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    Question Awfully small kicker

    Hello.

    I installed OpenSuSE 11.1 keeping my old 11.0 /home partition.
    However, while everything else seems to go fine, my kicker-like bar on the bottom now only occupies a small fraction of the screen horizontally on KDE 4.1.

    I tried to play somehow with the commands, but I cannot find any way to give it back a normal size, nor does "Configure desktop" seem to work on KDE.

    If I try Alt-F2 and type "kicker", I do get my gool old kicker bar, but the new "kicker" (or whatever it is called now) does not want to go away to make place for the bar

    Is that a known bug or is there something I am not doing as I should ???

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Paganel75,
    it isn't "kicker" any more in KDE4. Rght click the panel, panel settings.

    HTH
    Uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    * Paganel75,
    it isn't "kicker" any more in KDE4. Rght click the panel, panel settings.

    HTH
    Uwe
    Thank you. I clicked, but cannot seem to find that way any of the things I had in kicker : no "off" or "logout" buttons, no icons for instant access to OpenOffice Writer, Firefox, and the like, no buttons to switch virtual desktops, nothing

    Did I do anything wrong ?

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    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Paganel75 wrote, On 12/28/2008 04:46 PM:
    > I clicked, but cannot seem to find that way -any- of the
    > things I had in kicker : no "off" or "logout" buttons, no icons for
    > instant access to OpenOffice Writer, Firefox, and the like, no buttons
    > to switch virtual desktops, nothing
    >
    > Did I do anything wrong ?


    No, it's just different from KDE3. Once you started playing with it, you'll get used to it.
    As for favorite apps: Just drag and drop them from the main menu to the panel.
    As for special apps: Right click the panel, Add Widget. Some are not available. I also missed the logout buttons, but since clicking the desktop somewhere with the right mouse click offers the lock screen and logout feature just like in KDE3, I don't miss that any more. I actually think it was a waste of space now :-)
    Sooner or later somebody will write a widget for it, I'm sure. Maybe there's already one on the web, I don't know.
    The "Pager" widget is the one allowing you to switch between desktops.

    Again, KDE4 is different.

    Uwe

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    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Uwe Buckesfeld wrote, On 12/28/2008 08:12 PM:

    > The "Pager" widget is the one allowing you to switch between desktops.


    And there's also a lock/logout widget... :-)

    Uwe

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    Question Re: Awfully small kicker

    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    * Paganel75 wrote, On 12/28/2008 04:46 PM:[color=blue]
    No, it's just different from KDE3. Once you started playing with it, you'll get used to it.
    As for favorite apps: Just drag and drop them from the main menu to the panel.
    Thank you, Uwe, but please, how the hell do I get a main menu at all ???

    I am also puzzled by right clicking on the desktop : I had finally got used to getting the lock/unlock plasmoids choice, and as I was beginning to like it, well, it disappeared, from the choices and I just do not know if it is a bug, a quirk, a feature or just something I did wrong

    I get a "Sort Icons" menu that dod not seem to be here before, but which does not seem to do anything.

    Generally speaking, is there a way in KDE4.x to revert to how things were before the last change - just like any decent application allows nowadays, sometimes even repeteadly - with Ctrl-Z (Undo) or anything similar ? Thank you...

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