I've recently installed Arch and chose KDE5 for my desktop environment. Being a fan of docks, I've opted to install Latte.

The problem is that icons do not appear in my dock at all, thus rendering it pretty much unusable.

no Latte icons

I remember reading somewhere in a bug report (which I can't find at the moment, and was really difficult to find in the first place) that Latte uses libtaskmanager to display the icons. However, the task manager has no issues displaying icons whatsoever. How can I fix this?

  • maybe you need to add the icons .... try drag and drop – jsotola Nov 11 '18 at 1:20
  • Nope, not at all. – tayoung Nov 11 '18 at 1:26
  • Just curious. You're on Arch so why have you gone with Plasma 5.7 instead of Plasma 5.14? – DK Bose Nov 11 '18 at 3:50
  • That's just what pacman happened to install. – tayoung Nov 11 '18 at 3:51
  • Hmm... What is your version of Latte Dock? Some sites claim it works better with Plasma 5.9 and above. See omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/… as an example. – DK Bose Nov 11 '18 at 3:57

It turns out I had installed the wrong KDE package because I installed the plasma-desktop package, which gave me KDE 5.7. I needed to install the plasma-meta package as follows to get KDE 5.14:

sudo pacman -S plasma-meta

After that, Latte works as it should!

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    Do not pacman -Sy $package: it will lead to breakage... – jasonwryan Nov 11 '18 at 17:12
  • That would certainly explain why I'm experiencing my current issues lol. I'll edit. – tayoung Nov 11 '18 at 17:14

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