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kirth 01-18-2005 05:35 AM

KDE-windows behaviour
 
Hi,
I've an annoying problem related to windows management in KDE 3.3.2 (recently I updated form previous version that had the same problem)
Here it is: when I open a new window launching an application, terminal, file system browser, or whatsoever, and after that I iconize it, I can't find it in the application task bar. So I have to left clik on the desktop to see the list of my open tasks and re-maximize them.
This occurs when logged in Graphical mode as user, not as root, where it works right fine
I have already checked all the settings hundred of times and they are idenitcal.
Use Suse 9.1 Pro
Where is the problem?
Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Thks

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leonscape 01-18-2005 05:43 AM

All I can think of is taskbar is not actually running, and where you expect them to appear is a blank panel.

Right click where you want the taskbar select add->applet->taskbar

kirth 01-18-2005 11:09 PM

Kde-windows behaviour
 
Thks for your suggestion
I already tried it...doesn't work...
I have no idea what it could depend on...

leonscape 01-19-2005 03:35 AM

This is very strange, theres no bug reports, and nobody seems to have had this particular problem.

The only thing I can think of suggesting is removing the task bar and then go into ~/.kde/share/config for file(s) beginning with taskbar and delete it/them. Then restart the taskbar.

If this doesn't work then all I can suggest is you create another user, and login into KDE with that new user, If the taskbar doesn't work, then you might have a permission problem, which will need more investigation.

If the new user doesn't have this problem, It might be advisable to delete ~/.kde and redo all your settings, which I know is a pain. You might have a corruption in some configuration files that are causing the problem.

kirth 01-19-2005 11:20 AM

Thks very much leonscape!
Your suggestions will help me, surely.
I think I'll go firstly through ~/.kde/share/config and if it doesn't work I'll create another user.
I hope not to arrive to last step you mentioned!!! :)

kirth 01-24-2005 06:10 AM

Yes!
It worked!
I removed the task bar form the add/remove applet function and then went through the config file in .kde/share/config and delete those files beginning with taskbar.
After that readd the applet and reboot
Now it works again fine!

Thks a lot again!


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