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[kde-linux] Re: Panel widgets alwais to the left

On Tuesday 12 April 2011 03:44:42 Klaus Vink Slott wrote:
> Hi Duncan and thanks for your answer
> Tirsdag 12 april 2011 02:23:45 skrev Duncan:
> > Klaus Vink Slott posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:07:22 +0200 as 
> > > Somehow my panel in the bottom of my right monitor have decided
> > > to left adjust all widgets. Where do I change this setting?
> [cut]
> > > I am on OpenSUSE 11.3 with dual monitor and KDE 4.4.4
> [cut]
> > In fact, 4.4 was still what I called "release-candidate" quality
> [cut]
> > Thus, I'd really recommend upgrading to the last of the 4.5
> > releases,
> I mostly agree with your opinion, but this is on my desktop at
> work, so I am somewhat reluctant to upgrade. Stability and limited
> time to experiment is the main focus here, this make me stick to
> the official OpenSUSE repositories. At home I am running leading
> edge with all bells and whistle :-)
> > But to directly address your question...
> >
> > Plasmoid (plasma widget) size and placement behavior in the panel
> > has always been limited by the panel form-factor and the fact
> > that plasma tries to auto-adjust plasmoids t*o fit.
> [cut]
> My question was mainly triggered by the fact that my clock and cpu
> load normally resides in the right hand corner of my screen.
> > That said, there *IS* a (partial) solution that MAY help you get
> > what you want.  I had decidedly mixed results with it here, but
> > it's worth a try, and can help in some instances.
> >
> > That solution is the "spacer" plasmoid.
> [cut]
> Got it!
> So as I understand your answer, the icons on the bottom panel has
> always been left adjusted - but a now forgotten spacer,
> task-switcher or other widget was pushing my clock out to the
> right. That is absolutely understandable and I was simply searching
> the for the wrong solution.
> Thanks again.

Basically I want to make KDE 4 work like 3.5 or XFCE. I want a menu on 
the left (the classic option) and I want the ability to add icons (not 
plasmoids ) to the bottom bar. Most of these are programs I download 
and compile. At the moment I use Slack 13.0, 13.1 is still a bit flaky 
on my system. Here are some of my favorite programs:
Even if there is an older version available via Slackbuild etc. I 
routinely download, compile and install the newest version from a 
tarball. Basically I want to do productive work, not just play with 
the GUI. 

If/when I get Slack 13.1 to behave decently I will be adding another 
edition of Scribus so I will have two versions, 1.4.0 and 1.5.0. I 
want both of them on that bottom bar.

Toying with going back to FVWM of years ago. 

But back to the issue:  How do I put widgets for my favorites on the 
bottom bar?  Most of them are not even in the KDE Menu system and 
don't have plasmoids AFAIK.
John Culleton
Create Book Covers with Scribus:

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