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    Default KDE panel and Task Manager questions

    Hi,

    My first post here - I'm a long time Fedora / Gnome user who has recently switched to openSUSE and (back) to KDE.

    I have a couple of questions to help me with the transition...

    First question:

    I am trying to set up a layout which has a side panel at the left, and a bottom panel.

    Is there any way to keep both panels at 100% length and set my bottom panel so that it "always on top" of the side panel? Or can I only resize the side panel so it does not cover the bottom panel when it has focus?

    Second question:

    I've added in a few apps to the menu which I have installed myself (ie. not using zypper). Unfortunately these do not seem to give the "Show A Launcher For <application name> When It Is Not Running" in the Task Manager. Is there any way to do this? I know I can create a launcher, but this means when the program is running you get 2 icons for it, and I really only want one.

    I had hoped to set the left hand side bar up to work like an OSX or Unity style dock, so I didn't want to have both the launcher and the instance of it visible. Not that I'm a Unity fan, but I do find mimicking the dock somewhat useful.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Andrew.

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE panel and Task Manager questions

    > My first post here - I'm a long time Fedora / Gnome user who has
    > recently switched to openSUSE and (back) to KDE.


    you should always say which version of openSUSE and KDE you are
    using...the correct, precise answer changes with time/version

    > I have a couple of questions to help me with the transition...


    normally in these forums we like one question pre thread, but:

    > First question:
    > Is there any way to keep both panels at 100% length and set my bottom
    > panel so that it "always on top" of the side panel?


    not that i know of..

    > Or can I only
    > resize the side panel so it does not cover the bottom panel when it has
    > focus?


    that is the way i have mine...the amount of overlap is only the height
    of the bottom panel so (here) i only loose one icon space on the side
    panel....if you need more you could set a panel on on both sides

    > Second question:
    >
    > I had hoped to set the left hand side bar up to work like an OSX or
    > Unity style dock


    having never seen either i can't help..

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    dd http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

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    Default Re: KDE panel and Task Manager questions

    For the record I'm using openSUSE 12.1 with KDE 4.7.2

    I have since discovered the package plasmoid-icon-tasks seems to do what I want in terms of a "dock".

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE panel and Task Manager questions

    On 08/26/2012 02:56 PM, am2605 wrote:
    >
    > For the record I'm using openSUSE 12.1 with KDE 4.7.2
    >
    > I have since discovered the package plasmoid-icon-tasks seems to do
    > what I want in terms of a "dock".


    GREAT!
    i've been out of touch a few days, and now coming back i'm happy you
    found an answer to your own question...(and, put the answer here so
    others who google in can find it!! thanks)

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    dd

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