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Old 09-14-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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KDE Panel Question...


Hey guys, me again. For some reason, when I add shortcuts to the KDE panel, upon restart, the panel is reset to only the default icons. My custom added shortcut buttons are missing. Is there some file that's become corrupted? What would give KDE's panel 'amnesia'? Any help appreciated.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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if you're talking about the "KDE Menu Editor" that comes up when you right click on the K-menu and select "edit menu", then you have to make sure before you quit the menu editor that you save the config. The disk icon in the top-left corner, File-->Save, or CTRL+S
 
Old 09-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:10 AM   #4
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well that I cannot explain. there's no save config option for stuff you put down there. the config file for Kicker is ~/.kde/share/config/kickerrc, though I've never even laid eyes on it before today (meaning it shouldn't be necessary to mess with it directly). All I can think of is that somehow you don't have write permission on that file, which doesn't make too much sense as it's in your home directory. sorry I can't offer anything more useful.

that quick launch area btw, is just another bit of the Kicker, you can put icons on it anywhere(normally).
 
Old 09-16-2006, 08:04 AM   #5
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Are you talking about right-click on the panel, then select Add to Panel, whereupon you get four categories containing various options?

You've chosen Application and then followed the menu tree until you reach the application you want on the panel?

I had a problem with disappearing icons when I had Mandriva 2005 and tried updating kde. I don't remember which version was involved. But I solved the problem by reverting to the kde version that came with the OS.

EDIT: I think you may be referring to Quick Launcher. I've added it to the panel, deleted the two apps on it and added another. I'll report back.

Last edited by noranthon; 09-16-2006 at 08:09 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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A new day and I've restarted the system. The new icons are still in the quick launcher.

This is the relevant file: /~/.kde/share/config/launcher_panelapplet_7eamnzstru2ge8cuppau_rc
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:55 AM   #7
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I also have a problem with the panel.
I wanted to add a button to a panel, but he didn't react anymore. After I reseted the computer all panels were gone! Now I want them back. It's no problem to reset the user. I already tried, but deleting the user and then remake it didn't work. What can i do?
 
  


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