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  1. #1
    premier69 NNTP User

    Default Gnome panel: open items gone...

    I am brand new to the world of Linux so please bare with me.

    I just installed opensuse 11.0 on my laptop and it's wonderful except for a few small issues.

    1. At boot up, after autologin has been performed some key handler asks me for my system password and so does a lot of other things like Yast file repository and such, is there a way to disable it? my googling didn't yield much.

    Anyways my main issue is that in the gnome panel it did show the open programs in a windows-taskbar fashion which gives me great overview and its missing, the gnome panel is there and all just like always but it no longer shows the open programs there. I was tinkering with Cairo Dock when it wen't missing, but i can't find what/if cairo dock would have done to change that.I am brand new to the world of Linux so please bare with me.

    I just installed opensuse 11.0 on my laptop and it's wonderful except for a few small issues.

    1. At boot up, after autologin has been performed some key handler asks me for my system password and so does a lot of other things like Yast file repository and such, is there a way to disable it? my googling didn't yield much.

    Anyways my main issue is that in the gnome panel it did show the open programs in a windows-taskbar fashion which gives me great overview and its missing, the gnome panel is there and all just like always but it no longer shows the open programs there. I was tinkering with Cairo Dock when it went missing, but i can't find what/if cairo dock would have done to change that.

    oh yes and I found the function of minimizing windows to the titlebar like winroll does for windows or which comes naturally with macOS but the settings allows for the function to work with double clicking when in fact i would like the right clicking action to do this, is there a way?
    Last edited by premier69; 18-Nov-2008 at 12:02. Reason: Spell check, added question.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Gnome panel: open items gone...

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    Well, the key handler, at least on my system, is asking for a password
    that my user has set for keys which is not necessarily the password for
    my user, but is definitely not necessarily my root/system password.
    This is probably automatically loading to cache passwords that other
    applications are using. I get the same prompt because my networks are
    WPA2 encrypted and to get on the wireless the proper data are needed and
    can be provided either by me (painful) or by this component (easy) after
    I put in a password. So to get rid of it you could stop loading
    whatever has saved passwords, like NetworkManager, but in most cases it
    is nice. The Yast file repository.... I'm not sure what you mean there.

    Good luck.





    premier69 wrote:
    > I am brand new to the world of Linux so please bare with me.
    >
    > I just installed opensuse 11.0 on my laptop and it's wonderful except
    > for a few small issues.
    >
    > 1. At boot up, after autologin has been performed some key handler asks
    > me for my system password and so does a lot of other things like Yast
    > file repository and such, is there a way to disable it? my googling
    > didn't yield much.
    >
    > Anyways my main issue is that in the gnome panel it did show the open
    > programs in a windows-taskbar fashion which gives me great overview and
    > its missing, the gnome panel is there and all just like always but it no
    > longer shows the open programs there. I was tinkering with Cairo Dock
    > when it wen't missing, but i can't find what/if cairo dock would have
    > done to change that.I am brand new to the world of Linux so please bare
    > with me.
    >
    > I just installed opensuse 11.0 on my laptop and it's wonderful except
    > for a few small issues.
    >
    > 1. At boot up, after autologin has been performed some key handler asks
    > me for my system password and so does a lot of other things like Yast
    > file repository and such, is there a way to disable it? my googling
    > didn't yield much.
    >
    > Anyways my main issue is that in the gnome panel it did show the open
    > programs in a windows-taskbar fashion which gives me great overview and
    > its missing, the gnome panel is there and all just like always but it no
    > longer shows the open programs there. I was tinkering with Cairo Dock
    > when it went missing, but i can't find what/if cairo dock would have
    > done to change that.
    >
    > oh yes and I found the function of minimizing windows to the titlebar
    > like winroll does for windows or which comes naturally with macOS but
    > the settings allows for the function to work with double clicking when
    > in fact i would like the right clicking action to do this, is there a
    > way?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Gnome panel: open items gone...

    Hi, to get open windows on panel right click on the panel and select "Add to panel". Select "Window list" from the list.

  4. #4
    premier69 NNTP User

    Default Re: Gnome panel: open items gone...

    Nevermind, sorry for the trouble. I managed to get help with most of the issues.

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