On 11/19/20 11:50 AM, Ianseeks wrote:
On Thursday, 19 November 2020 14:46:26 GMT Bengt
On 2020-11-19 11:11, gumb wrote:
You don't mention which desktop environment
you are using. But assuming,
since you mention Konsole and Kate, you are on Plasma Desktop, you have
probably removed either a spacer or the Task Manager from the panel.
Right-click on the clock on the panel and click 'Edit Panel...'. If you
don't already have the Task Manager installed, go to 'Add Widgets' and
install it. Otherwise, click on the 'Add Spacer' item, and then drag the
new item using its positioning handles to place it to the left of your
System Tray. Then close the Configure Desktop thing at the top of the
screen using the cross.
Don't think it's that. It's part of task
manager. Can't put spacer there.
I've also got three/four icons on the left depending what I do. They're not
favorites, recent apps or such. Just a few icons to the left in the task-manager
(4.0 I believe) that is visible if I don't run one of them. If I close the
running one it reappears to the left in task manager. And there seems to be
nothing in task manager settings to get rid of it.
picture of them:
I can add programs to this left hand panel by
selecting "Add to Panel (Widget)" if i right click a program in the app menu.
To remove them, you have to right click on the left panel area and select "Edit
Panel" then click on the icon to get a mini menu that allows your to remove the
I don't think this is called the task manager. It appears to me that
some icons that (for some reason) cannot be shown on the desktop are
relegated to the panel. In the past,
and in other versions of KDE Plasma, these apps seem to always go to the
right-hand end of the panel, with the clock at the extreme right, and
other apps piled up just to
the left of the clock. I'd like that behavior to remain that way, like
it always has, up to now. (For reference, the grinning ball is at the
left end, followed, in no particular order,
by icons for System Settings, YaST, Konsole, and Kate. These can be
moved among this group if desired, but always stay at the left end of
the panel. There must be some code somewhere that tells the system how
to do these things, and I suspect that it is corrupted or perhaps missing.
Now as I understand it, the Task Manager is a device--a widget, I'm
told--which shows on the panel an OPEN task, such as this Thunderbird in
which I'm presently writing.
Somehow while messing with the panel, I seem to have lost the Task
Manager, since Thunderbird is NOT shown now, and if I start Firefox,
that doesn't show either.
I would like to get that back. (It may just be suppressed, and come back
on reboot. I will try that and report back here.)
I hope I have not made this incomprehensible! --doug
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