Permanently maximize the panel in KDE4?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Aug 1 16:37:54 BST 2009

On Saturday 01 August 2009 16:03:46 Paul Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 2:20 AM, Anne Wilson<cannewilson at> 
> > Hmm - maximised is the default.  I'm inclined to think that you have
> > accidentally moved the sliders that appear when you have the
> > configuration panel open.  Try experimenting with them.
> Hi, thanks for your reply. I sometimes use the sliders to maximize it
> (ensuring they snap to the sides), sometimes use the maximize menu
> option. I don't accidentally use them and the only time I ever open
> the configuration is to fix the width.
> I'm curious about what the Maximize menu option does. It doesn't
> appear to be a persistent setting (it doesn't stay highlighted like
> "Always Visible" or the panel alignment) so I would be led to believe
> it's a one-time shortcut to stretch the bar out to the current
> screen's width, equivalent to using the sliders.
> If I change resolution while running KDE, it behaves properly and
> keeps it maximized. It only seems to happen when I log in and out with
> different screen sizes. For example, I log out of KDE when I leave the
> house, and I use NX with a 1280x960 window while I'm away from home,
> also logging out when I'm done, then I log in locally with 1600x1200
> at which point the panel is only 1280 pixels wide and I have to
> re-maximize it.
Sounds as though you are well and truly confusing it ;-)  So this is a laptop?  
Is it hibernated while you are travelling?

What happens if you get the old resolution panel, resize it to maximum, then 
log out and back in?

I can ask around and try to get some definitive answers for you, but I need to 
be sure I understand the problem first.

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