[kde-linux] 4.2 task bar/panel not working
stephanos at writeme.com
Mon Mar 9 13:18:10 UTC 2009
James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Stephen Constantinou wrote:
>> Dear KDE helpers
>> I have recently installed Kubuntu 8.10 only to be disappointed by KDE
>> 4.1. I managed to install 4.2 only to discover that the basic things
>> I was not able to do in 4.1 I still cannot do in 4.2.
>> The horizontal strip at the bottom I used to call the task bar
> Call that a 'Panel'.
>> consisted of three areas: far left containing the K and quick launch
>> with mostly links to applications; the middle bit where buttons appear
>> for each application that is opened; the system tray where icons to
>> system applets and the time resides. Now I am sure I am using windows
>> terminology but I hope the description will enable anyone wishing to
>> help to help.
>> Those basic things are:
> First, to make changes, you need to "Unlock Widgets". This is on the
> desktop context menu (right click the desktop or panel).
>> 1) make shortcuts to applications next to the K
> To make a shortcut link, drag from the menu.
>> 2) reposition the task bar from the bottom to vertical left
> First, right click it and "Remove the Task Manager".
> Then you will probably want to create a new vertical panel on the left.
> To add the Task Manager, you need to open "Add Widgets. You should open
> if from the panel that you want to add the widget to.
>> 3) I cannot make a widget remain at the far right of the panel
>> (what used to be the task bar)
> Task bar may be what MS-Windows calls it, but KDE never has -- best to
> try to get the terms correct so that others know what you are talking
> I fear that your problem is a bug.
>> 4) I have also noticed that when applications are open they do not have
>> a button in the task bar
> Look at Task Manager Settings.
>> I could do all these things in KDE 3.5 and I hope this functionality
>> has not been removed.
> I did not give detailed instructions. If you need more details, please
Dear Jim & JRT, and all
Thanks for the replies. I did as described and I did mean that I wanted
to move the whole thing. Normal functionality has been resumed.
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