I just updated to Fedora 34 from 33, and now we have Wayland instead of X. But suddenly I can no longer shade my windows. If I right click on a title bar and go to "More Actions", I can maximize, minimize, etc. but "Shade" is greyed out.

Is this just not available in Wayland?

I also run KDE, so I think the appropriate versions are:

xorg-x11-server-Xwayland-21.1.1-1.fc34.x86_64 kwin-wayland-5.21.5-2.fc34.x86_64 plasma-workspace-wayland-5.21.5-3.fc34.x86_64

Searches for "Linux Wayland" and "shade" or "shading" are coming up empty for me.


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According to https://api.kde.org/frameworks/kwayland/html/classKWayland_1_1Client_1_1PlasmaWindowModel.html it seems (if the API version is the same thing as Plasma Workspace version) that it will be available in 5.22:

Since 5.22

Since 5.22

  • Great! Thanks @marek77. Fedora 34 has Plasma 5.21, so we're getting close...
    – Mike S
    May 23, 2021 at 19:46
  • Still no luck in kwin 5.24 on Artix Mar 1 at 6:18

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