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New Desktop for MATLAB not working on Ubuntu (Wayland)

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Nikola on 1 Apr 2024
Commented: Beniamino on 14 Jun 2024 at 17:55
On Linux Ubuntu, when I switch to using the New Desktop for MATLAB, I can't type in the command window or inside a script, and I cannot change any settings in the prefferences window. I wanted to use the dark theme, but the dropdown menus are not functional - if I select something in a dropdown menu, it just closes without updating.
On Ubuntu login, there's a cogwheel in the bottom right to choose if I wanna start my session using Ubuntu (on Wayland, default) or Ubuntu on Xorg. Wayland is the default windowing system that I've been using ever since, but once I tried with Xorg, New Desktop for MATLAB worked as expected. However, I don't wanna keep using Xorg since a lot of Ubuntu options that I had set in Wayland don't stick (examples are natural scrolling, disable touchpad while typing, three-finger middle-click). I managed to change the theme in Xorg and switch back to Wayland and the dark theme stayed, but other issues still persist.
Is this a known issue?
More importantly, is there a way to make New Desktop for MATLAB work on default Ubuntu (Wayland), or do I have to use Ubuntu on Xorg?
Version: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
Douglas on 26 Apr 2024
The same here with Fedora 39, also tested on Fedora 40. Dropdowns list and menu are currently not working.

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 20 Apr 2024
It is best to report technical issues directly to support.


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