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Old 07-28-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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open programs no longer shown on taskbar


Hi All,

Minor problem on RH4. All of a sudden the open programs are no longer being shown on the task bar. It's not a disaster since I can use alt-tab to navigate between minimized windows, but it's just irritating to have to keep reaching unnecessarily for the keyboard.
I think the task bar is still there but just blank. Any ideas how I can get this showing the open programs again?

Thanks
 
Old 07-28-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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KDE, Right?
R-click a blank bit of the panel
Add applet to panel
Taskbar
Add to panel
Done.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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Hi tredegar,

Thanks for the reply. Actually no, i'm using Gnome. Sorry should have mentioned that.
I checked the right-click menu before but I couldn't see anything that could help.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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You can then Right click > Add to panel > window list
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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You can then Right click > Add to panel > window list
I just booted Mint7 live CD to try this out.
It works, but you have to be careful where on the empty panel you click. R-clicking to the left end doesn't give the "Add to panel" menu option. R-clicking to the right hand end does.
So you'll have to experiment until you find the menu option.
Me? I'm back with KDE3.5
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:23 AM   #6
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thanks guys. looks slightly different from before, but hey, it does the trick!
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:49 AM   #7
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I do not know about Mint. Have not used it. I do not even use RHEL4 now a days. But it seems odd that R-click on left end does not work. Weird enough.

Well on my Jaunty, there is no such issue. I get the option on the panel on the right and left side.

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