Five days on LQ with no replies, This is indeed the most complicated thread I have ever started.
First the things that I have solved so far:
I used to touch the upper left corner of the screen to show the desktop but I can not do that anymore
Run ccsm "compiz config setting manager" go to General --> on the general tab you will find "Show Desktop". Specify whatever you want
the most annoying problem of all is the keyboard layout and I do not know how to keep it without changing after every restart
I do not really remember where but it is something in the "Regional & Language" in the "System Settings" the keyboard layout tab "I nearly messed with all the options"
About the Dolphin issue, I wish if you can tell me how can I make KDE totally dependent on Konqueror instead of Dolphin ie:show the services and network bars in the Navigation panel and also make the 'New Device Notifier' open external drives in Konqueror
And the as for the panel, here is a snapshot
of how it looks like. The system tray is so large and annoying. I think they tried to copy and enhance the control method from enlightenment but not as perfect as it should be
That's all for now