KDE Task Bar - Expanding

Mark Miller mirell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:16:50 GMT 2004

Also, I noticed that the limit of the size of the taskbar/panel was
128 pixels. This seems like a very strange limitation, probably due to
the fact that the icons don't expand any larger.

I'm not at all familiar with the KDE code, but those who are, how hard
would it be to get the "Tiny" icons with the taskbar/panel expanded to
256 pixels wide?

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 13:33:29 -0700, James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at acm.org> wrote:
> Mark Miller wrote:
> > I've been wanting to do something that I was previously able to do in
> > Windows until I switched to Linux over a year ago. It is quite simple,
> > and there seems to be no effective way to do it in KDE.
> >
> > I want to place the taskbar/panel on the left of the screen, expand it
> > to about 300 pixels wide, and have it autohide.
> >
> > With KDE, it seems to also expand the icons I have. This is useless to
> > me, and I just want greater size to be able to read what windows I
> > have on the taskbar, since I regularly have several windows open.
> >
> > Is this possible to do, or did the KDE Developers never think of such a want?
> Currently, there is no way to control the aspect ration of the icons or to have
> a list like: "Small Icons" if the file selector dialog.
> This shows some ideas (although it isn't finished):
> http://home.earthlink.net/~tyrerj/kde/desktop2.png
> Note that the menu button is real:
> http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=12032
> The Quick Launcher doesn't work that way. :-(  It has now been improved and
> works correctly with the large panel.
> The other stuff is stock.  The Panel is 132 pixels.  I didn't add any
> Application Buttons yet.
> --

Mark A. Miller
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