• all KDE effects stopped working


    today after running an application (teamspeak) my desktop environment stopped working the normal way. It is not showing any effects anymore and transparency is gone from the panels and the terminal.
    I’ve updated my software, restarted my computer, checked if the graphics card is still working, changed the workspace theme back and forth, and made sure the settings are correct.

    Has anyone any idea on how to fix that?

    :)

  • Were you able to solve the problem?

    Probably Kwin crashed. Go to System settings - Display and monitor - Compositor. There you will find an error message. Click to restart compositor.

    Never to old to learn.

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  • In case the crash occurs often try to change a different rendering setting. The default is OpenGL 2.0. Newer PC should be able to use OpenGL 3.1. If your PC does not function well with OpenGL, it might be an option to fall back to XRender. An other option is to experiment with the different scale methods.

    Some useful information here:

    https://userbase.kde.org/Desktop_Effects_Performance#kwin_gles
    https://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2011/05/the-compositing-modes-of-kde-plasma-workspaces-explained/

    Never to old to learn.

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