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    Default Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    Just installed 12.1 (new install to / with old /home partition retained,) and find that the Application Launcher when opened has left edge off screen. Tried unlocking widgets and dragging but no success. How may I move it so I can see all of window please?
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    Try setting your screen resolution. start > Configure Desktop > Harware > Display and Monitor > change the size setting.

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How CanI move It?

    On 01/03/2012 11:26 AM, Budgie2 wrote:
    > old /home partition
    > retained,) and find that the Application Launcher when opened has left
    > edge off screen.


    those kinds of settings are stored in config files in the user's home...
    and, for that reason if you have a broken system and try to 'fix' it by
    reinstalling you will most often find the system remains broken if you
    drag in the broken configs of previous installs (that is, if you retain
    the old /home)..

    that is especially true if you (for example) switch distributions,
    operating system versions, desktop environments or desktop environment
    versions..

    probably, if you use YaST to add a new test user, then log out and back
    in as the new test user you will find the application launcher would
    then be as expected....and, the reason would be that the freshly
    generated (default) configure files for your desktop in /home/newUser/.*
    avoided the problems in /home/[you]/.*

    since you didn't declare which desktop you are using i can't specify
    which: /home/newUser/.kde3, /home/newUser/.kde4, /home/newUser/.gnome2,
    etc, etc, etc,

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    Thanks for that but where exactly is Configure Desktop. I have no menu item of that description!
    Second point is that everything else is as it should be so why would I want to change the size?
    Further details would be appreciated.
    Regards,
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How CanI move It?

    Hi, sorry I am using openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) with KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5." Have created new user and will try as soon as current large downloading job has been completed. Many thanks.
    Meanwhile, a follow up question. I have a few programs installed as my existing ID. If I switch to new user, how can I get all my existing work transferred? Alternatively can I edit my existing setup to get it right?
    Will report back when I have tried user.
    Regards and many thanks,
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    ARE YOU USING KDE4?
    Sorry for shouting but you are ignoring this question.

    If you have changed from an earlier version of KDE4 you might be missing the "back" column at th left of the Kickoff launcher. This has been deprecated, and replaced with a "breadcrumb trail" at the top of the application list, just below the search box. If that is not what you mean, you will need to explain more clearly and perhaps include a partial screenshot.

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    What happens if you set your monitor to the factory default settings?

    On update the same has occurred on this 64bit OS.
    Screen could not be aligned with openSUSE controls.
    The above solved the problem.

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How Can I move It?

    Hi and yes you are correct, the back column was what I was looking for. I guess it is the KDE team who say it is to be deprecated but why I have no idea. Much better than present offering. Anyhow thanks.
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How CanI move It?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 01/03/2012 11:26 AM, Budgie2 wrote:
    > old /home partition
    > retained,) and find that the Application Launcher when opened has left
    > edge off screen.


    those kinds of settings are stored in config files in the user's home...
    and, for that reason if you have a broken system and try to 'fix' it by
    reinstalling you will most often find the system remains broken if you
    drag in the broken configs of previous installs (that is, if you retain
    the old /home)..

    that is especially true if you (for example) switch distributions,
    operating system versions, desktop environments or desktop environment
    versions..

    probably, if you use YaST to add a new test user, then log out and back
    in as the new test user you will find the application launcher would
    then be as expected....and, the reason would be that the freshly
    generated (default) configure files for your desktop in /home/newUser/.*
    avoided the problems in /home/[you]/.*

    since you didn't declare which desktop you are using i can't specify
    which: /home/newUser/.kde3, /home/newUser/.kde4, /home/newUser/.gnome2,
    etc, etc, etc,

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    openSUSE®, the "German Engineered Automobiles" of operating systems!
    Hi DenverD,
    First issue was the missing back tab and this has been answered by somebody else in this thread.
    However I did set up a new_user and you are correct, I get a completely different picture. Will take some getting used to but I think I should adopt the new id from now on. Please could you guide me through what and how to migrate my files etc and then get rid of old ID and change new_user to become my original ID.
    Grateful for any help you can give.
    Regards,
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Application Launcher has Left Edge Off Screen in 12.1 How CanI move It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    I think I should adopt the new id from now on. Please could you guide me through what and how to migrate my files etc and then get rid of old ID and change new_user to become my original ID.
    If you just want to use the new default screen settings/look while keeping your existing documents, mail settings, etc., try moving the configuration files. They will be replaced by the system defaults at next login.

    Code:
     mv  ~/.kde4/share/config/  ~/old-.kde4-share-config
    If you are using Kontact/KDE-PIM components recovering those settings is a bit more complex.

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