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Apps open up in panel but can't open them - MATE (SOLVED)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:56 am
by freshtamatic
In MATE, for example I open Synaptic, it shows in the panel and asks for the password, but I can't open it, or maximize it. It just sits there and wont respond to close either.
Any solution?
Thanks.

Re: Apps open up in panel but can't open them - MATE

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22 pm
by pbear
When is the last time you rebooted?

Re: Apps open up in panel but can't open them - MATE

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:26 pm
by kukamuumuka
How about if you run synaptic-pkexec ?

Re: Apps open up in panel but can't open them - MATE

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:50 pm
by freshtamatic
I keep rebooting and even re-installed.
It looks like it opens the apps in a screen to the left If that makes sense.
synaptic-pkexec did nothing.
I think it has to do with compiz, but not sure.

Re: Apps open up in panel but can't open them - MATE

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:22 pm
by freshtamatic
it turned out to be in the display settings. Forgot to mention I'm running an external HDMI monitor. If I put the laptop monitor inside the larger 24 inch one, it shows up!