[SOLVED] Eliminating Sticky Notes on My kde4 Desktop
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I'm running kubuntu karmic (kde 4.3.5) on my x86 notebook.
I have a temperamental touchpad to start with. So, when I'm trying to click on the kmenu button, etc. in my taskbar and I hit the wrong spot on my touchpad and a cute, but totally unwanted little yellow note appears in the taskbar, I'm not happy. The same thing, only larger, happens on my desktop.
It seems like this happens somewhere on the left side of my touchpad.
There are two issues here.
1) I want my mouse to be a blinking mouse! I don't want it to do anything else except move the mouse cursor and let me do left- and right-clicks.
I have a Synaptics touchpad and I have configured it to turn off all the scrolling areas and hot spots using gsynaptics.
Even with everything I can find turned off, it still does the sticky notes and, in text fields, it often inserts text from the clipboard when I'm just trying to get the text cursor to a new position.
2) "Notes, we don't need no stinkin' sticky notes!"
How do I get rid of this notes feature permanently?
How do I get my touchpad to stop trying to do anything but basic mouse functions?
The darn notes have properties, but there's no "help" or "about" to identify what program they come from. I also looked through ps -ef and I don't see anything obvious that looks like a notes application.
I had knotes installed, but I wasn't using it and uninstalled it. This didn't make the sticky notes feature go away.
I'm sufficiently annoyed that I'm going to try xkill next, but I'm going to send this first in case it takes out my entire desktop and I have to reboot.
I don't believe I ever saw this problem before karmic/kde4.
@mlangdn If I understand you correctly, that's how to delete the note itself. I was already doing that. If that didn't work, I would probably have abandoned kde. There is no widget for these notes anywhere on my desktop.
@Latios I have a touchpad, so I don't have a "real" mouse wheel. I'll go into gsynaptics and see if there's anything to adjust there. If not, I'll go to the next layer down and look there now that you've told me what to look for.
The last time I had a problem with widgets, I nuked ~/.kde and started over. That means resetting the desktop to whatever you had before. That's a bit drastic, and it does take a bit of time, but it works. However, that's just me - impatient at times and tired of looking for a proper answer.
Is the Panel 'locked'? Right-click on the Panel and click on Unlock Widgets (if they are locked). Then click on the 'Cashew' at the right (default position) end of the Panel. this will bring up the Panel Editor above the panel. If you move your mouse pointer over an icon, a pop-up will appear with an X in the right corner. Click that X and the icon goes away