Am Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:13:49 -0700
schrieb Daniel Frey <>:

> On 09/19/2016 11:36 PM, Kai Krakow wrote:
> > Am Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:05:19 -0700
> > schrieb Daniel Frey <>:
> >   
> >> So, I have a week off and have time to mess around trying to
> >> upgrade to Plasma once again.
> >>
> >> I have got it mostly-somewhat upgraded, but I have two bizarre
> >> problems.
> >>
> >> The first one is I have two volume controls in the tray. I have no
> >> idea why, and both seem to present slightly different controls.
> >> Could this be related to pulseaudio?  
> > 
> > There's kmix and there's the systray integrated mixer. Disable
> > either one of them. With modern versions of plasma I prefer the
> > plasma integrated mixer and uninstalled kmix.
> > 
> > You can disable the other mixer in the systray properties.
> > 
> >   
> Yes, that solved it, thank you.
> I also figured out my Thunderbird problem, for some reason
> "Fullscreen" was set under window properties (right-click Thunderbird
> in the task bar, More Actions.)
> I've noticed a couple more things. One is after resume from standby
> the plasma taskbar hangs at 100% cpu for 2-3 minutes, during which
> time you can't open the K menu, click on open programs in the task
> bar or start any apps. The tray icons and clock are also frozen. Has
> anyone experienced this? It only does this after resume, it seems to
> be fine otherwise.

Any chances you're using calendar access in plasma widgets? I'm using
calendars via akonadi-ews, and the clock widget has access to this
(also korgac integrates with the plasma bars and accesses the
calendar). This leads plasma to blocking for about 1 minute after login
or resume - but only due to heavy writes of logs about zoneinfo that
cannot be found. The problem here is that Outlook uses very strange
time zone names (which even seem to change from version to version, I
wonder how MS programmers keep track of it). The solution was to simply
symlink the missing names (which you can extract from the X session
logs and/or journal) to /usr/share/zoneinfo/localtime and now it works
and my calendar events are even at the correct hour (and not shifted to
another time zone). For me, blocking of plasma is now gone or at least
reduced to a very short time.

> Is there a way to speed up alt-tab switching? Often I hit alt-tab
> expecting it to switch to another app but nothing happens. I have to
> hit it two or sometimes even three (!) times to make it switch. This
> is really irritating and slows down my work flow.

I wonder about this annoying bug, too. As a programmer this is
absolutely irritating as I do a lot of alt+tab between editors, logs,
web browsers, and documentation. :-(

Something similar happens when switching tasks using the mouse:
Sometimes the first click on a taskbar icon is simply not fully
recognized, it just switches focus to plasma but doesn't switch the
application to front.

Sometimes I feel like this may be related to having multiple monitors


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