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Author Topic: the case of the missing task bar  (Read 1610 times)

Sweet William

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the case of the missing task bar
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:02:39 am »

Yes, it has gone. I tried the auto hide and thought it better visible so I turned it off again. When I came back to the computer (coffee break) it was gone, for good, never to return. What file do I hack to get the (expletive) thing back?



TIA

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tomh38

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Re: the case of the missing task bar
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 05:31:18 am »

If you're talking about the panel in XFCE, try typing "xfce4-panel" in a terminal.
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InTheWoods

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Re: the case of the missing task bar
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008, 12:11:12 pm »


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...it was gone, for good, never to return.
Been there done that!

When you get it back before you log off check the "save session for future logins" checkbox. When you log back in everything will be the same as when you logged out. This time when you logout make sure that the "save session for future logins" is unchecked. That way when you lose something ( and you will ) the next time you log in you will revert to that previous working set of session settings.

Another tip. You can kill applications with ctrl-alt-esc then placing the skull and crossbones that appear on the application you want to kill. BEWARE you can kill the task bar, desktop and any thing else you accidentally click on.




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Sweet William

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Re: the case of the missing task bar
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 03:19:06 pm »

If you're talking about the panel in XFCE, try typing "xfce4-panel" in a terminal.

I did it and it worked until I closed the terminal.

Then tried executing from the run dialogue and then it stayed put.

Thanks Tomh38
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Sweet William

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Re: the case of the missing task bar
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 03:23:43 pm »


I just knew this was the right distro to go with.  :)

Thanks
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tomh38

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Re: the case of the missing task bar
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 03:51:25 pm »

Sweet William,

Glad it worked.  I should have remembered that whenever you start any process from a terminal, that process stops when you close the terminal.  Sorry about that.  Make sure you do what InTheWoods wrote about unchecking that box for saving sessions the next time you log out.  I think it's unchecked by default in 5.9.

Anyway, I'm glad you like VL.  I love this distro, it's perfect for me.  I'm just another user, but a lot of people (users, developers, packagers ...) have helped me in these forums.  It's one of the things that makes Vector so fantastic.

Tom
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