OpenSUSE :: Disappearing Applications From - (windows Open And Minimized) Panel
Jul 29, 2010
I am running a week old 11.3 install with KDE (no desktop effects), compiz, nvidia. Last night I was working away. I had Thundertbird, Firefox, and VMWare Workstation open. Maybe something else, but I don't remember.
I was typing away. Maybe I hit something on the keyboard, but maybe not. All apps just disappeared, meaning that they're windows were not open and were not minimized to the panel. I could open *new* windows, and I fire up a terminal and ran top, which showed that they were all running, just not visible. Obviously, this is a Bad Thing.
After upgraded to 11.3. Do a operation that active a network node, the Knetworkmananger will active a display on "Task Bar" (see figure 1). And it can't be minimized to "System Tray Panel", just can't be minimized to "Task Bar".
And the network list display pops up without all display some time (see figure 2), it's very boring.
If I kill the Kneworkmananger and restart it again, it will just have a Icon on "System Tray Panel" normally. But if it change to another network node automatically or I change it by clicking the icon, the display on "Task Tar" will appear and can't be resume to "System Tray", just like mentioned above.
I don't know why have this problem, I tried to reinstall the Knetworkmanager, but the problem also exist.
My cursor blinks when hovering over the likes of web page tabs and disappears behind open windows especially if im in system settings its hard to know where my cursor is sometimes, its really putting me off and i don't want to install different distro because of it, i really like debian even being beginner with debian.
i'd like to be able to restore minimized applications by clicking on their launchers like you can do when you have awn or dockey installed. but i'd rather not install awn or dockey since this is the only feature i want from them that the gnome panel doesn't already provide.
i found this thread:
which is from 2007. apparently a small application, "launcher-restore", was written to give program launchers the functionality i'm talking about--but that program is gone now--the attached deb file doesn't work at all.
so is there some other program that will do this now, a newer version of launcher-restore, or some even simpler way of setting things up the way i want them?
I am running CentOS 5.3, Gnome Panel 2.16.1. It seems some KDE applications just flash crazily in the windows list (task bar in Gnome panel). Usually when a new event happens to a window, it flashes to remind the user (I hate this *feature* anyway, but can't disable it...) But this time, when I switch from another workspace to the workspace that has (more than one) KDE applications (like kile and kdvi), they just simply start to flash, and the flashing window list appears on every workspace unless you click it.
I tried to disable the animation from gconf-editor, without success. Does anyone have similar issues? It is really annoying..
I'm putting a program in my startup applications that is completely GUI, with no command line options. The program is Calibre, if anybody is curious. Is there any way to start this program minimized? Gnome, Lucid, x64
I'd like to start Tomboy (the sticky-note application) at start-up but have it minimized to the Gnome panel. I tried adding tomboy to System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications, but then Tomboy opens up in full-screen mode. Then I tried adding tomboy-panel instead, but that doesn't seem to do anything at all. What's the trick I'm missing?
then I tried to move something to a workspace and it got locked into opening every time i opened firefox,. I tried to fix that and because i have no idea what i am doing whatsoever i lost the whole bottom panel. I can hear music playing from two different minimized windows,... but cannot find them to close them.. Can not even see them
I am running Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 Host laptop. I install VirtualBox guest additions. Then I installed Chromium. I want Chromium to autostart whenever the Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) boots up. When I add the entry (system/preferences/startup) I use the command chromium-browser. It stays there until I reboot. After I reboot it disappears from the startup applications and does not startup like it should.
I put some launchers on my top panel with icons that i have located in /home/joe/icons, the launcher commands are to open webpages. One of there commands for example is firefox facebook.com.whenever i restart my computer they disappear off my panel
Items in my xfce panel are disappearing. First it was the networkmanager launcher which disappeared in xfce but still appeared when I used GNOME, then it disappeared in GNOME. My "x updates are available" icon and volume control icons are also gone, and just now my entire "applications" drop down menu disappeared. I frequently use xmonad so I know all the /bin/ commands for critical programs, but this is really annoying. Also, my desktop keeps changing back to a certain image without me changing it. If I was on windows I would think I had a virus. Maybe I dowlnoaded some bad games I was trying to play in wine? xubuntu 9.10, not updated for a little while since the icon disappeared, Thinkpad T61...
It showed up once I upgraded to Lucid. The inhibit applet keeps disappearing from the panel. It doesn't matter where I place it, if it's locked in place, or what panel I've placed it on; it will be there, but then disappear once I reboot the computer and log back in to the desktop. It shows as an empty space where the icon used to be; right clicking the blank space gives me the standard context menu for the panel instead of the context menu for the inhibit applet. The only way I can get the icon to reappear is if I go to the panel properties and fidget around with the Expand and Hide Buttons options. Does anyone have this same problem?
What is it with the gnome panel that causes its inexplicable disappearance? Is it a bug? I've been using Ubuntu since 7.04 and I think this panel disappearance phenomenon has become more frequent in recent distros. Since I installed 10.04 nearly 2 months ago, I've had to rebuild gnome twice, the last time today.
I've looked at some (maybe most) of the forum posts on this issue and there doesn't seem to be any clear reason why the panel drops out as it does, not that I can see anyhow. Ubuntu developers, please don't get me wrong. I respect your work and will certainly stick with Ubuntu, no doubt about that. But the evaporation of the panel is a niggling issue, having to restore and then setup the panel with the file browser and all the rest.
I am current updated with latest version of 10.04.It has been running fine for several days with the new update.Today, I notice the applications did not show up on the Panel bar at bottom of screen.When I have an application up, and I click the minimize button, the entire application disappear,So I have to start a new application each time if I minimize it.In addition, application does not show up on the Panel bar at all when the application is in-focus, out-of-focus, or minimized.
And when I minimized any application, it disappear entirely. Minimize does not work at this point.So my Panel shows up but is blank!I see several posting of disappearing Panel, but my Panel is NOT missing.How do I enable display of active applications in Panel bar?I also re-ran Update manager, but it said everything is up to date.
I just did a clean install of fedora 14 on a dell precision 690 (multiprocessor system, with buckets of memory--16gb). It is old, but a great machine. It is dual boot to windows, but that is probably irrelevant. Note, the reason I did the clean install was the exact problem I report here had cropped up on this system running fedora 14, but I was having kluged together the system after grub issues, so i blamed it on something unrelated and hoped a clean install would solve this.
After installing the system, running updates, etc., I installed open office, and virtualbox. I then set up two virtual machines in virtual box, both Win XP, and added my favorite windows applications. that may not be relevant, but that is the history. I added a couple pieces of high end software too, which required some odd libraries--libgdal and libexpat.
After a couple of of days of using the machine, I tried to run open office (after having used it several times, and logged off several times) and it wouldn't execute. I then realized that all of my desktop icons had disappeared. I then experimented and realized several other applications wouldn't execute from the gnome applications menu. however, I could execute anything I wanted from the command line in a terminal.
I read a suggestion in the forums to create a new user. painful process, but that did indeed solve the problem (temporarily). But then the problem repeated with the new user. So now, this really sucks and I'm cursing fedora. After consulting my linux geek brother, I tried something else--I loaded kde, and tried that. (btw--why doesn't ctl-alt-backspace allow you to switch windows managers in this linux?)
Anyway, kde works fine with everything except open office--it still won't run for some reason, even in kde.
Strangely, my virtual machines worked throughout all this. that is, I could execute virtualbox from gnome, everything runs fine.
I'm trying to find a way to make my Windows key the shortcut to opening my start panel in Lubuntu. I've found easy instructions for Ubuntu, but Lubuntu doesn't have the keyboard shortcuts utility that Ubuntu has (at least I can't find it).
I found some instructions for editing a config file but I can't find the command for opening the panel, and I've seen conflicting information about how the Windows key is written (some say W, some say Super_L), so I hesitate to start playing around with that file when I'm only guessing.
I know it sounds a bit strange, but is there something that I can add to a start up command to make the program that is starting up be minimized. I know it sounds strange, but I want to have Evolution Mail open at start up, but be minimized. I know the command to open Evolution Mail is "evolution --component=mail" but how would I make the window starts out being minimized in the Launcher.
I've switched to Xubuntu and the procedure is obviously different How can I make my Windows key open the Applications Menu in Xubuntu?I found the keyboard shortcuts in the Settings menu but I see no option for adding a shortcut. It only shows the existing shortcuts.
I instaled Ubuntu a recently and have been trying it out (my first attemt to use Linux OS) So I was playing around with Desktop panels and I'll say I'm very impressed with all the crap you can put on it. So of course I deleted the default ones and created my own one. The problem is this: I found all the things i need using 'Add to panel' but my panel won't show the open applications on it . Can some1 tell me how can i add this to my own panel (or at least bring back the default panels)?
Anytime I open a window and then minimize it-poof it's gone! for instance when I minimize firefox or just about any other app it just disappears instead of landing into the panel as it usually does when minimized. Is this a KDE problem? I just tried to upgrade to 11.2/KDE on the net (that was a mistake.) I finally installed from Downloaded DVD (install version) and crawled back from upgrade hell.
Regarding the gnome-panel in Ubuntu (64 bit).... I discovered some time ago that I wasn't the only one who routinely (every login) had their gnome-panel appear butchered, for which Alt-F2 then 'killall gnome-panel' would easily fix.
Having become impatient with this over the past 8 months, I decided I would automate the process and so cofiguring the startup applications seemed like a perfectly logical choice to me. Turns out I was wrong. After adding 'killall gnome-panel' to the startup applications not only does the panel fail to load altogether now, but Alt-F2 doesn't even work.
I tried Ctl-Alt-F1 and working with the graphics-free mode thinking I could somehow navigate to the startup apps config file and edit it, but I don't know where it is or how to edit it without logging in as root and I certainly don't know of any 'root password'.
I've just installed ubuntu 10.10 and found it to be great until the next morning... I logged on today to find my top and bottom menu bars have gone! I thought that there may be something wrong with my resolution so I right clicked on the screen and selected 'change desktop background' but nothing would happen, I'm even unable to open a terminal!
On fedora 13 gnome, once I minimize a window, for example, a command terminal window, or a firefox window, I can't see it any more and therefore there is no way to get it back to normal size. I have to reopen that window.