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    Default kde panel gone, no icons

    I rebooted to find all my kde taskbar icons gone. I tried erasing the .kde4 folder, no effect. Need help.

    I can't find the basic time icons either. How do I restore defaults?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    I rebooted to find all my kde taskbar icons gone. I tried erasing the .kde4 folder, no effect.
    Obviously. Plasma5 (and all of KDE Frameworks5 actually) does not use ~/.kde4/ at all, the config is located in the standard ~/.config/ now.

    I can't find the basic time icons either. How do I restore defaults?
    What are "basic time icons"?

    Does the desktop itself work or do you just have a blank screen?
    (the latter would likely mean that plasmashell crashed or wasn't started)

    Maybe post a screenshot for clarification.

    You can of course reset to the defaults by deleting/renaming the folder ~/.config/.
    Or as a first try the file ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc which contains just Plasma's desktop setup.

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    I think that it is more likely that widgets were unlocked and the default panel accidentally removed. This can be done with an inadvertent swipe. I used to have regular problems with users doing this and at one time resorted to a script to lock widgets when they logged out.

    Right-click on some unoccupied desktop, ensure widgets are unlocked, choose Add Panel > Default Panel.
    Position, size and configure as desired.
    Right-click on some unoccupied desktop, ensure widgets are locked,
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    I think that it is more likely that widgets were unlocked and the default panel accidentally removed. This can be done with an inadvertent swipe. I used to have regular problems with users doing this and at one time resorted to a script to lock widgets when they logged out.
    Well, that shouldn't be that easy to do accidentally anymore nowadays, and you'd also get a popup with the option to undo the change...

    Anyway, if that's the problem, removing the mentioned config file should fix it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Obviously. Plasma5 (and all of KDE Frameworks5 actually) does not use ~/.kde4/ at all, the config is located in the standard ~/.config/ now.


    What are "basic time icons"?

    Does the desktop itself work or do you just have a blank screen?
    (the latter would likely mean that plasmashell crashed or wasn't started)

    Maybe post a screenshot for clarification.

    You can of course reset to the defaults by deleting/renaming the folder ~/.config/.
    Or as a first try the file ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc which contains just Plasma's desktop setup.
    Default panel: time with calendar, notifications, devices, etc

    My panel is still gone after deleting '.config'. I tried using the right-click bottom of screen to:
    'add panel'-->'default opensuse panel' nothing happens. 'Add empty panel' adds it to the top of the screen. I need bottom of screen. I can't find move panel.


    I couldn't get the linux system to start and update install didn't work. So, I did an install with import user.

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    I managed to get some icons back, but there is no digital time widget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    I managed to get some icons back, but there is no digital time widget.
    panel options-->add wigits--> no function to add a digit time clock.

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    Default Re: kde panel gone, no icons

    You might also check to see if you have accidentally switched Activities in the Activity Manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    You might also check to see if you have accidentally switched Activities in the Activity Manager.
    You mean the task bar or system tray?

    Activity Manager?

    tray: software updates, devices connected, sound, date (displayed)

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    Default Re: kde panel gone, no icons

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    panel options-->add wigits--> no function to add a digit time clock.
    Do you have “plasma5-workspace-libs” installed? The “digitalclock” widget seems to be in there.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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