You can see a bar up at the very top too. That was not there before. How do I get the launcher back to the bottom where it belongs? Even when I click on the klipper icon and the kmix icon, they too show up at the very top of the screen. Something must have made these changes but I don’t know what. I know I didn’t do it. I tried looking in the desktop settings and the plasma area’s settings but I can’t find it.
I’m running SuSE 11.4 64 bit, and KDE 4.6.00 (4.6.0) “release 6”
ok, it happened again. Something added a panel or whatever and my desktop looked exactly like the screenshot in my first message. I did not add a new activity, nor another panel.
I tried disabling desktop effects and looked around but I saw nothing unusual so I re-enabled the effects. While the desktop effects were disabled, “New Activity” still showed in the plasma tab. Like I said, a new activity had not been added.
I don’t know, when I first installed SuSE 11.4, I did notice a 2nd updater and when I looked at what it was showing me, I saw that it was all for KDE and some of the updates it was showing me, I had already done using YaST. So I dismissed it and told it not to do any updates. I’ve been doing the system updates periodically using YaST’s online update so I didn’t think I needed a 2nd updater.
Maybe this new problem has something to do with that? :dont-know:
I occasionally see the updater tell me that there are updates, when I have just done an online update. When that last happened, I told the updater to go ahead. It churned for a little while, then showed that there was nothing to do. So I think that is just out-of-date cached information.
If you have not already done so, then right-click on your desktop and select “Lock Widgets”. That makes it a little harder to accidently mess things up. You will have to unlock them again if you really want to change something.
As I sometimes tell people - I keep widgets locked, because I am totally paranoid. I know that the moment I stop paying attention, some sneaky person will mess up my desktop. And I even know who that sneaky person is - it is me. That is to say, I make dumb mistakes from time to time, and locking widgets helps me reduce the risks of those dumb mistakes.
When I disabled the desktop effects, I did not see any panel bar across the top like that at all. I don’t see any panel like that on my desktop right now either.
How else can I tell if there’s a new activity open or panel that cannot be seen?
I don’t have any activities. I never added any. I don’t even know what they are or what they do. It seems to have done it all by itself, like a strange bug or something.
The behavior seems to be intermittent. It could take days before it would act up again. If I did make a new user login to test, I would be able to delete/remove it completely, right?