Is it possible to organize order of icons or lock them in KDE system tray? It's very confusing with a lot of shuffled application icons.

Edit: Does anybody know where are system tray configuration files?

  • you can't lock them, but you can choose what is and isn't displayed. – xenoterracide Mar 26 '11 at 11:38
  • Thanks @xenoterracide! I want something like MS Windows 7. In windows or (more or less) in Gnome, I can specify the location of each icon. – cartoonist Mar 27 '11 at 13:21
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    might want to bug plasma people. only settings I know available are in the system tray settings which is available by right clicking it (esp the area where you have hidden icons). I don't know what Windows 7 or Gnome does, I don't use either. – xenoterracide Mar 27 '11 at 13:51

The KDE system tray configuration files can be found at ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc.

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    Thanks. Could you expand a bit on that answer? In particular, since that was the original purpose of the question: what to put/change in this file to reorganize icons? – Gilles Jun 6 '11 at 22:58
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    Thanks. May you explain more about this file? – cartoonist Jun 7 '11 at 16:31

Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but ....

On my kde (4.4.5 - kubuntu lucid) panel, I click on the cashew at the end. When I do, it brings up a menu for customizing the panel. While that menu is open, I can use the mouse to drag and drop any of my application icons to a new location on the panel.

Does this do what you want?

There does seem to be a limitation based on the size of the icons themselves. The small ones are all clustered together in a quick launch area, but can be moved among themselves.

In the menu, there's a lock icons button, but I don't know what it does.

  • Not sure about the asker, but it answered my question about how to rearrange the icons on the system tray--and, I think many other questions, since I wasn't really conscious of the 'cashew' being part of the interface. – Iain Dec 13 '12 at 15:35
  • In the quick launch area, I set it to use 2 lines and that was what made the icons there small (which was what I wanted.) – Joe Dec 15 '12 at 6:10

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