How to make panel automatically adjust to screen size?

Guido Pinkernell guido.pinkernell at
Wed Feb 2 15:00:04 GMT 2011

Am Mittwoch, 2. Februar 2011, 02:16:24 schrieb Clemens Eisserer:
> Hi,
> I have a laptop with a 1280x800 display, but when I'm at home I use an
> external 1920x1200 monitor.
> Is there any way to make my panel automatically adjust to the screen size?

> With KDE-4.6 I get the following behaviour:
> - Panel is no longer shrinked if panel-size > monitor.
> This makes it quite uncomfortable to work with, e.g. when using the
> laptop's builtin display I systray is outside the visible area.

If this is a bug (I've seen this on my 4.6 a few times) then at least there is 
a workaround: Start your laptop without the having external monitor connected. 
When KDE is up, then connect. A message window should appear asking you 
whether to enable/adapt the external monitor. If it doesn't, start krandr 
(install before, if necessary) and follow instructions.

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