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Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Hi there --

We are running Fedora Core 2 with the Gnome desktop on one of our systems. Typically when an application is minimized, it appears on the taskbar. However, for some unknown reason any application now simply 'disappears', and is accessibly exclusively via the ALT-TAB key combination.

What could have caused this, and how can it be corrected? Thanks.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Shalom,

I have found that removing gnome desktop and X Windows and reinstalling resets and corrects these issues in newer releases of Fedora/Red Hat.

Usually I do it with yum.

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DanaPrewit
Frequent Advisor

Re: Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

We ran into this with our users that were accessing multiple desktops and the taskbar settings were not set to show all applications on all desktops. Don't know if this is applicable or if you've already tried it, but something to check and save a reinstall if you haven't.

Dana
Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Hi there --

How would I go about checking the settings to ensure that was the case? Thanks.
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Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Do you have the "window list" applet/tool added to your panel(taskbar).
If not try this:

right clisk on empty space on panel(taskbar).
select Add to panel
select window list from the huge list of applets provided.

Now you will be able to see wht you want to see.
abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
DanaPrewit
Frequent Advisor

Re: Minimzed Applications Not Appearing on Taskbar but are accessible via ALT-TAB

Right clicking on the taskbar, click on properties, make sure expand is on and autohide is off Right clicking on the lower right of the taskbar (the workspaces) will give you access to the workspace preferences where you can eliminate the extras or configure them to show all applications.

Dana