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KDE start menu

Postby ljenux » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:00 am

new kde mint is a great product.
however, i want my classic start menu that i'm used have in all other distro's (just don't mention suse)...
anyway is there a way to get it back?

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby foggytown » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:24 am

Hey ljenux,

Try this:

Right click on a blank spot on your task bar and choose "Add Applet to Panel". Scroll down to the K Menu and click "Add to Panel".

Then to remove the Tasty Menu (Mint KDE's default)--hover over the menu until a little arrow appears and click on it and choose "Remove Tasty Menu".

Right click on the K Menu and choose "Move K Menu" and drag it to where you want it.

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby helios » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:59 pm

Beat me to it...and I agree, even though the functionality of Tasty is better in theory, I prefer the old menu. I suppose if Tasty had been the default for all these years, it would have been the other way around. Just human nature I guess...much the same behavior people exhibit when being schooled about Linux...sure it's better but I have to learn it...ugh..

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby kanishka » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:29 am

I did that but now, instead of the nice MintKDE icon, I just have a part of it (bottom left quarter)... :cry:
It's useless to remove the K menu and replace it with Tasty, the ugly icon stays the same

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby foggytown » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:05 pm

Kanishka is correct, the K Menu icon is malformed.

So now the question becomes: How do you fix the K Menu icon so that it displays correctly?
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Re: KDE start menu

Postby deadguy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:53 pm

foggytown wrote:Kanishka is correct, the K Menu icon is malformed.

So now the question becomes: How do you fix the K Menu icon so that it displays correctly?


right click your panel, choose configure panel, then set the size to 38 pixels is one way.
(if you don't mind making your panel a little smaller.)

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby kevmille » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:12 pm

I personally love the Start Menu for open$U$E which seems to be incorporated with KDE4.

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby Sorensei » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:55 pm

deadguy wrote:right click your panel, choose configure panel, then set the size to 38 pixels is one way.
(if you don't mind making your panel a little smaller.)

Just installed... same problem but that fix did not work for me... any other ideas?
I don't have a solution, but I do admire the problem.

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby deadguy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:18 pm

Sorensei wrote:
deadguy wrote:right click your panel, choose configure panel, then set the size to 38 pixels is one way.
(if you don't mind making your panel a little smaller.)

Just installed... same problem but that fix did not work for me... any other ideas?


Hmm, it worked for me on two different computers..
I tried to find where to actually change the icon to no avail. :cry:
if I figure it out I'll post back.

anyone else know????

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby foggytown » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:24 pm

deadguy wrote:[
Hmm, it worked for me on two different computers..
anyone else know????


It worked for me too.

Could it relate to screen resolution? I have a wide screen 1680x1050.
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Re: KDE start menu

Postby Boo » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:30 pm

I sussect kmenu is trying to scale a large icon to small but does it the wrong way.
or there can be an icon cache that needs clearing since it will use the cache one (of the same name) if found.
from my notes:
clean up of icon cache's in /usr/share/icons/*, find and remove all icon-theme.cache files.

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby deadguy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:44 pm

foggytown wrote:
deadguy wrote:[
Hmm, it worked for me on two different computers..
anyone else know????


It worked for me too.

Could it relate to screen resolution? I have a wide screen 1680x1050.


that could be.

I have 1680x1050 on one and 1280x1024 on the other.

I'm going to try Boo's suggestion as well.

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby kanishka » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:45 am

deadguy wrote:right click your panel, choose configure panel, then set the size to 38 pixels is one way.
(if you don't mind making your panel a little smaller.)

Yeah, that did the trick! Thanks!
Oh, and my screen is 1024x768

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby dracorX » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:10 am

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Re: KDE start menu

Postby Zwopper » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:49 am

dracorX wrote:--- Advertisement ---

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Looks a bit messy to me, but then again I'm not the biggest KDE fan out there!
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