KDE Plasma loses task bar

And when it does how do I shut down the computer to get it back?

ctrl+alt+F2 for a tty where you can login and type

reboot into the command line

or just hard reset the power.

chances are pretty good when it comes back up you will still be missing a taskbar tho.

mine gets lost whenever i run phoronics test suite and i have to use timeshift to get it back

Thanks, I tried it and got a black screen but ctl+alt+F3 worked for me.