unintentionally changed taskbar (solved)

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unintentionally changed taskbar (solved)

Postby homerscousin on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:17 am

I was answering another post here an hour ago about the taskbar disappearing. I knew the settings were there and checked to verify. Somewhere between right clicking the taskbar and getting to the end to see the visibility options I think I may have had a mouse finger twitch and I clicked something or maybe I held the button down while moving the mouse. Whatever I did it changed my taskbar. Icons for Firefox and Dolphin disappeared, program tabs disappeared, everything is aligned left. The clock, volume control etc used to be on the right. The 'K' start etc is still on the left. I thought if I rebooted it may come back as it was. It didn't and the system froze part way through the reboot. Hit reset, got to grub or recovery console and selected load normally.

Does anyone have a clue to what I did? I put my icons back but I haven't found where to add back the program tabs yet.

This is Mint 13 KDE 64 bit and KDE is 4.9.0
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Re: unintentionally changed taskbar

Postby J_C on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:27 am

Hi Homercousin,

I had the same thing, but for some reason couldn't move my anything no matter what I did everything kept aligning left.

So I deleted the whole panel, then right clicked the desktop (yours may be different, I use 'folder view' so I have a traditional desktop layout, you may need to press the toolbox button in the corner). Then selected 'add panel' then 'default panel' and everything (in the panel) returned to how it was upon first install.
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Re: unintentionally changed taskbar

Postby zerozero on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:09 am

it looks like the task manager is missing
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Re: unintentionally changed taskbar

Postby homerscousin on Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:41 pm

Hey, thanks guys. Yes,I did find that the task manager widget was somehow deleted so I added it back. That's ok. I still have the clock and tray on the left and they don't seem to want to move to the right. Not a big deal, I can live with it. I added back my Firefox icon and when I right click it and view icon settings it is labled as Firefox-2. Like my original Firefox icon still exists somewhere.? My dolphin icon is labled as dolphin, as in the one and only.

I may try deleting the panel and recreate to get it back like it was. I'll think about that for a few days. Also, if I lock widgets would this prevent this kind of mousing error?

This is the biggest problem I've had with Mint 13 KDE since install 2 months ago. Not bad, Mr. Linux.
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Re: unintentionally changed taskbar

Postby zerozero on Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:46 pm

homerscousin wrote:Also, if I lock widgets would this prevent this kind of mousing error?
yes pretty please :lol: otherwise the panel is always in kinda of edit-mode and "accidents" can happen. and tbh it's so easy to unlock them if you need.
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