Home icon on Panel Disappeared. Intrepid 64bit KDE 4.2

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 6 05:00:58 UTC 2009

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 13:25 -0500, Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Upon recommendation, I backed up then removed .kde from my system.  When 
>> the new desktop came on screen.  Most everything was normal again except 
>> the restoration of default configuration.
>> At a time when I was working on other problems relating to my computer, 
>> I needed the Home button that is usually right next to the Kmenu button 
>> on the panel.  I call it that because the button has a shadow picture of 
>> a home on it, a little house without details.
>> I opened and selected  'add widgets',  however the icon I describe here 
>> as the 'Home' button doesn't seem to be on the list.
>> The 'Home' button from the panel is a plasmoid that I use and want back.
> Steven, next time don't just erase a directory with possible user data
> in it. Use the mv command to "move" the directory to something like
> kde-orig: 
> mv .kde .kde-orig  <---remember to use the dot 
> This is just as good to the system as removing it (delete) as it ain't
> there no more since it's named something else. Good idea in the future.
> Plus you could cd into the .kde-orig directory, and retrieve stuff
> selectively and copy it to the new .kde directory. Kapeesh? Just about
> any dot-file will mostly be user configurations, so keeping a copy is a
> good thing until you're sure you are 100%. Ric
Thanks, I am changing the name to .old so I can get it back.

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