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Thread: Awfully small kicker

  1. #1
    Paganel75 NNTP User

    Default Awfully small kicker


    Hello.

    I installed OpenSuSE 11.1 keeping my old 11.0 /home partition.
    However, while everything else seems to go fine, my kicker-like bar on
    the bottom now only occupies a small fraction of the screen horizontally
    on KDE 4.1.

    I tried to play somehow with the commands, but I cannot find any way to
    give it back a normal size, nor does "Configure desktop" seem to work on
    KDE.

    If I try Alt-F2 and type "kicker", I do get my gool old kicker bar, but
    the new "kicker" (or whatever it is called now) does not want to go away
    to make place for the bar

    Is that a known bug or is there something I am not doing as I should
    ???

    Thank you in advance


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  2. #2
    Uwe Buckesfeld NNTP User

    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Paganel75,
    it isn't "kicker" any more in KDE4. Rght click the panel, panel settings.

    HTH
    Uwe

  3. #3
    Paganel75 NNTP User

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    buckesfeld;1912378 Wrote:
    > * Paganel75,
    > it isn't "kicker" any more in KDE4. Rght click the panel, panel
    > settings.
    >
    > HTH
    > UweThank you. I clicked, but cannot seem to find that way -any- of the

    things I had in kicker : no "off" or "logout" buttons, no icons for
    instant access to OpenOffice Writer, Firefox, and the like, no buttons
    to switch virtual desktops, nothing

    Did I do anything wrong ?


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  4. #4
    Uwe Buckesfeld NNTP User

    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Paganel75 wrote, On 12/28/2008 04:46 PM:
    > I clicked, but cannot seem to find that way -any- of the
    > things I had in kicker : no "off" or "logout" buttons, no icons for
    > instant access to OpenOffice Writer, Firefox, and the like, no buttons
    > to switch virtual desktops, nothing
    >
    > Did I do anything wrong ?


    No, it's just different from KDE3. Once you started playing with it, you'll get used to it.
    As for favorite apps: Just drag and drop them from the main menu to the panel.
    As for special apps: Right click the panel, Add Widget. Some are not available. I also missed the logout buttons, but since clicking the desktop somewhere with the right mouse click offers the lock screen and logout feature just like in KDE3, I don't miss that any more. I actually think it was a waste of space now :-)
    Sooner or later somebody will write a widget for it, I'm sure. Maybe there's already one on the web, I don't know.
    The "Pager" widget is the one allowing you to switch between desktops.

    Again, KDE4 is different.

    Uwe

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    Uwe Buckesfeld NNTP User

    Default Re: Awfully small kicker

    * Uwe Buckesfeld wrote, On 12/28/2008 08:12 PM:

    > The "Pager" widget is the one allowing you to switch between desktops.


    And there's also a lock/logout widget... :-)

    Uwe

  6. #6
    Paganel75 NNTP User

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    buckesfeld;1917347 Wrote:[color=blue]
    > * Paganel75 wrote, On 12/28/2008 04:46 PM:
    > No, it's just different from KDE3. Once you started playing with it,
    > you'll get used to it.
    > As for favorite apps: Just drag and drop them from the main menu to the
    > panel.Thank you, Uwe, but please, *how the hell do I get a main menu at all

    ???*

    I am also puzzled by right clicking on the desktop : I had finally got
    used to getting the -lock/unlock plasmoids- choice, and as I was
    beginning to like it, well, it disappeared, from the choices and I just
    do not know if it is a bug, a quirk, a feature or just something I did
    wrong

    I get a "Sort Icons" menu that dod not seem to be here before, but
    which does not seem to do anything.

    Generally speaking, is there a way in KDE4.x to revert to how things
    were before the last change - just like any decent application allows
    nowadays, sometimes even repeteadly - with Ctrl-Z (Undo) or anything
    similar ? Thank you...


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