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    Default Start button disapeared

    The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get it back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not been discussed before?
    Travis

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    On 2012-05-25 16:36, travisg96 wrote:
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    > The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop
    > disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer
    > and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get it
    > back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not
    > been discussed before?


    Start by saying what openSUSE version are you using, and what desktop. And
    what you did before.

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    Quote Originally Posted by travisg96 View Post
    The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get it back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not been discussed before?
    Travis
    Version 11.4

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    On Sat, 26 May 2012 00:16:02 +0000, travisg96 wrote:

    > travisg96;2465082 Wrote:
    >> The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop
    >> disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer
    >> and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get
    >> it back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not
    >> been discussed before?
    >> Travis

    >
    > Version 11.4


    That's a start on the necessary information, but what desktop environment
    are you using? KDE, GNOME, LXDE, XFCE, ...?

    Jim

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    On 2012-05-26 02:16, travisg96 wrote:
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    > travisg96;2465082 Wrote:
    >> The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop
    >> disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer
    >> and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get it
    >> back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not
    >> been discussed before?
    >> Travis

    >
    > Version 11.4


    If you want our help, you'd better start talking. We are not magicians.

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    IF you are using KDE
    The button is a widget and these are removable. Especially if you leave the widgets unlocked.

    To add one back you would need to right click the panel > unlock widgets
    Now in the far right of the panel click the cashew shape
    Now in the expanded panel click > add widgets
    And you should see and list > double click > Application Launcher

    You'll find though it's in the wrong place
    So click the cashew to expand the panel > hover on the application launcher so you see a 'move' symbol and click it once, now you can move it to it's proper location and click to drop

    When done, lock the widgets
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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-05-26 02:16, travisg96 wrote:
    >
    > travisg96;2465082 Wrote:
    >> The start button that was int the lower left corner of the desktop
    >> disapeared. I do not know when this happened as it is family computer
    >> and I am not the only one who uses it. Any ideas on what to do to get it
    >> back or could someone redirect me to a post about this if it has not
    >> been discussed before?
    >> Travis

    >
    > Version 11.4


    If you want our help, you'd better start talking. We are not magicians.

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    Sorry, I had to go help a friend move a washer and dryer. I believe it is gnome. That is the one with the footprint right?

    Travis

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    Then I think, if you right click the panel you can add applets
    Not sure what it's called now @carlos will know.
    Could 'Launcher' or similar
    You may need to move it too.
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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    On 05/25/2012 04:36 PM, travisg96 wrote:
    > it is family computer
    > and I am not the only one who uses it.


    i can't tell you how to fix it (i'm not a Gnome user) but i can tell you
    how to avoid it every happening again:

    you say it is a family computer, so everyone in the family should have
    their own log in ID and password...and everyone should be required to
    log in with their own unique ID, and out when finished with a session....

    that way, no one else can accidentally delete anything of _your_ desktop..

    and MOST IMPORTANT: only the system administrator (is that you?) should
    have the root password (which will keep all the others from killing the
    entire system...yes, they will be able to ruin _their_ desktop, and
    their stash of downloads, but they can't trash your stuff OR the system..

    it can still be "a family computer" but with every user having *very*
    little ability to ruin it for the others..

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    Default Re: Start button disapeared

    Quote Originally Posted by dd@home.dk View Post

    and MOST IMPORTANT: only the system administrator (is that you?) should
    have the root password (which will keep all the others from killing the
    entire system...yes, they will be able to ruin _their_ desktop, and
    their stash of downloads, but they can't trash your stuff OR the system..

    it can still be "a family computer" but with every user having *very*
    little ability to ruin it for the others..
    -
    dd
    That sounds like the favorite piece of advice of an old friend from Colorado. But what the hell happened to you? Still looking for Dean Moriarty?

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