I was actually referring to the "Quick Launch" (sorry--Windows term, it's what I know
)area of the panel. Right beside the kicker in KDE. I added shortcuts to apps such as Kaffeine, a Terminal window, Firefox, and Amarok. However, after recompiling my kernel to try and get Linux to see my tablet in KDE (which ultimately didn't work, although wacdump reported clicks and mouse events properly), I found that the shortcuts in the "Quick Launch" had been restored to their "out of the box" status, and my own shortcuts were no longer there. No matter, I went ahead and re-added them, only to have them disappear on me again upon the next reboot.