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Re: [opensuse] 12.1 and re-arranging icons in Quicklaunch - UPDATE
For anyone following this thread here is an update to what Sven suggested as a solution to my little hassle with the Taskbar - see below.

On 20/11/11 23:29, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 20/11/11 21:59, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Sonntag, 20. November 2011, 17:01:28 schrieb Basil Chupin:
I have now (almost) got back to the default situation re the Taskbar
except that I have lost the - as you call it above - "bit which shows
the running applications".
If you want to keep your current panel, you can unlock it, click on the
cashew-like icon on its far right and then on "add widget". In the top-left
corner of the pop-up you can search for "task" and it should show you the
widget you have to add to your panel.

Is there a way to bring this 'bit' back? Or is there a way to recreate
the default Taskbar (so that I can stuff it up again :-) ) other than by
creating a new user and then have me take over his identity or
rei-installing the whole of 12.1?
If you unlock the widgets and right-click on an empty space on the desktop the
context-menu should show you "add panel" and if you hover it the different
types of panels appear. Among them a "standard panel". So you can remove all
panels and simply add a new standard one.


Once again, Thank you, Sven. I shall do this exercise tomorrow after I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

(You know, this KDE stuff is not intuitive to use :-( .)


Here is what I experienced earlier today when I did what Sven suggested above.

a) after selecting Add Panel>Default the Default panel does NOT appear on top of the existing Taskbar;

b) you need to DELETE the existing Taskbar (with Delete Panel) before the default one will show show - follow what is in f) below;

c) after deleting the existing Taskbar and selecting the Default panel the screen may go black and you cannot see or do anything. The way out is to CTRL-ALT-F3, login as root and then do 'halt'. Or simply do a reboot;

d) on the Default Taskbar, on the left side, you will see the gecko (?kmenu, is this its name?) then the Pager, then small icons for Dolphin and Firefox. If you want to shift the Pager to be AFTER the Dolphin and FF icons you have to DELETE these 2 icons otherwise Pager will not shift but will keep returning to its original position. And if you keep fooling around you will probably end up with the mess I did (with the Volume/Clock in the middle of the Taskbar);

e) To move the Pager, delete the small Dolphin and FF icons then go to the kmenu and right-click on each of these apps in the Favourites and send them to the panel with 'Add to panel'. Once these are added you can then move the Pager past these 2 icons;

f) to actually move the pager, for example, do what Ken stated, namely, unlock the widgets, right-click on an empty space on the Taskbar, select Panel Options>Panel Settings , then left-click on the Pager (if moving Pager or an icon if moving and icon) and move it. After done, lock the widgets;

g) I don't know if this is by design or by accident, but if you simply do what is in (a) above and even though no new panel appears at the BOTTOM and above the exsting Taskbar, if you keep adding panels the 3rd addition will appear at the TOP of the screen, the next on the LEFT side of the screen; I don't know what happens if you add another one :-) . Refer to the blog which C provided last month, namely-

e) and in case some missed this, you can now have different wallpapers for each desktop/workspace - just click on Different widgets for each desktop in System Settings>Workspace Behaviour;

f) if you have already done what is in e) and do have the Diff widgets selected then you will need to do a) - g) for each desktop you have; or else undo e) and then apply a( - g) only once and then "create" your separate desktops, if you see what I mean. When you try this process your screen will probably go black - see c) above.


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