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Re: Is there a way to put an application icon in the "tray" ?



On Thursday 27 November 2008 17:15:14 Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 18:54 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 27 November 2008 14:31:54 Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 16:18 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > > On Thursday 27 November 2008 13:13:19 Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > > > > Is there a way to put an application icon (evolution, konqueror,
> > > > > dolphin, etc) in the "tray" (ie the bar at the bottom of the
> > > > > desktop, or should I say edge) in KDE 4.1.3 ?
> > > > >
> > > > > I know about putting application icons on the desktop itself.  I've
> > > > > done that.
> > > > >
> > > > > Aside: is the "tray" now called a panel ?
> > > >
> > > > It is indeed.  The easiest way to put an icon into the panel is to
> > > > locate the icon in kickoff (the new-style menu) and right-click it. 
> > > > You will be offered the opportunity to put an icon either on the
> > > > desktop or the panel (both if you want, but only one job at a time
> > > > :-) )
> > >
> > > That worked.  It added it to the right hand side of the panel.   Now
> > > how do I move it to the left hand side... one used to be able to right
> > > click and move icons ?
> >
> > On the extreme right of the panel there is a cashew (slightly hidden in a
> > bubble on some distros).  Click on that and the panel configuration extra
> > panel comes up.  Hover your mouse over the icon you want to move and a
> > diamond composed of arrows appears.  Use that to pull the icon to where
> > you want it. Then close the config panel by hitting the red X.
>
> Give this woman a cigar.   It works, excellently.   Thanks for taking
> the time to explain that.
>
> Next question... I have been watching some KDE youtube videos and I see
> that someone people have their application icons show up in the middle
> of the panel ala the Mac OS.   How does one do that ?
>
That would be by using the Center icon on that second, config, panel that you 
saw. Remember the ones that looked like a word processor set?

> BTW: KDE 4.1.3 is visually awesome.  By that I mean it looks very nice.
> So much better than KDE 3.5.
>
There are a lot of real goodies in KDE 4.1, but they aren't always obvious at 
first.  It's a bit like when you first started in linux and you saw someone 
mention something that you just have to try :-)  I'm happy to help in any way 
I can, but also you should bookmark http://userbase.kde.org.  There are lots 
of helpful links there, particularly about plasma, which is the thing most 
people find hard to digest :-)  The Glossary has links to youtube videos, too, 
that help with new things.

Anne

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