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Author Topic: Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4  (Read 2486 times)

Ralph_Ellis

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Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:42:13 pm »

In my KDE4 installation in VL6 SOHO, the title bar at the top of each application window has disappeared. This happened after I was trying to close an application with xkill and accidentally touched my panel at the bottom of the screen.
Other times that I have seen this in other distributions have been when desktop effects have been turned on or off or there was an odd theme change.
I have tried changing themes, editing the window settings, even deleting the .kde file to attempt to reset the desktop to original settings.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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retired1af

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Re: Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 06:22:19 pm »

From System Settings, go to Appearance under Look and Feel. Click on the Windows section. You should find the title bar options there.
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Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 06:29:24 pm »

Actually, I did that and reset the Window titlebar settings. It worked for one or two applications and then the titlebar disappeared again. I admit to being confused as to what to do next. I have been thorough all of the various window settings and none has offered a permanent solution. I suspect that some other setting is corrupted and is affecting the windows.
Thanks though.
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Re: Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 10:33:12 pm »

Not sure, but the file that handles that will most likely reside in .kde/share/config (in your home directory). It's possible that deleting that file or files will fix that.
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Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Disappearing Title Bar in KDE4
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 06:18:21 pm »

The problem is resolved. I tried a lot of things. Getting rid of compiz - getting rid of any program that needed kde3 -etc. In the end, I switched to compiz 7.4 instead of 7.8 and I reinstalled some programs that required kde3 libraries.
There may be some difficulties between KDE4 and compiz 7.8.
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