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Old 09-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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How to keep the minimized or unfocused windows on the start bar in Ubuntu 12.04?


Like it happens on Suse's KDE.

In Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, the right or left clicks on the top bar show no menu. I haven't tweaked any other setting here.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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as far as I know, you can't

either use fallback mode, kde , cinnamon , lxde, mate ......

or look for an applet that does it ( I'm not aware of one )
 
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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1. Can you tell us what menu item you're looking for? I see File, Edit, View, Go and Help menus on your screenshot.
2. What is urgent for you is not urgent for us. Please change your user name. It is quite irritating.
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1. Can you tell us what menu item you're looking for? I see File, Edit, View, Go and Help menus on your screenshot.
I am not looking for any menu item. When we minimize a window, it shows as a small icon on the task bar in KDE.
I am looking for the similar feature here.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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you have to ... i don't know.. swoosh.. you mouse up the right side of the screen, or something like that
 
Old 09-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #6
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I am not looking for any menu item. When we minimize a window, it shows as a small icon on the task bar in KDE.
I am looking for the similar feature here.
Do you see a task bar with no icon or no task bar at all?
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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That feature is in Ubuntu 13.04 where they switched to the Unity interface. With 12.04, you can only place shortcuts in your start bar, not active icons.
 
Old 09-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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That feature is in Ubuntu 13.04 where they switched to the Unity interface. With 12.04, you can only place shortcuts in your start bar, not active icons.
Well, what choice do I have then? Any special plugins?

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Do you see a task bar with no icon or no task bar at all?
jdk
Not sure why there is a communication gap! In the image attached in the first post you can see the task bar with no window icons.

Thanks for replying to everyone.
 
Old 09-27-2013, 02:54 AM   #9
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Well, what choice do I have then? Any special plugins?

Not sure why there is a communication gap! In the image attached in the first post you can see the task bar with no window icons.
you didn't explain it very well

you want the 'classic' applications arranged as buttons on a panel/bar , for quick mouse click switching , max/min


And solutions offered in Post 2
I'm afraid the applets are off the table, Ubuntu 12.04 Unity does not support them

You might have some luck with what they call an "indicator" ( like an applet, but less 'powerful' )

do what I did, switch to Cinnamon

It is like good'ol Gnome2, but with enough Gnome3 to get you used to the idea of Gnome3
( not certain I will ever get used to Unity )
 
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:18 AM   #10
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you want the 'classic' applications arranged as buttons on a panel/bar , for quick mouse click switching , max/min
Don't know what are classic applications. I just want the windows, which I open, to show up as small icons on the task bar.


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I'm afraid the applets are off the table, Ubuntu 12.04 Unity does not support them

You might have some luck with what they call an "indicator" ( like an applet, but less 'powerful' )

do what I did, switch to Cinnamon
Okay, I think I'll switch to some other DE.

Thanks.

P.S> But Ubuntu's this feature is really painful.
 
Old 09-27-2013, 04:11 AM   #11
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yeah, but to be fair you can't blame them for trying to do something different

My very first impression of Unity was, "hmm, this looks good for a tablet/touchscreen"
but really started to dislike it on my laptop, with a real mouse it isn't so bad.. but why put up with it

I did try Debian's Gnome3 ( Gnome shell or whatever ) for a while
Not as bad as Unity, but like you I missed the taskbar.
It was 'kind of' there, but not quite the same..

Anyway, plenty of DE's out there to try
 
Old 09-27-2013, 04:25 AM   #12
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Now, I have installed lxde and am a bit relieved!
 
Old 09-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #13
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If you like KDE 4.X, heres a neat 'how to change a ubuntu install to kubuntu for 12.04' link-

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekubuntuprecise

There are other commands listed on that site to get other desktops (xubuntu, etc). Be warned, lubuntu 12.04 or lxde on 12.04 is almost out of support (it only has 18 months support). So its not good for long term use. Xubuntu 12.04 is supported for 3 years, so its fine until april 2015, and kubuntu 12.04 gets 5 years.
 
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #14
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Thanks for the constructive post, cascade9.
 
  


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