[SOLVED] can't see maximize, resize, close buttons

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[SOLVED] can't see maximize, resize, close buttons

Postby singapurijus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:30 am

Hi,

i'm using Linux Mint 14 Nadia. Today i'm experiencing a strange behavior. All program windows (Firefox, Gedit, Task manager etc.) do not have their top panel (where minimize, maximize and exit icons are). I cannot drag windows and have to close them by pressing keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Q etc.
Also, running programs don't have their space on the panel. It is empty.

I've tried to attach a screenshot, but can't upload in .png or .xfc extensions.

Thanks for your ideas on what could be the issue here.
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Re: program windows operate in a strange way

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:22 am

Are you using compiz?
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Re: program windows operate in a strange way

Postby singapurijus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:43 am

[SOLVED]
I googled around for an hour and found this solution:

sng wrote:

After playing around (moving and renaming all those hidden directories in my home folder) I ended up to ~/.cache/sessions/. A couple of xfce4* files existed in there, and after deleting them, I finally managed to successfully load xfce


It seems that the problem was with xfce windows manager, it didn't ended correctly while shutting down and the session was saved. So i had to manually delete couple of files and no everything is fine again.
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Re: [SOLVED] can't see maximize, resize, close buttons

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks singapurijus !;

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