[kde] Can't move Icons in top panel, KDE 4.3.1

Jay Mistry jaylinux53 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 19:29:28 BST 2009

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 2:02 AM, Duncan<1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:

> 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
>> (http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Upgrade) 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".

Thank you, Duncan & Stephan (what you refer to as the "panel
manipulation mode bar" = the 'cashew', which locks/unlocks plasmoids).
That did the trick, I could add the pager and from there move the
clock over to the extreme right of the panel. The widgets/plasmoids
now stay there.

> 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.)

And sometimes they hop off the end of the panel and onto the desktop.
This happens on KDE 4.3.1 as well.

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