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    Default Remove panel icons

    I cannot remove several icons from my KDE panel. When I right click them, the "remove this icon" does not appear. Others are removable. Sounds like a permissions problem. Any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Remove panel icons

    Did you unlock widgets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafter22 View Post
    Did you unlock widgets?
    Yes, otherwise the removable ones would not be removable.

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    Default Re: Remove panel icons

    On 05/03/2011 03:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > Sounds like a permissions problem. Any ideas?


    did you place them there while root (either signed into KDE or by
    running dolphin as superuser)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/03/2011 03:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > Sounds like a permissions problem. Any ideas?


    did you place them there while root (either signed into KDE or by
    running dolphin as superuser)?
    No, I make it a point not to run either one logged in as root. Dangerous stuff. But I did just re-install over my retained (unformatted) home directory. Of course I did "chown -R" in case there was a new user ID assigned.

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    Default Re: Remove panel icons

    I started over again by deleting the panel, starting a new one and adding the same applications. But now I cannot move them. Still sounds like a permission problem. Where is the panel config file kept?

    Thanks.

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    On 05/03/2011 04:36 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > I started over again by deleting the panel, starting a new one and
    > adding the same applications. But now I cannot move them. Still sounds
    > like a permission problem. Where is the panel config file kept?


    i don't know where that file is kept or what it is named but i would
    guess somewhere in ~/.kde

    to me it sounds like you have retained from the former install stuff
    which is causing problems..

    you say you reinstalled over a retained home--do as you wish (it is your
    machine) but my experience is that reinstalling to fix stuff is more
    likely to work with that operation system famous for constantly
    reinstalling as the first step recommended by helpers trying to sort out
    problems..

    BUT, my experience with Linux is that most often if you reinstall over a
    faulty system you will continue to have a faulty system..

    try using YaST to add a new test user, then log out, and log back in as
    that test user: does the new user also have icons that cannot be
    deleted? or, when you add ones do they become un-removable?

    if so, you have some bad system problems that i don't yet
    understand...you have not yet said (in this thread) the operating system
    and version you are using...and, nor have you declared the version of
    KDE...please do that plus mention if you have installed from Tumbleweed,
    Factory or other repos which are not oss, non-oss, update or
    packman...and tell if you are running in a VM and if so on what OS and
    in what VM..



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    Default Re: Remove panel icons

    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    I started over again by deleting the panel, starting a new one and adding the same applications. But now I cannot move them. Still sounds like a permission problem. Where is the panel config file kept?

    Thanks.
    I think you are looking for the file:
    ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Emsworth View Post
    I think you are looking for the file:
    ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/03/2011 04:36 PM, ionmich wrote:
    >
    > I started over again by deleting the panel, starting a new one and
    > adding the same applications. But now I cannot move them. Still sounds
    > like a permission problem. Where is the panel config file kept?


    i don't know where that file is kept or what it is named but i would
    guess somewhere in ~/.kde

    to me it sounds like you have retained from the former install stuff
    which is causing problems..

    you say you reinstalled over a retained home--do as you wish (it is your
    machine) but my experience is that reinstalling to fix stuff is more
    likely to work with that operation system famous for constantly
    reinstalling as the first step recommended by helpers trying to sort out
    problems..

    BUT, my experience with Linux is that most often if you reinstall over a
    faulty system you will continue to have a faulty system..

    try using YaST to add a new test user, then log out, and log back in as
    that test user: does the new user also have icons that cannot be
    deleted? or, when you add ones do they become un-removable?

    if so, you have some bad system problems that i don't yet
    understand...you have not yet said (in this thread) the operating system
    and version you are using...and, nor have you declared the version of
    KDE...please do that plus mention if you have installed from Tumbleweed,
    Factory or other repos which are not oss, non-oss, update or
    packman...and tell if you are running in a VM and if so on what OS and
    in what VM..

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    Many thanks. I agree with your assessment on re-installing. In this particular case, while experiencing this problem I had another more severe problem that caused me to move back from 11.4 to 11.3, something I have never had to do before. I reconfigured KDE in the process. It took a while but it's been solved. I know, it was the coward's way out.

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