KDE taskbar strangeness

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 12:32:16 UTC 2011

On 21/11/2011 14:00, Jon Piper wrote:
> 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:
> Blessings,
> 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!
My widgets are certainly locked and I still see this happening


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