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Old 05-26-2015, 03:34 AM   #1
Salli
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Rebecca 32bit - opening minimised windows on the task bar & applets in panel.


Hi all,

Very basic question I'm afraid! I installed Linux (with difficulty) as it turned out that I had a duff copy of Windows on my 2nd hand laptop! I'm not as computer-literate as I used to be in the days of DOS and early Windows, nor am I as patient - it all seems to be so complicated now!

I cannot find out how to open a window that's minimised to the task bar. In windows it would just be a click, which as so much of the user interface is similar I'm mystified! It'll turn out to be something incredibly simple, please!

I can do it the long way with alt+tab and scroll through but surely there's a faster way?

How do applets in the panel on the right also get opened as alt tab doesn't work on them!

Any guidance would be SO much appreciated as I've faffed with this for weeks!!

Thank you.
 
Old 05-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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it will have a right-click or left-click menu

just click on it
 
Old 05-29-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
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right or left click

The left/right clicks don't work to bring a window back to the front without two or three actions - clicking minimise on the menu, then re-opening the menu & then there's a restore; clicking un-maximise brings up the minimise option on re-opening, then the restore.

A left-click on the applet does nothing; right-click brings up an option to close it which obviously is the opposite of what I want to do.
 
  


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