When removing applets from the Context View, you can see the controls acting up, like one wrench icon on the left and another one on the right. If you go to the end though and remove all applets, it gets worst - the controls are gone when restarting Amarok. The Context View shows a plain gray background, an empty blue bar at the bottom and apparently no way to restore the controls from the GUI.
I reported that on #amarok. Sam Lade was the only one to try reproducing and he was able to. He offered the following workaround:
remove the line plugins[$d] from ~/.kde/share/config/amarok_homerc.
Doing that while Amarok is closed works fine and at the next startup the 3 default applets are back.
I can reproduce this with the latest git master, including the fix of removing plugins[$d]
Fix at https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/102395/
Git commit 167b91ac446f51f8ef64d9a1b7d666d2ab7d3386 by Nikhil Marathe.
Committed on 21/08/2011 at 09:29.
Pushed by nikhilm into branch 'master'.
Add the AppletToolbarConfigItem even when no applets are present.
Move config wrench initialization to constructor.
Creating the wrench only when an applet is added prevents it from being
added when no applets are present in the ContextView.
refactor AppletToolbarAppletItem creation
Since its always null in the constructor, remove the check
Added bugfix to changelog
M +11 -24 src/context/toolbar/AppletToolbar.cpp
M +2 -0 ChangeLog