Kubuntu - some first thoughts

Neil Winchurst neil at holsdevon.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Dec 7 16:15:35 GMT 2006


Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> On Thursday 07 December 2006 10:10, my mailbox was graced by a missive
>  from Neil Winchurst <neil at holsdevon.eclipse.co.uk> who wrote:
>
>   
>> Numlock
>> On installation this defaults to Off. It was easy to alter, but I think
>> the default is wrong.
>>     
>
> How do you alter this ?
>
>   
K Menu > System Settings > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard. You will see 
'Numlock on KDE Startup'. Choose 'Turn on'.
>> Panel
>> I like to have the panel out of the way when I am working - purely a
>> personal thing. With all my previous distros (Suse, Mandrake/Mandriva) I
>> have simply clicked on the panel hiding buttons to slide it out of the
>> way. They were missing. It was easy to add them, but again I think the
>> default is wrong.
>>
>> I have now changed the panel configuration to 'allow other windows to
>> cover the panel' which I think is great. Now I don't have to bother with
>> hiding/revealing the panel any more. I just ignore it and opening a
>> window (eg browser, console, home folder) uses all of the screen right
>> to the bottom. Great.
>>     
>
> Configure panel to "auto-hide".
>
> Comes up when you move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen, and it 
> goes away automatically (after a cinfigurable time) when the pointer is no 
> longer in the panel.
>  
> Cheers,
>  
> Ron.
>   
Yes, I saw that as well, but I prefer 'Allow other windows to cover 
panel'. Others may prefer the auto setting.

Neil

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