What is the Kicker?

Kicker is the main panel used in KDE before version 4. It can be customized by the user. By default, it has the K Menu, a Desktop Access button, a Home button, a Konqueror button, a Kontact button, and a Help button. It also has the Desktop Preview & Pager, the Taskbar, the System Tray, and the Clock. It is a core part of the KDE desktop, and as such is packaged as part of the kdebase module.