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Re: FIXED [Re: HELP - windows disappear completely when minimized]

On 3/4/17, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/04/2017 05:30 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
>> I am using Jessie (8.6.0) with MATE installed from purchased DVD set.
>> The problem is associated with a single user. This was verified two
>> ways. Logged in as root, there is no problem. Created a new user and
>> then logged in to that user, no problem.
>> In normal operation, for each application launched its window opens and
>> a title appears in the lower panel. These "titles" are ordered left to
>> right in the panel.  When several are open, clicking a title brings that
>> application to the foreground. When an application is minimized an
>> animation of a shrinking box moves from the app to its associated title.
>> In this ABNORMAL situation:
>> When an application is opened, no title appears in the lower panel.
>> When it is minimized, the animated box shrinks and disappears past the
>> right end of the lower panel.
>> I strongly suspect "operator error".
>> What did I do?
>> How do I recover?
>> TIA
> Still don't know how I messed it up.
> The solution was to search for "Window List" in the "Add to Panel" applet.
> Add it ;)
> Additional education imparted when first try at adding place it in
> "wrong" position on panel. I then "added" it to intended position, but
> found no way to "remove from panel" the extra.
> My solution was to delete the panel and start over ;/

Hi.. My apologies, but this is another hit-n-run due to something that
HAS to be addressed "elsewhere".

I can't remember what i was working on, but I ended up wanting to play
in my primary Applications menu a couple weeks ago. I THINK I wanted
to *attempt* to delete a duplicate entry that a multimedia program
installed on there.

Can't remember how I stumbled upon the location, but I found what i needed at:


More specifically in my case at that second, I needed:


It was fun looking at that because it shows just the tiniest, tiniest
glimpse into what it takes for Developers to do what they do across
the entire of Debian development.

I tried VERY CAREFULLY altering that file *AFTER MAKING A BACKUP*.
Whatever I was doing didn't work, and I got sidetracked so never
uncover why it failed.

My a-sumption at this second is that it would possibly be that this
file takes its head nods from something higher above it.

An example that is more commonly known would be where we can manually
alter /boot/grub/grub.cfg all day long, but on the next reboot, it
reverts back to its former status. In that case, the more permanent
alternative we have is alter something like one of my favorite files,

I THINK I found /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu because I had a
mental tickle file already stored about its possible existence. Had I
not found it via a "locate" terminal command line search, my next
usual step is to "grep" for an unordinary, thus less commonly found,
entry off my menu (e.g. PySol Fan Club Edition). Once in a while....
it takes *me* a grep of the whole hard drive to find something like
that. *grin*

Hope that... I don't know... either does directly help with this or at
least leads to some other fun find for others some day.. :)

Cindy :)

Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *