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Whenever I minimize windows in KDE, they disappear every time. I know they are still running; I checked it. They just disappear. They don't show up on my taskbar when open either. XMMS (and probably some other programs too) also does not seem to respond at all when I try to open it, and yet I know it is running. Logic tells me both problems are caused by a similar source...?
I'm glad I found these forums... Thx in advance for your help
Ok, bit of an update: I found that on startup KDE starts totem movie player about 10 times, and XMMS 4. In addition to that, it may be useful to know that the Bash shell opens to desktop on startup too, except it's in white(?). Wondering if this could have anything to do with the problem I mentioned above.
Ok heres what your problem is, you need to get the taskbar, right click on the panel go to add->applets->taskbar, then you can see your Windows
The reason all the instances of the apps are coming up is because KDE's session manager saves whatever you have open whenever you logout, so when you next login its still there, so considering your problem, you probably opened these apps a lot trying to get them to show up but you never killed them before you ended your session. So get the taskbar, exit the apps and logout, and log back in they wont be there anymore