Ubuntu :: Retrive Applications Running In Background To Panel
May 30, 2010
When we start some applications like skype though we close it , it will minimize into the panel, another one is amarock that will not quit the application . But now I am not able to see the icons. ( As the applications are already running in background I cannot relaunch it )I can take the minimized applications, but when we close , how can I retrieve it ?
Do you know the GNOME Panel applet that is terminating running applications after clicking on them with the cursor and confirming the action with a Yes/No dialogue?I know about xkill, but it is not satisfying due to it has not confirmation dialogue.Instead, I would like to use xprop and kill and zenity
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'.
it's really easy to launch an application using alt+f2 without having to worry about it while it's running but in terminal the window must remain open and you can't run anything else while the application is running e.g. firefox, rhythmbox. does anyone know how to run applications in the background while using terminal?
Alright, this has been driving me bonkers for months now and I can't find the answer anywhere. I like the custom theme options with standard gnome just fine, plenty of adjustments that can be made, with only one adjustment missing which would create perfection (at least in my opinion).
How on earth is it possible to change the backgrounds of the "mini-panels" which are always grey by default? No matter which Theme I choose and customize, I can never get the background color of the time/date applet, monitors, evolution, garbage can, and so on to change. I'd like to make all of the backgrounds transparent, not just the main panels that contain the other stuff. Is this even possible, and if so, how?I'm assuming since all of those apps have the same default color that an adjustment "wherever" would then change those default colors on all of the applets (hopefully).
Say I set a background color or custom image to a panel. The notification icons (sound, net activity, clock, etc) and a few other icons (trash, desktop) appear to retain the default background. Looks kind of funky. Any way I can make these icons conform to my custom background?
having just begun using 11.04 I think this panel background, with its smooth gradient, gives the default theme a lift, especially on displays that aren't very flattering to the original background like my laptop's. This panel.bg file, dumped in my Ubuntu One storage and linked here, goes in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/img (press alt F2, type gksu nautilus and enter your password and then navigate there) and you might want to c&p somewhere the one that's there first in case you disagree with me... You need to reboot or login to see the change of course.It was made from cropping a screenshot of the Ambiance window border and then turning it upside down. [URL]
I have a problem with Ubuntu 4.10 and gnome-panel. The new icons are very nice, but if I go to open software like vlc or banshee get similar results: (See at the end of panel the icons of VLC and banshee)
I think a screenshot is worth a thousand words, how to resolve?
Is there anyway to have like a desktop icon in the panel, that like shows all the items on the desktop but leaves the background clear, similar to how it is on windows? I keep creating new folders and i hate it when my desktop gets full.
I know how to change the colors of the panels. But on the parts were the ubuntu symbol, the menus (Applications, Places, and Systems), the date and time, and the indicator applets is, they do not change at all. And pretty much the same problem on the bottom panel.
I tried Gnome color changer but only works for the texts and the drop down menus. I use Gnome classic (hated Unity). My goal is to make ALL of the panel background black.
all programs and windows that I start on my F14 x64 machine getting either started in the background or minimized. This is driving me insane. My Gnome (no compiz) has that annoying behavior since F13 and I've already gone through any windows/appearance/effects settings - w/o any success.
I've installed Fedora 13 from DVD and selected some extra features (php, mySQL). After the installation and user creation, I rebooted and logged in - clean clean desktop. No menu, no panel nothing. But I can run some commands (like firefox) from ALT+F2. It looks as if the commands works fine, but no menu.
I've re-installed my whole system.... same thing after logging in. I can see the bottom panel before log in.
Whatever I should do, I can only through command line as I'm able (from ALT+F2) to open a terminal. I suspect my resolution or something.
I'm working from a Acer laptop who's monitor is broken, connected a Samsung SyncMaster 943nwx to it. Its a 17" wide monitor.
Every day I use the top command to check the processes running on my Kubuntu 10.10 system. Every day I find that apt-get is running under the root account and using 100% of the CPU. It'll run forever if I let it but I use "killall" to stop it. Pressing the "c" key in top shows the command used to start the process and doing that I see that apt-get is being started with "apt-get -qq -y update". The -qq param is for quiet mode and the -y is to answer yes to any questions. The important thing is the update parameter. It seems that some "feature" of Ubuntu is starting apt-get in update mode for me on a daily basis. I installed Kubuntu only 3 days ago and I don't recall turning this "feature" on anywhere. How can I disable this "feature" and prevent the system from auto-starting apt-get.?
Ive got my webserver linked up to my ubuntu computer, and i want it to act like a server controller (for srcds games or w/e) Basically, When i click the start button, the SSH launches 'css.sh' by doing this 'sh css.sh'... Anyway, the .sh file has this inside it cd sourceds/srcds_1/orangebox clear ./srcds_run -console -game cstrike +map de_dust -maxplayers 16 -autoupdate
But either way, that is becides the point. When it launches i dont see the terminal window, its invisible.... (but its running) How do i see it when i go to my ubuntu desktop and how to i put more commands in it once its launched in the background.
I was customizing my desktop and I decided I wanted to try out a dock so I installed docky, cairo dock, and awn via ubuntu tweak. Fortunately for me, docky decided it wanted to boot at startup. When this happened, my applications panel bar appeared right in the middle of the screen.So I uninstalled docky through ubuntu tweak and it seemed to resolve the problem. Unfortunately for me, I kept trying out the other docks. Opening cairo dock brought about the same problem for the applications panel bar. Something that should be noted is that I do not expand my panel bar. This problem doesn't happen if the panel bar is expanded.I've uninstalled AWN and Cairo Dock via ubuntu tweak but the problem remains.
Ubuntu 11..04 64-bitI hate unity. I set my desktop back to classic view. I managed to get the scroll bars back. But now, when I click on the button to shrink applications, the apps are not available in the panel. The apps seem to just close.
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and was looking to do the same onto my desktop.However, when I installed the 11.04 download and put it onto a disk and booted my Desktop from the disk, I went into try and the side panel that is on my laptop isn't on this one. It has the Applications, Places and System menus on the top as it was in 10.10.Is this just in the try version side of things, or how can i change it to the new side panel.....thing?
I'm running Ultimate Edition 2.0 64bit. When I'm running Firefox and I'm not doing anything on it it starts to use the disk intensively. I checked on terminal using the top command and it IS Firefox using up to 85-90% of the resources. Anyone know what the problem is here? Can it be hacked? I already uninstalled and installed back again and it still doing it.
I was wondering how one could set up tcpdump to run in the background, dumping all output to a file until I terminate the process.Here is the dilema... I SSH into the box that will be listening (using tcpdump)...
ssh> sudo tcpdump -i eth0 > dump_file yadda yadda...
then if I exit my ssh session, tcpdump closes.
If I do a... ssh> sudo tcpdump -i eth0 > dump_file &  12938 yadda yadda.
I have a basic script that watches my server, and informs me if it has gone down. I need to know how to run it without a console being open all of the time, I tried executing it with a trailing &, but to no avail.
Code: for (( ; ; )) do if ping -b -c 1 chatify.net then
I have installed an images using debbootstrap command. The problem is there is no module in /lib/modules.For example I have installed lm-sensors but when I run sensors-detect, in the middle of detection I get these:FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.32-24-server/modules.dep: No such file or directoryFailed to load module i2c-piix4