KDE windows (kalarm) -- un-switchable-to, un-clickable (unpredictably)

Agoston Bejo agostonbejo1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 15:44:12 UTC 2020

Sorry, it seems I hadn't managed to attach the screenshot properly...
(Although it doesn't give you much more information; you have to take my
word that right then neither of the 3 kalarms windows reacted to any
keyboard or mouse input... and that occurs all the time.)

Also, sometimes switching away and then back to the main kalarm window puts
the focus on one of the child windows. (But usually they are behind the
main window, so not or only partly visible.) --> as it is right now, it's a

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 12:52 AM Agoston Bejo <agostonbejo1 at gmail.com>

> Hi!
> I have managed to install kdepim4 on MacOS 10.14.6 (on a MacBook) to be
> able to use Kalarm. I have come pretty far (jumped through the hoops
> described at wiki:KDE <https://trac.macports.org/wiki/KDE> so the window
> content doesn't flicker anymore etc.).
> Right now my problem is the following: it seems that the pop-up alarm
> windows (and in general, all Kalarm windows) more often than not seem to
> behave as if something was in front of them - they receive neither keyboard
> nor mouse input. (If I switch to a completely different application then
> back to the problematic window, that sometimes solves this and I can at
> least close it -- but even then, they are not brought in front of their
> parent window. I can always move them with the mouse though!)
> E.g., in the screenshot I can't click on the edit window (which is a child
> of the alarm window), nor on the alarm message window, nor on the main
> Kalarm window (bottom right)
> It would be great to solve these issues, because aside from these Kalarm
> seems to work pretty fine!
> System info:
> my at machine:~/x> sudo port version
> Password:
> Version: 2.6.2
> my at machine:~/x> sudo port help
> my at machine:~/x> sudo port info kdepim4
> kdepim4 @4.14.3_5 (kde, kde4)
> Variants:             debug, docs
> Description:          KDE4 groupware suite including a Mail client, addressbook, organizer and groupware integration.
> Homepage:             https://www.kde.org
> Extract Dependencies: xz
> Build Dependencies:   cmake, pkgconfig, automoc
> Library Dependencies: qt4-mac, phonon, kde4-runtime, nepomuk-widgets, kdelibs4, kdepimlibs4, kdepimlibs4-kioslaves, glib2, shared-desktop-ontologies,
>                       libassuan, kdepim4-runtime, link-grammar, baloo
> Platforms:            darwin
> License:              GPL-2+ and LGPL-2+
> Maintainers:          Email: bjoern.ricks at intevation.de
>                       Email: nicos at macports.org, GitHub: NicosPavlov
> my at machine:~/x> sudo uname -a
> Darwin adnmachu393.local 18.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 18.7.0: Tue Aug 20 16:57:14 PDT 2019; root:xnu-4903.271.2~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
> Thanks!
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