LinuxNoobie - glad you have now got your taskbar back, even though much of your customisation effort will have been lost in the process.
Something that has been discussed on the KDE community forum is the ease with which KDE 4 users can accidentally delete the taskbar. This can be especially alarming to less experienced users of Linux and KDE.
I think this is a very serious usability issue with KDE 4 and I hope that it will eventually be addressed. Perhaps all it needs is a second pop-up warning if you opt to delete key desktop elements such as the taskbar - do you REALLY want to take this action?
I am not too upset about losing the "customisations" that I had done as it was those that I was trying to undo
During the course of trying to get myself out of the pickle, I found out how to do the customisations in a way that actually suited what I wanted to do in the first place! So, by restoring the original cnfiguration, it wiped out my mistakes and gave me a clean sheet with which to work. Now I have what I want without the ugly mistakes and awkward layout I had created - just what the doctor ordered. I have learned more about PCLOS because of my idiocy... seems that being a "Dumba$$" sometimes has an Upside
The biggest thing I learnt was that the taskbar is a widget and got dealt with the same as the other widgets that were on there, so while I thought that I was clearing out one, I must have missed with the mouse cursor and pulled the trigger on the whole lot
When it all disappeared and I couldn't find a way to get it back, I began to create a new one. That wound up being at the top of the screen
and I couldn't get it to the bottom, no matter what I did
I kept digging myself deeper and deeper into the mire until I decided to call for help. The answer, as always on this forum, was quick and 100% what I needed to hear - fixt
Yeah, there may be some issue with the "no second chance" thing when deleting but if I had been paying attention to what I was doing, I probably wouldn't have got myself into a mess in the first place. But then, I wouldn't have found out how to fix it, either. I call this one a win for me, at least.
Did I mention that this KDE4 version rocks?? And so do the other versions... I have tried 'em all and have LXDE set up for my ancient laptop (a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4200 series with P3/500MHz plus 300MB Ram and 40GB HDD.) It runs like a top - yeah!
Thanks to all who made these versions of Linux so good.