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    Quote Originally Posted by mmarif4u View Post
    yeh, i manage that already.
    Yesterday after removing, i tried to work around on it. and succeeded to make new panel.Now its working smoothly..
    I've been playing with the KDE-4.1 live CD (hosted on kde.org) , and my 1st two boots I removed the panel each time! I finally learned NOT to do that. ... and fortunately with a liveCD, a simple reboot and its back.

    But IMHO we may need end up having to create a wiki or how-to or "tip and trick" stating how to recover from the removal.

    Simply adding the panel is easy, but finding the correct items to put in the panel is a bit harder IMHO.

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    Yup, i am agree here. simply adding panel is easy. but finding the correct app to add is bit difficult and hard for newbies specially.
    Some how it need a wiki or howto as oldcpu mentioned in the above post.
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    > Yup, i am agree here. simply adding panel is easy.

    wouldn't you think it would be easier still if the developers could come
    up with a way to make it just a little harder to delete the MAIN panel
    accidentally....like (though i HATE'em) an "Are you sure you wanna
    delete that permanently?"

    or, let me ask as i've seen now about a million (maybe less ) folks
    who have dumped their panel: what were you (and the others) _trying_ to
    do when you deleted your?

    and, when that is know: ask the developers to make _that_ (or those)
    task(s) more obvious..

    just my too sense :-)

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    Good question, how my panel is deleted. because of that message which you mention in your post.i was doing things fast.
    My opinion is to lock the permanent one panel, i mean to not be removable in any case. simply take the down panel. which will be editable but not removable.OR give option to hide as was before.
    And most of panel have this opt ti hide.
    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    wouldn't you think it would be easier still if the developers could come up with a way to make it just a little harder to delete the MAIN panel accidentally....like (though i HATE'em) an "Are you sure you wanna delete that permanently?"
    Sometimes its easier, ... sometimes its not so easy.

    But in the mean time, until the developers come up with an approach that the community and developers both think is better, wouldn't you think a little pragmatism is useful? ie write a wiki, how-to, or tip-and-trick now. Not tomorrow, ... not next week. Now! Granted its only an interim measure, but at least its practical, its pragmatic, and its immediate!

    Pragmatism means in this case, one of us (who knows how to repopulate the menu) can probably write a wiki, how-to, or tip-and-trick in less than 30-minutes, .... but we can spend months (or more) with countless emails harping, complaining, pounding the desk, whining, shouting, bribing, smooth talking, taking out for a drink, taking out for dinner, threatening to leave for Gnome, harping about the KDE version inadequacy ... etc .. etc ... ad-nausium ... what ever, to get the change we want from the developers.

    So in the meantime, while all that is going on, why not write the wiki, how-to, or tip-and-trick?

    I guess I have a SIGNIFICANTLY different perspective as to "what is easy" and "what is not easy" than what you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    or, let me ask as i've seen now about a million (maybe less ) folks who have dumped their panel: what were you (and the others) _trying_ to do when you deleted your?
    In my case, I was trying to remove an icon (or maybe its called a widget) on the panel. So I had thought I was deleting that. I selected the icon/widget and pressed "delete". I was asked "are you sure you want to delete this?" (or something like that, I need try deletion again to get the correct warning words) and I gleefully (and mistakenly) selected "YES" to delete. And there went my panel!

    Fortunately, it was a liveCD, and a restart cured all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    In my case, I was trying to remove an icon (or maybe its called a widget) on the panel. So I had thought I was deleting that. I selected the icon/widget and pressed "delete". I was asked "are you sure you want to delete this?" (or something like that, I need try deletion again to get the correct warning words) and I gleefully (and mistakenly) selected "YES" to delete. And there went my panel!

    Fortunately, it was a liveCD, and a restart cured all.
    If it was a regular install (not the Live CD), couldn't you simply delete or rename the .kde4 directory in your home directory and log off then back on? That should AFAIK give you back the default panel (though you would lose any customizations you had made).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    .... but we can spend months (or more) with countless emails harping, complaining, pounding the desk, whining, shouting, bribing, smooth talking, taking out for a drink, taking out for dinner, threatening to leave for Gnome, harping about the KDE version inadequacy ... etc .. etc ... ad-nausium ... what ever, to get the change we want from the developers.
    As a follow up, it was pointed out this could be interpretted as an insult to a specific person, and I want to make it clear that is NOT the intent.

    Rather its a general statement of the efforts that in life one sometimes need to go through to get their way. 20 years ago, some of those attributes (except the bribing part, unless one considers a bottle of scotch a bribe) could have been attributed to me.

    So I will stop there, and I'm hoping this public post/statement of mine will ease any concerns about any specific insults being intended, when nothing could be further from the intention of mine.

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    Perfect solution of your (and my too) problem is here Projects/Plasma/FAQ - KDE TechBase see troubleshooting section.
    This is official Plasma FAQ from KDE TechBase.
    Read it completely
    - and visit YouTube - lots of good video-demonstrations and tutorials
    Tutorial : new panel-less kde plasma desktop layout
    KDE 4.1 - Using the Folder View
    and much more...

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