[kde-linux] Have lost the launch button on KDE4

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Mon Sep 7 12:52:09 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2009 09:26:42 +0100 as excerpted:

> On Monday 07 September 2009 09:12:02 Bruce MacArthur wrote:
>> I have followed this thread with some curiosity and interest.  When I
>> added the Lancelot item to the task-bar area, it placed both itself and
>> the Cashew plasmoid at the extreme right-hand end of the task-bar
>> (without affecting the larger upper-right-corner Cashew).  I would
>> prefer that Lancelot (in particular) go over to the left-hand end, but
>> it seems to resist drag-and-drop.  Can this also be done?  If so, what
>> is the secret to doing it?  And THANK YOU for all of your kind
>> assistance!!!
> To move things on the panel, click the cashew at the extreme right of
> it. That opens up the panel configuration panel.  Now when you hover
> over anything on the panel you get a diamond-shaped icon.  Use that icon
> to drag lancelot to where you want it, then use the re-circled-X to
> close the configuration panel.

... And as far as the cashew, having one on a panel indicates that 
widgets are /not/ locked.  You can move stuff around, delete, add, etc.  
Lock Widgets (all plasma uses the same lock so it doesn't matter whether 
you lock it on a panel, or the desktop, or using a cashew somewhere, it 
locks all panels and the desktop together), and the panel cashew should 
disappear.  Unlock them again using an activity/desktop cashew or by 
right-clicking on a plasma element (desktop, panel, etc).

Finally, if your panel plasmoids won't go or stay where you want, try 
adding a spacer, using the button found on the panel resizer widget (kde 
4.3+, 4.2 needed the spacer plasmoid from kde-look).  The spacers are of 
limited power in the presence of "greedy" plasmoids, but can often get a 
plasmoid to stay where you want it on a panel, if you have "extra" space 
on that panel.

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