Is there a howto on essentials.

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Wed Nov 18 19:32:08 GMT 2009

On Wednesday, 2009-11-18, James Tyrer wrote:
> Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Wednesday, 2009-11-18, Draciron Smith wrote:
> >> Ways people have found to get around things
> >> like not being able to add an app, or configure the desktops to show
> >> ONLY the apps on that destop.
> >
> > Not able to add an app where to?
> I presume to KickOff.  I had problems with early versions.  Not sure
> what the problem was, but it appeared that the menu wouldn't update.  I
> tried using KAppFinder to add some X utilities and it simply didn't
> work.  I found that I had to add /usr/share to the XDG_DATA_DIRS path --
> thought that it was the default.

yes, /usr/local/share:/usr/share should be the default for XDG_DATA_DIRS if 
not set to anything else.
Since you wrote "had to add": did you have to set to something else before?

> And now they are there without adding
> them.  But, I can't add them to the Panel. 

Hmm, works for me using drag&drop onto an unlocked panel. Even moved applets 
aside to make space. Also works to drop on the quick launch applet.

> > And of course it is possible to only show the applications of the current
> > desktop in the taskbar.
> > It is one of the options in the taskbar's configuration dialog, which as
> > usual can be opened through the taskbar's context menu.
> This menu can be hard to find in some circumstances.  Specifically, you
> have to click on a blank part of Task Manager which doesn't always
> exist.  I have had this problem.  It would be nice if all of these KCMs
> were accessible in System Settings.

If I put the panel into configuration mode, I can click anywhere on an applet, 
at least anywhere on the tasklist.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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