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Re: kde-4.2

Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 01 March 2009 22:57:44 Jim wrote:
Jim wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 01 March 2009 19:33:40 Jim wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 01 March 2009 18:01:14 Jim wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 01 March 2009 17:11:04 Jim wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
This is part of the Panel Config.  You can get that either from
Panel Settings menu (right-click on empty taskbar) or by
hitting the
small cashew at the extreme right of the panel.  When that
panel is
open, hovering over the icon will change the cursor to a
diamond, at
which point you can drag the icon to any position you want.  You
probably will want to do this with any new launch icons you
add, to
get them into the order you prefer.  Before you leave, check
out the
More Settings, just so that you know what the choices are.
Leave by
hitting the red X.

I moved one Icon at left, over one spot,  and then the panel "tray"
extended out to cover 50% of the panel, how do you resize the tray,
same with clock.
This Panel in KDE-4.2 is the screwiest  thing I've ever seen.
Sorry, I can't answer that.  I have 4.2 on three different systems
(hardware and software versions) and don't have that problem.  I
even guess the cause.

I'm using 4.2 also.
I'm just wondering if something left over from the updates is causing
this. Try renaming these two files

and re-start KDE.  You will lose any configuration you've done, but it
will be a clean start, and hopefully will then hold the settings you

I renamed the two files to .bak and it generate new ones but it had no
affect on Panel/Tray.
The method Colin gave you would have been better.  Try that.

The only thing I seen different was it deleted the Linked Icons I had
made on Desktop folder.
Since this is a new install , I login to Root and deleted the  User I
setup  and made a new one, which gives me a new
Panel/Tray, I will just have to Link new Icons on Desktop/Folder.
I'm not sure what you mean by this.  You can certainly have launch
icons on the panel.  Is that now what you mean?

Some place in .kde/share/config will have to be settings for Panel .
Change the settings using the gui tools provided.

The only draw back is there is no way to resize the "Tray" which
covers 50% of panel.
It's about 12-15% on this laptop and maybe 20-22% on the netbook.

The settings for the Panel is in plasma-appletsrc, attached is example
of the Panel Tray :


I would think that the geometry line is what's defining the size. My laptop has 951,2,178,34 and the netbook has 716,6,216,33. What strikes me is that third parameter. I'd try backing up the plasma-appletsrc, killing plasma then editing that parameter to a larger number. If it doesn't work as required you can simply replace the old file.


To me, that line suggests that it is locked. I don't know whether 'unlock widgets' affects the tray or not. Have you tried that? OTOH, both my systems have it set to 1, so it's probably correct.


I'm casting around in the dark - sheer guesswork - but as long as you make backups first you should be able to recover if you hit a problem.

That's exactly why I made a backup.

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