Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439587
Unable to move Icons in panel
Last modified: 2008-06-27 20:23:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am not able to move Icons in control panel of plasma ( e.g. clock, window list, k-menu e.t.c.).
It might be that I am too stupid, but If I am and there is some special key or command, it should be much more easy to find it.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to drag / right click Icons in control panel and move them around.
Icons/Bars/panels should reorder/scale
I think at least some of what you're asking is possible, but I'm not sure
exactly what you're trying to do. For example, KDE4 doesn't have a "control
panel", are you talking about "system settings"?
I'm sorry for my english. I am trying to move icons like the K-Menu in its bar
around or the systray or clock applet or the window list. I am not able to do
that. But I am able to Remove them and add them again in the correct order. With
kde 3 one could move the icons by hovering them, then there appeared some bar of
points left of it and you could move the icon by dragging that bar and dropping
it. This was possible after unlocking the kicker bar. I do not find this
function (after long search) or it is broken. Sorry if I am just too stupid
(though others should also be, cause I'm experienced and still do not find it).
OK, sounds like what you want simply isn't available as a feature in
kde-4.0/plasma (yet). This will be addressed in kde-4.1 (I'm pretty sure).
hrm, my quick-n-dirty search of upstream bugs.kde.org doesn't find anything
related to this (yet, or maybe I just didn't look hard enough).
I wonder why they didn't implement this yet since it brings great usability...
Reopening as we should consider backporting this.
(That commit is from the plasma-4.0-openSUSE branch, not trunk, so it should be
fairly easy to get it to apply to our 4.0.3 packages, maybe even just svn diff
it and apply it.)
I'm going to apply the patch and build it, let's see how it goes.
Hmmmpfh, the patch doesn't apply as is, rediffing.
Should be fixed in kdebase-workspace-4.0.3-17.fc9.
I just tested the above version. It works pretty well, with a few caveats:
- You have to "start" and then "stop" the move, which is not intuitive
(especially the "stop" feels weird)
- It doesn't seem possible to move something to the far left of the panel
- It's not possible to move the taskbar
- While it is possible to move the system tray, it's quite hard to find the
correct area to click to initiate the move (and then you need to find it again
Still, this is better than not being able to move at all...
Requesting f9-final tagging.
Tagged f9-final, closing.
Reopening against Rawhide because the patch doesn't apply against 4.1 and this
is still not implemented in 4.1, we'll want a solution to that (either upstream
or a port of the patch) before upgrading F9 to 4.1.
I think I have a port of the OpenSUSE patch to 4.0.83 now, I'm trying to build
My fix builds. Rawhide build here (needs testing!):
Confirmed fixed by Rex Dieter.