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    Unhappy strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    HI folks


    Using kde 3.5.9. under suse11.00 I am now experiencing some strange behavior.
    Running applications no longer appear in the panel and when attempting to minimise an application it is closed (apparently) without any change in the panel, which is always empty on the right hand side. This also seems to result in a very slow start-up. I have so far been unable to rectify this situation so can anybody offer suggestions please.

    All the best Hector Gordon
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    Default Re: strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    I can only think that maybe a kde upgrade and incompatible theme may be the cause. Try selecting default theme and see how that goes.

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    hectoraigordon wrote:
    > HI folks
    >
    >
    > Using kde 3.5.9. under suse11.00 I am now experiencing some strange
    > behavior.
    > Running applications no longer appear in the panel and when attempting
    > to minimise an application it is closed (apparently) without any change
    > in the panel, which is always empty on the right hand side. This also
    > seems to result in a very slow start-up. I have so far been unable to
    > rectify this situation so can anybody offer suggestions please.
    >
    > All the best Hector Gordon
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    I was playing with the settings in
    control centre -> desktop -> taskbar
    which has settings for selectively showing/hiding items and got a
    similar effect. You haven't (accidentally) changed anything there?

    It didn't change the startup timing though :-(

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    Unhappy Re: strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    Hi again
    Many thanks for the suggestion but it has lead me to another problem - I did not notice it before but I have discovered that there is no kde icon on the panel/taskbar and I cannot access the kde control centre I have looked at yast but to no avail, I would appreciate any suggestions as to what I can do now.

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    Default Re: strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    Quick and dirty method to reset kde3 back to 'first run' state:

    Raiden's Realm: HowTo: Reset KDE to Previous Configuration State

    I also note there have been more updates to both kde3 and kde4 recently, so you might want to try updating via yast.

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    Default Re: strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    Quote Originally Posted by hectoraigordon View Post
    Hi again
    Many thanks for the suggestion but it has lead me to another problem - I did not notice it before but I have discovered that there is no kde icon on the panel/taskbar and I cannot access the kde control centre I have looked at yast but to no avail, I would appreciate any suggestions as to what I can do now.
    Right click to your panel and select Add Applet to Panel, into search type: K Menu. Add it to the panel. You'll find Control Center under Favorites.
    http://mydailyhash.wordpress.com/
    http://yami.googlecode.com/

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    Default Re: strange behaviour in kde3.5.9

    HI
    Thanks for the replies. I do have an application launcher on the taskbar but with a different (Green Gecko) icon it does not, however give me a 'KDE Control centre' option. It has a 'config. desktop' option which does nothing. Other apps. including Kdevelop work ok but no longer allow minimisation or reside on the panel/taskbar. I have not yet approached the Raiden's Realm option which seems somewhat hazardous.
    All the best Hector Gordon

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