How do I add applications to the TDE panel (Kicker)?
There are several ways to add an application to the panel. The easiest is to right-click on the panel, and from the context menu that appears, select Add Application to Panel.
For more ways of adding buttons to the panel, refer to the Kicker Handbook.
How do I change the menu T button of the panel to another picture?
The simplest way is to right-click on the panel, from the context menu select Configure Panel, from the icon list on the left side, select Menus, then inside the TDE Menu grouping, select the TDE Menu button icon.
After updating TDE, my TDE menu appears to be empty! How can I get my menu back?
User modifications to the TDE menu are stored in
My desktop panel has disappeared. How can I get it back?
The panel disappearing is usually due to a crash. This might be caused by loading an applet that has a fatal bug or a bad installation of TDE and/or the panel.
The easiest way to get the panel back is to launch the
Run Command window by pressing Alt+F2 and entering
If the panel continues to disappear, you may wish to either
remove or edit by hand your
How can I start an application minimized to the system tray?
Use ksystraycmd. For example, to start a Konsole hidden
in the system tray, run
How do I use the Windows key to open the TDE menu?
Previous versions of TDE provided a trick to allow you to use the Windows key both as a modifier (so you could have shortcuts like Win+R), and as a regular key (so that pressing Win on its own could open the TDE menu). This feature was removed for reasons of usability and accessibility, as well as keeping the code clean. For current versions of TDE, you have two options: either use a different shortcut to open the TDE menu (the default is Alt+F1), or remap the Win key to be a regular key, rather than a modifier.
If you choose to do the second, here's one way:
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