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iball_pentium_asus 07-13-2007 12:15 PM

Accidentally deleted DESKTOP PANEL
Hi to all at LQ
My problem is specific. i am new to linux infact first time user of linux i have Fedora 7. Now to my problem i accidentally deleted the bottom desktop panel. Now not able to restore it back am in a fix. pls help

reddazz 07-13-2007 12:58 PM

Hi. I assume you are using GNOME. You need to right click on an empty space on the panel and look for the option to add a new panel. You can then drag the panel to the bottom if its not already located there.

iball_pentium_asus 07-13-2007 03:09 PM

not a complete solution
i am a newbie on this so was not able to make you under stand my problem fully the problem being whenever i minimize something it does not show up any where minimized it goes near the clock but is available when i press alt+tab but i can not see it minimized so i have to check again and again if i have a window open or not

i tried what you told me but it didnt help with the minimize thing
but i was able to check out new things
thanks a lot buddy

IsaacKuo 07-13-2007 04:15 PM

I'm not very familiar with GNOME; I use KDE. There might be some "good" way to rebuild a fully functional GNOME panel, but I only know the way I figured out that works.

Like you, I accidentally deleted my GNOME panel. I don't really remember how I did it, but anyway there I was stuck without a panel. I right clicked and added a panel, and like you I got a blank panel which didn't actually "do" anything. After that I right clicked on the blank panel and fiddled around to add various "stuff" to it, like a taskbar and menu and clock and such.

So, the solution I know is to use trial-and-error to add stuff to the panel until eventually you get something with acceptable functionality. Maybe there's some good solution for simply reseting the panels to the default, but I don't know it.

reddazz 07-13-2007 05:52 PM

If you have deleted your panel, then you need to add another panel like I described above. You will also need to add applets e.g. the workspace switcher, system tray and window list applets. To add applets you right click on an empty space on the panel -> Add to Panel -> Applet and then select the desired applet.

iball_pentium_asus 07-14-2007 12:54 PM

Vote of Thanks
Thanks to all ppl who helped me out of the trouble
Hope some day i may be able to help some newbies like me

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