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    Opensuse 11.0 KDE 3.5 No desktop effects enabled.

    I lost the title bars on all my windows. The only way I could think of getting them back was to reboot. Before I rebooted I checked to see if I had desktop effects enabled. [I didn't]
    I rebooted and they [title bars] came back. I don't really want to have to reboot if this happens again.
    Is there anything I can do to get the title bars back without having to reboot?

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    Default Re: disappearing tilte bars

    It happened on my kid's machine when he had openSUSE 11.1 with KDE 4.1. I didn't bother much to check whether he had messed up some desktop settings or not. (He is only 5 years old).

    I upgraded his KDE to 4.2.1 and after that it is very stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaQuirrELL View Post
    Opensuse 11.0 KDE 3.5 No desktop effects enabled.

    I lost the title bars on all my windows. The only way I could think of getting them back was to reboot. Before I rebooted I checked to see if I had desktop effects enabled. [I didn't]
    I rebooted and they [title bars] came back. I don't really want to have to reboot if this happens again.
    Is there anything I can do to get the title bars back without having to reboot?
    You can check that your title bars are really "disappeared" or they just hidden. Press Alt + F3. If the menu comes out - you've messed up something in KDE. If there is no menu, then the title bars are definitively disappeared. - Probably KWin is crashed. In konsole type:
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    kwin --replace
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    Like they say, upgrade to 4.2.1. and this will probably be solved.

    What ram88 says needs some addition. You cannot do this from the console (which is reached by Ctrl-Alt-F1), because that's on a different display than your desktop.
    Try installing yakuake. It's a terminal program, that works even if kwin or plasma has crashed. Start it once, leave as it is, and you will have a terminal window available to do a "kwin --replace" or "plasma" to get your desktop back to work again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Like they say, upgrade to 4.2.1. and this will probably be solved.

    What ram88 says needs some addition. You cannot do this from the console (which is reached by Ctrl-Alt-F1), because that's on a different display than your desktop.
    Try installing yakuake. It's a terminal program, that works even if kwin or plasma has crashed. Start it once, leave as it is, and you will have a terminal window available to do a "kwin --replace" or "plasma" to get your desktop back to work again.
    Oh, I'm sure that you can do this in Konsole (different desktop, yakuake - what?). When the titlebars are disappearing open a konsole window and type kwin --replace &. There is nothing to do with plasma. It's a window manager crash. Where is your addition?
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