 448.4 GiB size: 448.4 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 358.56 GiB (80.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 448.4 GiB size: 448.4 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 358.56 GiB (80.0%) 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: 15.51 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.06 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C pch: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3100
Info:
  Processes: 254 Uptime: 28m wakeups: 5 Memory: 15.51 GiB
  used: 3.52 GiB (22.7%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1529 lib: 385 Shell: fish
  v: 3.4.1 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.1-1):
  System install date:     2022-04-02
  Last full system update: 2022-04-11
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            systemd-sysctl.service 


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For the experts, I think it would be helpful to know which one you are using here.

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Yeah sorry I didn't think it was necessary to specify as the problem isn't happening because of the windows tiling manager. I just have been more bothered recently as it's harder to rearrange things when it automatically snaps them into place. Regardless though, I am using Bismuth within KDE.

Have you already tried with Latte preferences -> "Use borderless maximized windows" and logout/login?

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Do you mean the tick box that says Support borderless maximised windows in different layouts? If so then yes I have tried with this option and a logout and reboot too.

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Okay sorry so somehow I fixed it and I don't understand how this fixed it, but basically I switched to x11 and then edited the panel. I changed the option of Windows go below to auto hide. Then I changed it back and tested it and somehow it's behaving correctly now on x11 and Wayland. I don't have a clue how that worked as all I did was change the visibility to something else and then back again to how it was. Maybe it needed to refresh the settings? Anyway I should really learn to try these things before posting an issue lol. Appreciate the tip regardless for future incase.

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@Grimy1928 ha, gottcha! You've been after a solution checker here, admit it :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Hey you son of a **** don't rat me out​:joy:

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Ya, that's my job. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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