OBS window capture (Wayland) works as root, but not user

As the title says, if I open OBS as root, I can record windows and monitors with pipewire, but as my regular user I cannot.

I thought it might be an issue with my groups and added myself into the Video group, but that didn’t help either.

Not sure but I wonder if this might be due to ownership issues in your home directory.

Check if everything under home belongs to your user:

find $HOME ! -user $USER

If that is the case, the command shouldn’t output anything.

Nothing is returned.

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Figured it out. You need to have xdg-desktop-portal-gnome installed.

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