__/ [ RoLopezb ] on Friday 19 May 2006 16:37 \__
> I was running KDE release 3.5.2-3.0.el4.kde on a CentOS4 Linux
> distribution, kernel 2.6.9-22.EL. I had installed everything from this
> distribution and after that I updated to the last Kde version (3.5.2)
> from the KDE Packaging project and everything was fine; in particular,
> using the "Panels" option of the Settings menu I chose to automatically
> hide it and it worked as expected.
Before you moved on to a KDE release which is not stable or before something
went titsup *smile*. This is not the first time that a KDE 3.5.2 is reported
in this newsgroups.
> Saddly enogh, I had to reinstall all the system but now:
> - I installed only some of the CentOS 4 rpm packages.
> - I upgraded again to the last KDE release (3.5.2 .)
> And now I don't manage to hide the panel by any means:
> - I don't see the hide button on the panel.
> - Doing "right click" on the panel and choosing "configure panel" I
> get into the "Configure task bar" GUI.
> - Using kcontrol I manage to get into the "configure panel" GUI but I
> can't do anything because it is empty:
> - Only the "Help" and "Defaults" buttons are enabled.
> - I cannot see any other controls on the screen: no tabs, no
> icons,..., nothing.
Very odd, indeed. Have you submitted this as a bug report yet. If not, I urge
you to do so.
The empty panels or objects that do not fit the panel are good indication of
a bug. Did you notice any errors when compiling the latest of KDE?
> What am I missing?
> Is there any way to write a few characters in a configuration file to
> automatically hide the panel?
In KDE 3.4, I am looking at:
roy@linux:~/.kde/share/config> fgrep panel * -R
Descending into taskbar_panelextensionrc, for example, I find:
I hope some of the above gives insight into how the settings for auto-hide
> Any help is welcome!
Hope it helps,
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