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Old 11-16-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Question ( Solved) When I minimise programs now it just closes with no warning.


I use minimise button and it shuts down any program or at least it seems, I checked the processes and the program is not there, but programs that normally warn you before closing do not!

I have used Linux Mint and Ubuntu for a few years now, not an expert but this is definitely not user error!

Also I can;t remember if "File" pull down list used to have a minimise option, but it does not now!

also closes the program if I use ALT + F9

Last edited by redant2; 12-29-2009 at 07:21 PM. Reason: solved
 
Old 11-16-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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You can use
Code:
ps ax | grep <programname>
To see if it's still running.

In your windowmanager there should be a windowlist viewer.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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You can use
Code:
ps ax | grep <programname>
To see if it's still running.

In your windowmanager there should be a windowlist viewer.
I think I ran the wrong syntax, but I ran two terminals then attempted your command but may have it wrong here is what I got

ERROR: TTY could not be found.
********* simple selection ********* ********* selection by list *********
-A all processes -C by command name
-N negate selection -G by real group ID (supports names)
-a all w/ tty except session leaders -U by real user ID (supports names)
-d all except session leaders -g by session OR by effective group name
-e all processes -p by process ID
T all processes on this terminal -s processes in the sessions given
a all w/ tty, including other users -t by tty
g OBSOLETE -- DO NOT USE -u by effective user ID (supports names)
r only running processes U processes for specified users
x processes w/o controlling ttys t by tty
*********** output format ********** *********** long options ***********
-o,o user-defined -f full --Group --User --pid --cols --ppid
-j,j job control s signal --group --user --sid --rows --info
-O,O preloaded -o v virtual memory --cumulative --format --deselect
-l,l long u user-oriented --sort --tty --forest --version
-F extra full X registers --heading --no-heading --context
********* misc options *********
-V,V show version L list format codes f ASCII art forest
-m,m,-L,-T,H threads S children in sum -y change -l format
-M,Z security data c true command name -c scheduling class
-w,w wide output n numeric WCHAN,UID -H process hierarchy

Can not find the windows page you are referring to, but did notice that If I close update manager why it is running it will reopen if I click on the lock Icon at the bottom, unlike most other programs?????

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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I guess I am just screwed then?????????? Can anyone help?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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Please post the command you used.
Which windowmanager are you using?
Which distro?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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Please post the command you used.
Which windowmanager are you using?
Which distro?

I forget the exact context I used now, but I use mint 7 Gnome
 
Old 12-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #7
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I have now even tried changing to KDE and still have the problem, rolled all settings back to default, and tried a few different mice and still have my problem, can't easily upgrade to 8 keep getting errors and it would be alot of work to reload my pc, since I have multiple partions with windows and so on!
 
Old 12-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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Here's a dumb question I'm sure, but some people never seem to reboot their machine. I presume you've tried that and the problem persists.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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Yes I did and no it is not a dumb question, I work for my IT dept at work partime and yeah many people fail to try that!
 
Old 12-26-2009, 04:27 PM   #10
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I switched from Gnome to KDE and it fixed my minimising problem, but now I have no available networks!!!!!!!!!

SO pissed

Begging for help

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...newthread&f=84
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:11 PM   #11
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Hey, I had that same thing happen to me earlier today. To fix it you have to right click on your menu bar, click the "add to panel" and add Windows List. Once that is done you can close the panel and everything should now work correctly.
 
  


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