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Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by Catchpole » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:48 am

I've just installed Mint 17.3 Mate 64 bit.
I'm used to Mint 13 Mate 32 bit.

In Mint 13, when I open a program an icon appears on the Panel at the bottom of the screen.
If I have several open programs and all are maximised I can choose the one I want from the icon on the Panel.

In Mint 17.3 there are no indications on the Panel of what programs are open.
If I click the icon to "Hide all windows and show the Desktop", I can't find the programs I have already opened.

I know this is possible in17.3 Mate from a screen shot I saw at:
http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/12/07/linux- ... reenshots/

How can I get this behaviour back?

My system details are below.
Last edited by Catchpole on Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Mint 17.3 Rosa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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Re: Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by Moem » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:40 am

Rightclick on the panel, choose Add applets to the panel. Is the Window List applet marked as active, with a green dot?
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Re: Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by Catchpole » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:07 am

Hi M0em,

Using the Right Click on the panel as you suggested, I've found one called "Window Selector" which gives a list of opened programs that I can choose from.
I can use this as a work around but I would like to have an icon in the panel for each one.
There are no "Green Dots" that I can see. (Are you using the "Mate" desktop" as I am)

If anyone can show me how to do this I would be very grateful.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Mint 17.3 Rosa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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Re: Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by Moem » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:55 am

No, sorry, my hint was for Cinnamon. Well, at least for now you have a usable workaround. I hope you'll get a real solution soon!
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Re: Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by theStreak » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:25 pm

It sounds like you're missing the "Window List" applet. If so, right click on the panel, choose "Add to Panel" and then, in the resulting list, choose "Window List". It's the third one from the bottom.
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Re: Open programs not shown on Panel

Post by Kollector79 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 am

Moem wrote:Rightclick on the panel, choose Add applets to the panel. Is the Window List applet marked as active, with a green dot?
Worked like a charm thank you.

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