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Old 01-06-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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Suse "start" button missing

Thanks in advance...I'm a rookie but willing to stick with it! Have been using
SuSe 9.0 pro for a week. Had a USR external modem..all OK. Went to install an internal hardware modem setup as com4. Went to hardware and when it started the search, my mouse went nuts! Clicks all over the place!
Rebooted and now no "start" button on lower left panel. I looked everywhere to find somewhere to restore it and I'm frustrated! I can go into where I can use my left mouse button to "start applications" and that works but where in the heck do I go to put the green Suse "start" button
back on the panel? I guess my mouse deleted it! Thanks. Hope this ain't a dumb question but I did try!
Old 01-06-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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Do you have your mouse working again ?

If so just right click on the panel choose panel menu --> Add --> Special Button --> K Menu this should restore your "start button"

I just switched to Suse 9.0 and I am really enjoying it so far.
Old 01-07-2004, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, Jay! Geez, what a newbie I am. BUT.....the only way I
seem to learn anything is when I have to fix something!
I am an old DOS/Win9X/XP/NT guy who's tried Redhat 9, Mandrake 9.2,
and SuSe 9.0 pro and for a windows guy, SuSe is great! Don't like Gnome....I guess cause KDE is more natural to me since I come from XP.
Again, thanks!
Old 01-08-2004, 11:20 PM   #4
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Well, I don't feel too stupid. Why would the start (main menu) button be called a SPECIAL BUTTON when it's the default install KDE panel? To me, it's not special like an "extra" button. Man, it's the START HERE button, for
God's sake!
Old 01-09-2004, 02:45 AM   #5
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It's special in that it serves a special purpose...being the main menu. Other buttons, such as a simple link to an application, aren't so special.


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