Tabs missing from taskbar

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Tabs missing from taskbar

Postby Haekon on Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:19 pm

I switched over to Mint 7 last night, if that gives you an idea of my skill level here :)

Of a few minor problems I'm having, one is that the buttons belonging to each open window no longer appear on the taskbar. I can still flip between windows via alt-tab, but if something gets minimized, that's the only way to find it at the moment. On a fresh install, the buttons were visible, but after a reboot, they weren't.

I'm dual-booting Vista Home Premium and Mint 7 on a Asus G50v laptop. (which was a %@*&ing NIGHTMARE to shoe-horn in, lemme tell ya)

The only things I've done so far to the OS are to apply fixes to wireless and sound, which are specific to this laptop. (added a intel 5000 and edit alsa-base.conf for a headphone out fix) I don't THINK that's anything that would muck up X (I'm winging it here) I've also ran an update through mintinstall. I've added no extra packages as of yet.

Thanks in advance for the help. Let me know if any additional info/screenshots are necessary.
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Re: Tabs missing from taskbar

Postby Haekon on Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:32 pm

I knew this would happen....I'd post for help and then fix it myself.

right clicked on the taskbar and start screwing around with items in Add to Panel. I added a workspace switcher, jammed it over to the left, and somehow the buttons are back. I'm not gonna ask questions....I'm just going with it. :)
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Re: Tabs missing from taskbar

Postby DrHu on Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:10 pm

Haekon wrote:right clicked on the taskbar...

It's called panel on the Gnome desktop, sometimes called kicker if you used the KDE version of Linux (including mint),

That's the correct method
    Configuration issues on the desktop won't all be as easy as that to resolve.
http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.28/

I actually prefer the applet window selector, same method to Add to panel

But then I don't leave applications open on the desktop, which might be a good enough reason to use the workplace switcher selection.
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Re: Tabs missing from taskbar

Postby brs79in on Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:03 pm

I had the exact problem..and I was determined to find the solution..and finally I got the solution..which was so simple to my agony...:) Right click on the task bar->Choose Add a Panel and then Choose->Window List...

Enjoy minting....:)
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