Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

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Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby motomartin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:49 am

i'm having a bit of a problem with mint8.

been using 7 for a while - no worries

so i install 8 -nice interface etc.

start having a look round, as you do.

now my (windows term ) taskbar along the lower edge has vanished.
So i do a bit of research and delete the hidden conf file in /home and reboot

no joy.

i'm stuck - so i reinstall - but it doesn't re-install from scrath, cos it restarts WITH NO FRIGGIN TASKBAR !

any ideas to get it back to first install status or at least the full taskbar pls ?
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby richyrich on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:06 am

From a terminal . .

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install mint-meta-main
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby motomartin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:37 pm

how do i get a terminal up ?

imagine the desktop with nothing on it - i can right click and get a menu and i can install panels - but i've got nothing else
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby beefstu on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:42 pm

couple of options, alt-F1 open up gnome menu which you can use or alt-F2 open up 'run application' which you can select the terminal from the known applications list.

If you can add a panel, why don't you just do that? thats what the 'taskbars' are called in Mint! Then just add mint menu, notification area, clock and window list from the right click -> add to panel menu

There is a shortcut straight to the terminal, i just cant remember it!
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby gn2 on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:54 pm

beefstu wrote:There is a shortcut straight to the terminal, i just cant remember it!


AFAIK in a default Mint 8 installation it's disabled.
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby StanTheMan on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:29 am

Click Main Menu button.
Accesories > Terminal . Right-click on 'Terminal'. Select either ' Add launcher to Panel ' or ' Add launcher to Desktop ' .
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Re: Where's my 'taskbar' in M8 ?

Postby mick55 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:40 am

StantheMan wrote
Click Main Menu button.

uhhmmmm.....would that be the Main Menu button on the taskbar that's missing :?

CTRL + ALT + F1 will bring up a virtual terminal and you can run the commands Richy posted.
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