LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
NOoBuntuLinux
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Exclamation !! Problem !! Minimizing ANY window EXITS the Program / Browser window


Any page. Any program. I press minimize, the program exits. It does not show up on the minimizing tool bar as a click-able bar, it just simply disappears. Installers, Music players, Games, ect.
I have tried looking for settings in firefox or the toobar prefs and find nothing.

My previous install of Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition 64-bit had a different problem, but still just as glitchy. I would try to click on ANYTHING like a program or firefox, and absolutely NOTHING would happen.

I have HP Pavilion DV9009US Nvidia 6150, 2 GB ram, AMD 64 x 2.

I will post other glitchy threads like this.

Please reply!
 
Old 11-16-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
MrChilly0
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: midwest USA
Distribution: gentoo w/ funtoo overlay
Posts: 146

Rep: Reputation: 23
Does anything show up in your taskbar? (opened or not) I'd verify with top or htop that they are truly closing, and if they are, then there is definitely a bug with the wm or something missing.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
NOoBuntuLinux
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Question "Htop"?

Well.. The minimize ALL windows button icon is there, firefox, screen resolution, and search for files. When I minimize, the window ghost lines shoot off to the top left of the screen, and does nothing. What is "top" or "Htop" ? Is that like the ubuntu task manager or something? I am totally new to Linux. And "WM"... Whats that?
 
Old 11-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
dasy2k1
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: 127.0.0.1
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64
Posts: 958

Rep: Reputation: 35
sounds like you have accendentally deleted the task manager off the panel...

right click on your panel, go to add items to panel and find somthing called task manager or similiar
add one to your panel and you should see all the minimised windows again,

chances are they are all still there. you have just deleted the bit that holds icons where they end up!
 
Old 11-18-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
NOoBuntuLinux
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Lightbulb Omg!!!!!!! I love you!

iF there was an option to add "Send kisses to dasy2k1" I'd be pressing that thing all the TIME!!! Jesus Christ! who would have thought that there was a bloody actual WAY to remove/add a program to do this simplest thing!
Awesome.
Thanks Dasy

-G
P.S. I've been using microsoft for so long, you saying there was an actual option to add this setting... I thought you were on crack. LOL.
(I not going back to Vista)
 
Old 11-19-2008, 03:30 AM   #6
dasy2k1
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: 127.0.0.1
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64
Posts: 958

Rep: Reputation: 35
Yeh, i have accidentally deleted the task manager form my panel a few times...
the reason most DEs have it as a seperate applet is so you are not resticted to having in the the middle of the bottom panel like you are in windows,

in KDE4.1 you can even have it as a floating blob!
 
Old 11-20-2008, 03:32 PM   #7
NOoBuntuLinux
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Lightbulb I loves linux layout

I really like the fact alone that you can actually put things anywhere. I just wish there was an option where specific opened programs could end up on specific self-created (added) toolbars. Like right now you can make an extra toolbar, but the problem is that the same exact button for the browser windows are cloned onto the other bar. Useless am i right? I wish there was an option to have multiple bars to spread out the minimized buttons, no doubles. If that option were available, PLUS being able to choose which kind of programs go on what toolbar would be fantastic. No more confusions, and almost no possibility of clicking on a browser by accident instead of say, your music program minimized button. If I could program like a pro, I would make that so.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with old program in the X Window System yohan2k Linux - Software 4 07-05-2007 02:52 PM
Beryl manager --- changing the window behaviour [minimizing] me4linux Linux - Software 3 03-16-2007 11:31 AM
Browser window size mjolnir Linux - Software 2 12-03-2005 05:39 AM
problem in browser window alvi2 Linux - Networking 1 05-22-2005 03:59 AM
browser window reszing...some won't lacrimae Linux - General 4 10-17-2002 10:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration