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Author Topic: Lost Window Title Bars!  (Read 1379 times)

Martin109

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Lost Window Title Bars!
« on: April 27, 2011, 11:43:14 am »

Suddenly, for some reason, I've lost the title bars on the windows for all applications.

I therefore can't activate a program window by clicking the title bar, because there's no title bar.

I also can't maximise or minimise a window, and I can't quit the program by clicking 'X' at the top right corner, because it's not there.

I don't know how this change has happened.

How can I get my title bars back?
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Lost Window Title Bars!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 01:21:50 pm »

Which vector version?
which window manager / desktop environment?
is compiz running?

Martin109

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Re: Lost Window Title Bars!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 03:21:48 pm »

Vector 6.0
XDM / xfce
I don't know what compiz is!
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stretchedthin

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Re: Lost Window Title Bars!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 08:11:26 pm »

Try opening a terminal and typing
xfwm4 --replace
let us know what happens.
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Martin109

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Re: Lost Window Title Bars!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 06:07:06 am »

OK, thanks stretchedthin.

I'll back with that machine next Tuesday, so will report back after trying what you suggest.
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Martin109

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Re: Lost Window Title Bars!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 12:52:46 pm »

Hi again

Try opening a terminal and typing
xfwm4 --replace
let us know what happens.

Well that appears to have worked a treat; I now have title bars back and I can minimize windows, and switch between windows again!  Thank you!

The console feedback is:
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xfwm4: /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
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Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard