Kde Panel – Moved clock and system tray, cannot move them back

Kde Panel – Clock Moved
So you are new to Kde and accidentally do something, a mouse click or whatever on the Kde Panel, and all of a sudden, you have your clock on the left, your open windows have disappeared, and your system tray is now in the middle of the panel.

How to get it all back to normal

  • 1. Right Click on the panel and choose “Unlock Widgets
  • 2. Click the Golden Cashew Nut thingy (Panel Tool Box) on the right
  • 3. Now when you mouse over the panel widgets, a cross appears and allows you to move each thing.
  • 4. Start with the clock, move to the right, and when you want to position it, wait for a greyed-out box to appear on the panel and then drop it.
  • 5. Repeat with all the other stuff you messed up, close the golden cashew nut, and lock widgets.
  • 6. Now control yourself, and your mouse, and stop clicking every damn thing on the desktop 🙂


3 thoughts on “Kde Panel – Moved clock and system tray, cannot move them back

  1. I tried the solution above but it just slides back to the left. It seems the entire system tray has moved left and I can't figure out how to get it back. I'm running 32-bit Linux Mint 14 KDE.

    Thanks for any help,

  2. If this doesn’t work, it might be that you’ve removed the “task manager” widget. Try to open the “Golden Cashew Nut thingy”, then click “add widgets”, and drag-n-drop “task manager” back to the desktop. After that move the newly added widget to the left and clock will be positioned where it should be.

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