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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The KDE taskbar is an integral part of the KDE window manager and an integrated tool that will give you access to a wide variety of things that will make your experience in KDE so much easier. So let's look at the taskbar and go over each part of it, what it's windows counterpart is to provide clarity to those switching from windows to Linux, and how each part can be used to better enhance your user experience.
The first thing you'll want to do when starting out fresh in KDE is to configure the panel for first time use. To do this, I recommend reading our article on the second part of the KDE control center which allows you to configure the desktop, of which the taskbar is an integral part of. Once those settings are configured, you'll be ready to move onto using the taskbar effectively. Now, moving from left to right, let's look at each part of the taskbar and how it benefits us.