suse linuxes remove panel button!!!!!!!!!!!

I messed up somehow and removed THE ONLY PANEL that lets you click a button to access your opened programs. on the bottem of the screen. How do I make it possible to see these items on the bottem panel again?

I almost fixed the problem before you waist your time telling me how but in doing so a wierd bug has accured. The panel seems to be configured right accept the options to change the current desktop numbers hover over the applicatios task manager on the panel.

what file are my current panel settings in anyways?

I logged out and logged back in and it fixed the numbered box on the panel docking it in the correct place.