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Thread: Dual monitor minimize application issues

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Dual monitor minimize application issues

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with dual monitors with a nvidia GeForce 8400GS. Everything is working fine but I have a nuisance that I can't figure out how to fix. On the primary screen on the Gnome Panel it shows all my open applications. I currently have VirtualBox, Firefox, and 3 Terminal windows open and they show up on the panel. I can minimize and maximize,etc from the panel bar. This is my issue. If I move say one of the Terminal sessions to the second monitor it disappears from the primary monitor's panel bar. If I click the hide all applications and show desktop icon there is no way for me to reopen just that terminal window that was on my second screen. I noticed this when I moved my Firefox window to the second screen and minimized everything with the show desktop icon. I could not maximize Firefox cause the application was not listed on the panel. I had to kill Firefox and relaunch. I hope I am describing this alright but if you need more details just let me know and I can try to describe anything that is cloudy a little better. I know there has to be a setting somewhere where I can change this behavior but I don't know where to look.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: Dual monitor minimize application issues

    This may work:
    Right-click the handle of your task manager panel item.
    Select Preferences -> Window List Content -> Show windows from all workspaces

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Salem, OR
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Dual monitor minimize application issues

    I am having this issue in 10.04 as well, but I have made sure that the Window List is set to "Show windows from all workspaces." Still, whenever I drag a window to the second screen, it disappears from the window list. Any ideas??

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    The Left Coast of the USA

    Re: Dual monitor minimize application issues

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