Missing Open Application buttons on Taskbar

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Wed Mar 5 12:43:25 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 04 March 2008 10:16:07 am Derek Broughton wrote:
> Bill wrote:
> > Missing Open Application buttons on Taskbar
> >
> > I recently installed the KDE 4.0.1 desktop, and I'm running it parallel
> > with KDE 3.
> >
> > Since the install, my (4) taskbar desktop buttons have slid to the far
> > left along
> > with the Clock, right next to the Application launcher.  I guess thatÂ’s
> > OK, but I can no longer see open applications.
> >
> > Is anyone else having this problem?
> >
> > I tried to post this on the forums in hopes this might be a common
> > problem.  But so far, no one has responded/replied.
> At some time recently, an incomplete install broke kicker, and I ended up
> having to completely rebuild my kicker panel.  There's not much you can do
> besides rebuild it.  Just right-click on an empty part of the bar (if there
> are no empty parts, right click on any drag bar and choose "panel menu").
> Then add the Taskbar Applet to the panel.

Your clock etc are on the left because your task manager is missing. right 
click on the desktop choose "add widget" scroll down to "task manager" and 
drag it to your taskbar and drop it on the right side of your application 
launcher button. Now you should see your open windows etc, and your clock 
etc, etc should now go back to the right side of the screen.

after this, right click on the desktop and choose "lock widgets"

David M.

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