Can't move Icons in top panel, KDE 4.3.1

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Thu Sep 3 21:32:22 BST 2009

Jay Mistry posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:55:28 +0530 as excerpted:

> This is on openSUSE 11.1 (32 bit) & having just upgraded to KDE 4.3.1
> ( yesterday. I can't move the any of
> icons (Digital Clock, Switcher, Yast, Termina, Calculator)  in the top
> panel on to the right of the top panel. On unlocking the top panel, I
> can click and move the icons over to the right end of the panel, but
> they immediately come back to the extreme left of the panel on releasing
> the left mouse button.  This happens only for the top panel, not the
> main (bottom) one.
> Also, I can't find the <Spacer> widget/plasmoid/applet (it should be
> called 'plasmoid' in KDE 4.x, right ?), anywhere in the list of
> widgets/plasmoids.
> My (top) panel prefs are: 'Centered', 'Always Visible'.

The spacer is available from the "cashew" on the panel resizer and 
options widget.  "Add spacer".

>From what you're describing, it may be that you need a spacer.  I never 
have enough room on my panels for long to have to worry about it, as I 
make them only the size I need.  Thus, I don't really need the spacers, 
tho I could try them again to see if they perhaps work a bit better in 
4.3.1 than they did in 4.3.0.  (I'm hoping for absolute positioning, 
overruling the otherwise greedy plasmoids that like way more free space 
around themselves than I like.)

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