[Plasma 6] Desktop icons rearranging/reset themselves after sleep or reboot

Hi, i need help with issue.

my desktop icons keep rearranging themselves after every time i put it into sleep mode or when i reboot andd they reset themselves.

its getting annoying.

i already tried getting help in other places even kde bugs won’t do a thing.

is there a solution. are third party tools that locks them?

what about commands for terminal?

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Do you have manual sorting selected?

yes, i checked and it’s on manual.

what else can i do?

Unfortunately probably nothing. This is a known bug that annoyingly manifests in a lot of random ways. We’re planning to rewrite it to be more robust at some point in the future, but obviously that hasn’t happened yet.

gotcha, thanks.

If icons on desktop rearranged when I switch main desktop to second monitor is it the same bug?

Same issue with Task Manager panel widget.

KDE Plasma Version: 6.0.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 6.1.0
Qt Version: 6.7.0
Graphics Platform: Wayland

I just had the same issue pop up the other day and managed to resolve it.

This might be another flavor of 469445 – ScreenMapping entry in config file can grow infinitely due to lack of auto-removal of stale entries, which makes plasmashell slow down and eventually crash rearing its ugly head.
I’ve had problems with this in the past, though they should have been resolved afaik.

In any case, I checked ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc, the [ScreenMapping] section there had the key screenMapping which had an entry that was about 200k characters long! Just removing the value of the key fixed the issue for me