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When I right click on an application from the menu I see there is an option "add to Panel" however when I click that it goes to the main/default panel. I want to add icons to a different panel that I added.

I tried adding applications to the main panel and then dragging it to the panel I want it to be in but that didn't work. I tried adding to desktop and then dragging to the panel but that, too, didn't work.

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    is 'lock panels" turned off? – ravery Oct 6 '17 at 17:47
  • @ravery do you mean "Lock Widgets"? If so, yes it is turned off. – Dean MacGregor Oct 6 '17 at 17:48
  • yes, that is what I meant. and sorry I don't have more info. just thought I'd throw that out as sometimes the simple things are forgotten – ravery Oct 6 '17 at 17:53
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originally I used to edit the config file (.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc) while KDE was not running - so it doesn't overwrite my changes.

Today I just tried moving an icon from the menu to any panel (while widgets unlocked) and it works (Kubuntu 16.04.3)!

Though if you need to add a custom icon (e.g. shell script, or .jar, ...) or change the app icon then editing the config file is the only way I know right now.

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