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Re: [kde-linux] KDE 4.7.3 and the clock being cut off

Duncan wrote:
Dale posted on Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:48:12 -0600 as excerpted:

I noticed after a recent upgrade that my clock is being weird.  When I
click on the clock to pull up the calender, the right hand side is cut
off.  I thought maybe it was just that it was going off screen so I
moved it to the left a bit.  It still cuts off Saturday.  I can see the
other days of the week but Saturday is gone.  I would like to have
Saturday back.  I do have my fonts set to a bit larger than defaults.

Does anyone else notice this?
Can't say I've noticed it, but then again, my "clock" is part of the
giant superkaramba theme I integrated all of the individual smaller
themes into.  I don't even have a clock plasmoid running any more, by
default.  (I have a hotkey set to run "plasmoidviewer calendar", which
gives me the calendar plasmoid in a separate popup window invoked by
hotkey when I need it, so don't miss that bit of functionality from the
clock plasmoids either...)

I suppose I should upload another screenshot somewhere, one of these
days, but my ISP sent me an email saying it's shutting down the
previously provided webspace (after shutting down their newsserver,
funny, they didn't lower their prices in exchange for the lower level of
service, but I /am/ seriously considering downgrading to a lower tier of
service, thereby lowering what I pay anyway), and I really don't use it
/that/ much, so haven't bothered looking elsewhere for hosting.  I guess
the other thing I could do would be to ignore the no-server thing and
host it myself... on a high-range port, of course.  That'd even give me
an excuse to buy a pogoplug or similar new toy to always-on host it.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking about trying 4.8-beta1, aka 4.7.80 (or even the
-9999 live-ebuilds, but for some reason I didn't see one for kdelibs,
last I checked, which was strange) but haven't, yet.  Now that I'm
running something else for mail and am thus kmail-less, kdepim-less and
akonadi-less, plus USE=-semantic-desktop, I'm not so worried about it
destroying a decade plus of mail, etc, as I was with kmail, and I figure
I can either live with or simply revert if necessary, for any other bugs
the beta might throw my way.

Meanwhile, the point I'm making with the superkaramba clock comment above
is that simply stating "clock" isn't sufficient information to try to
duplicate it, unless someone just happens to have a similar setup and to
have seen it.  Which clock plasmoid, digital, analog, fuzzy, binary,
maybe a different clock plasmoid from kdelook, or a superkaramba theme
(which), or...?  Is it on the desktop or a panel?  If it's on the
desktop, what size, approximately, and where (I'm assuming to the right
given the info you did provide, but...)?  If it's on a panel (since that
sets the plasmoid size when they're in a panel), what size of panel,
where's the panel docked, and again, what location in the panel?  Also,
what plasma/workspace theme are you using, as that can make a big
difference in some aspects of plasmoid behavior, and just what font and
font size are you talking.  Finally, font size isn't a complete
description unless we also know what DPI you're running at and/or whether
it's configured properly on your display (xorg reads it from the EDID,
but if that's incorrect, as it is for some displays...).

With out even most of that information, just a reasonable sampling of it,
I'd have a shot at installing the appropriate plasmoid and checking the
behavior here, but without it, it'd be like a random shot in the dark,
which is more or less what I just did anyway, making the probably
ridiculous assumption that you're running a superkaramba clock as I am,
so my results are comparable to yours.  But given the information you
provided and the fact that I'm running a superkaramba theme clock so
reporting no problems with it here was no additional work for me, and
given that I'm so far from the defaults I can't even remember for sure
what they are so I can't really make a good shot at that, my report was
as good a shot in the dark as any.

This is what I don't like about KDE4. They have all these weird names for things. < sighs >

The clock is digital and is located on the little panel on the bottom. I pretty much have a default install other than making the fonts a little larger. I got new glasses but anyway. I'm not sure what else to say to describe it. It's a clock with numbers on it. lol When I click it, a calender pops up. It was there when I first logged into KDE, even back in the KDE3 days.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I attached a picture of the thingy. Notice how Saturday is missing? I miss Saturday. Maybe the picture will help better than me trying to describe things I don't know the names of. You know how I call things "thingy". LOL


:-)  :-)

I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!

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