KDE. cute icons in launcher/task mgr. how to edit?


I am using KDE and the default install of openSUSE 13.1.

I like the fact that the default bottom panel has shortcuts to both Firefox and Dolphin. Screenshot below.
But, how do I edit that part of KDE? What is that part even called?


When I right click on the Firefox icon it refers to both Remove This Launcher and the Task Manager (shown above). When I open Task Manager there is no reference back to the Firefox or **Dolphin **shortcut. It’s almost like those two shortcuts are placed there with no way to modify the shortcuts or add more shortcuts to that section of KDE.

And, if I do Remove This Launcher how would I go about adding the Launcher back? I looked at the widgets and the only launcher I found to be in use is the launcher called Application Launcher Menu (which I assume is the chameleon and not the launcher referred to in Remove This Launcher). See screenshot below,

I am aware that I can add an icon to the panel but this adds a larger icon and it puts it to the right side as shown below,

I would like to add more icons where the firefox and file manager icon currently reside. But I am unable to figure out how to access that part of KDE.

What makes me so stupid with KDE? What am I missing?

Thank you for your help.

It is calles “Panel”. Changing things there should be started by right-click inside the Panle and then click Unlock Widgets. It is of course advisable to lock again after you are stisfied with your changes.

You could then e.g. drag items from the main KDE menu into the panel. Youcan also drag item in the panel from left to right to change the sequence. And you can do much more (resize, …).

Maybe others can explain more tricks to you, I am more a person that leaves things as much as they are.

I usually remove that launcher as it is not customizable - or at least it was not obvious how to do so when I tried a long time ago…

I them add the quick launcher widget to the panel (the one with the rocket icon), to the right of the menu button, and customize it to my heart’s content. In the pic below you’ll see six icons in a 2x3 matrix inthe launcher, two for dolphin (user and admin modes), terminal, kwrite, ff and movie player.


When a program is running, right-click on its entry in the task manager bar and choose “Show a Launcher when not running” to add one.

Thank you! :slight_smile:

Nice tip, thanks!