Hi all, I have newbie problems, and can't find an answer either from searching the forums or a wider google search.
There are 2 problems, not sure if they are related:
1) Minimize/Restore Program Windows
When I minimize a program ("-" sign in top right corner), an icon remains in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen - but clicking the icon doesn't re-open the program window. In fact, I can't find any way of restoring the program window. Prior to this problem, any attempt to minimize program windows simply led to the program apparently closing, with no icon in the taskbar. I then right clicked the panel, selected "add/remove applets", and "reset to default", which gives me the behaviour above. Any suggestions? I can't see any likley things in the Cinnamom Settings menu.
2) Panel shortcuts don't work
The program icons in the panel area (left hand side, next to the menu icon) don't seem to work - that is, clicking them does nothing. For example, clicking the firefox icon in the panel doesn't launch firefox (or do anything at all, as far as I can see).
I'm running Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon
Problem 2 sorted - newbie error as expected. In Cinnamon Settings - Panel, the 2 options "Panel Edit Mode" and "Panel Launchers Draggable" were selected (ticked). I deselected both, and now the panel icons launch applications as expected.
BUT, still no progress with the Minimize/Restore Windows issue - in fact now, when I minimize a window, it simply disappears (no icon in the taskbar), so no possibility of restoring. I installed the MATE Desktop, and can get minimized windows to restore in the MATE desktop - so the problems seem to lie in Cinnamon?