• Centered Taskbar


    Hey,

    So I recently saw the screenshots from a new distro running KDE and was very interested in the way they have the taskbar.

    You can see the article I am referring to here - http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/bluestar-linux-a-solid-arch-based-linux-distribution-with-kde-desktop-environment.

    The screenshot showing what I mean is here.

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    The taskbar is in the center. Where on the left and right is just plain desktop (wallpaper). It’s a really cool look and useful on super large resolutions.

    Any ideas on how this can be accomplished myself (without using their distro)?

  • @noobertroon
    Hi!
    Looks like is plank
    you can install it with sudo pacman -S plank

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  • I’m referring to the top menu bar, not the bottom dock.

  • Just add some spacers and move one to either end of the panel with one in the middle. This should get the effect you are looking for I think!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • Thanks for the idea.

    That would only move the content to the center. If you take a look at the image, you will see I mean that the taskbar is in the center…and only takes up the space used. So on the left and right is no taskbar, just the desktop wallpaper. Transparent I guess if you want to look at it that way.

  • @noobertroon By the links you gave they are using latte dock. Anyway, the best thing you can do is to install their system in a VM and check what really is being used. If is really their own personalization you could copy/paste their config from VM to your real pc.

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  • @noobertroon It’s pretty easy to do this actually. Just right-click the taskbar, then go to Panel Options > Panel Settings and then position your taskbar where you want using the arrows on the right and left of the taskbar.

  • Thank you! I just tried that and it works:grinning:. (Just make sure your panel is aligned to the center first).

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • @lepa22 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    That worked perfectly. I am so happy that this is actually built in. I guess on my 42" 4K screen I was not able to see those arrows. Which is part of the reason I wanted my taskbar in the center.

    This is awesome. Thanks again!

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  • @lepa22 , I am NOT going to use Firefox to reach our forum EVER again. For some time now it is impossible to work with it. It gets stuck and uses all CPU. Obviously it didn t c/p the link to the video I wanted to post, but the one I had used before!!!
    Anyway, THIS is the link to plasma panel tweaking…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fEC6SVaec&t=196s

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