Detailed howto for KDE4 desktop?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Fri Oct 31 17:29:00 GMT 2008

2008/10/31 Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad at>

> D. R. Evans wrote:
> > 1. How do I change the colour of the panel?
> You have to use a different theme. Some (Aya, maybe Heron) use the
> system color scheme; most don't.

That seems like the proverbial elephant-gun to swat a fly :-(

I just want to change the background colour of the panel; I don't think I
want to change anything else (at least, not yet). Is there any advice
anywhere about editing a theme?

> > 2. How do I move a desktop widget? (Everything I do seems to resize it;
> > it's infuriatingly non-obvious how to move them.)
> What KDE version? For me, it's as easy as just dragging the widget (for
> some, you may need to grab near the edges). I'm running trunk, however.
> If you're running 4.0.x... upgrade immediately ;-).

4.1.2 (64-bit; installed Kubuntu yesterday).

And OH! MAN! ... dragging the edge of the widget did it. I assumed that
there was some magic key combination associated with the little box thing
that resizes the widget. Dragging the edge wasn't remotely obvious (I've
never, ever encountered that paradigm before).

Thanks muchly.

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