View Full Version : [ubuntu] Why don't all my programs show up on bottom panel?

May 23rd, 2010, 10:06 PM
I am using 8.04, and I have just installed matlab. I don't know if it is matlab or I never noticed it before, but my windows keep disapeering from bottom panel. Firefox is always there, but matlab keeps leaving. I can still get to it by alt-tab, but it is annoying. Any ideas?

May 23rd, 2010, 10:10 PM
I have seen this happen in Matlab and Matlab only. It must be something specific. It is worse with Compiz, somewhat less so in Kwin and only once did I see a problem with xfwm. My guess is that it has to do with Gompiz being a hack on top of Gnome as opposed to the default integrated WM.

Switching to Metacity or using a good window switching effect is the only advice I can give.