[SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

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[SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by randomguy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:10 pm

It's something I did at some point after I installed Mint Mate 18.3, but I can't undo it:

1) Normally, if you fire up browser or terminal, a little window icon appears on the panel

2) In my case, this happens twice (see the screenshot (link or attachment)) and no matter how I attempt to drag/drop/Propert-ize this, I can't get rid of the clone (I'd like to remove one of them).

Screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/F41OI
I use "vertical" orientation of panels, in case the screenshot looks confusing.

I've been running like this for weeks but now I can't stand it any more. If I open 5-6 windows, the both lists become very tiny to the point of icons being undistinguishable (few pixels "tall") and useless.
I spent hours screwing around with the panel setup so I would hate to start from scratch, but if there's no way to remove this stuff, I'll probably just wipe the panels and start over.
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Re: Panel annoyance: icons of open apps/windows repeated twice

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:12 pm

Right click on one duplicate and choose Remove from Panel
It sounds like you have added an additional Windows List applet to your panel.
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Re: Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by randomguy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:16 pm

I tried that and that does seem logical, but I don't get "Remove from panel" on that action.

Instead I get "Maximize", "Move", etc. - actions for the window represented by the icon.

I tried clicking on different places on the panel (around, in between, etc.) but I can't find the sweet spot.

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Re: Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:22 pm

Right click just outside the lower left corner of one of the duplicates to see the remove from panel dialogue
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Re: Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by randomguy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:30 pm

Wow, that did work. What an incredible ordeal...

In my case (top-down side panel) that would probably be top-left corner.
But I dragged my panel down to horizontal to eliminate guesswork.

Thank you!

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Re: [SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Good :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by Moem » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:01 pm

Well, that was actually surprisingly easy once you knew how, wasn't it. 8)
Nice that you worked it out!
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Re: [SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by arclighter » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:35 pm

I, too, had two "windows list" apps showing; had to move panel to the Bottom, before being able to remove one of the "windows list" apps from the panel.

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Re: [SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Post by all41 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:21 pm

arclighter wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:35 pm
I, too, had two "windows list" apps showing; had to move panel to the Bottom, before being able to remove one of the "windows list" apps from the panel.
Good additional information @arclighter
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