This is a new install of openSUSE 42.3. I place icons for common applications in the panel at the bottom of the screen. With this version, I notice two new (to me) problems. I am used to opening several instances of konsole, so I can have the man page on the screen, and another window where I issue the command. Sometimes I end up with three or four konsole windows open. With my new installation, the panel icon disappears when I open an app, so I have to navigate the menu to get another instance of an application. Is there a setting I can change to allow the icon in the panel to remain when I open an application?
While on the subject, I seem to be unable to move the position of an icon the way I used to. Am I missing something?
Well, indeed, after reading and re-reading, one could assume it is KDE But as it is in your own interest to make it easy for people to help you, better do not make a searching game out of your help request.
Thanks for reporting back that you found a solution.
What you are doing now is to place your icons into the Task Manager Widget on you bottom panel. I don’t think that behaviour can be changed.
What you can do however, is to place your application launchers as icons directly into the panel. You can either drag an icon there (make sure you don’t drag it into the task manager). Or you can select “Add to panel” from the context menu when right-clicking an application in the Application menu.
YES! That’s it! I had previously just dragged the icon from the menu to the left corner of the panel. Obviously this doesn’t work so well anymore. The right click of the application giving me the option to add it to the panel works just great. Thank you so much!