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Missing minimise windows/show desktop icon: how to restore?

Postby ksjs on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:10 am

As the title says really, I removed the icon on the task bar that allows you to minimise all windows and show the desktop but I don't know how to get it back? Have searched on here but no answers. Thanks

PS I did try the Minimise All Windows applet but when I add it and click on it all I get is a 'blank' desktop and I have to reboot. Am I not using the settings on this properly or something?
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Re: Missing minimise windows/show desktop icon: how to resto

Postby ksjs on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:40 am

Somebody must know?
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Re: Missing minimise windows/show desktop icon: how to resto

Postby caribriz on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:15 am

I deleted the "Minimise all windows" icon from the taskbar, then restored it this way - ymmv:
Note: I am using the Mint-LXDE session at login - not the Default.

Add the "Minimise all Windows" applet:
Right-click the Panel
Panel settings > Panel applets > Add
Click "Minimise all windows" > Add

Move it to desired location as usual:
Right-click the icon
Panel settings > Panel applets > click Minimise All Windows icon
click Up button until moved as desired
Close window.

Go to /home/yourusername folder
click View > Show Hidden
Navigate to:
/home/yourusername/.config/lxpanel/Mint-LXDE/panels

Open file "panel" - make sure you have user permissions to edit the file

Scroll down to section "Plugin ... type = wincmd"

I edited that section to look like this:
PANEL.png
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save file
close
logout and log in

EDIT: I chose this particular icon, but if you wanted the default "Minimise All Windows" icon,
the edited "image line" in the file should read:
Code: Select all
image=/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/places/22/user-desktop.svg


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Re: Missing minimise windows/show desktop icon: how to resto

Postby ksjs on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:27 am

Genius - perfect! I even got the original 'cog' icon back for MintMenu after doing this. Much appreciated.
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