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Old 07-07-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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How do I add programs to KDE panel?

I know this seems like a simple enough question. Right click on the panel and choose "Add". However I cannot do that if I am logged in as my regular user. If I am logged in as root I can modify the panel. I need to modify the panel for my regular user though not the root user. I am using SuSE 9.1 and running KDE 3.1.4. I am sure it is a security setting somewhere but I have searched and searched and cannot find it. Any suggestions would be great.

Old 07-07-2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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Maybe you have already done this, but have tou tried yo use the menu editor tool, rigth click on the K button and select menu editor, there you can either add or remove shortcuts to your programs
Old 07-07-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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Yes. I have tried that. But that just adds things to your start menu. Not the panel. I want to add it to the panel.
Old 07-07-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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Right click on an empty part of the panel, then choose "Add" -> "Application Button"
Old 07-10-2004, 07:06 AM   #5
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Already tried that

If you notice in my original post, I tried to do that. The "Add" option is only available if I am logged in as root. It is not available if I am logged in as a regular user. Logged in as a regular user I get the following options: "KDE Panel Handbook", "Report Bug", "About KDE Panel..." and "About KDE". As you can see, no "Add" option is available. I am sure it has something to do with a security setting somewhere in eihter SuSE or KDE but I cannot find it.

Thanks for any help!
Old 07-11-2004, 08:12 AM   #6
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Figured it out

Finally figured out why I did not have the option to add applications to the kicker panel when logged in as a regular user. The kickerrc file in my home directory did not have write permissions. Once I changed the permissions and logged back in I was able to add application buttons. The file was located in /home/username/.kde/share/config.


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