KDE taskbar strangeness

Jon Piper jonpiper at cox.net
Mon Nov 21 12:00:26 UTC 2011

Ronnie and other interested parties,

Your widgets are not locked.  How to cure: right click on an empty space 
on the panel (you call it a "taskbar", select unlock widgets, right 
click on the panel again and select panel settings, now you can do all 
sorts of cool stuff -- you will have to experiment (probably a lot) to 
get what you want.  You can change height of the panel, move widget, add 
widgets, stuff them to the right, left or center, add more panels to the 
bottom or sides of the screen, make the panel appear and disappear just 
by moving the cursor to the edge. When you are done -- click: lock 
widgets.  Unlocked widget seem to have a mind of their own.

You may have other configuration issues: check out the system settings 
and desktop effects.

Have another adventure:


Jon Piper


On 11/20/2011 10:55 AM, Ronnie Tucker wrote:
> I'm not quite sure how to describe my KDE 4.7.2 task bar problem, so 
> I'm hoping that a screenshot can explain it:
> http://i.imgur.com/rHx0P.jpg
> When I first start Kubuntu everything is dandy, but after a while the 
> window button on the task bar starts to get thinner and thinner and 
> moves from first place to, well, where ever it seems to want to go.
> In the screenshot (above) it shows Google Chrome as the active window, 
> but it could be any application. And it could be on any of my four 
> desktops.
> I've tried forcing one row in the panel settings, but that makes it 
> even worse and the button becomes about two/three pixels in height.
> Is it a known bug, or just me being a jinx?
> Thanks!
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