I had installed Kubuntu 18.04 on my old desktop a month ago and it worked pretty fine, everything seemed snappy and Kubuntu brought my old desktop back to life (thank you for that :) ).
I received a notification a few days ago for minor software updates (not the first time) and I approved them. But since then, most of the desktop effects have stopped working completely. The magic lamp (minimizing feature) that I really love is gone now and all the windows do is just disappear when I minimize them. The screen edge highlighter stopped working. These are the two I just miss a lot, each and every one of the desktop effects have stopped working. Moreover, the option to present all windows in a desktop when mouse nears a screen edge has also stopped working.
This is not the first time this has happened to me, I had Kubuntu 17.10 on my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad 100 - Intel i3 Integrated Graphics) a year ago and the same thing had happened on that device too. The desktop effects stopped working after an update and worse, a few weeks after the update my laptop crashed out of nowhere. It refused to boot up into Kubuntu 17.10. I finally gave up and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on that and Ubuntu has been great for me. I really love Kubuntu and I miss the amazing features it offers compared to Ubuntu.
Am I doing something wrong or is it that both my systems are really old?