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[Solved] Minimise - shuts down not minimise!

Post by jbh911 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:38 pm

G'day

I've installed Linux Mint 19.1 mate 64 bit and noted the Minimise Window on Firefox, Thunderbird, Skype, Disks, Games and more apps doesn't minimise the app window but shuts the app down. Doesn't save the state of the app.!
With most apps this isn't an issue for me but with Skype I have to leave the window open so that others can see I'm on-line and contact me.
Given the spread of this issue it appears to me to be LM 19.1 Mate issue.
:o
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Re: Minimise - shuts down not minimise!

Post by all41 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:44 pm

This sounds like you have deleted the panel applet "Windows List"
Right click an empty spot on the panel and choose "Add to Panel" then scroll down to find "Windows List"
Highlight that then click "Add" button at the bottom of the list.
That should restore the minimized windows to your panel.

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Re: Minimise - shuts down not minimise!

Post by jbh911 » Sat May 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Excellent, thanks all41, the panel is now full of minimised windows.
How would I have achieved the deletion of the Windows List from the panel without doing so via "Add to Panel" feature?
Thanks again, all back to normal. :D

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Re: [Solved] Minimise - shuts down not minimise!

Post by all41 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:35 pm

With an open window right-click just barely to the left of the icon in the tray.
There you should see an option to "Lock to Panel". That should prevent further
accidental deletion.
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