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Old 01-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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How do I remove a duplicate launcher from the KDE panel?

I just built a virtual machine installation of Fedora 20 KDE. I accidentally created two Konqueror launchers on the panel. How do I get rid of one? On Gnome I can Right-Click or Alt-Right-Click or similar and Delete. I find nothing on KDE to accomplish this task.

Also... is it possible to move launchers around on the panel? That is to change their relative order?


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Originally Posted by taylorkh View Post
I accidentally created two Konqueror launchers on the panel.

Right click on the icon and click on "Remove the application launcher" or whatever the widget is called.

I never found a way to move launchers and widgets around on around on the KDE panel. I ended up placing them on the panel in the order I wanted them to appear.

Steve Stites

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve, that is what I first tried. Right-Click gives me the choice of Icon Settings or Panel Options. I can delete the panel but not the item on the panel. However...

If I Right-Click on the panel, choose Panel Options; Panel Settings it brings up another panel sort of representation below the panel (I had moved the panel to the top of the screen). I can now Right-Click and remove a launcher. I can also drag a launcher around the panel and place it in the order which I desire with respect to other launchers. So it looks like both our questions are now answered

That said... It looks like they took the worst of Gnome 3 and Xfce and combined them into the latest KDE. I used to like KDE back around Red Hat 8 and 9. As to the new one... I fail to understand why developers feel the need to take the simple concept of a panel with launchers and drop down menus and turn it into a 3D video game with transparent overlays and all that other eye candy crap. The Gnome 2 panel has served me well for years and will continue to do so on CentOS 6 until 2020. Hopefully the Mate project will be successful in preserving the clean and simple interface. I have installed their desktop on a couple of machines and it seems to work well.

Time to get off my soap box.

Thanks again,


p.s. If the Add Widgets panel or task bar or whatever it is called is displayed it is possible to remove a launcher (but not move it around on the panel).
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Removing KDE 4 icon from panel

Click on the Panel Toolbox (small icon all the way to the right). It will open the popup with add widget, add spacer, etc. While it is open, right click on the launcher that you want to remove and click on remove this icon.

You can also move the icons while the Panel Toolbox is open.

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I feel with you. I also liked KDE 3.x much better. It still lives on though in the form of Trinity. I am not sure it is available as a package for CentOS.

That having said, it is not that bad. Sometimes it is even on the edge of usable. The problem is that with every new version the KDE developers replace known bugs with unknown bugs. But overall KDE 4 is converging to a nice desktop.

Personally I came to love the display of thumbnails on the taskbar, the favorites and recently used menu entries in the launcher and the ability to place panels at random places. So on most of my computers I have a panel with 3 clocks for different time zones, and a desktop switcher.

Many of the desktop effects get boring after some time (like exploding windows) so most of them are removed. On one of my faster laptops I have some enabled, especially when I let a Mac user peek onto my screen.

KDE4 doesn't compare to Gnome 3. My wife runs it on her netbook, and I may be darned if I understand the logic behind it. (But I was educated using punch cards and papertape. Maybe the leap is to far for me.)

Although KDE4 appears bloated I run it on an Atom netbook. Web browsers are much more sluggish than any KDE4 component.



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