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Old 03-16-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Minimize button makes window vanish completely


I don't know why, but this just started. In gnome when I am logged in as user, and I click on the minimize button on an open window (such as the one at the top right of the web browser) instead of minimizing the window to the taskbar (as it did this morning) the window vanishes from my desktop.

It is only on this desktop as a user. If I log in as root on gnome, the window will minimize correctly. Also, if I switch to kde and minimize, it also minimizes correctly. For the life of me, I can't figure out either how this happened, or how to reverse it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 03-16-2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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open a terminal, and type the name of a program that is doing this to launch it ...
and when you minimize it see if any errors or other type of
messages are outputted to the terminal ..
 
Old 03-16-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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I opened up a terminal, typed in emacs. Emacs opened up. I then clicked on the minimize button, and emacs vanished. The terminal however did not provide any error message.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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make sure that 1. you have a little thing on your toolbar that actually displays the programs that are open (if not right click and add it) 2. make sure you're in the same workspace
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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good thinking
i use fluxbox, so i forget about them simple things ..

and that "little thing" is called the window list just to make it easier to find when
you right click your toolbar, to see if it exists
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
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good thinking
i use fluxbox, so i forget about them simple things ..

and that "little thing" is called the window list just to make it easier to find when
you right click your toolbar, to see if it exists
It's called htat little thing for your info!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:05 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replys. The window list was found and all is well. You guys are great!


 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:55 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replys. The window list was found and all is well. You guys are great!


glad we could help
 
  


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