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I'm trying to transfer some pics from my camera to my computer for the first time. Ubuntu detects my camera and I start transferring the pics. It got stuck on 39 out of 41 which was a avi file. After four or five minutes I decided to cancel it and noticed the mouse had quite a bit of lag. It would take about 20 or 30 seconds for the pointer to move after I had moved the mouse. I clicked cancel on the window and nothing happened. Then clicked the x and nothing. I couldn't shut down through the os so I shut down manually. When it rebooted both taskbars on the desktop were reversed. On the top, date and time and username is on the left now instead of the right and applications, places, system, firefox is on the right instead of the left. On the bottom taskbar the trash can is on the left istead of the right. I tried restarting but it didn't change.
Another thing that's happening is when I open up a application or firefox the tabs don't always show up on the taskbar. They're invisible but they're there. If I click on the blank space where the tab should be it will open up or close. Or sometimes the tab will be there then just go invisible.
Distribution: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu, gOS, Puppy Linux
Can you actually select windows from the panels? It sounds like your panels may have just gotten a bit messed up and you need to reorganize them. It would take about 5 min if that's the problem. Right click on or near each applet and see if there is a "lock to panel" box checked. If so, uncheck it then select move and move it to where you please. Do so with all applets and you may be back in business. If not perhaps a restart of the x server may do something. ctr+alt+backspace or ctrl+alt+F1 then login and type sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart (assuming you use gnome)
Hope that helped.
Hey adunamia, thanks for the reply. I did what you suggested but it didn't work. I also tried moving the tasks bars just to see if that would reorganize them and it actually made things worse. I moved the bottom taskbar to the left and for some reason it moved to the middle of the desktop and froze there, couldn't move it again after that. So I just did a complete reinstall instead. Thanks again for your help