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No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby jacobcrogers on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm

I don't have the bar on top of my applications that has the name of the app and the minimize/maximize buttons. Also my opened windows aren't showing up in the window selection area. Also "show desktop" isn't working. I tried updating and restarting a few times but that hasn't worked.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby richyrich on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Does it come back if you disable Compiz ? . . and what version of Mint Xfce ?
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby ukbrian on Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:40 am

Did you install any apps? prior to your problem, I just experienced the same thing on a new basic install of xfce on Debian Stable(not mint) and today I will restore the image backup of the virgin install and start installing the apps again but more carefully to isolate the app that does it.

On an updated xfce mint install i went to customize a new panel and the customize option was missing from the right click menu so i'm unable to position my panels anymore.
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby beale on Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:59 pm

Same thing has happened to me twice. The .cache folder was corrupted. Here's what to do. Open your home folder. Under "View", select "Show Hidden". Now all you have to do is rename .cache to something like .cachebak and reboot. The system will create a new .cache. In my case, the only settings I had to reset was my number of workspaces defaulted to 4 (I usually have 8 ).
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby blueXrider on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:37 pm

Restart your windows manager
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby MALsPa on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:26 am

Is this the same Xfce bug that was discussed in this week's DistroWatch weekly?

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20110808

(see "Interface woes")
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby beale on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:28 am

Looks like it. The first time I saw it, I reloaded the OS! Of course, that didn't help. I should have known better. I've seen something in the .mozilla folder cause Firefox problems a couple of times before (with another distro).
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby xenopeek on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:12 am

This applies to Compiz on Gnome, but may also apply to Xfce.

To fix no titlebar or window selection buttons, change the decorator:
1. Start CompizConfig Settings Manager
2. Open the Window Decoration configuration there
3. Change the Command to read:
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/usr/bin/compiz-decorator

That will fix on next login. For immediate fix, run:
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/usr/bin/compiz-decorator --replace &
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby jeffreyC on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:11 pm

If you are not running Compiz you may need to start xfwm and make sure it is started in your session autostart.
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby veryboring on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:49 pm

beale's solution worked for me. I do not have Compiz, but I am using xfce.
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby Inhuman Resources on Wed May 02, 2012 3:44 am

Same thing as described by OP happened to me today - fortunately, beale's solution (getting rid of .cache folder) did the trick. LMDE 201204 / XFCE 4.8 here - w/o Compiz or any freshly installed apps.
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby sniperbolero on Mon May 28, 2012 9:21 pm

beale's solution also worked for me... i wonder what caused this problem
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Re: No titlebar or window selection buttons

Postby Daan on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:07 am

I also had this problem on my Mint Debian Xfce system. Additionally I could not change the focus between most of the windows. Chromium and the Main Menu items did seem to work normally. The other user on this system did not have the problem. beale's solution, removing .cache in my home dir, solved the problem for me as well.
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