Adding widgets/application launcher

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Re: Adding widgets/application launcher

#11 Postby Utopia » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:54 pm

Minimized each and.... where are they?

Find the configuration files. That's where you make them visible when minimized.
Very easy to change, just "true and false" options.
There's a configuration file where you can fix this kind of things: ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc.

Nothing disappears or behaves strange. It's the configuration files that has changed when you had a panel crash.
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Re: Adding widgets/application launcher

#12 Postby Utopia » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:02 pm

I forgot to say you probably have to edit the file when plasma is not running, or kill plasma afterwards. Else plasma saves its settings and overrides your changes.
I've done some small fixes without stopping plasma.
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Re: Adding widgets/application launcher

#13 Postby eppoh » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:26 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:They may be in the other task manager that you "lost" but that is actually hidden somewhere.

That was it. When I got the task manager back, everything I had running was there.

Not sure I like this arrangement though. Seems too easy to bugger it up, and at what value to the ordinary user?

There should be a big warning label on the default desktop LOCK WIDGETS

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Re: Adding widgets/application launcher

#14 Postby uncle mark » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:39 pm

eppoh wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:They may be in the other task manager that you "lost" but that is actually hidden somewhere.

That was it. When I got the task manager back, everything I had running was there.

Not sure I like this arrangement though. Seems too easy to bugger it up, and at what value to the ordinary user?

There should be a big warning label on the default desktop LOCK WIDGETS


The KDE4 Panel takes some getting used to. Lots of otherwise very adept people (Joany comes to mind) have had difficulty with it. I've found it just takes a different approach -- moving things slowly and smoothly, letting them fall into place. There's a different feel to it. That's the best way I can describe it.

There's nothing wrong with it, it's just different.
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Re: Adding widgets/application launcher

#15 Postby lucky9 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:43 pm

When moving things on the Panel you will have a four-pointed arrow over the widget that you are moving.

I always suggest people take a look (and read) this: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... E4_desktop
The Manual is very good for specific versions of Mepis. Better than the wiki at present.
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