You did not answer my question,, are you using KDE4?
yes. I would like the icons on the bottom as in the orginal.
A little "yes".
you have to be more detailed in your question I think.
I assume you are with PCLinuxOS KDE4.
What did you do messing your DE in user and admin modes?
How does it look now?
There are many threads here similar to yours, try forum Search.
As far as I remember if you reinstall by Synaptic kde4-config
(or something very similar) you'll be OK.
You can run Synaptic if there's no other way byAlt+F2
there you typesynaptic
Give your root password. Synaptic loads and there you Search for "kde4-
Find the config package, right-click and choose "Reinstall".
After it finishes it's job completely logout and login again.
Tell here if it is fixed please.
Edit: Just checked - yes, it is kde4-config