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Old 04-04-2019, 06:58 AM   #1
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Slackware-current KDE menu jumped to right


Hi!

Slackware-current, KDE desktop
I wanted to rearrange taskbar icons and suddenly all icons jumped from left to right. See the attached picture.
I can drag-drop them to left, but after exit from KDE and start it again, they always reappear on a right.
I wish all icons freehand red crossed on the picture fixed on left as is KDE default.

How to accomplish that once for ever

Accessing KDE remotely (Xvnc) as other user, the icons are on left.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Well, I have been waiting for some tips, and will keep waiting, because I want to understand better what happens in this case.

It happened to me a few times, in different distros, but I cannot remember exactly how did I fix it.
 
Old 04-07-2019, 01:27 PM   #3
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Unlock widgets,
select the funny foot icon on the task bar,
select "more settings".
Then you have a set of allignment options, left right and centre.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 03:45 AM   #4
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Unlock widgets,
select the funny foot icon on the task bar,
select "more settings".
Then you have a set of allignment options, left right and centre.
Thank you DarrenDrapkin.
That was the first I checked, but as I written in the first post:
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but after exit from KDE and start it again, they always reappear on a right.
And this is a fact regardless of "Left" is already selected. Take a look to the attached picture in this post.
Pointing out again from my first post:
1. I can align panel as I wish (left) until reboot (exiting from KDE).
2. after reboot and new KDE start, the state is as in attached picture - Panel alignment set to left, but real alignment is right.

So it looks like left alignment set up by setting, is prevailed (forced) to the right by unknown force.
And yes I removed all magnets near the monitor.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:32 AM   #5
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Hi!
Accessing KDE remotely (Xvnc) as other user, the icons are on left.
Is this the only user on this machine that has the problem?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 05:41 AM   #6
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Is this the only user on this machine that has the problem?
Congratulate, hit on the nail! - Yes, other user have a correct placed icons.

Have already walked through a huge list of config files (~/.kde/share/config/*) and found 9 candidates for a setup, but I'm lost there - which and what to change?

Can I simply rm -r ~/.kde from terminal and startx will build a fresh .kde with all files & folders?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 12:50 PM   #7
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Can I simply rm -r ~/.kde from terminal and startx will build a fresh .kde with all files & folders?
Yes, this will delete all preferences regarding KDE and KDE-related apps, but you should start off like a fresh user.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:42 PM   #8
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Can I simply rm -r ~/.kde from terminal and startx will build a fresh .kde with all files & folders?
I would prefer just rename anything, than delete.

Panel is in this file ─ so, you could just rename it, to start:

~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc

Once I tried to edit it, but it is a few hard, as each "container" doesn't call its item by name, but by a number.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 03:12 PM   #9
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(cannot edit, so continue here)

Instead of delete any whole folder, just rename it as "folder_OLD", and login again to start a new KDE session.

KDE will create a new empty folder, and will populate it gradually, as you run each Application for the first time. ─ It would take a lot of time and work to configure all your Apps again. But you don't need to do so.

Just start a new KDE session. It will create a new Panel. Logout again.

Because, each minute you stay logged, this folder in your /home will always be changing.

Now, login as 2nd user, in order to see the /home of 1st user as a static thing.

Copy the new folder and the "folder_OLD" to another place, to see what are the new created files and compare with previous files.

I prefer to do such things from another distro (dualboot), since its user has the same GID:UID 1000:1000.

If you use a 2nd user of the same distro, this user will probably have GID:UID 1001:1001 or any other numbers.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 03:16 PM   #10
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I would prefer just rename anything, than delete.

Panel is in this file ─ so, you could just rename it, to start:

~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc

Once I tried to edit it, but it is a few hard, as each "container" doesn't call its item by name, but by a number.
This location might just be for Plasma5 or a different distro.

On 14.2 and KDE4, the location is ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktoprc or ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktop-appletrc
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #11
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This location might just be for Plasma5 or a different distro.

On 14.2 and KDE4, the location is ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktoprc or ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktop-appletrc
Thanks for correction.

You are right. I was considering Slackware by AlienBOB, with KDE5.
 
Old 04-16-2019, 03:53 AM   #12
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Thanks for correction.

You are right. I was considering Slackware by AlienBOB, with KDE5.
Thanks a lot to you and bassmadrigal!
Renaming ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktoprc and ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktop-appletrc solved the issue.

You have disabled "reputation vote", I can not raise it.
 
Old 04-16-2019, 10:12 AM   #13
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Thanks a lot to you and bassmadrigal!
Renaming ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktoprc and ~/.kde/share/conf/plasma-desktop-appletrc solved the issue.

You have disabled "reputation vote", I can not raise it.
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