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Old 12-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Linux mint windows weird

Hey guys, Its been about 6 months sense ive been running mint linux, and today i clicked ctrl+alt+f7, than i clicked f8 and it reset my window panel and icons to like xp. please help.

i go to the themes settings and try changing them and it doesnt change the icon set nor the windows

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CTRL-ALT-F 1 through 7 gives you system command line terminals so you can fix problems in your system or other purposes, but for me I usually do CTRL-ALT-F1 to get a terminal so I can kill something (like Firefox) which went to sleep so badly that it's near shutdown my system's activity. And then CTRL-ALT-F8 returns you to your window manager.

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