OpenSuse 12.1 : Windows disappear when reduced ?

Hello

When I click on the corner of a window it disappear from the screen without
leaving an indication on the bottom line showing it is there waiting behind.
I found no way to make it visible again but it is still running (ps aux).
I probably miss something,what ?
regards.


Yvon
http://perso.numericable.fr/vertgalant/

On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:59:11 +0000, Yvon wrote:

> Hello
>
> When I click on the corner of a window it disappear from the screen
> without leaving an indication on the bottom line showing it is there
> waiting behind.
> I found no way to make it visible again but it is still running (ps
> aux).
> I probably miss something,what ?
> regards.

Which desktop environment are you using?

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Jim Henderson wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:59:11 +0000, Yvon wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> When I click on the corner of a window it disappear from the screen
>> without leaving an indication on the bottom line showing it is there
>> waiting behind.
>> I found no way to make it visible again but it is still running (ps
>> aux).
>> I probably miss something,what ?
>> regards.
>
> Which desktop environment are you using?
>
> Jim
>
Hello.
I am using KDE, with screen showing content of desktop directory.

Yvon
http://perso.numericable.fr/vertgalant/

On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:41:46 +0000, Yvon wrote:

> Jim Henderson wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:59:11 +0000, Yvon wrote:
>>
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> When I click on the corner of a window it disappear from the screen
>>> without leaving an indication on the bottom line showing it is there
>>> waiting behind.
>>> I found no way to make it visible again but it is still running (ps
>>> aux).
>>> I probably miss something,what ?
>>> regards.
>>
>> Which desktop environment are you using?
>>
>> Jim
>>
> Hello.
> I am using KDE, with screen showing content of desktop directory.

If you press Alt+Tab, does the window re-appear?

Jim


Jim Henderson
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Jim Henderson wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:41:46 +0000, Yvon wrote:
>
>> Jim Henderson wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:59:11 +0000, Yvon wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello
>>>>
>>>> When I click on the corner of a window it disappear from the screen
>>>> without leaving an indication on the bottom line showing it is there
>>>> waiting behind.
>>>> I found no way to make it visible again but it is still running (ps
>>>> aux).
>>>> I probably miss something,what ?
>>>> regards.
>>>
>>> Which desktop environment are you using?
>>>
>>> Jim
>>>
>> Hello.
>> I am using KDE, with screen showing content of desktop directory.
>
> If you press Alt+Tab, does the window re-appear?
>
> Jim
>
>
>
Yes it does !
If 2 windows have been reduced I must press Alt+Tab twice.

It is a progress, but it does not solve my problem.
There is no indication that a program (window) is sleeping in the background
and as I do not remember it I open a new instance of it, this gives funny
results when repeated.

Yvon
http://perso.numericable.fr/vertgalant/

On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:26:27 +0000, Yvon wrote:

> Yes it does !
> If 2 windows have been reduced I must press Alt+Tab twice.

Sounds like either you’re missing an applet in the notification area, or
something like that. Someone better versed in KDE than I can probably
tell you how to re-enable it.

Jim


Jim Henderson
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When I right click on an empty portion of the task bar, there’s a choice for “Task Manager Settings”.

Looking now at the Task Manager settings, I see that I have have it set to show:

Only tasks from the current window;
Only tasks from the current desktop;
Only tasks from the current activity
Only tasks that are minimized.

I have the 2nd and 3rd of those checked. Hmm, checking the third is probably why everything disappears if I experiment with one of the alternative pre-defined activities in 12.1

Your description seems to fit what I would expect if only the first of those options were checked. You might want to take a look at those settings.

Jim Henderson wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:26:27 +0000, Yvon wrote:
>
>> Yes it does !
>> If 2 windows have been reduced I must press Alt+Tab twice.
>
> Sounds like either you’re missing an applet in the notification area, or
> something like that. Someone better versed in KDE than I can probably
> tell you how to re-enable it.
>
> Jim
>
Thanks for your help.

I managed to solve it late last night.
When comparing with an other user on my PC it appears I had no task manager.
I probably erased it by mistake when trying to organise my ‘tableau de
bord’,the bottom line on the screen.

The task manager can be added by : RightClic on bottom line>option panel>add
graphic components.
There is a long list of components to choose from.

The change will be effective when restarting the desk.

Regards


Yvon
http://perso.numericable.fr/vertgalant/

On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:34:49 +0000, Yvon wrote:

> I managed to solve it late last night.
> When comparing with an other user on my PC it appears I had no task
> manager.
> I probably erased it by mistake when trying to organise my ‘tableau de
> bord’,the bottom line on the screen.

Awesome, glad to hear you got it fixed. :slight_smile:

Jim


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