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  1. #1
    Thames19 NNTP User

    Default Lost my taskbar

    Hi,
    I have just installed 12.1. My first experience of using Linux.
    I have somehow closed the bottom taskbar/frame and now have no easy way to get to these applications. I have spent an hour or so trying to restore it.
    Could someone kinldy tell me how to restore the default taskbar/frame please?
    Many thanks,
    Paul

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    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    12.1?

    Which desktop you are using?
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  3. #3
    Thames19 NNTP User

    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    Sorry, should have thought of that.
    KDE.
    Thanks,
    Paul

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    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    I assume that you are running 11.2 with KDE4.3.1, which is stable too.

    Now right click on the desktop and click 'add panel', it will add the panel and play with it to organize it.
    To add stuffs to that panel, right click and click "add widgets" and add taskbar,application lanucher etc etc.

    I will not give the idea to delete .kde4, because you will loose all the configuration you made. So try the above method and hope everything will be OK with that.
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  5. #5
    Thames19 NNTP User

    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    Thanks for that. This works but resizing/rearranging is completely unintuitive. I just want to get the original sizing/icons etc.
    Could you tell me how to restore the original settings please. Nothing to lose if it all goes wrong.
    Goodness, now I know why Linux is only for people with plenty of time to waste. I haven't even begun doing any work yet...

    Many thanks for your help again.

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    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    Try the following command in Konsole
    Code:
    ~/.kde/share/config/plasma*
    (and log out / log back in - Or if you're feeling like doing something interesting hit ctrl+escape and kill the 'plasma-desktop' task and then hit ctrl+f2 and type in plasma-desktop and hit enter)
    That should restore the default settings. Unlike windows its KDEs aim to provide flexibility so yes things might be less intuitive.. on the bright side, you can completely remove the taskbar and replace it with something fancier without any 3rd party applications.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Lost my taskbar

    > Goodness, now I know why Linux is only for people with plenty of time
    > to waste.


    i know what you mean...every time i go to a net cafe or library and
    have to use Windows i am totally lost and have to waste hours trying
    to figure out how to get anything done...it is just
    terrible...completely unintuitive!! precisely why i left their
    software in 1995, months before the midnight rush..

    and, then someone like you comes to Linux expecting everything to be
    done the Redmond way and you have to go through a habit unlearning
    process too..

    like, i've never deleted my taskbar in Linux, ever...but, i seem to
    find a half dozen ways to kill Windows by accident every time i try to
    just send an email!

    it is the blue screen of time wasters..

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    palladium

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