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Old 12-12-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Linux Mint.


Hey i was just checking out Linux Mint, and it looks great! so great that i want to install it to my HDD. But i want to find out where my minimized windows go first, and how to get them to stick to the bar on the bottom as well. any help is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 12-12-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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they normally go to the bottom of your screan in gnome and kde unless you've customized it. What window manager are you using?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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i got the live dvd, so its just standard everything. But when i minimize the window it just disappears, i know its still open bc someone was just messaging me on facebook, but its nowhere to be found, nor can i find out how to fix it
 
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It is possible that the desktop is bigger than your screen. The task bar may be below the bottom edge of your screen.

You could try putting the mouse on an empty part of the desktop, pressing the right hand mouse key and "dragging" the desktop up a bit.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 03:49 AM   #5
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It is possible that the desktop is bigger than your screen. The task bar may be below the bottom edge of your screen.

You could try putting the mouse on an empty part of the desktop, pressing the right hand mouse key and "dragging" the desktop up a bit.
No, this is not the case. I can see the menu bar, but windows dont minimize to it
 
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Does right clicking the empty space on the task bar show something? If yes, then list out.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:50 AM   #7
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well, the bad news is i can no longer simulate the issue i was having when i booted today, it was no longer there. The good news is, that that makes it a non-issue. I have successfully installed Linux Mint to my laptop and everything seems to be running well. Thanks for all the help ya'll!
 
Old 12-14-2010, 02:07 AM   #8
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this happens everytime...

everytime i mark a thread solved, if i think the problem was gone, it resurfaces. I am having this problem some more, and if you read this the answer to the last post is: About panels, Help, New panel, properties, and add to panel. Under properties we have: orientation, size, then with boxes expand, aitohide, show hide buttons (with only expand checked)
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:11 AM   #9
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What does clicking "add to panel" result in? Mark your thread Unsolved, so that someone else might jump in too!

and name name your desktop environment.

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Old 12-15-2010, 05:53 AM   #10
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i am on Julia, and ironically the reason why it was acting in this manner is because i had added a quick-launch icon to the bottom panel. Once i took your advice and moved it, my windows started popping up again. Thanks!
 
Old 12-15-2010, 06:03 AM   #11
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Once i took your advice and moved it, my windows started popping up again. Thanks!
You are welcome, but I couldn't understand what did you move? Actually in "Add to panel" there is an option like windows list or task bar or something like that (I don't remember the exact name), but once you select that, minimized windows start appearing!
 
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Just in case, I wanted to say that the panel isn't like the Windows taskbar.

Instead, it's like a big tray for "applets" specifically written for it. Those applets can be anything, including menus, a taskbar, clock, etc.
 
  


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