Created attachment 11961 [details]
Default Layout on Plasma 5.20.1 Panel
Since Plasma 5.20 release, default user as weird bottom Panel layout.
See attached screenshot in PDF.
- Display desktop
These duplicates are related to new default upstream layout with a Task Manager by icon only.
- Discover in Task Manager by icon as it is not installed by default.
Hi, thanks for reporting this bug.
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I'm guessing some of the duplicate application icons are from a "icons-only taskbar" which became the upstream default in 5.20. We already reverted this nonsense during the KDE4 days, so we need to do that again (and default to a normal taskbar).
We really should fix this ASAP, as it affects new Plasma profiles that are created. I think we can release new ISOs as soon as this is fixed.
The upstream commit that needs to be reverted is this one:
This has been partially addressed here:
but the change to the default icontasks hasn't been reverted yet, and should be.
Yes, and why revert the upstream icontasks default choice? for me it is good as this.
Because it's a bad choice. They're trying too much to be like Microsoft Windows, for no good reason. It's not a good UI choice. We've always made our own choices with our KDE UI. The traditional taskbar is what most of our users expect and provides better usability. As I've said before, we already did the same thing during the Plasma 4 lifecycle.
Indeed, I'd like to see this fixed now so that we can start building ISOs.
Just to follow on to previous comments, in light of the fact that *we've* had a regular taskbar in the past and upstream Plasma *just* made this change, the better question to ask is why would *we* make a change to the icononly taskbar now, and the answer is, there is no good justification for that. It causes user confusion. I am quite certain that if we have the default as a regular taskbar, there will be a lot less users wanting to switch to the icononly taskbar, then there would be users wanting to switch to a regular one if we left the default as icononly, and I imagine it wouldn't even be close.
Just to be clear, I agree with comment 8. ISO images built with this bug
in place will not pass qa testing.
Thanks Dave. Should be fixed in plasma-desktop-5.20.3-3.mga8 when it builds.
Marking as FIXED.